MICHIGAN WOLVERINE FOOTBALL

Michigan Football Depth Chart

Offense

Game-2005 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Time Turnovers Turnovers Created Sacks Allowed Sacks Punts Blocked Punts
Northern Illinos 208 239 447 29 12 of 19 6 23 33 81 35:09:00 1 5 0 1 1 0
Notre Dame 114 223 337 15 7 of 22 3 0 10 73 29:04:00 2 2 2 3 8 0
Eastern Michigan 232 233 455 30 10 of 14 8 48 55 84 36:20:00 0 1 2 2 2 0
Wisconsin 143 258 401 17 6 of 15 3 10 20 70 25:29:00 1 1 2 3 5 0
Michigan State 232 256 488 21 8 of 20 6 27 34 79 30:32:00 2 2 2 2 4 0
Minnesota 94 155 249 19 4 of 15 3 10 20 63 27:10:00 0 1 3 0 6 0
Penn State 163 212 375 21 9 of 19 4 17 27 75 29:11:00 1 2 3 1 6 0
Iowa 122 220 342 19 5 of 13 3 16 23 63 32:27:00 2 1 0 2 6 0
Northwestern 253 174 427 22 6 of 19 5 23 33 88 38:01:00 4 3 2 1 3 0
Indiana 216 209 425 26 11 of 21 6 34 41 86 36:10:00 1 1 3 2 3 0
Ohio State 32 223 255 17 6 of 15 4 21 21 61 28:21:00 0 2 1 1 4 0
Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska 130 270 400 23 6 of 19 6 28 28 85 31:21:00 3 2 4 5 7 0
Totals 1939 2672 4611 259 90 of 211 51 257 345 908 346:48:00 17 23 24 23 55 0

Quarterback
Henne
Bass/Gutierrez
Kastl/Wilde
Henne, Chad 7 QB 1 So. 6'2" 226 Starter 4.6 n/a 270 n/a 3.5
Gutierrez, Matt 12 QB 2 Jr. 6'4" 231 Backup 4.82 33" n/a 1070 3.3
Kastl, Jeff 13 QB 3 Jr. 6'3" 227 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Forcier, Jason 19 QB 4 Fr. 6'2" 214 Redshirt 4.57 33" n/a 1080 3
Wilde, Matt 8 QB 5 Jr. 6'2" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Henne ends up with 223 of 382 for 2526 yards, 23 TDs, 22 sacks and 8 interceptions; this gave him an efficiency rating of 129.6 (7th in the Big Ten and 46th nationally) and plus/minus of +15. Henne did a nice job scrambling in the Alamo Bowl, and scored his first rushing TD. Our scoring offense and total offense (49th nationally) were ranked 9th and 8th in the Big Ten respectively. Our red zone offense ranked 7th and 3rd down efficiency was 8th in the Big Ten.

Coach Scot Loeffler has done a nice job recruiting and developing our quarterbacks, and Offensive Coordinator and Tight Ends Coach, Terry Malone, is "hot and cold" with his play calling. His red zone play calls have been particularly suspect.

Gutierrez was 14 for 22 for 133 yards, 7 rushes and two sacks for 3 net yards in a limited back up role (EMU and Indiana). Antonio Bass was 1 of 1 for 13 yards. Forcier redshirts as Kastl was our 3rd quarterback. Steve Breaston and Antonio Bass both appeared at quarterback this season in the red zone in an effort to keep defenses off balance.

Blocking Back (H-Back)
Will Paul
B.Thompson/Olguigbo
Thompson, Brian 35 FB-H Back 1 Jr. 6'2" 237 Starter 4.65 n/a n/a 21 3.4
Paul, Will 34 FB-H Back 2 So. 6'3" 261 Backup 4.6 n/a 340 20 3.3
Oluigbo, Obi 40 FB-H Back 3 Jr. 6'0" 230 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Criswell, Andre 39 FB-H Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 248 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a 2.9
Van Beek, Eric 49 FB-H Back 5 Fr. 5'11" 229 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Thompson caught 2 TD passes in 6 total catches for 41 yards. Since we don't have fullbacks at Michigan; Will Paul is our "blocking Ram" in short yardage and Red Zone. Paul started against Northwestern, Indiana and Ohio State, and Mike Massey also saw action at "blocking back." Oluigbo hasn't played much at all in 11 games. None of our "blocking backs" have carried the ball this season. An offensive scheme that only uses one running back is an incomplete scheme.

Tailback
Hart/Grady/Bass/Bradley
Hart, Mike 20 TB 1 So. 5'9" 193 Starter 4.4 n/a 300 1080 3.75
Grady, Kevin 3 TB 2 Fr. 5'9" 227 Backup 4.48 n/a 350 n/a 2.7
Jackson, Jerome 24 TB 3 Jr. 5'11" 200 Backup 4.45 n/a 315 n/a n/a
Martin, Max 23 TB 3 So. 6'1" 216 Backup 4.45 n/a 400 24/1070 2.5
Bradley, Alijah 26 TB 4 Jr. 5'6" 176 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Simpson, Mister 32 TB 6 Fr. 5'10" 207 Recruit 4.55 35.8" 375 n/a 3.5
Hamel, Scott 33 TB 7 Sr. 5'10" 207 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eldridge, Jason 44 TB 8 Sr. 5'8" 184 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Hart netted 662 net yards in 150 attempts for an 82.8 per game average, 4 TDs plus 16 catches for 154 yards and one TD. Grady netted 483 net yards on 121 carries with 5 TDs; he also has caught 14 passes for 113 yards. Jerome Jackson had 228 yards on 54 carries with a game winning TD against Iowa plus 2 other TDs; however, he was unable to play in the Alamo Bowl. Jackson twisted his ankle during Ohio State week, and didn't play a down in the last two games. Martin didn't play much after his fumble against Iowa, and his costly fumble at Wisconsin; he netted 226 net yards on 53 carries and 2 TDs. Martin didn't travel with the team to the Alamo Bowl, and was suspended for unspecified team violations. Alijah Bradley had 19 carries for 83 yards, and one catch for 15 yards. Coach Fred Jackson has done a nice job developing our running backs, but the scheme that uses only one of two backs as an offensive threat is suspect. Notre Dame has knocked out our starting tailback two years in a row.

