Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon ready to move on from NCAA violations
But athletic director Dave Brandon said there will be some sense of relief next week when the university answers the allegations against it.
“One of the penalties you receive going through a process like this is the process,” Brandon said Tuesday from the Big Ten spring meetings. “It requires a lot of time, it forces you to spend a lot of time reviewing what you’ve done, trying to come up with steps and measures to assure that you don’t make the same mistake twice. And the word investigation in and of itself is no fun to hear for anybody, so it creates a hardship.”
In February, Michigan was accused of five potentially major violations. Brandon said most of the university’s work product as it relates to the investigation will be done next week.
“We do our jobs,” Brandon said. “My understanding is once we turn that all over to the NCAA the ball is in their court and they’ll have ample time to review it just as we had ample time to review the allegations and respond, and then we’ll come together before the committee. I think in that interim period our workload will be reduced a bit on this whole thing and we can do other things."
As for the stain the investigation left on the university?
"It’s created a pressure on all of us because we don’t like to be in this position," Brandon said. "We want to get out of this position, we want to get on with our lives and we don’t want this to happen again."