Dave Brandon had been under intense fire over the football program's mishandling of quarterback Shane Morris' head injury.
Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) -
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday.
Unviersity president Mark Schlissel announced at a press conference that the embattled Brandon offered his resignation Friday morning and that he had accepted it.
Jim Hackett, a former Michigan football player and ex-CEO of furniture maker Steelcase, was named interim athletic director. His appointment is pending approval in November by the university's Board of Regents.
Rooting for the lesser of two evils
Gregg Xenakes, Assoc. Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
I really do try my best not to hate anyone, seeing as how that word can be thrown around rather easily, which is why it was so tough watching the Florida State-Louisville game on Thursday night.
Granted, I try to remain impartial when I don't have a dog in a particular fight, and last night was no different. But it was still an emotional roller coaster due to the fact that both teams had someone on the sidelines, or in the game, that represents all that is wrong with college sports.
On one hand, I was thrilled to see the mighty Seminoles fall behind by three touchdowns in the second quarter as Jameis Winston tossed three interceptions, but at the same time I was somehow rooting for a man who has done just as much damage to the integrity of sports as anyone else in Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino.