Make no mistake, Frank Beckmann was fired as the voice of Michigan Football. If he was truly retiring, he wouldn’t have recently resigned a contract extension with WJR.
His termination is in response to his “fried chicken” column that appeared in the Detroit News.
After the column was written Brady Hoke wanted Beckmann out because he feared that Urban Meyer would use the column against him on the recruiting trail.
There were also many regents at Michigan who wanted Beckmann out! Michigan doesn’t want a play-by-play announcer with a political slant.