Flanker
Manningham
Breaston/Bass

Manningham, Mario 86 FL 1 Fr. 6'0" 183 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a 3.2
Breaston, Steve 15 FL 2 Jr. 6'1" 178 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a 890 3.2
Bass, Antonio 18 FL 3 Fr. 6'0" 197 Backup 4.4 n/a 355 21 3
Dutch, Doug 81 FL 4 Fr. 5"10" 191 Backup 4.3 n/a 330 1000 3.8
Smith, Landon 12 FL 5 Jr. 5'8" 171 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jordan, Tyrone 14 FL 6 Fr. 5'10" 187 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Super Mario Manningham had 27 catches for 433 yards, and 6 TDs plus 5 runs for 37 yards. His backup, Steve Breaston had 26 catches for 291 yards plus 2 TDs (one 52 yarder against Iowa), and ran for 104 yards in 9 carries; he also had 29 punt returns for 356 yards and 23 kickoff returns for 646 yards and 1 TD against Minnesota. Dutch had 4 catches for 34 yards after appearing in 6 games, and 2 punt returns for 9 yards.

Wide Receiver
Avant-Co-Captain
Tabb/Dutch
Avant, Jason 8 WR 1 Sr. 6'1" 213 Co-Captain 4.4 39" 300 17 2.9
Tabb, Carl 17 WR 2 Jr. 6'2" 196 Backup 4.3 42" 245 24 3.8
Arrington, Adrian 16 WR 3 So. 6'3" 187 Injury 4.46 n/a 225 n/a 3.43
Savoy, Laterryal 82 WR 4 Fr. 6'2" 207 Redshirt 4.59 37" 300 15 2.8
Cischke, Brad 45 WR 5 Sr. 6'4" 209 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wright, Ben 18 WR 6 So. 5'9" 182 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Norris, Kevin 30 WR 7 Fr. 6'1" 175 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: First Team All Big Ten, Jason Avant led our team with 82 catches for 1007 yards and 8 TDs; he ranks 11th nationally in receptions and 23rd in receiving yardage. Tabb had 12 catches for 96 yards and got his first start as a Wolverine against Minnesota. Arrington redshirts this season after his ankle injury, but didn't make the travel team to the Alamo Bowl and was suspended with Max Martin for unspecified violations. Bass has seen action at wide receiver, tailback and quarterback, and had 8 catches for 64 yards, 19 carries for 81 yards, one of one in passing for 13 yards and two fumbles. Savoy redshirts, and may move to safety in Spring. When Avant leaves, there will be an open position in 2006, the competition appear to start with Bass. Arrington, Tabb and Savoy will also be possibilities along with Dutch.

Tight End
Ecker
Massey/Massaquoi
Massaquoi, Tim 88 TE 1 Sr. 6'4" 252 Starter 4.5 38" 255 810 2.5
Ecker, Tyler 89 TE 2 Jr. 6'6" 251 Backup 4.52 n/a 270 21 3.5
Massey, Mike 83 TE 3 Fr. 6'4" 238 Backup 4.7 n/a 285 980 2.5
Butler, Carson 85 TE 4 Fr. 6'4" 245 Recruit 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 2.9

Comments: Ecker had 21 catches for 285 yards and 2 TDs. Massaquoi had 11 catches for 86 yards, and didn't play in the Alamo Bowl. Massey had 8 catches for 51 yards and two TDs against Northwestern and Nebraska. 40 catches from the Tight End position in 12 games with four TDs isn't much of a contribution. I think Coach Malone could do a better job involving the tight end appropriately in plays and play calling. If one considers the one dimensional approach by Malone with not involving the tight end or blocking back, we limit our skill players to 4 with 7 blockers. This approach is easy for defenses to prepare for, and to limit our effectiveness. We are simply a mediocre offense with our best skill players underutilized. Carson Butler redshirts, and should contribute next year.

Right Tackle
Long
Riley, Rueben 72 RT 1 Jr. 6'3" 311 Starter 4.95 32" 455 19 3.55
Kolodziej, Mike 76 RT 2 Jr. 6'7" 323 Backup 4.95 n/a 320 20 3.7
Gallimore, Brett 74 RT 3 Fr. 6'4" 309 Backup 5.1 24" 350 n/a 2.7
Long, Jake 77 RT 4 So. 6'7" 330 Injury-ankle 5 n/a 380 n/a 2.9
Zirbel, Cory 75 RT 5 Fr. 6'5" 291 Redshirt 5.1 n/a 365 19 3.1

Comments: Long started the Alamo Bowl, and allowed one sack as Cryder got by him. Gallimore saw little action after redshirting in 2004. Zirbel redshirts in 2005.

