MICHIGAN WOLVERINE FOOTBALL

Official Depth Chart-USC-Rose Bowl-January 1, 2007

Official Depth Chart-Ohio State-November 13

Official Depth Chart-Indiana-November 6

Official Depth Chart-Ball State-October 30

Official Depth Chart-Northwestern-October 23

Official Depth Chart-Iowa-October 16

Official Depth Chart-Penn State-October 9

Official Depth Chart-Michigan State-October 2

Official Depth Chart-Minnesota-September 25

Official Depth Chart-Wisconsin-September 18

Official Depth Chart-Notre Dame-September 11

Official Depth Chart-CMU September 5

Official Depth Chart-Vanderbilt August 28

2006 Roster

9 Starters named 1st Team All-Big Ten

Michigan Stadium Renovations

MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH CHART 2006

NCAA Team Statistics-Michigan

Big Ten Conference Statistical Leaders

Michigan Football Statistics

OFFENSE
Game-2006 Yards Rushing Yards Passing Total Yards First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts

Vanderbilt
246 135 381 20 11 of 19 3 17 27 73 33:29:00 1 1 4 0

Central Michigan
252 134 386 23 4 of 14 5 31 41 71 36:45:00 0 1 5 0

Notre Dame
120 220 340 17 4 of 13 4 20 47 63 33:56:00 1 2 6 0

Wisconsin
111 211 322 16 2 of 14 4 13 27 64 31:15:00 3 2 6 0

Minnesota
234 284 518 23 10 of 16 3 14 28 69 37:39:00 0 1 3 0

Michigan State
211 140 351 20 3 of 11 2 10 31 59 32:25:00 0 0 3 0

Penn State
116 196 312 16 7 of 16 2 10 17 63 33:26:00 0 2 7 0

Iowa
88 203 291 19 6 of 15 3 17 20 72 34:23:00 1 3 5 0

Northwestern
202 116 318 16 6 of 17 3 17 17 66 32:57:00 2 0 6 0

Ball State
352 155 507 24 8 of 15 4 20 34 71 34:32:00 2 0 4 0

Indiana
208 168 376 21 7 of 12 4 20 34 62 33:56:00 1 2 3 0

Ohio State
130 267 397 17 4 of 14 5 31 39 65 28:58:00 0 4 5 0

USC
12 309 321 19 7 of 16 2 8 18 68 29:58:00 2 6 6 0
Totals 2282 2538 4820 251 79 of 192 44 228 380 866 433:39:00 13 24 63 0

The team ranked #1 in the Big Ten in rushing offense only manages 12 net rushing yards in the Rose Bowl, and in Big Ten games against 5 quality opponents (including Notre Dame), we average 113 net rushing yards per game. Perhaps we should consider a different offensive scheme that works in the age of NCAA football parity. This includes utilizing the fullback and tight ends more. Rushing the football used to be a way to show dominance in strength against an opponent and creating time of possession advantage that prevents teams from being allowed be on offense; in today's game, speed and quickness give teams the ability to score often and quickly when needed as Ohio State, USC, Boise State and others have demonstrated.

Quarterback
Henne
Forcier/Kastl

Cone/Mondol/Ziegler/Sheridan
Henne, Chad 7 QB 1 Jr. 6'2" 224 Starter 4.6 n/a 270 n/a 3.5
Forcier, Jason 19 QB 2 Fr. 6'2" 218 Redshirt 4.57 33" n/a 1080 3
Kastl, Jeff 13 QB 3 5th 6'3" 214 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cone, David 12 QB 4 Fr. 6'6" 201 Recruit 4.9 29" 250 960 3.5
Mondol, Lee 17 QB 5 Fr. 6'2" 195 Walk-on 4.8 25" n/a 1570 3.3
Ziegler, Jeff 10 QB 6 Fr. 6'6" 205 Walk-on 4.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sheridan, Nick 8 QB 7 Fr. 6'1" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


Comments: Henne was named 2nd team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media behind Troy Smith. Henne was named a semi-finalist for the Davey O'Brien quarterback award. Henne was 203 of 328 for 2508 yards, 22 TDs, 8 interceptions (+14) and 23 sacks. His efficiency was 143.38; he is efficient enough, but no quarterback can survive the blitzing onslaught with 6 sacks and many hurries without at least one mistake. We recruit and redshirt David Cone and also add Lee Mondol, Jeff Ziegler and Nick Sheridan as redshirt walk-ons; however, no depth was developed or established at this position as Forcier get a chance to play only a few minutes in five games completing 3 of 3 passes and running twice for 14 yards.

Blocking Back (H-Back)
Oluigbo
Paul/Criswell
Oluigbo, Obi 40 FB-H Back 1 5th 6'0" 229 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paul, Will 34 FB-H Back 2 Jr. 6'3" 251 Backup 4.6 n/a 340 20 3.3
Criswell, Andre 39 FB-H Back 3 Fr. 6'1" 258 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a 2.9
Moundros, Mark 33 FB-H Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 212 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thornbladh, Robbie 25 FB-H Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Oluigbo had two catches for 23 yards, but no carries in 13 games. He did a nice blocking, but an offensive scheme that underutilizes skill players demonstrates an incomplete paradigm in coaching strategy. Oluigbo forced two fumbles on special teams: one on a punt and the other kickoff return against Notre Dame and Penn State. Paul was a solid backup who started in 2005, but will not return for a 5th year in 2007. Look for Minor to bulk up, and become the next fullback. Criswell is another solid backup and special teams player, and may contribute more in 2007. Thompson started at this position against Ball State, and also has expired his eligibility after playing fullback and tight end.

