Latest News

Reports: Michigan AD Dave Brandon to resign this afternoon

Follow The Capital Sports Report on

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 31st, 2014 at 11:47 AM EST

The University of Michigan football program has been a ghost of its. It is fitting that major news has come on this Halloween.

The University of Michigan Athletic Department will have a new voice moving forward. Current Athletic Director Dave Brandon is expected to resign.

Dave Brandon (Getty Images)

Dave Brandon (Getty Images)

The news is expected to become official at a 1:30 pm news conference. This will be the first ball to drop, which is also expected to cost head coach Brady Hoke his job down the road.

Brandon and Hoke has taken heat as of late when with the struggles of the football program, which is presently 3-5. In addition, they also took hit over Shane Morris, who had a concussion, but Hoke put him back into the game.

Brandon called that situation a lack of communication over the way his concussion was handled. With the severity of concussions, Morris should not have re-entered the game.

He was the first person – not even Hoke – at Michigan to say Morris had a concussion.

“From the field level and without the benefit of replays, medical and coaching staffs did not see the hit,” Brandon said in a statement at the time. “Because they did not see the hit, the athletic training staff believed Shane stumbled because of his ankle injury. The team neurologist, watching from further down the field, also did not see the hit… Shane came off the field after the following play and was reassessed by the head athletic trainer for the ankle injury. Since the athletic trainer had not seen the hit to the chin and was not aware that a neurological evaluation was necessary, he cleared Shane for one additional play.”

With a 3-5 mark, the team is second-to-last in the Big Ten East Division. Only Indiana Hooisers with a 3-4 mark has a worst record – and these two teams face each other tomorrow.

Fans of the program has been calling for Brandon to leave for the past month. Last month, after a 2-3 start, fans had a rally to call for his ouster. Even fans at this rally wore Ohio State Buckeyes shirts, which is Michigan’s hated rival.

Brandon was named Michigan Athletic Direct on January 5th, 2010. The former Michigan graduate was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Domino’s Pizza Inc. for 11 years before his current appointment.

It is not clear if he’ll go back into the pizza business once he officially leaves today.


Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at


Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook


©2007-2018 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

About Anthony Caruso III (8445 Articles)
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.