Right Guard
Lentz-Sr.
Mitchell
Lentz, Matt 67 RG 1 Sr. 6'6" 311 Starter 5.2 n/a 375 n/a n/a
Ciulla, Jeremy 70 RG 2 Fr. 6'4" 300 Backup 5 n/a 325 1100 3.6
Sharrow, Pat 68 RG 3 So. 6'5" 298 Backup 4.9 n/a 390 17 3.6
Schifano, Justin 78 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 325 Recruit 5.07 n/a 400 1220 3.5
Lyall, Patrick 60 RG 5 Fr. 6'0" 289 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: 1st Team All Big Ten Matt Lentz had a solid year, and Carr called his a "champion" after the Penn State win. Ciulla is seeing playing time at both guard positions, but Mitchell is the first back up with Kraus out. Schifano redshirts.

Center
Bihl or Kraus
2005 MICHIGAN Football Player # Position Depth Class Height Weight Status 40 yd. Dash Vertical Jump Bench Press Maximum Highest ACT (36) or SAT I (1600) Grade Point Average in High School
Kraus, Adam 57 C 1 So. 6'6" 307 Starter 4.9 29" 300 25 2.7
Bihl, Mark 54 C 2 Jr. 6'5" 303 Backup 4.84 36" 340 19 3.7
McAvoy, Tim 62 C 4 Fr. 6'5" 278 Recruit 4.8 n/a n/a 24 3.3
Moosman, David 60 C 4 Fr. 6'4" 297 Recruit 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9

Comments: Kraus did a good job as starter, but went down at Northwestern with a sprained knee and hasn't played since; he did play a few plays in the Alamo Bowl. Bihl did a good job starting in Kraus' absence. Sharrow did see some action against Indiana. McAvoy redshirts after back surgery, but did play against Indiana unless it was really Saigh playing as they have the same number. Moosman had shoulder surgery January 7th and also redshirts.

Left Guard
Riley
Mitchell
Henige, Leo 65 LG 1 Sr. 6'4" 328 Starter 5.2 n/a 375 n/a n/a
Ciulla, Jeremy 70 LG 2 Fr. 6'4" 300 Backup 5 n/a 325 1100 3.6
Schoonover, David 69 LG 3 Sr. 6'3" 290 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Saigh, Jon 62 LG 4 Fr. 6'5" 297 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
DeBenedictis, Grant 64 LG 5 Fr. 6'5" 294 Injury-Knee 4.93 n/a 330 31/1370 3.75

Comments: Henige broke his leg against Ohio State so Riley started the Alamo Bowl. Schoonover has also played, and DeBenedictis is out for the season with a knee injury.

Left Tackle
Stenavich
Mitchell
Stenavich, Adam 79 LT 1 Sr. 6'5" 321 Starter 5 n/a 320 26 3.9
Mitchell, Alex 73 LT 2 Fr. 6'5" 314 Backup 5.1 24" 405 21 3.4
Ortmann, Mark 71 LT 3 Fr. 6'6" 288 Recruit 5.06 n/a 350 1130 3.9

Comments: Two time First Team All Big Ten, Adam Stenavich left the Ohio State game, and Riley finished the game. Stenavich did a nice job on Carriker in the Alamo Bowl. Kolodziej also moved over to spell him when he went down. Ortmann redshirts.

Offensive Line

Left Tackle Left Guard Center Right Guard Right Tackle
Stenavich Riley Bihl Lentz Long
Mitchell Kraus Kraus Mitchell Riley
Riley Mitchell Sharrow Ciulla Gallimore
Galimore Ciulla Mitchell Sharrow Mitchell

Offensive Line Coach, Andy Moeller, has done a nice job keeping this group together and improving despite injuries. Team averaged 161.6 net rushing yards per game, and this ranked us 8th in the Big Ten and 40th nationally. In our losses, we netted 34 against the Bucks, 94 against the Gophers, 114 against the Irish, 130 against the Cornhuskers and 143 against the Badgers. Teams recognize that if they can stop our run, and force us to beat them in the air, they have a chance. We really must improve in this area as we recruit and maintain more offensive lineman than any other position on the team. We typically have 18 offensive lineman or 21% of our allotted 85 scholarships. If a player goes down to injury, we must develop adequate replacements in a long 12 game season. Other teams face the same problem, and there are 7 other Big Ten teams doing better than us rushing the football. We only had 16 rushing touchdowns, the only two teams who did worse was Illinois and Indiana at 9 TDs each. Minnesota rushed for 34 TDs, Purdue had 31, Penn State and Wisconsin had 27 each.

