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August 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Beyond U-M's on-field efforts, Brandon said, "I like the academic performance that we're seeing from the student-athletes in the program." photo by Lon Horwedel This is the 100th anniversary of the Rose Bowl. We were at the first one. It's been too long since we've been back there. That's something I want to experience, along with our coaches and student-athletes. That's certainly on the list." Anyone watching and listening to him very long knows Brandon isn't only about high-profile sports. He's pushing for success across the board, from facilities to personal hardware. "I want every one of our studentathletes to leave the University of Michigan with at least one conference championship ring," Brandon insisted. "I'm very proud of the number of rings we're awarding this year as a result of all the championships that have been achieved. "We've got programs that have not earned a ring in too long a time. Those are the programs I'm focused on. I want to make sure those student-athletes have that same opportunity." In other words, life is pretty good at 1000 South State Street, Ann Arbor. But it can get better, and nobody knows that more than the harddriven AD. In a wide-ranging interview with The Wolverine, Brandon gave his thoughts from football to basketball to the NCAA and beyond, sizing up the state of Michigan athletics and college sports in general. Football's Solid Footing Brady Hoke calls falling shy of the

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