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Has Michigan become the Dallas Cowboys?
Saturday, January 25, 2014 10:52 AM
Michigan has become college football’s Dallas Cowboys, competitively dominant only in fond memory but nonetheless one of the strongest marketing brands ever created in sports.
And Dave Brandon has become Jerry Jones, the shrewd businessman with the impeccable timing, unafraid of reminding everyone about who’s running the show and unwilling to walk away from the bright glare of the spotlight. Like Jones, it’s as though Brandon encourages it.
Michigan eventually must realize that championships trump the cultivation of an image. There must be a better response to why the Wolverines think they can regain their lost nationally elite status than simply “We’re Michigan."
The seat might be hot under Brady Hoke, but it should be hotter under Brandon. His athletic director legacy is directly tied to the success or failure of his handpicked coach.
Great....now we're being thought of in the same sentence as the cowboys.
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Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.