Tailback
Hart
Minor/Grady/Jackson/Brown
Hart, Mike 20 TB 1 Jr. 5'9" 196 Starter 4.4 n/a 300 1080 3.75
Grady, Kevin 3 TB 2 So. 5'9" 216 Shoulder 4.48 n/a 350 n/a 2.7
Jackson, Jerome 24 TB 3 Sr. 5'11" 206 Backup 4.45 n/a 315 n/a n/a
Minor, Brandon 4 TB 4 Fr. 6'0" 210 Backup 4.5 38" 335 n/a 2.9
Brown, Carlos 23 TB 5 Fr. 6'0" 200 Backup 4.47 n/a 300 890 3.9

Comments: Mike Hart was named 1st team All-Big Ten, and was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award. Mike Hart had 1562 yards in 318 attempts with 14 TDs; he also had 15 catches for 127 yards. Brandon Minor contributed 238 yards in 42 carries and 2 TDs; he ended the season as Hart's backup. Kevin Grady added 187 yards on 55 carries including 3 TDs, but also has 4 fumbles that we recovered each time. Grady caught an 8 yard pass for his first reception against Northwestern, and injured his shoulder; however, he did dress for the Ohio State game, but didn't play in the Rose Bowl. Jerome Jackson had 213 yards in 28 carries with 2 TDs. Carlos Brown has decided not to redshirt; he had 16 carries for 41 yards, and looked good in the Indiana game.

Flanker
Breaston-Sr.
Tabb-Sr./Dutch/Bradley
Breaston, Steve 15 FL 1 5th 6'1" 182 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a 890 3.2
Dutch, Doug 81 FL 2 So. 5"10" 195 Backup 4.3 n/a 330 1000 3.8
Jordan, Tyrone 14 FL 3 Sr. 5'10" 187 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, Landon 2 FL 4 Sr. 5'8" 171 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Breaston had 58 catches for 670 yards and 2 TDs, 10 carries for 80 yards. He had an outstanding career at Michigan, and led our team in receptions this season and set career records as a punt returner and Rose Bowl records. Carl Tabb only caught one pass 2 yards and started three games because of the Arrington legal issues. Alijah Bradley caught one pass for -5 yards. We need to do a better job of getting more receivers involved at this position, and hopefully Marquis Maze, Toney Clemons and Junior Hemingway will change this.

Wide Receiver
Manningham/Arrington

Matthews/Savoy

Manningham, Mario 86 WR 1 So. 6'0" 182 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a 3.2
Arrington, Adrian 16 WR 2 So. 6'3" 190 Redshirt 4.46 n/a 225 n/a 3.43
Matthews, Greg 13 WR 3 Fr. 6'3" 195 Recruit 4.51 28" 235 n/a 2.7
Savoy, Laterryal 82 WR 4 Fr. 6'2" 205 Redshirt 4.59 37" 300 15 2.8
Wright, Ben 18 WR 5 Jr. 5'9" 196 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Middleton, David 84 WR 6 Fr. 6'2" 198 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bass, Antonio 18 WR 7 So. 6'0" 197 Redshirt 4.4 n/a 355 21 3

Comments: Manningham was the Chevrolet Player of the game against the Irish and Badgers, and was named 1st Team All-Big Ten. He had 38 grabs for 703 yards and 9 TDs plus 6 runs for 19 yards. Arrington had 40 catches for 544 yards and 8 TDs. Mathews had 7 catches for 68 yards as a true frosh; he will contribute more in 2007. Savoy saw limited action as did Dutch, and with all the new receivers coming in including Rogers and Webb, my prediction is for Savoy to move to safety and Dutch won't return to contribute.

Tight End
Ecker/Butler
Massey/Thompson-Sr./McLaurin
Ecker, Tyler 89 TE 1 5th 6'6" 246 Starter 4.52 n/a 270 21 3.5
Massey, Mike 83 TE 2 So. 6'4" 234 Backup 4.7 n/a 285 980 2.5
Butler, Carson 85 TE 3 Fr. 6'4" 247 Redshirt 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 2.9
Thompson, Brian 35 TE 4 5th 6'2" 240 Backup 4.65 n/a n/a 21 3.4
McLaurin, Chris 42 TE 5 Fr. 6'3" 234 Redshirt 4.6 29" n/a n/a 3.6
Woods, Quintin 88 TE 6 Fr. 6'6" 220 NCAA Clearinghouse 4.6 n/a 235 n/a 3

Comments: Ecker had 6 catches in 7 games for 2 TDs and 77 yards, and caught 6 catches for 78 yards in the Rose Bowl. He could have really helped had he been healthy. Butler had 19 catches for 166 yards and 1 TD; he showed speed and ended the season as co-starter. Massey had 8 catches for 72 yards; The tight end position has 39 catches for 393 yards and 3 TDs in 13 games, pretty weak. This is an average of 3 catches for 30 yards per game. I think this reflects more on the coaching and philosophy rather than the talent. Tight end is like Fullback, it is only a blocking position for our running attack. McLaurin did contribute on special teams in the last few games. Woods will redshirt or greyshirt depending on NCAA Clearinghouse determination. In 2007, we add Martell Webb and Steve Watson; this should help our ability to diversify this position and involve it more as an offensive threat.

Scoring Offense
Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Breaston, Steve 58 670 2
Arrington, Adrian 40 544 8
Manningham, Mario 38 703 9
Butler, Carson 19 166 1
Hart, Mike 17 125 0
Ecker, Tyler 12 155 2
Massey, Mike 8 72 0
Mathews, Greg 7 68 0
Tabb, Carl 1 2 0
Oluigbo, Obi 2 23 0
Minor, Brandon 1 9 0
Grady, Kevin 1 8 0
Bradley, Alijah 1 -5 0
Totals 205 2540 22

One can only speculate on the impact of a healthy Antonio Bass, a healthy Tyler Ecker and a healthy Mario Manningham would have made on our offense.
Scorer Yards TDs FG Extras Points
Rivas, Garrett 0 0 17 42 93
Hart, Michael 1687 14 0 2 86
Breaston, Steve 1548 3 0 0 18
Manningham, Mario 722 9 0 0 54
Arrington, Adrian 544 8 0 0 42
Minor, Brandon 251 2 0 0 12
Jackson, Jerome 213 2 0 0 12
Grady, Kevin 195 3 0 0 18
Defensive Scores: Woodley, Burgess and Pollack 176 3 0 0 18
Butler, Carson 166 1 0 0 6
Ecker, Tyler 155 2 0 0 12
Mathews, Greg 82 0 0 0 0
Oluigbo, Obi 51 0 0 0 0
Brown, Carlos 41 0 0 0 0
Tabb, Carl 30 0 0 0 0
Forcier, Jason 14 0 0 0 0
Hood, Darnell 12 0 0 0 0
Simpson, Mister 11 0 0 0 0
Gingell, Jason 0 0 0 1 1
Bradley, Alijah -3 0 0 0 0
Riley, Rueben -9 0 0 0 0
Totals 5886 47 17 45 279

