MICHIGAN WOLVERINE FOOTBALL

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9 wins-4 losses

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Schedule-2007
September 1-Appalachian State 32-34
September 8-Oregon 7-39
September 15-
Notre Dame 38-0
September 22-
Penn State 14-9
September 29-at Northwestern 28-16

October 6-Eastern Michigan 33-22
October 13-Purdue 48-21 (homecoming)
October 20-
Illinois 27-17
October 27-Minnesota (Brown Jug) 34-10
November 3-at Michigan State (Paul Bunyan) 28-24
November 10-at Wisconsin 21-37
November 17-
Ohio State Buckeyes 3-14

January 1-Florida 41-35

MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH CHART 2007

Meet the Wolverines: Adams to Harrison

Meet the Wolverines: Hart to Zirbel

2007 Roster

Offense
Game-2007 Rushing Passing Total Yards First Downs 3rd/4th Down Efficiency Red Zones Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts

Appalachian State
246 233 479 23 7 of 17 5 23 32 77 28:48:00 2 1 4 0

Oregon
144 221 365 22 8 of 21 3 7 7 84 31:14:00 4 4 6 0

Notre Dame
289 90 379 25 11 of 18 4 28 38 77 33:44:00 1 0 4 0

Penn State
166 170 336 25 10 of 18 3 14 14 86 34:52:00 2 2 6 0
Northwestern 120 260 380 21 8 of 19 7 28 28 76 29:44:00 0 1 6 0

Eastern Michigan
255 204 459 22 6 of 14 5 26 33 65 28:47:00 2 1 3 0

Purdue
189 269 458 25 7 of 15 4 24 48 73 31:53:00 1 1 6 0

Illinois
115 228 343 23 6 of 16 5 24 27 79 34:49:00 3 4 4 0

Minnesota
307 254 561 22 8 of 16 3 17 34 70 30:51:00 2 1 4 0

Michigan State
100 211 311 18 3 of 14 3 21 28 63 26:45:00 1 2 9 0

Wisconsin
47 273 320 17 7 of 17 1 7 21 66 21:45:00 3 4 7 0

Ohio State
15 76 91 8 3 of 19 1 3 3 61 22:10:00 0 4 12 0

Florida
151 373 524 28 10 of 15 8 38 41 86 32:18:00 4 3 2 n/a
Totals 2144 2862 5006 251 94 of 219 52 260 354 953 387:40:00 25 28 72 0

Highs and Lows Bolded tell the story! Of 120 Division I teams, our offense ranks #45 in rushing offense. That is pretty sad for a team that puts so much emphasis on running the football. Our passing offense ranked #74 nationally, and passing efficiency ranked #82. We ranked #73 in total offense and #70 in scoring offense. Our offense scored 46 TDs in 13 games: Hart with 14 and the receivers with 25. Our red zone offense ranked 9th in the Big Ten, and our inability to score touchdowns in the red zone completely changed the Oregon game. One red zone in the Ohio State and Wisconsin games doesn't give out team a chance to win. It is obvious that without a variety of offensive options including a spread offense with appropriate personnel recruited, we will be a predictable offense that defensive coordinators can analyze and defend. Jim Tressel and company have had answers for our offense, and will continue to stop it until we adjust and become more unpredictable and more difficult to defend. We began the season ranked #5, and we'll end the season with a Top 25 finish!

NCAA Football Statistics on Michigan

Big Ten Football Statistics

NCAA Football Statistics

Quarterback
Henne
Mallett
Sheridan
Henne, Chad 7 QB 1 Sr. 6'2" 226 Starter 4.6 n/a 270 n/a 3.5 Yes
Mallett, Ryan 15 QB 2 Fr. 6'7" 252 Backup 5.13 n/a 275 22 3.7 Yes
Sheridan, Nick 8 QB 3 Fr. 6'1" 201 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Cone, David 12 QB 4 Fr. 6'6" 215 Backup 5.1 29" n/a n/a n/a Yes
Mondol, Lee 17 QB 5 Fr. 6'2" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Threet, Steven 10 QB 6 Fr. 6'5" 228 Transfer n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Henne completed 162 of 278 passes for 1938 yards, 17 TDs, 9 interceptions for a +8, 10 turnovers and 15 sacks. He had a 130.54 efficiency rating. Mallett completed 61 of 141 with 5 interceptions, 7 TD passes, 1 TD run, 11 sacks and 6 fumbles for 8 turnovers. His efficiency rating is 105.69; our team passing efficiency rating is 122.91 ranking us #82 nationally and #9 in the Big Ten. Sheridan was the 3rd quarterback with Cone as 4th string; Cone completed his first pass as a Wolverine against Minnesota. Forcier transfers. Threet will be eligible in 2008, and couldn't participate in the Capital One game. Will we add Terrelle Pryor to run our spread offense in 2008?

