today's college sports links: Dave Brandon not setting quota for Rich Rodriguez; Wisconsin, Iowa to be in opposing Big Ten divisions and more
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon isn't setting a victory quota for football coach Rich Rodriguez to meet.
In an interview with radio analyst Jim Brandstatter at a special meeting of the Detroit Economic Club, as reported by the Detroit Free Press, Brandon touched on the subject.
"This crap about what's the record got to be?," said Brandon. "It reduces those decisions to something so simplistic, it's almost insulting."
He later explained, "You get a variety of inputs to measure the health of that program and the leadership that program is receiving and, based on a variety of inputs, you make decisions. That's what I do and anybody in my job does. But it isn't this, 'If you're 7-5 ... .' That's nonsense."
- AnnArbor.com: Rich Rodriguez keeping Michigan's QB starter secret, Troy Woolfolk could play next year
- AnnArbor.com: Ready or not, J.T. Floyd steps into role as U-M's top cornerback
- ESPN.com: Wisconsin and Iowa to be in opposing divisions; Big Ten adopting nine-game conference schedule in '15
- Detroit Free Press: Devin Gardner making Michigan QB race even more interesting
- Detroit Free Press: Rich Rod won't pick QB till night before game
- Grand Rapids Press: MSU's Kevin Muma, Dan Conroy fighting for leg up in kicking job
- Yahoo! Sports: Ohio State will have six captains this season
- SI.com: Steve Mandel discuses the Michigan-Ohio State dilemma in his mailbag
- The Oregonian: Think before you laugh when athletes like Tyler Thomas go wild
- AnnArbor.com: Michigan drops its third straight game on European tour