Right Tackle
Riley
Mitchell/Zirbel
Riley, Rueben 72 RT 1 5th 6'4" 305 Starter 4.95 32" 455 19 3.55
Zirbel, Cory 75 RT 2 Fr. 6'5" 296 Redshirt 5.1 n/a 365 19 3.1
Schilling, Steve 52 RT 3 Fr. 6'5" 300 Recruit 4.9 n/a n/a 1800 3.68
Dorenstein, Perry 79 RT 4 Fr. 6'7" 317 Recruit 5.17 23" 330 24/1560 4.3
Kolodziej, Mike 76 RT 6 5th 6'7" 305 Injured 4.95 n/a 320 20 3.7
Nowicki, Bryant 68 RT 5 Fr. 6'8" 340 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Riley starts every game and does an adequate job; Mitchell was the first backup and Zirbel saw very limited action. Kolodziej never played his senior season due to injuries. Schilling redshirted due to "mono" and shoulder surgery, but expect him to be a big contributor in 2007-2010. Dorenstein redshirted too.

Right Guard
Mitchell
Boren/Ciulla/Schifano
Mitchell, Alex 73 RG 1 So. 6'5" 317 Starter 5.1 24" 405 21 3.4
Schifano, Justin 78 RG 2 Fr. 6'4" 300 Backup 5.07 n/a 400 1220 3.5
DeBenedictis, Grant 64 RG 3 So. 6'5" 286 Backup 4.93 n/a 330 31/1370 3.75
Lyall, Patrick 60 RG 4 So. 6'0" 279 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Mitchell was our most versatile lineman playing mostly right guard, but also right and left tackle; he was responsible for at least two or three of the six sacks against USC. Boren was the first freshman to start on the offensive line since All-American Dean Dingman in 1987, and the 4th ever with Tom Dixon and Bubba Paris as two others in 1980 and 1978. Schifano and Ciulla are backing up Mitchell and Boren.

Center
Bihl-Sr.
McAvoy
2006 MICHIGAN Football Player # Position Depth Class Height Weight Status 40 yd. Dash Best Vertical Jump Bench Press Max. ACT composite or SAT Maximum Grade Point Average (High School)
Bihl, Mark 54 C 1 5th 6'5" 299 Starter 4.84 36" 340 19 3.7
Moosman, David 60 C 2 Jr. 6'4" 298 Redshirt 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9
McAvoy, Tim 62 C 3 Fr. 6'5" 290 Redshirt 4.8 n/a n/a 24 3.3
Boren, Justin 65 C 4 Fr. 6'3" 308 Recruit 5.0 23" 500 25/1120 3.3

Comments: Bihl made 2nd team All-Big Ten; Moosman and McAvoy are his two primary backups. Moosman was hurt so McAvoy was the first backup in the last half of the season. Moosman didn't make the travel team to Ohio State.

Left Guard
Kraus
Boren/Ciulla
Kraus, Adam 57 LG 1 Jr. 6'6" 297 Starter 4.9 29" 300 25 2.7
Ciulla, Jeremy 70 LG 2 So. 6'4" 292 Backup 5 n/a 325 1100 3.6
Boren, Justin 65 LG 3 Fr. 6'3" 314 Recruit 5 23" 500 25/1120 3.3
Saigh, Jon 62 LG 4 So. 6'4" 294 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ramirez, Michael 69 LG 5 Fr. 6'2" 203 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kraus was named 2nd Team All-Big Ten; he or Boren may move to center for 2007. Ciulla backed up both guard positions, but Boren did play Left Guard against Ball State.

Left Tackle
Long-Co-Captain
Mitchell/Ortmann
Long, Jake 77 LT 1 Jr. 6'7" 313 Starter 5 n/a 380 n/a 2.9
Ortmann, Mark 71 LT 2 Fr. 6'6" 298 Redshirt 5.06 n/a 350 1130 3.9
Gallimore, Brett 74 LT 3 So. 6'4" 308 Backup 5.1 24" 350 n/a 2.7

Comments: Co-Captain Jake Long made 1st team All-American and 1st team All-Big Ten; he has chosen to return for 2007 Ortmann backed him up, but when Long hurt his shoulder in the Ball State game, Mitchell went to Left Tackle. Ortmann didn't make the travel team to Ohio State; perhaps he was injured. Gallimore didn't make the travel team to Columbus either, and may not return in 2007.

Offensive Line
LT LG C RG RT
Long Kraus Bihl Mitchell Riley
Mitchell Boren McAvoy Boren Mitchell
Ortmann Ciulla Moosman Ciulla/Schifano Zirbel
Zirbel Schifano Kraus Riley Schifano/Gallimore
Redshirting Moosman Mitchell Moosman Redshirting
Dorenstein/Schilling Schifano Boren/Ciulla McAvoy Dorenstein/Schilling

1-Long-LT

2-Kraus-LG

3/4/5/6-Bihl-C/Mitchell-RG/RT/LT/Riley-RT/Boren-RG

7/8/9/10/11/12-Ciulla-LG/Ortmann-LT/Schifano-RG/Zirbel-RT/McAvoy-C/Moosman-C/Schilling-RT

13-Dorenstein-RT/LT

15/16-Gallimore-RG/RT/LT/DeBenedictis-RG

DEFENSE

2006 Game
Yards Allowed Rushing Yards Allowed Passing Total Yards Allowed First Downs Allowed 3rd/4th Down Conversions Red Zones Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Time Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts

