Michigan fans held an on-campus rally on Tuesday in an effort to get athletic director Dave Brandon fired for both his missteps as the face of the program and the football program's inept response to quarterback Shane Morris's concussion in Saturday's game.
There was doubt that the rally would even happen, because it didn't even seem to be organized by anyone.
The "Fire Brandon" rally was just a random post on @mgoblog right? Did anyone actually organize it? News orgs are there..this could be funny— Michael Proppe (@mikeproppe) September 30, 2014
But the media was out in full force — they even had a news helicopter circling overhead. The first student to show up was wearing an Ohio State hoodie in protest of Brandon.
Edward Mears, law student, is wearing an Ohio State sweatshirt. Says he won't wear U-M gear until Brandon is fired. pic.twitter.com/BE1BDIKOhU— David Jesse (@reporterdavidj) September 30, 2014
A corgi came early to get a good seat, as well, but wasn't as adamant about firing Brandon as the fan with the OSU hoodie.
And of course, people had clever signs.
@k_trahan And the "Buy 2 Cokes, get a free AD" sign was written on a ripped-up Natty Light box. It was a nice touch.— Jonathan Forman (@jofo322) October 1, 2014
Another sign reads: "If you are concussed, you will be allowed to keep protesting." pic.twitter.com/eyywoGTJ3m— Stephanie Shenouda (@steffisk8s) September 30, 2014
The crowd grew and got some people to lead chants.
Crowd now in front of president's house chanting fire Brandon pic.twitter.com/lbiugR8XYG— David Jesse (@reporterdavidj) September 30, 2014
"I do NOT love Dave Brandon." pic.twitter.com/9EURaooeKO— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) September 30, 2014
The media made sure to get the opinion of MGoBlog founder Brian Cook.
So this is happening. pic.twitter.com/oD11PHokIO— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) September 30, 2014
Some not great things happened, too.
Random guy: "How about we protest something that matters, like institutional racism?" He’s booed heavily.— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) September 30, 2014