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MICHIGAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michigan nation welcoming uncertainty with resignation of Dave Brandon

On Twitter @TheCoachBart Follow TSS @TheStudentSect In a press conference that basically resembled running back into the house to put on lip gloss before going back out and on the way to the club, Michigan announced that Athletic Director Dave Brandon was out today by virtue of a resignation. Though Michigan’s public affairs group will put the stamp on the rather boring details...
Via Bloguin Best
25 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Michigan athletic director Brandon resigns

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments. Brandon's resignation comes amid a dismal football season and concerns over the school's handling of everything from its concussions protocol to student seating at games. Football coach...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dave Brandon to Resign as Michigan AD

Michigan Wolverines fans will finally get their wish on Halloween. Dave Brandon is resigning as the school’s athletic director according to reports. Dave Brandon is resigning as Michigan’s AD, source told @ESPN. Press conference this afternoon — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 31, 2014 1:30 ET press conference in Ann Arbor, per official statement from Michigan. —...
Via Thacover2
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan to make another pass at LSU's Les Miles? Wolverines AD Dave Brandon leaving, according to ESPN.com report

Football coach Brady Hoke could be next to go. Michigan spoke with Miles about job in 2007 and 2011.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 hours ago

Michigan decides that they will wear pink in November instead of October

I think everyone knows that the month of October is breast cancer awareness. So as you watch college and NFL football games, you see players wear pink on different parts of their bodies. Today is the last day in the month but that doesn’t matter to one team in college football. Because they were unable to wear pink this month, the Michigan Wolverines have decided that they will...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines A.D. Dave Brandon resigns

We already knew that Michigan Wolverines Athletic Director Dave Brandon is a dead man walking; just like Head Coach Brady Hoke. Michigan President Mark Schlissel will host a news conference at 130 eastern and it is being widely reported that Dave Brandon will step down. Happy Halloween Michigan Wolverines football fans. Brandon has been slammed quite a bit from all sides this fall...
Via The Sports Bank
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan AD Dave Brandon expected to resign

Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon is expected to resign from his post as Athletic Director this afternoon. University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel has called for a 1:30 p.m. press conference this afternoon. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy first reported that Brandon was expected to resign. Brandon has been under scrutiny after the poor handling of Shane Morris’ injury...
Via UM Hoops
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Wolverines: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday it is yearly battle of Indiana and Michigan, two schools from the Big Ten. Given the effort of Michigan this season many may prefer if this was basketball and not football. Both enter this game unranked as Indiana (3-4) and Michigan (3-5) each look for their fourth win of the season on the football field. Coverage of the game between Michigan and Indiana will air on...
Via Tireball.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Titans lineman Taylor Lewan pleads guilty to multiple misdemeanors

The 23-year-old former Michigan offensive tackle entered the pleas Thursday to charges of disturbing the peace and being drunk and disorderly. Under an agreement with prosecutors he’s expected to get probation when he’s sentenced Dec. 15. Lewan was accused of hitting the Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season. He was […] The post Titans lineman Taylor...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Somebody Put The Vocals From A Brady Hoke Press Conference Over Geico’s Pinocchio Commercial

By now you’ve probably seen Geico’s Pinocchio commercial, in which we learn that the famous fictional character whose nose grows whenever he lies is a terrible motivational speaker. Last month, after Michigan football lost to Minnesota and the team dropped to 2-3 on the season, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke held a press conference in which he said that the team could “still win...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh coaching the Michigan Wolverines in 2015? Latest odds

I do hope there’s a lot of great Jim Harbaugh Halloween costumes this year. It’s pretty easy to construct: discount pleated khakis, black 49ers hat, black long-sleeve Niners shirt. Add in the headset and you’re done. If I wasn’t way too old for Halloween I would totally do it. However, that Jim Harbaugh costume will have to be changed drastically for Halloween 2015 and he’s…...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan to host open practice on November 5th

Michigan basketball season is just around the corner and the Wolverines will host an open practice on Wednesday, November 5th. The practice will run from 6-7 p.m. and be followed by a meet and greet session featuring autographs and selfies. The Wolverines first exhibition game is scheduled for for November 10th against Wayne State before the season opener on Saturday, November 15th...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke Confused About Where Michigan Plays Indiana

Brady Hoke is confused about where Michigan plays Indiana this week.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan blog proves depths of Dave Brandon’s pettiness