Vanderbilt
42 129 171 9 4 of 17 0 0 7 52 26:31:00 2 6 7 0

Central Michigan
16 188 204 14 5 of 16 3 17 17 60 23:15:00 3 5 6 0

Notre Dame
4 241 245 14 3 of 16 2 14 21 66 26:04:00 5 3 7 0

Wisconsin
12 236 248 14 4 of 19 1 3 13 70 28:45:00 1 4 11 0

Minnesota
108 215 n/a 18 4 of 14 2 7 14 58 22:21:00 0 0 7 0

Michigan State
60 252 312 14 9 of 18 3 13 13 61 27:35:00 2 2 4 0

Penn State
-14 200 186 11 5 of 16 1 3 10 56 26:34:00 1 7 7 0

Iowa
41 197 238 14 3 of 14 3 6 6 60 25:37:00 1 5 7 0

Northwestern
-13 204 191 10 3 of 17 1 3 3 59 27:03:00 5 3 7 0

Ball State
47 250 297 14 2 of 13 2 7 26 56 25:28:00 0 3 7 0

Indiana
26 105 131 11 4 of 15 1 0 3 53 24:36:00 1 5 7 0

Ohio State
187 316 503 24 6 of 11 3 21 42 70 31:02:00 3 1 3 0

USC
48 391 n/a 21 8 of 16 4 20 32 68 30:02:00 1 1 4 0
Totals 564 2924 3488 188 61 of 202 26 114 207 789 344:53:00 25 45 84 0

Kudos to Ron English, Steve Stripling, new defensive backs coach, Ron Lee, and new linebacker coach, Steve Szabo. This was one mighty fine defense led by Captain, Lombardi and Hendrick Award Winner Woodley and 1st Team All-Americans Hall, Harris and Woodley. Hall and Woodley were quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy. Hall was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. It is a mystery as to how Ohio State puts up 41 and USC 32 in the final two games with USC scoring 29 second half points. Obviously, we could use more cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers who can immediately contribute.
Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups
Defensive Backs 45.45% 325 15.5 4 3 4 7 32
Linebackers 31.47% 225 34 11.5 3 1 4 9
Line 18.60% 133 43.5 28 7 8 1 4
Special Teams-Other 4.50% 32 0 0 2 2 0 0
Totals 100% 715 93 43.5 15 15 12 45

We have held our opponents to only 33 rushing first downs and 5 rushing touchdowns (two for Ohio State, two for MSU and one for Ball State). Michigan has limited their opponents to only 9 red zone touchdowns (tops in the Big Ten), and have the second least opponent 1st downs and best 3rd down conversion percentage in the Big Ten.

Defensive Tackle
Branch
Johnson/Graham/McKinney
Branch, Alan 80 DT 1 Jr. 6'6" 331 Starter 5 n/a 355 n/a n/a
McKinney, James 44 DT 2 Fr. 6'2" 285 Redshirt 4.94 24.5" n/a 17 2.7
Ferrara, John 94 DT 3 Fr. 6'4" 285 Recruit 5.1 n/a 335 1650 4
Knill, Mike 63 DT 4 Sr. 6'5" 285 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


Comments: Branch was in on 25 tackles, 5 for loss, 2 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass deflection, a couple quarterback hits and many hurries; his hit on Quinn led to Burgess' second interception against Notre Dame and his hit on the Penn State quarterback, Morelli, knocked him out of the game. Branch was named 1st team All-Big Ten. Hopefully, he'll return for 2007 rather that go professional, but his Rose Bowl effort showed me that he may be better served by returning. Will Johnson and Brandon Graham backed him up. Graham had 3 tackles, .5 for loss, a forced fumble and one sack. McKinney played in the Northwestern game, and made the travel team to Ohio State. Newcomer and walk-on, Mike Knill, got to play in the Wisconsin game and has made two travel rosters. John Ferrara redshirted. I think Graham will move back to defensive end for 2007, and this will leave this position open for McKinney, Johnson, Slocum and Ferrara if Branch leaves.

Nose Tackle
Taylor

Johnson/Graham/McKinney
Taylor, Terry 67 NG 1 So. 6'0" 305 Starter 4.9 n/a 550 20 2.8
Johnson, Will 97 NG 2 So. 6'5" 291 Backup 4.7 28" 425 18 3.8
Walton, Marques 95 NG 3 So. 6'0" 292 Backup 4.9 30" 405 25 2.5
Kates, Jason 93 NG 4 Fr. 6'2" 352 Recruit 5 20" 405 n/a 2.7

Comments: Terrence Taylor had 23 tackles, 5 for loss, one sack, two tipped passes with a fumble recovery. Will Johnson backed him up, and had 7 tackles, 2.5 for loss and one sack. Marques Walton didn't play much as Brandon Graham came on. Jason Kates redshirted while he reduces his weight of 352 lbs. Slocum greyshirts or redshirts depending upon academic status so this will give him eligibility for 2007-2010 if he keeps his grades up.

Defensive End-Strong Side (Tight End)
Biggs-Sr.
Jamison/Germany
Jamison, Tim 90 DE-strong 1 So. 6'3" 254 Starter 4.7 n/a 300 n/a 2.6
Biggs, Rondell 91 DE-strong 2 5th 6'3" 278 Backup 4.7 n/a 330 n/a n/a
Germany, Eugene 96 DE-strong 3 Fr. 6'2" 279 Redshirt 4.65 n/a n/a 940 2.4
Graham, Brandon 55 DE-strong 4 Fr. 6'2" 274 Recruit 4.63 26" 385 n/a 3.2
Patterson, Adam 99 DE-strong 4 Fr. 6'2" 250 Recruit 4.64 n/a 360 n/a 2.6


Comments: Biggs had 15 tackles, 8 for loss with 6 sacks and one pass deflection; he was totally negated in the Rose Bowl and was a non-factor with no tackles. Tim Jamison had 13 tackles, 5 sacks, but also took 3 personal foul penalties in 2006; he contributed 3 tackles in the Rose Bowl. Germany also saw action with 3 tackles, but not in the Rose Bowl. Adam Patterson had 2 tackles, and didn't redshirt. Look for Brandon Graham and Tim Jamison to log most of the playing time at the defensive end positions in 2007 with Patterson, Banks and Germany contributing as well.