Defense

2005 Game Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Plays Time Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts
Northern Illinois 211 200 411 20 4 of 8 3 10 57 24:51:00 5 1 1 0
Notre Dame 104 140 244 17 4 of 15 2 14 74 30:56:00 2 3 9 0
Eastern Michigan 15 119 134 10 2 of 13 0 0 54 23:40:00 1 2 8 1
Wisconsin 140 147 287 21 8 of 17 5 20 75 34:31:00 1 3 6 0
Michigan State 173 282 455 21 8 of 14 4 17 68 29:28:00 2 2 3 0
Minnesota 264 139 403 23 9 of 18 5 23 80 32:50:00 1 0 5 0
Penn State 181 239 420 20 7 of 16 4 18 72 30:40:00 2 1 4 0
Iowa 139 288 427 23 5 of 16 5 20 77 27:33:00 1 2 6 0
Northwestern 89 326 415 18 2 of 15 2 3 66 21:59:00 3 1 8 0
Indiana 63 147 210 9 3 of 15 1 7 58 23:50:00 1 2 10 0
Ohio State 118 300 418 25 6 of 12 3 15 72 31:39:00 2 1 3 0
Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska 151 167 318 16 4 of 17 3 17 68 28:39:00 2 5 8 1
Totals 1530 2194 3724 198 56 of 164 34 149 749 318:57:00 21 23 68 2

Defensive Tackle
Massey-Sr.-Co-Captain
Johnson
Massey, Pat 94 DT 1 Sr. 6'8" 283 Co-Captain 4.7 36" 300 n/a n/a
Johnson, Will 97 DT 2 Fr. 6'5" 291 Backup 4.7 28" 425 18 3.8
Walton, Marques 95 DT 3 Fr. 6'0" 280 Backup 4.9 30" 405 25 2.5

Comments: Co-Captain Pat Massey had 31 tackles, one for loss which was a sack, two pass break ups plus one forced fumble. Will Johnson has contributed 5 tackles in 10 games with one for loss which was 0.5 sack. We really didn't get enough from this position, and we really need to improve here; hopefully, Branch will play here full time in 2006.

Nose Tackle
Watson-Sr.
Taylor
Watson, Gabe 78 NG 1 Sr. 6'4" 331 Starter 4.9 25" 435 17 3.3
Taylor, Terry 67 NG 2 Fr. 6'0" 301 Backup 4.9 n/a 550 20 2.8

Comments: Two time First Team All Big Ten and Pro prospect Gabe Watson didn't get one sack Nose Tackle in 2005; he contributed with 40 tackles, 7 for loss and a fumble recovery. Terry Taylor is now the first backup at Nose Tackle, recorded his first tackle against Minnesota. I'm not sure if Taylor will be able to give us what we need here or whether Slocum will be eligible for Fall, 2006. There are rumors that he earned 19 on ACT and 1120 on SAT I; his test score coupled with his core grade point average will make him eligible or ineligible to compete for Fall.

Defensive End-Weak Side(RLB)
Woodley
Woods-Sr./Jamison
Woodley, Lamarr 56 DE-weak 1 Jr. 6'2" 274 Starter 4.5 29" 325 16 2.8
Woods, Pierre 99 DE-weak 2 Sr. 6'5" 249 Backup 4.68 30" 225 n/a n/a
Germany, Eugene 96 DE-weak 3 Fr. 6'2" 258 Redshirt 4.65 n/a n/a 940 2.4
North, Tim 58 DE-weak 4 Fr. 6'1" 244 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Woodley had 48 tackles, 16 for loss with 7 sacks, three forced fumbles, a tipped pass and a fumble recovery. He knocked Cupito out of the game putting our offense in position to win the game against Minnesota. Woods backed him up, and has contributed 24 tackles, 10 for loss including 3 sacks, a tipped pass, one quarterback hit and two forced fumbles. We got pretty good production between these two, but Woodley's arm injury hurt us late in the season as he wasn't nearly as effective in our big games with Ohio State and Nebraska. Eugene Germany redshirts, but now is suspended indefinitely; he did not make the trip to the Alamo Bowl.

Defensive End-Strong Side
Branch
Van Alstyne/Biggs
Branch, Alan 80 DE-strong 1 So. 6'6" 311 Starter 5 n/a 355 n/a n/a
Jamison, Tim 90 DE-strong 2 Fr. 6'3" 255 Backup 4.7 n/a 300 n/a 2.6
Van Alstyne, Jeremy 50 DE-strong 3 Jr. 6'4" 270 Backup 4.78 n/a 350 1050 3.5
Sarantos, Paul 66 DE-strong 4 Jr. 6'3" 263 Walk-on 4.57 n/a 300 33/1470 3.8
McKinney, James 44 DE-strong 5 Fr. 6'2" 288 Redshirt 4.94 24.5" n/a 17 2.7
Biggs, Rondell 91 DE-strong 6 Jr. 6'3" 270 Injured 4.7 n/a 330 n/a n/a


Comments: Alan Branch is our new starter at Defensive End although he started at Nose Tackle in the Alamo Bowl while Woods started here; he had 31 tackles, 8.5 for loss with 0.5 sacks, 3 quarterback hits and a forced fumble. Biggs had 8 tackles, 1.5 for loss, one sack and a fumble recovery. Biggs played some in the Alamo Bowl recording a sack and a tipped pass. Jamison played regularly in a backup role, and contributed 1- tackles, 3.5 for loss including 3 sacks. Van Alstyne came back against Penn State, Iowa, Northwestern and Indiana; however, he didn't contribute much with only 5 tackles on the season. McKinney redshirts in 2005. We really need more production at Defensive End; hopefully, Jamison and/or Biggs plus McKinney will shore up the weakness here for 2006.