Just a few months ago the hot seat at Michigan involved Brady Hoke and Brady Hoke only. However, after a very public blunder in handling the concussion of quarterback Shane Morris, Hoke wasn’t the only target for Michigan fans, alumni and students. Instead, public enemy No. 1 has become athletic director Dave Brandon. Tuesday morning won’t help to quell the public furor either...
Via Talking 10
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Storylines: Michigan searching for go-to sixth man

Basketball season is around the corner, and, over the next several weeks, we’ll run down some of the biggest storylines facing the 2014-15 Michigan Wolverines. In this edition, we search for a go-to sixth man to replace Zak Irvin.  (Photo:  Dustin Johnston) Michigan’s talented starting five last year couldn’t do everything on their own last season. When the Wolverines needed...
Via UM Hoops
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan fans are tracking school’s charter plane for clues regarding potential hires

When the current regime at a given college football program is bottoming out, fans go through different phases as they try to cope with the reality that they’re going to have to make some changes. One of those phases, for some strange reason, involves supporters tracking the flights that school administrators make during the period in question. That’s about where Michigan Wolverines...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Cornerback Garrett Taylor Decommits From Michigan

Michigan suffered a bad loss on the field when it traveled to Michigan State this weekend, and now Brady Hoke’s recruiting class has taken a hit to match. Four star cornerback Garrett Taylor from Richmond, Virginia has withdrawn his commitment from the school. I have de committed from the University of Michigan. Thank you to the Michigan coaching staff for the opportunity they...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke Statement on Tent Stake Incident

Via UM press release: “I want to publicly apologize to Coach Dantonio as well as the players andsupporters of Michigan State for our act of poor sportsmanship displayed pre-game yesterday. I spoke with Mark earlier today and expressed to him that we meant no disrespect to his team. During our regular Friday night team meeting, one of the topics presented to motivate our team...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The embarrassment in Michigan

Let’s put aside for a moment this hideous sweatshirt Brady Hoke was wearing during today’s game, or how stupid he looked clapping and trying to rally his team after this running play was blown up by Michigan State. The embarrassment on the field is starting to be matched by the antics of Hoke and his players before and after games. The Michigan players decided to bring a stake...
Via The Scores Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan OC Doug Nussmeier celebrates touchdown during blowout loss (Video)

How bad have things become for the Michigan Wolverines football program? Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was seen celebrating a touchdown Saturday to make it 28-9 with 3:40 left as if his team had taken a 1-point lead in the final seconds of a tight game against their rivals. Though seeing Nussmeier fist-pumping after the touchdown...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Gardner Throws Worst Interception of the Season

Things couldn’t possibly fall to more embarrassing levels for the University of Michigan football program. At 3-5 on the season and following a blowout loss to state-rival Michigan State, Brady Hoke’s tenure as the program’s head coach is all but over. While that’s what many will want to talk about in the coming week or however long Hoke actually keeps his job, Michigan...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star TE Committed To Michigan Is Being Quite Critical Of The Wolverines This Afternoon

Chris Clark, a four-star tight end in the 2015 class committed to Michigan, has seemingly been wavering from his verbal pledge to the Wolverines over the last month or so.  The 6-foot-6, 247-pound prospect out of Connecticut has reportedly been considering taking visits to other schools and said “it would change everything” if Brady Hoke gets fired.  Today, during Michigan’s...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Michigan Wolverines

The UMass Lowell River Hawks started off the season with a big win over the Boston College Eagles on opening night and followed it up with a win and a tie against the Quinnipiac University Bobcats in a home-and-home series last weekend. Next up for the River Hawks is the Michigan University Wolverines on Friday night at the Tsongas Center. The Wolverines will make the trip to...
Via Mill City Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartan Fans Turn Iconic Michigan Symbol into MSU Logo (Photo)

There aren’t many things better than a big football game between two rival universities. Before the teams hit the field on Saturday, their respective fanbases take turns trying to one-up each other. With the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan St. Spartans set to clash this weekend, Spartan fans decided to rub some salt in the wounds of the 3-4 Wolverines by leaving their mark on...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan QB talks about racist messages he receives

Devin Gardner has had to deal with more than pretty much every other college quarterback in the country this season.  The Michigan QB has been the focus of a ton of criticism centered on the Wolverines, with Brady Hoke’s team struggling at 3-4, 1-2 in the Big Ten.  In an interview with Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News, Gardner spoke of the troubles he’s had to attempt...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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