Complete coverage: David Brandon named next Michigan athletic director
Lon Horwedel | AnnArbor.com
The University of Michigan announced this morning that David Brandon has been named the next Michigan athletic director, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its regularly scheduled Jan. 21 meeting.
He was long considered the favorite to replace Bill Martin, who announced his retirement, effective Sept. 4, last October. Martin will work as a consultant once Brandon takes over.
The university hosted a 10:30 a.m. teleconference to officially announce Brandon's selection for the post. In the call, Brandon said he’s committed to returning U-M’s athletic programs to the top.
“I don’t know any other way," he said. "I want the athletic department at the University of Michigan to be No. 1 in the nation. I’ll be surrounding myself with people that share that vision and want to bring that same work ethic to (accomplish) that vision.
Come back to AnnArbor.com for continuous updates. Here's a round-up of coverage on AnnArbor.com and elsewhere:
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â€¢ Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp: David Brandon must make right call on Rich Rodriguez â€¢ Mlive: New Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon faces numerous challenges in Ann Arbor â€¢ Crain's Detroit Business: Brandon to step down as chair of Business Leaders for Michigan â€¢Detroit News: Factions at Michigan 'won't be tolerated'
â€¢ Channel 7: Video report on David Brandon's selection
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â€¢ ESPN: Michigan names Brandon as AD
â€¢ Criain's Detroit Business:Â Q&A: Brandon says he's glad he's not running the NFL, endorses Domino's successor
â€¢ With poll: Is Dave Brandon the right choice for Athletic Director at UM?
â€¢ Mgoblog.com: Hello: New Athletic Director Dave Brandon
â€¢ Video: New Michigan athletic director David Brandon talks about moving into a new role
â€¢ Video: Current athletic director Bill Martin talks about David Brandon
â€¢ Listen to the audio of the conference call, courtesy of WDET radio in Detroit (MP3).