Talked to some sources today that informed me that Dave Brandon is still at Michigan because of politics.
The New President at The University of Michigan doesn’t want to act right now and has asked the Regents to decide which way to go on the Athletic Director situation.
The President and the Regents would prefer that Brandon step down as AD, but sources close to both sides claim Brandon is adamant that he is not stepping down without his full contract through 2018. Remember, he was gifted a new deal by his friend and outgoing President Mary Sue Coleman as a payback for Brandon helping get her the President’s gig.
Brandon is not going to go quietly and will take this whole department down if he doesn’t get what he wants when he leave the University.
The only way to make him go away is to pressure him and the Regents.