Defensive End-Weak Side (RLB or Rush End)
Woodley-Sr.-Co-Captain/Lombardi and Hendricks Award Winner

Van Alstyne/Jamison
Woodley, Lamarr 56 DE-weak 1 Sr. 6'2" 269 Starter 4.5 29" 325 16 2.8
Van Alstyne, Jeremy 50 DE-weak 2 5th 6'4" 266 Backup 4.78 n/a 350 1050 3.5
Banks, Greg 92 DE-weak 3 Fr. 6'4" 246 Recruit 4.67 n/a 310 n/a 2.8
North, Tim 58 DE-weak 4 Fr. 6'1" 255 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Captain, Lombardi and Henricks Award Winner Lamarr Woodley had 36 tackles, 12 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries including one ran for a TD to lead the defense. Woodley was named 1st team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Van Alstyne has seen some action here, and had 6 tackles. Banks redshirted.

Defensive Line
DE-Strong NT DT DE-Weak (RLB)
Biggs Taylor Branch Woodley
Jamison Johnson Johnson Van Alstyne
Germany Graham McKinney Jamison
Patterson Knill Graham Germany/Patterson
Knill
Defensive Line Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections Role/Status
Woodley, Lamarr 36 16.5 12 4 4 0 0 DE-weak
Branch, Alan 25 6 2 2 3 1 1 DT
Taylor, Terry 23 5 1 0 1 0 2 NT
Biggs, Rondell 15 8 6 0 0 0 1 DE-strong
Jamison, Tim 13 5 5 0 0 0 0 DE-backup
Johnson, Will 7 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 DT-backup
Van Alstyne, Jeremy 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE-backup
Graham, Brandon 3 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 DE-backup
Germany, Eugene 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE-backup
Patterson, Adam 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE-backup
Totals 133 43.5 28 7 8 1 4 Totals

Outside Linebacker-SAM

Crable
Burgess/Pollack
Crable, Shawn 2 OLB-SAM 1 Jr. 6'5" 241 Starter 4.5 n/a 345 n/a 2.8
Burgess, Prescott 6 OLB-SAM 2 Sr. 6'3" 235 Backup 4.55 n/a n/a 17 2.9
Ezeh, Obi 44 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'2" 213 Recruit 4.48 n/a 350 25 3.7

Comments: Crable had 37 tackles, 10.5 for loss including 5.5 sacks, three pass break ups, 2 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Crable was named 2nd team All-Big Ten. Burgess was the first backup with Pollack getting a pick for a TD. Ezeh redshirted after Summer shoulder surgery, and reports in Rose Bowl practice were that he was looking good. Mouton also moves here for 2007.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE
Harris-Sr.
J.Thompson
Harris, Dave 45 ILB-WILL 1 5th 6'2" 239 Starter 4.65 n/a 355 20 2.4
Thompson, John 49 ILB-WILL 2 So. 6'1" 234 Backup 4.55 n/a 410 17 3.2
Patilla, Quintin 36 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'1" 216 Recruit 4.56 n/a 320 n/a 2.76
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 55 ILB-WILL 4 Fr. 6'1" 230 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Butkus candidate and Semi-Finalist David Harris led the team in tackles with 103, 16 for loss with 4 sacks, one interception and a pass break up. He was named 1st Team All-Big 10 and All-American. Thompson contributed 6 tackles including 2 in the Rose Bowl. Mixon redshirted. Look for Junior College transfer Austin Panter to man this position in 2007 unless Thompson, Graham or Mixon can beat him out in Spring practice.

Inside Linebacker-WILL
Graham/Burgess
Logan
Graham, Chris 37 ILB-MIKE 1 Jr. 5'11" 220 Backup 4.4 31" 360 600 2.1
Logan, Brandon 46 ILB-MIKE 2 Fr. 6'0" 218 Redshirt 4.5 26" 325 17 2.5
Pollack, Max 97 ILB-MIKE 3 Sr. 6'1" 218 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moore, Dan 28 ILB-MIKE 4 Sr. 6'0" 219 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mixon, Cobrini 33 ILB-MIKE 5 Fr. 6'1" 226 Recruit 4.6 n/a 405 n/a 2.8

Comments: Burgess was our second leading tackler with 50, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions and 3 pass break ups; however, Chris Graham started the Rose Bowl. Chris Graham contributed 25 tackles, one for loss and 2 pass break ups, but came up with no tackles in the Rose Bowl. Brandon Logan also backed them up, and contributed 4 tackles. We must get better at this position, and look for Graham, Thompson, Mixon, Logan, Patilla, Ezeh and new recruits, Herron to step up in 2007.

Linebackers
ILB-WILL ILB-MIKE OLB-SAM
Burgess Harris Crable
C.Graham Thompson Burgess
Thompson Logan Pollack
Logan Moore Logan
Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups Role/Status
Harris, David 103 16 4 1 0 1 1 ILB-Mike
Burgess, Prescott 50 6.5 3 0 0 2 3 ILB-Will
Crable, Shawn 37 10.5 4.5 2 1 0 3 OLB-SAM
Graham, Chris 25 1 0 0 0 0 2 ILB-Will
Logan, Brandon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-backup
Thompson, John 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-backup
Pollack, Max 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 OLB-SAM backup
Totals 225 34 11.5 3 1 4 9 Totals

Defensive Back-Wideside
Hall-Sr.
Sears
Hall, Leon 29 WCB 1 Sr. 5'11" 193 Starter 4.42 33" n/a 960 3.2
Trent, Morgan 14 WCB 2 So. 6'1" 184 Backup 4.4 35" n/a 20 3.5
Hood, Darnell 4 WCB 3 5th 5'11" 192 Backup 4.35 33" 305 n/a 2.5

Comments: Hall was an All-American, Nagurski Finalist, Thorpe Semi-Finalist and All-Big Ten performer; he had 45 tackles, 2 for loss, 1 sack, 15 pass break ups (leading the Big Ten), 2 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions. Hall has broken up more passes than anyone in Michigan history. Unfortunately, he couldn't cover Jarrett or Smith in the Rose Bowl, and did not look good. Sears and Hood backed him up; Hood has 17 tackles on punt coverage and Sears had 13, none in the Rose Bowl as he didn't play on defense. We really need Ron Johnson to pledge along with prior commitment, Troy Woolfolk, to give us the opportunity to cover all the talented NCAA receivers we face.

