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Report: UM regents to discuss AD Dave Brandon Thursday in previously scheduled meeting

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According to a report from ESPN, the University of Michigan regents will discuss Dave Brandon in a previously scheduled meeting. Someone from Michigan's camp has allegedly reached out to three AD candidates to gauge interest according to same report.

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

ANN ARBOR -- It appears the University of Michigan Board of Regents are ready to discuss athletic director Dave Brandon.

According to a report from ESPN, the regents will be discussing Brandon during a previously scheduled meeting on Thursday. Michigan regent Denise Illitch spoke with a local television station on Wednesday and told the station that Brandon will be discussed after the mishandling of Shane Morris' concussion last against Minnesota.

"The systems failed, and there are a lot of issues we have to review," Illitch said during her appearance on WWJ CBS-TV in Detroit.

Michigan has seen struggles on the football side of the department in 2014. After a 3-4 start to the season, both Brandon and Brady Hoke have received their fair share of scrutiny.

As ESPN states, the regents cannot determine whether Brandon gets fired or not. Ultimately, the final decision must be made from the president. Michigan's president, Mark Schlissel, took office July 1 and expressed his disappointment in a prepared statement in September.

"As the leader of our university community, I want to express my extreme disappointment in the events surrounding the handling of an on-field injury to one of our football players, Shane Morris" Schlissel said in the statement on Sept. 30. "The health and safety of our entire student community, including all of our student-athletes, is my most important responsibility as university president."

According to the report, sources have told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that someone on Michigan's behalf has reached out to three possible candidates to gauge interest in the job if it were to be available.

This is a developing story.