Jim Brandstatter
Jim  Brandstatter

Color Commentator

Jim Brandstatter is in his 31st season affiliated with the University of Michigan football radio broadcast. He is the team's color commentator on the flagship radio broadcast and serves as the host of the Michigan football coaches' television show since 1980.

Brandstatter first covered U-M on the radio during the 1971 season and has brought Michigan football into the homes of Wolverine fans ever since. He has garnered the National Sportscasters Sportswriters Association Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award twice (2004 and 2008).

Outside of game day broadcasts, Brandstatter served as co-host on Michigan Replay with former coaches Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr and continues these duties on Inside Michigan Football with Rich Rodriguez. In the professional ranks, Brandstatter joined the Detroit Lions radio broadcast in 1987, where he currently contributes as a color analyst.

Brandstatter, a 1972 University of Michigan graduate, was a three-year letterman at offensive tackle for the Wolverines (1969-71). During his time at U-M, he was named to the 1971 All-Big Ten second team and helped Michigan capture two Big Ten championships and two Rose Bowl berths.

Brandstatter and his wife, Robbie Timmons, reside in Commerce Township. Timmons is a news anchor for WXYZ-TV in Detroit.