Defensive Back-Shortside
Trent/Harrison
Stewart
Stewart, Charles 5 SCB 1 So. 6'1" 196 Starter 4.45 28" 310 21 3.5
Harrison, Brandon 27 SCB 2 So. 5'8" 206 Backup 4.25 37.3" 330 17 3
Sears, Johnny 25 SCB 3 Fr. 6'0" 184 Redshirt 4.4 34" n/a n/a n/a
Richards, Chris 28 SCB 4 Fr. 5'11" 176 Redshirt 4.44 36" 220 1050 3.3
Plummer, Kyle 22 SCB 5 Sr. 5'10" 166 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Trent had 45 tackles, two for loss, one interception, two pass break ups and a fumble recovery despite missing the Minnesota game and breaking his hand. Stewart had 22 tackles, mostly on special teams; he had 2 pass break ups. Harrison was our "nickel," and contributed 30 tackles, 3 for loss including a sack.

Strong Safety
Adams
Mundy/Engelmon/Campbell
Mundy, Ryan 21 SS 1 Sr. 6'1" 208 Starter 4.37 37" 290 830 2.7
Campbell, Anton 9 SS 2 Jr. 5'11" 196 Backup 4.45 36" 330 18 2.8
Englemon, Brandent 31 SS 2 Jr. 5'11" 205 Injured 4.5 n/a 260 20 4.9
Edwards, Shakir 27 SS 3 So. 6'0" 207 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mouton, Jonas 8 SS 4 Fr. 6'2" 217 Recruit 4.5 n/a 375 n/a 2.6
Opong-Owusu, B.J. 32 SS 5 Fr. 5'11" 201 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Carl, Mike 26 SS 6 Sr. 6'0" 202 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McComb, Ian 20 SS 7 Fr. 6'2" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jamar Adams led the backfield with 47 tackles, three for loss, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and 6 pass break ups. Adams made 2nd team All-Big Ten. Mundy had 25 tackles, 2 for loss with one sack and an interception; he didn't play in the Rose Bowl. Engelmon contributed 29 tackles, 2.5 for loss with a forced fumble and 3 pass break ups; he also didn't play in the Rose Bowl on defense, but did appear on special teams. Campbell played a lot on special teams, doing superb on kickoff coverage and contributed 10 tackles. Mouton redshirted and may possibly switch to SAM for next year, but since Crable is the starter, we may still need him at safety.

Free Safety
Barringer-Sr.

Brown
Adams, Jamar 22 FS 1 Jr. 6'2" 210 Starter 4.45 33" 315 940 3
Brown, Steve 30 FS 2 Fr. 6'0" 205 Recruit 4.39 35" 360 1410 n/a
Barringer, Willis 19 FS 3 5th 6'0" 210 Backup 4.37 n/a 300 19 2.9
Hornaday, Matt 12 FS 4 So. 5'10" 188 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Conover, Jon 29 FS 5 Fr. 6'2" 200 Walk-on 4.55 n/a 285 n/a 3.7

Comments: Barringer contributed 17 tackles, one interception and two pass break ups; he started the Rose Bowl and had a good first half, but the second half wasn't pretty. Stevie Brown is our backup at free safety; he also is the flyer on punt returns, and is our top punt rusher; he had 14 tackles.

Defensive Backfield
SCB SS FS WCB
Trent Adams Barringer Hall
Harrison Engelmon/Mundy Brown Sears
Stewart Campbell Mundy Hood
Richards Edwards Harrison Richards
Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups Role/Status
Adams, Jamar 47 3 1 1 0 1 6 FS/SS
Hall, Leon 45 2 1 0 2 3 15 WCB
Trent, Morgan 45 2 0 0 1 1 2 SCB
Harrison, Brandon 30 3 1 0 1 0 0 Nickel
Engelmon, Brandent 29 2.5 0 1 0 0 3 SS
Mundy, Ryan 25 2 1 0 0 1 0 SS backup
Stewart, Charles 24 0 0 0 0 0 2 SCB backup
Barringer, Willis 17 1 0 0 0 1 3 FS backup
Hood, Darnell 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 WCB backup/Flyer punts
Brown, Stevie 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 FS backup/Flyer punts
Sears, Johnny 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 WCB backup
Campbell, Anton 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 FS/SS backup/Kickoffs
Savoy, Leterral 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kickoffs
Richards, Chris 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 WCB backup
Totals 325 15.5 4 3 4 7 32 Totals

Placekicker
Rivas-Sr.
Gingell/Ryan
Rivas, Garrett 38 PK 1 Sr. 5'9" 211 Starter 4.8 n/a 250 1120 3.3
Gingell, Jason 34 PK 2 So. 5'9" 188 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lopatka, K.C. 84 PK 3 So. 6'2" 215 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Olesnavage, Jason 92 PK 4 Fr. 6'4" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wright, Bryan 43 PK 5 Fr. 6'1" 206 Recruit 4.6 n/a 245 20 3.65

Comments: Rivas converted on 17 of 20 attempts (2 blocks, 1 miss), and had 42 of 44 on extra points for 93 points. Rivas was named 1st Team All Big Ten. Gingell beats out Lopatka as Rivas' backup, and made an extra point against the Chips. Recruit Bryan Wright redshired! Who will be our placekickers for 2007? Ryan had 33 kickoffs for a 61.6 yard average, one out of bounds and 6 touchbacks. Rivas had 43 kickoffs for a 61.8 yard average with 8 touchbacks. Mesko had a 46 yard punt after a safety.