Defensive Line had 204 tackles (25.89% of total team tackles), 45 for loss with 16 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries and 5 pass deflections in 12 games. Our defensive line averaged giving up 137.3 net rushing yards per game per opponent; this is 4th in the Big Ten and 45th nationally.
Defensive Line Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Pass Deflections Status
Woodley, Lamarr 48 14 7 3 1 1 DE-starter
Watson, Gabe 40 5.5 0 0 1 0 NT-Starter
Branch, Alan 31 8.5 1 1 1 0 DE-starter
Massey, Pat 31 1 1 1 0 2 DT-starter
Woods, Pierre 24 10 3 2 0 1 DE-backup
Jamison, Tim 10 3.5 3 0 0 0 DE-backup
Biggs, Rondell 8 1.5 0.5 0 1 1 DE-backup
Van Alstyne, Jeremy 5 0 0 0 0 0 DE-backup
Johnson, Will 5 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 DT-backup
Taylor, Terry 1 0 0 0 0 0 NT-backup
Sarantos, Paul 1 0 0 0 0 0 DE-backup
Totals 204 44.5 16 7 4 5 Totals

Outside Linebacker-SAM

Burgess
Crable
Burgess, Prescott 6 OLB-SAM 1 Jr. 6'3" 243 Starter 4.55 n/a n/a 17 2.9
Crable, Shawn 2 OLB-SAM 2 So. 6'5" 247 Backup 4.5 n/a 345 n/a 2.8
McLaurin, Chris 42 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'3" 239 Redshirt 4.6 29" n/a n/a 3.6

Comments: Burgess had 88 tackles (leading the team), five for loss including one sack, two forced fumbles, an interception and 5 pass break ups. Crable contributed 14 tackles, three for loss including three sacks and three pass break ups. He lined up at Nose Tackle on some blitz packages. McLaurin redshirts.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE
Harris
J.Thompson
Harris, Dave 45 ILB-MIKE 1 Jr. 6'2" 251 Starter 4.65 n/a 355 20 2.4
Thompson, John 49 ILB-MIKE 2 Fr. 6'1" 229 Backup 4.55 n/a 410 17 3.2
Moore, Dan 28 ILB-MIKE 3 Jr. 6'0" 230 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Myers, Kyle 53 ILB-MIKE 4 Sr. 6'0" 228 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Harris was solid as MIKE-Inside Linebacker. He had 80 tackles, 5 for loss, 3 pass break ups, one fumble recovery, a tipped field goal and two forced fumbles. Thompson had 19 tackles, 3 for loss, one blocked field goal and one pass break up in a backup role, but didn't play against the Buckeyes or in the Alamo Bowl.

Inside Linebacker-WILL
Graham
Crable/Logan
Graham, Chris 37 ILB-WILL 1 So. 5'11" 224 Starter 4.4 31" 360 600 2.1
McClintock, Scott 36 ILB-WILL 2 Sr. 6'2" 244 Backup 4.55 32" 345 960 2.8
Logan, Brandon 46 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'0" 211 Backup 4.5 26" 325 17 2.5
Pollack, Max 97 ILB-WILL 4 Jr. 6'1" 227 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cartwright, Chip 15 ILB-WILL 5 Sr. 6'0" 231 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Chris Graham had 42 tackles including three for loss, one pass break up and a fumble recovery. He had zero tackles in the Ohio State game and only 2 in the Alamo Bowl. Our linebacking must improve for 2006 especially at this position. Look for Recruit Brandon Graham and/or John Thompson to contribute at this position in 2006. McClintock started the first game at MIKE, and had 9 tackles in four games, but didn't play again the rest of the season due to back problems. Logan saw action on special teams and a little at WILL so he won't redshirt.
Defensive Linebacker Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Up Status
Harris, David 88 5 0 2 1 0 3 ILB-Mike
Burgess, Prescott 81 4 1 2 0 1 5 OLB-SAM
Graham, Chris 42 3 0 0 1 0 1 ILB-Will
Thompson, John 19 3 0 0 0 0 1 ILB-backup
Crable, Shawn 14 3 3 0 0 0 3 OLB-backup
McClintock, Scott 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-backup
Logan, Brandon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-backup
Moore, Dan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-backup
Myers, Kyle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-backup
Cartwright, Chip 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 OLB-backup
Totals 258 19 4 4 2 1 13 Totals

Defensive Back-Wideside
Hall
Trent
Hall, Leon 29 WCB 1 Jr. 5'11" 194 Starter 4.42 33" n/a 960 3.2
Trent, Morgan 14 WCB 2 Fr. 6'1" 190 Nickel 4.4 35" n/a 20 3.5
Richards, Chris 28 WCB 3 Fr. 5'11" 166 Redshirt 4.44 36" 220 1050 3.3
Sears, Johnny 25 WCB 3 Fr. 6'0" 180 Redshirt 4.4 34" n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Hall had 61 tackles, three for loss including two sacks, 4 interceptions, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery for a TD and 5 pass break ups and a quarterback hit. He was named devensive MVP at the Alamo Bowl. There is no "loafing" on his part on defense. Trent is backing him up and started against MSU in a 7 back formation; he has emerged as our "nickel" back. He had 22 tackles, one for loss, one interception and four pass break ups. Trent should be our starter in 2006 at the Shortside corner, but he didn't play at all in the Alamo Bowl. Why? One can only assume injury. Sears and Richards redshirt although Sears played on special teams against Indiana; I don't think that will affect his redshirt status.

