Brandon Says NCAA Hearing Was "Full and Fair"

Beaurocracy: Taste the Excitement!

Dave Brandon released a statement on Saturday’s apparently boring-to-cover NCAA hearing in Seattle — nothing particularly exciting, but here it is:

Statement from Dave Brandon Regarding NCAA Hearing

We feel that the committee gave us a full and fair hearing today. Our statements today were similar to those we provided the NCAA earlier this summer: We own the mistakes we have made, we fixed some process and communication problems that caused them, and we’re keeping a close eye on this so it doesn’t happen again.

I’m proud of the extra effort everyone has been putting into compliance these past several months. Rich and his staff – in coordination with the compliance group – have been working together to keep us on the right track.

We will await the committee’s decision and we will not speculate about the outcome – we must let the process play out. We won’t comment further on this matter until after we receive the committee’s decision.

We’re going to get back to Michigan now for the start of what we expect will be a great football season.

For a little more on the hearing — The Detroit News’s Angelique Chengelis,’s Michael Rothstein, and the Freep’s Mark Snyder were tweeting live from outside the hotel conference room — check out MGoBlog’s roundup. Judging by another Brandon quote — “They gave us wide ranges of time. But that’s not for me to announce.” — it could be a little while before we hear anything more of substance while the NCAA goes over everything.

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