Long Snapper
Booth/Griffin
Booth, Turner 61 Snapper 1 Sr. 6'2" 257 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Griffin, Sean 59 Snapper 2 Jr. 6'2" 234 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Turner Booth was flawless on snaps and he recovered the fumble forced by Hood after the 56 yard punt by Mesko against Wisconsin. Griffin backed up.
Special Teams-Other Role Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
Minor, Brandon Punts 3 0 0
Butler, Carson Punts 3 0 0
Kraus, Adam Punts 3 0 0
Owusu-Opong, BJ Kickoffs 5 0 0
Arrington, Adrian Kickoffs 1 0 0
Oluigbo, Obi Kickoffs 2 2 1
McLaurin, Chris Kickoffs 2 0 0
Henne, Chad Picks 2 0 0
Ryan, Ross Punts 1 0 0
Griffin, Sean Snapper 1 0 0
Booth, Turner Snapper 1 0 1
Criswell, Andre Kickoffs 1 0 0
Tabb, Carl Kickoffs 4 0 0
Thompson, Brian Punts 1 0 0
Massey, Mike Punts 2 0 0
Totals n/a 32 2 2

Our top special teams performers were Obi Oluigbo with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, Charles Stewart had 23 tackles, mostly on special teams (mostly on kickoffs), Darnell Hood had 17 tackles (mostly as our flyer on punt coverage), Anton Campbell had 9 tackles (mostly on kickoff coverage), Stevie Brown had 14 tackles, Sears had 13, BJ Opong-Owusu had 5, Savoy and Tabb had 4, Butler, Minor and Kraus had 3, Henne, Massey and McLaurin had 2 each. Our team was uncharacteristically the #10 team in the Big Ten in penalties averaging 5 per game for 45.8 yards.

Punter
Mesko

Ryan-Sr.
Ryan, Ross 3 P 1 5th 6'1" 203 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mesko, Zoltan 41 P 2 Fr. 6'4" 218 Redshirt 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9

Comments: Mesko had 50 punts for a 41.6 yard average (17 inside the 20 with 4 touchbacks and 7 fair catches), but our net punting wasn't that great. Hood did an outstanding job as our flyer! Ryan had 13 punts for a 33.2 yard average, 4 inside the 20, 4 fair catches and two touchbacks.

Punt Returns
Breaston
Hall/Mathews/Brown

Comments: Breaston is the Big Ten all time leader in punt returns; he had 29 returns for 332 yards and 1 TD for a 11.4 yard average. Hall was the back up, and had one return for 11 yards . Greg Mathews caught two for 14 yards, and Stevie Brown caught one for no yards.

Kickoff Returns
Breaston
Tabb/Sears/Bradley

Comments: Breaston has 21 returns for a 22.2 yard average, Sears had 5 returns for 89 yards, Oluigbo had 3 returns for 28 yards and Tabb had 2 for 28 yards. Brandon Minor had a 4 yard return that he fumbled. Breaston's 64 yard return ignited our offense in the second half in the Iowa game. Overall, we weren't much of a threat to teams in this department.

Walk-Ons 2006

35 candidates are trying out for 20 spots (Division I)
Booth, Turner 61 Snapper 1 Sr. 6'2" 259
Bostic, William 66 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 5'9" 207
Bradley, Alijah 26 FL 3 Sr. 5'6" 171
Buckman, Sam 99 PK 6 Fr. 6'4" 204
Carl, Mike 26 SS 6 Sr. 6'0" 202
Conover, Jon 29 FS 5 Fr. 6'2" 200
Edwards, Shakir 27 SS 3 So. 6'0" 207
Gingell, Jason 34 PK 2 So. 5'9" 188
Griffin, Sean 59 Snapper 2 Jr. 6'2" 229
Hornaday, Matt 12 FS 4 So. 5'10" 188
Jordan, Tyrone 14 FL 5 Sr. 5'10" 193
Kachhal, Ankit 88 PK 7 Fr. 6'1" 175
Kastl, Jeff 13 QB 3 5th 6'3" 214
Knill, Mike 63 DT 4 Sr. 6'5" 285
Lopatka, K.C. 84 PK 3 So. 6'2" 215
Lyall, Patrick 60 RG 4 So. 6'0" 279
McComb, Ian 20 SS 7 Fr. 6'2" 205
Middleton, David 84 WR 6 Fr. 6'2" 198
Mondol, Lee 17 QB 5 Fr. 6'2" 195
Moore, Dan 28 ILB-MIKE 4 Sr. 6'0" 219
Moundros, Mark 33 FB-H Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 212
North, Tim 58 DE-weak 5 Fr. 6'1" 255
Nowicki, Bryant 68 RT 5 Fr. 6'8" 340
Olesnavage, Jason 92 PK 4 Fr. 6'4" 205
Opong-Owusu, B.J. 32 SS 5 Fr. 5'11" 201
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 55 ILB-WILL 4 Fr. 6'1" 230
Plummer, Kyle 22 SCB 5 Sr. 5'10" 166
Pollack, Max 97 OLB-SAM 2 Sr. 6'1" 218
Ramirez, Michael 69 LG 5 Fr. 6'2" 203
Saigh, Jon 62 LG 4 So. 6'4" 294
Sheridan, Nick 8 QB 7 Fr. 6'1" 190
Smith, Landon 2 FL 5 Sr. 5'8" 174
Thornbladh, Robbie 25 FB-H Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 225
Wright, Ben 18 WR 5 Jr. 5'9" 196
Ziegler, Jeff 10 QB 6 Fr. 6'6" 205

