Early Friday, ESPN reported Dave Brandon will resign from position as Athletic Director of University of Michigan in a press conference this afternoon
In a press conference, Michigan president Mark Schlissel confirmed Brandon's resignation.
Jim Hackett, who played football with Dave Brandon at Michigan, was named interim Athletic Director.
On Tuesday, a user on a Michigan fan blog posted a photo of an email Brandon had sent to a Michigan alum who had written an email critical of the quality of his work as Athletic Director.
In September, Brandon was widely criticized for his handling of quarterback Shane Morris after he was concussed in a game against Minnesota.
After the injury, Morris was not properly examined for head trauma and was allowed to remain on the field during a 30-14 loss to Minnesota.