Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Statement regarding U-M's hearing before the NCAA

Athletic Director Dave Brandon released the following statement Saturday after U-M officials met with the NCAA regarding allegations against the football program:

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.