Brandon Discusses His 'Concern'

STORY: U-M athletic director Dave Brandon discusses his concerns and expectations of the program.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After a disappointing season, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon made clear today just how concerned he is with the current state of the football program.

"My level of concern is defined in the following words: seven and six," said Brandon, referring to Michigan's record this past season."That's not Michigan. And again, I feel good we had a bunch of young players. And we're close. And we were almost there in a lot of games. But that's not where we need to be. That's not where we want to be. That's not where our fans want to be. And more importantly, that's not where our coaches and kids want to be."

Brandon, who is entering his fifth year on the job, made his remarks moments after the introductory press conference for newly hired offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.

Adding the coordinator who help lead Alabama to the 2012 national championship further sends the message of where Brandon envisions the program being in the near future.

"So we need to get Michigan back to where we all want Michigan to be – and that's competing for championships," Brandon said. "And being involved in big national games, that have national implications. That's what we're about. We're doing everything we can do to move in that direction."

Maybe the hiring of Nussmeier is boost the program needs. Everyone gets their first glimpse of his offense on April 5th when Michigan plays its annual spring game.

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