Defensive Back-Shortside
Mason
Hood or Stewart
Mason, Grant 13 SCB 1 Sr. 6'0" 192 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hood, Darnell 4 SCB 2 Jr. 5'11" 193 Backup 4.35 33" 305 n/a 2.5
Stewart, Charles 5 SCB 3 Fr. 6'1" 193 Backup 4.45 28" 310 21 3.5
Logan, James 37 SCB 4 Fr. 5'9" 187 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Plummer, Kyle 22 SCB 5 Jr. 5'10" 169 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mason had 85 tackles (16 in the Notre Dame game), and two for loss with 7 pass break ups, and two interceptions. He has to come up to make tackles that our linebackers should be making, but don't. Mason is one tough customer. Hood backs him up, and has contributed with 8 tackles, one for loss including two forced fumbles as a flyer on punt returns. Stewart has played very little, and only contributed 4 tackles with one pass break up. The competition for this position begins with Trent, Sears, Richards and Stewart for 2006. Jai Eugene is another possibility to start here if we can get him to sign on February 1st.

Strong Safety
Engelmon or Adams
Campbell
Englemon, Brandent 31 SS 1 So. 5'11" 202 Starter 4.5 n/a 260 20 4.9
Adams, Jamar 22 SS 2 So. 6'2" 208 Backup 4.45 33" 315 940 3
Campbell, Anton 9 SS 3 So. 5'11" 198 Backup 4.45 36" 330 18 2.8
Carl, Mike 26 SS 4 Jr. 5'10" 206 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Opong-Owusu, B.J. 38 SS 5 Sr. 5'11" 196 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Edwards, Shakir 27 SS 6 Fr. 6'0" 207 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Brandent Engelmon had 43 tackles (13 against MSU), two for loss and two sacks, 3 pass break ups and has recovered two fumbles. Jamar Adams contributed with 27 tackles, one for loss with two pass break ups. Anton Campbell had 8 tackles, mostly as a punt and kickoff cover. We really need better production at this position; hopefully Steve Brown will be able to help as everyone else returns here.

Free Safety
Barringer or Harrison
Barringer, Willis 19 FS 1 Sr. 6'0" 207 Starter 4.37 n/a 300 19 2.9
Harrison, Brandon 27 FS 2 Fr. 5'8" 199 Backup 4.25 37.3" 330 17 3
Mundy, Ryan 21 FS 3 Jr. 6'1" 202 Injury 4.37 37" 290 830 2.7

Comments: Barringer had 43 tackles in eight games with 2 interceptions, one forced fumble and 1 pass break up. Harrison had 23 tackles, two interceptions, two pass break ups, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hit. Harrison allowed the long 61 yard run by Gary Russell that put Minnesota in position for the game winning field goal. Harrison also allowed Nunn to break on the opening 52 yard TD by Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl on a missed tackle. Mundy is out for the season, and his career is in jeopardy with nerve damage. Mundy redshirts and hopefully will return in 2006. Otherwise, perhaps Steve Brown can up the level of play at this position for 2006.
Defensive Back Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups Status
Mason, Grant 85 2 0 0 0 2 7 SCB
Hall, Leon 61 3 2 1 1 4 5 WCB
Engelmon, Brandent 43 2 2 0 2 0 3 SS
Barringer, Willis 43 0 0 1 0 2 1 FS
Adams, Jamar 27 1 0 0 0 0 2 SS-backup
Harrison, Brandon 24 0 0 0 1 2 2 FS-backup
Trent, Morgan 22 1 0 0 0 1 4 WCB-backup
Hood, Darnell 8 1 0 2 0 0 0 SCB-backup
Campbell, Anton 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 SS-backup
Stewart, Charles 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 SCB-backup
Carl, Mike 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 SS-backup
Totals 326 10 4 4 4 11 25 Totals

Our pass defense was #4 in the Big Ten and #51 nationally allowed 14touchdowns and 211.55 yards per game, and our pass efficiency defense was #3 in the Big Ten and #38 nationally. Michigan was also #3 in the Big Ten and #31 nationally in turnover margin including #23 nationally in fumble recoveries. Total Defense was ranked 38th nationally, and 3rd in the Big Ten allowing 347.64 yards per game and surrendering 19 TDs. Our scoring defense ranked 22nd nationally which ranks us 4th in the Big Ten.

Coach Jim Herrmann and defensive backs coach, Ron English, have done a magnificent job getting the most out of the talent the players possess. Don't blame the defensive backfield for giving up 300 yards against Ohio State; no pash rush and no containment of Smith was the problem. Our backs can't cover forever back there. Defensive line coach, Steve Stripling, has some work to do, but improvement has been there.

Defensive Unit Comparison
Unit Percent of Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Force Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups
Defensive Backs 41.37% 326 10 4 4 4 11 25
Linebackers 32.74% 258 19 4 4 2 1 13
Line 25.89% 204 45 16 7 4 0 5
Totals 100% 788 74 24 15 10 12 43

Michigan 2005 Defense Reconsidered

Placekicker
Rivas
Lopatka
Rivas, Garrett 38 PK 1 Jr. 5'9" 216 Starter 4.8 n/a 250 1120 3.3
Bloomsburg, James 17 PK 2 Sr. 5'10" 208 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moore, Craig 31 PK 3 Jr. 5'10" 181 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lopatka, K.C. 83 PK 4 Fr. 6'2" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gingell, Jason 34 PK 5 Fr. 5'9" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Rivas was 19 of 26 in field goals, and 33 of 35 in extra points; he was the "goat" against the Gophers missing two second half field goals that could have given us a win, but overall he has been very good and very consistent. He was our leading scorer with 90 points in 12 games, and #10 in the nation in field goals and #43 in the nation in scoring. Bloomsburgh notched his first field goal as a Wolverine, but Lopatka has moved to the backup.