Numerical Roster
2006 MICHIGAN Football Player #
Crable, Shawn 2
Smith, Landon 2
Grady, Kevin 3
Ryan, Ross 3
Hood, Darnell 4
Minor, Brandon 4
Stewart, Charles 5
Burgess, Prescott 6
Henne, Chad 7
Mouton, Jonas 8
Sheridan, Nick 8
Campbell, Anton 9
Ziegler, Jeff 10
Cone, David 12
Hornaday, Matt 12
Kastl, Jeff 13
Matthews, Greg 13
Jordan, Tyrone 14
Trent, Morgan 14
Breaston, Steve 15
Arrington, Adrian 16
Mondol, Lee 17
Tabb, Carl 17
Bass, Antonio 18
Wright, Ben 18
Barringer, Willis 19
Forcier, Jason 19
Hart, Mike 20
McComb, Ian 20
Mundy, Ryan 21
Adams, Jamar 22
Plummer, Kyle 22
Brown, Carlos 23
Jackson, Jerome 24
Sears, Johnny 25
Thornbladh, Robbie 25
Bradley, Alijah 26
Carl, Mike 26
Edwards, Shakir 27
Harrison, Brandon 27
Moore, Dan 28
Richards, Chris 28
Conover, Jon 29
Hall, Leon 29
Brown, Steve 30
Englemon, Brandent 31
Opong-Owusu, B.J. 32
Mixon, Cobrini 33
Moundros, Mark 33
Gingell, Jason 34
Paul, Will 34
Thompson, Brian 35
Patilla, Quintin 36
Graham, Chris 37
Rivas, Garrett 38
Criswell, Andre 39
Oluigbo, Obi 40
Mesko, Zoltan 41
McLaurin, Chris 42
Wright, Bryan 43
Ezeh, Obi 44
McKinney, James 44
Harris, Dave 45
Logan, Brandon 46
Thompson, John 49
Van Alstyne, Jeremy 50
Schilling, Steve 52
Bihl, Mark 54
Graham, Brandon 55
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 55
Woodley, Lamarr 56
Kraus, Adam 57
North, Tim 58
Griffin, Sean 59
Lyall, Patrick 60
Moosman, David 60
Booth, Turner 61
McAvoy, Tim 62
Saigh, Jon 62
Knill, Mike 63
DeBenedictis, Grant 64
Boren, Justin 65
Bostic, William 66
Taylor, Terry 67
Ramirez, Michael 69
Ciulla, Jeremy 70
Ortmann, Mark 71
Riley, Rueben 72
Mitchell, Alex 73
Gallimore, Brett 74
Zirbel, Cory 75
Kolodziej, Mike 76
Long, Jake 77
Schifano, Justin 78
Dorenstein, Perry 79
Branch, Alan 80
Dutch, Doug 81
Savoy, Laterryal 82
Massey, Mike 83
Lopatka, K.C. 84
Middleton, David 84
Butler, Carson 85
Manningham, Mario 86
Kachhal, Ankit 88
Woods, Quintin 88
Ecker, Tyler 89
Jamison, Tim 90
Biggs, Rondell 91
Banks, Greg 92
Olesnavage, Jason 92
Kates, Jason 93
Ferrara, John 94
Walton, Marques 95
Germany, Eugene 96
Johnson, Will 97
Pollack, Max 97
Buckman, Sam 99
Patterson, Adam 99

Retired Numbers: 1=Carter, Alexander, Terrell and Edwards, 11=Wistert's (Alvin, Albert and Francis), 47=Oosterbaan, 48=Ford, 87=Kramer and 98=Harmon

Available Numbers: 51, 53, 66, 68 and 69

Schedule-2006
September 2-Vanderbilt 27-7
September 9-Central Michigan University
41-17
September 16-at Notre Dame 47-21
September 23-Wisconsin
27-13
September 30-at Minnesota Gophers
28-14
October 7-Michigan State Spartans 31-13
October 14-at Penn State Nittany Lions 17-10
October 21-Iowa Hawkeyes 20-6
October 28-Northwestern Wildcats 17-3
November 4-Ball State
34-26
November 11-at Indiana Hoosiers
34-3
November 18-at Ohio State 39-42

January 1, 2007 Rose Bowl-USC 18-32

Michigan Offense is a Running Joke

Auburn adopts Ohio State's Curriculum

Big Ten Composite Schedule

Player Participation-Rose Bowl-USC

Player Participation-Ohio State

Player Participation-Indiana

Player Participation-Ball State

Player Participation-Northwestern

Player Participation-Iowa

Player Participation-Penn State

Player Participation-Michigan State

Player-Participation-Minnesota

Player Participation-Wisconsin

Player Participation-Notre Dame

Player Participation-Central Michigan

Player Participation-Vanderbilt

Regents approve $227 million dollar Big House Rennovations for 2010

2006 Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Lloyd Carr
Offensive Coordinator: Mike DeBord
Defensive Coordinator: Ron English (coaching safeties)
Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers: Erik Campbell
Quarterbacks: Scot Loeffler
Offensive Line/Tight Ends: Andy Moeller
Defensive Line: Steve Stripling (Kickoffs)
Linebackers: Steve Szabo
Defensive Backs: Ron Lee (Punt Returns)

Associate Head Coach/Running Backs: Fred Jackson (Kickoff Returns)

Recruiting Coordinator: Chris Singletary

Media Day: August 7; Practice began August 8; Media Day Pictures, Media Day(fans) was August 26

McLaurin to Tight End; Kolodziej/Boren will play

Positions up for Grabs

Carr's Press Conference-August 7

Player Quotes-August 7

Photo Gallery

Detroit News Photo Gallery

Long and Woodley named Captains

Henne, Hart and Breaston on Maxwell Watch

Long on Outland Watch

Harris up for Butkus

Woodley and Branch up for Hendricks

College Football News Preview

Athlon Preview

Michigan Football Spring Guide

Meet the Players: Adams-Griffin

Meet the Players: Hall-Ortmann

Meet the Players: Paul-Zirbel

Wolverines Lean (Are they Mean?)

Class in Session for Spring

Long moves to Left Tackle

Ron Lee and Steve Szabo hired

Jim Herrmann to the New York Jets

Herrmann may go to New York Jets or become Recruiting Coordinator

English changes mind, will stay at Michigan to be Defensive Coordinator

Loeffler to stay

Candidates to take over the Defense: Mike Trgovac, Jon Tenuta

DeBord takes over the Offense

Malone leaves for Saints, English may go to Bears and Loeffler to Patriots

Carr to shuffle Assistants

Martin gives Carr full support

Boren and Brown enroll in January, 2006; eligible for Spring game

Bass injures knee

Developing Depth Chart for 2007

Developing Depth Chart for 2008

Depth Chart 2005

Depth Chart 2004

Depth Chart 2003

Depth Chart 2002

Depth Chart 2001

College Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association

National Strength & Conditioning Association

Gittelson works "In the Shadows"

Gittelson win 2003 Strength Coach of the Year