Brandon will retain the use of two company vehicles through the end of the year, will retain his health insurance through June 2015, and will also retain two Regents Emeritus seats to football, hockey and men’s basketball.
The move is sudden and to some, shocking, though fans and students have been clamoring for his removal after a disappointing start to the season and a series of gaffes that played out on and off the field.
Brandon took over as Michigan’s AD in 2010, and the Wolverines football team has a 36-24 record since that time. Brandon has been at the center of much controversy in Ann Arbor this season.
Dave Brandon, formerly the CEO of Domino’s Pizza, became Michigan’s athletic director in 2010.
He spoke to the station in early October.
Michigan Stays Mum On Emails Allegedly Sent By Dave Brandon, One Tells Fan: ‘We Will Be Fine Without You’
John Bacon, who worked at the Ann Arbor News and the Detroit News and penned a book about Michigan football under former head coach Rich Rodriguez, stated succinctly his opinion of the origin of the emails.
The 37.5-percent decrease brings the price of the student season ticket package closer to the price charged by Michigan State.
“I don’t want it to be a greedy program that’s solely going to be about money and money alone,” Greg Skrepenak said.
University of Michigan Athletic Director, Dave Brandon was not mentioned by name during the Board of Regents meeting Thursday.
Michigan President Mark Schlissel says he’s being “thoughtful and deliberative” in examining issues facing the school’s athletic department.