Kickoffs

Ross, Ryan 3 Kickoffs/Punter 1 Jr. 6'1" 206 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ross Ryan did a superb job in handling kickoffs with 69 kicks for a 62.2 yard average, and 40 touchbacks and only two kicks out of bounds. Rivas had one kickoff for 65 yards. Of 27 kicks returned, our opponents average 21.66 yards per kickoff return. The longest return was by Jakari Wallace of Minnesota.

Long Snapper
Booth
Griffin
Booth, Turner 61 Snapper 1 Jr. 6'2" 260 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sharrow, Pat 68 Snapper 2 So. 6'5" 298 Backup 4.9 n/a 390 17 3.6
Griffin, Sean 71 Snapper 3 So. 6'1" 227 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments:

Comments: Turner Booth snapped on punts and place kicks, and was solid in all games.

Punter
Ryan
Spencer

Ross, Ryan 3 P 1 Jr. 6'1" 206 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Spencer, Mark 2 P 2 Jr. 6'0" 219 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mesko, Zoltan 41 P 3 Fr. 6'4" 227 Recruit 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9

Comments: Ryan averaged 38.3 yards on 52 punts with excellent hang time allowing our flyers, Hood and Harrison, to cover the returns. Harrison downed one punt at the MSU 2 yard line. He has produced 21 fair catches and 16 punts downed inside the 20 (25 of 52 punts unreturnable) with only one touchback which Harrison should have downed. Ohio State fielded 3 punts for minus 37 yards and two fumbles that they luckily recovered. Hood forced two fumbles as a flyer this year. Spencer had a nice 47 yarder against EMU. Rivas had one punt for 15 yards. Mesko redshirts, and be our starting punter 2006-2009! Hopefully, he can be the threat we need on special teams.

Punt Returns
Breaston
Hall

Mason/Avant/Manningham/Dutch

Comments: Breaston had 29 attempts for 356 yards for a 12.3 yard average including a 72 yarder; Hall had 4 returns for 41 yards, Manningham had one for 17 yards and Dutch had 2 for 9 yards.

Kickoff Returns
Breaston
Mason/Tabb

Trent/Dutch/Grady/Hood/Manningham

Comments: Breaston had 23 returns for 6460 yards and one TD for a 28.1 yard average. Mason had 6 returns for a 20.5 yard average; Thompson has 5 returns for 51 yards, Tabb had 3 returns for 31 yard average, Arrington got one for 15 yards and Mike Massey has one for 3 yards. Paul fielded a return against the Bucks, and Breaston recovered his fumble. I'd like to see Manningham and Bass back there. Others who may work here include Trent, Dutch or Grady.

Walk-Ons 2005

33 candidates tried out for 20 spots (Division I)

Bloomsburg, James 17 PK 2 Sr. 5'10" 208
Booth, Turner 61 Snapper 1 Jr. 6'2" 260
Bradley, Alijah 26 TB 4 Jr. 5'6" 176
Carl, Mike 26 SS 4 Jr. 5'10" 206
Cartwright, Chip 15 ILB-WILL 5 Sr. 6'0" 231
Cischke, Brad 45 WR 5 Sr. 6'4" 209
Edwards, Shakir 27 SS 6 Fr. 6'0" 207
Eldridge, Jason 44 TB 8 Sr. 5'8" 184
Gingell, Jason 34 PK 5 Fr. 5'9" 183
Griffin, Sean 71 Snapper 2 So. 6'1" 227
Hamel, Scott 33 TB 7 Sr. 5'10" 207
Jordan, Tyrone 14 FL 6 Fr. 5'10" 187
Kastl, Jeff 13 QB 3 Jr. 6'3" 227
Logan, James 37 SCB 4 Fr. 5'9" 187
Lopatka, K.C. 83 PK 4 Fr. 6'2" 190
Lyall, Patrick 60 RG 6 Fr. 6'0" 289
Moore, Craig 31 PK 3 Jr. 5'10" 181
Moore, Dan 28 ILB-MIKE 3 Jr. 6'0" 230
Myers, Kyle 53 ILB-MIKE 4 Sr. 6'0" 228
Norris, Kevin 30 WR 7 Fr. 6'1" 175
North, Tim 58 DE-weak 4 Fr. 6'1" 244
Opong-Owusu, B.J. 38 SS 5 Sr. 5'11" 196
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 55 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'1" 227
Plummer, Kyle 22 SCB 5 Jr. 5'10" 169
Pollack, Max 97 ILB-WILL 4 Jr. 6'1" 227
Ross, Ryan 3 P 1 Jr. 6'1" 206
Saigh, Jon 62 LG 4 Fr. 6'5" 297
Sarantos, Paul 66 DE-strong 4 Jr. 6'3" 263
Smith, Landon 12 FL 5 Jr. 5'8" 171
Spencer, Mark 2 P 2 Jr. 6'0" 219
Van Beek, Eric 49 FB-H Back 5 Fr. 5'11" 229
Wilde, Matt 8 QB 5 Jr. 6'2" 200
Wright, Ben 18 WR 6 So. 5'9" 182

