Analysis: Reading Into Schlissel, AD Search

Following the resignation of Dave Brandon and Michigan President Mark Schlissel's appointment of Jim Hackett as an interim replacement, what can be taken from Friday's press conference as it pertains to the football program, timeline for hire of a permanent athletic director, and who are the leading candidates?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan is in the market for a new permanent director of athletics.

Following the announcement by school President Mark Schlissel stating he had accepted and agreed with the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon, Michigan appointed Jim Hackett as the interim AD.

With both Schlissel and Hackett adding that Michigan will begin the search for a new athletic director, what candidates fit the profile that will promote and blend the University athletically and academically?

Scout.com's Michigan staff of Sam Webb, Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz provide their take-a-ways from an important and impromptu press conference, dissect comments of both Mark Schlissel and Jim Hackett, and opine about the early, serious candidates to replace Dave Brandon as athletic director.

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