Schedule-2005
September 3-Northern Illinois 33-17
September 10-Notre Dame 10-17
September 17-Eastern Michigan 55-0
September 24-at Wisconsin Badgers20-23
October 1-at Michigan State Spartans34-31
October 8-Minnesota Golden Gophers 20-23
October 15-Penn State Nittany Lions 27-25
October 22-at Iowa Hawkeyes 23-20
October 29-at Northwestern Wildcats 33-17

November 6-Open Date
November 12-Indiana Hoosiers 41-14
November 19-Ohio State Buckeyes 21-25

Michigan Football Bust: November 28

December 28-Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska 28-32

Michigan Football Stadium

Past Seasons 1972-2004

Alamo Bowl Depth Chart vs. Nebraska

Ohio State Depth Chart

Indiana Depth Chart

Northwestern Depth Chart

Iowa Depth Chart

Penn State Depth Chart

Minnesota Depth Chart

Michigan State Depth Chart

Wisconsin Depth Chart

Eastern Michigan Depth Chart

Notre Dame Depth Chart

Northern Illinois Depth Chart
Big Ten Conference 2005-Football Best Players

Position 1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team Honorable Mention
QB Basanez Robinson Smith Tate/Stanton/Cupito/Stocco
RB Calhoun Sutton Pittman Russell
RB Maroney Hunt Young n/a
WR Avant Philmore Williams Wheelright/Hinkel
WR Bryant Holmes Herbert Hardy/Solomon
TE Spaeth Massaquoi Ecker n/a
OT Thomas Stenavich Wheeler n/a
OT Sims Strief Brown n/a
OG Setterstrom Grimes n/a n/a
OG Lentz Henige n/a n/a
C Eslinger Mangold n/a n/a
PK Huston Schlicher Rivas Giannini/Mehlhaff
P DeBauche Weatherford n/a n/a
DE Woodley Adeyanju Ninkovich n/a
DT Kudla Pitcock Montgomery Rice/Peko/Green
DT Paxson Watson Pitcock Cofield/Hayden
DE Hali Iwebema Alford n/a
LB Posluszny Greenway Schlegel Carpenter
LB Hawk Hodge Harris McGarigle/Zalewski
DB Zemaitis Hall Johnson Mason
DB Cole Youboty Allen n/a
SS Whitner Smith n/a n/a
FS Salley Lowry Smith n/a
PR/KR Ginn Breaston Williams Wallace

ACC

Big 12

Big East

Conference USA

MAC

Mountain West

PAC 10

SEC

Sun Belt

WAC

ESPN College Football Awards: December 8

Heisman Trophy: December 10

CNN/Sports Illustrated All-American

American Football Coach's All-American

Playboy All-American Football Team

NCAA 2005 Football Statistics

Division I Football Statistics

Game Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Passing Defense Scoring Defense Total Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Fumbles Recovered Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Sacks
Northern Illinois 27 36 20 27 73 31 26 3 40 n/a 1 68 3 n/a
Notre Dame 49 62 56 77 70 27 35 40 42 94 n/a 90 22 n/a
Eastern Michigan 37 56 41 34 42 20 8 14 33 n/a n/a 90 16 n/a
Wisconsin 42 50 38 49 49 15 21 15 23 45 n/a 85 27 n/a
Michigan State 33 44 27 41 52 24 24 24 25 45 14 74 29 n/a
Minnesota 41 56 49 50 66 20 24 31 35 40 14 42 19 n/a
Penn State 36 62 47 48 74 18 28 34 30 37 8 33 24 n/a
Iowa 41 57 48 52 76 32 26 34 36 44 24 37 32 n/a
Northwestern 37 65 46 48 62 46 26 51 36 40 22 53 41 n/a
Indiana 34 64 49 41 48 40 18 36 29 24 39 19 38 n/a
Ohio State 40 60 54 50 45 51 22 38 24 22 23 21 31 n/a
Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 73
Totals 34 64 49 41 48 40 18 36 29 24 39 19 38 n/a
Individual Hart-Rushing Henne-Passing Henne-Total Offense Henne-Passing Efficiency Avant-Receptions Avant-Receiving Yards Rivas-Scoring Hart-All Purpose Yards Ryan-Punting Breaston-Punt Returns Rivas-Field Goals Breaston-Kickoff Returns Woodley-Sacks Hall-Interceptions
Northern Illinois 23 26 43 27 10 11 15 21 32 50 10 50 1 4
Notre Dame n/a n/a n/a n/a 25 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eastern Michigan n/a n/a n/a n/a 13 19 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wisconsin n/a n/a n/a 57 9 13 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 85 n/a n/a
Michigan State n/a n/a n/a 46 6 17 n/a n/a n/a n/a 22 n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota n/a n/a n/a 57 7 21 n/a n/a n/a n/a N/A n/a n/a n/a
Penn State n/a n/a n/a 59 6 24 n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 25 n/a n/a
Iowa 31 57 n/a n/a 7 23 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Northwestern n/a n/a n/a 60 10 25 43 n/a n/a 31 6 n/a n/a n/a
Indiana n/a 50 n/a n/a 11 23 44 n/a 29 16 n/a 19 n/a n/a
Ohio State n/a 46 n/a 46 18 29 43 n/a n/a 18 10 21 n/a n/a
Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Totals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A n/a n/a N/A N/A n/a N/A N/A N/A N/A

Developing Depth Chart for 2007

Developing Depth Chart for 2006

Depth Chart for 2004

Depth Chart 2003

Depth Chart 2002

Depth Chart 2001