Fullback-H-Back
Moundros
Helmuth/Patilla
Moundros, Mark 44 Fullback 1 Fr. 6'1" 231 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Helmuth, Vince 32 Fullback 2 Fr. 6'1" 248 Injury 4.72 24.5" 385 n/a 3.1 Yes
Patilla, Quinton 36 Fullback 3 So. 6'1" 236 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
McColgan, John 43 Fullback 4 Fr. 6'1" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No


Comments: Moundros did nice job blocking the entire season, and had 3 catches for 11 yards, no carries. He had a huge block on the Illinois defensive end that freed Arrington to complete his TD throw to Manningham. Moundros also had 11 tackles on special teams; he is a real hustler. Helmuth played on special teams, and backed up. Patilla is back on the team, but Thornbladh was deleted from the roster due to fighting; however, he has been acquitted so he may be back. Our tight ends line up at fullback in some of DeBord's schemes. All of our three top fullbacks return for 2008: Moundros, Helmuth and Patilla and that should help for blocking our new spread offensive schemes.

Tailback
Hart-Sr.-Captain
Minor/Brown
Potemba/Milano
Hart, Mike 20 TB 1 Sr. 5'9" 202 Starter 4.4 n/a 300 1080 3.75 Yes
Brown, Carlos 23 TB 2 So. 6'0" 209 Backup 4.47 n/a n/a 890 n/a Yes
Potemba, Jim 35 TB 3 Fr. 5'6" 171 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Milano, Mike 38 TB 4 So. 5'7" 187 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Horn, Avery 34 TB 5 Fr. 5'10" 175 Redshirt 4.4 35" 310 n/a 2.8 No
Grady, Kevin 24 TB 6 Jr. 5'9" 218 Redshirt 4.48 n/a 350 n/a 2.7 No
Minor, Brandon 4 TB 7 So. 6'0" 212 Injury 4.5 38" 335 n/a n/a Yes


Comments: Michael Hart passed Anthony Thomas as Michigan's all-time leading rusher, but goes out 0-4 against Ohio State! Hart netted 1361 yards on 265 carries, 8 catches for 50 yards and 14 TDs; he is a true All-American and the #5 rusher in the nation, #1 in the Big Ten. He could have had a chance for the Heisman, but his ankle injuries prevented that. Brandon Minor netted 385 yards in 90 carries, 6 yards on 2 receptions and 257 yards on 13 kickoff returns; he had 1 TD. Carlos Brown fumbled 3 times for 3 turnovers; however, he took advantage of his opportunities and scored 4 TDs in four starts with Hart out. He gained 382 yards in 75 carries; he also had 16 kickoffs for 306 yards. Brown did not play in the Ohio State game nor did he play in the Capital One Bowl so he must have injured something or had academic difficulties. Horn had a hamstring pull, and redshirted. Coach Jackson says that Horn is the fastest back that Michigan has had in 15 years. Walk-on Jim Potemba got his first action as a Wolverine with 6 carries for 16 yards. Walk-on and former scholarship wrestler Mike Milano had 23 yards in 5 carries. Kevin Grady's torn ACL resulted in a redshirt year; he did dress for the Ohio State game, but his grades didn't allow him to participate in the Capital One Bowl game. McGuffie is eligible in 2008, and he is one of the top running back recruits in the USA (Rivals 5 star); Lemming has him ranked in the top 10 players overall being recruited for 2008. We also add Mike Cox from Connecticut. Coach Jackson will be back for 2008 to coach the running backs and offense! He is an outstanding coach and we are lucky to have him. Carlos Brown, Brandon Minor, Sam McGuffie, Avery Horn, Mike Cox and Kevin Grady will all have a chance to show their stuff in 2008!
Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Hart, Michael 1411 1361 50 0 72 0 0 84 2
Manningham, Mario 1293 119 1174 0 66 0 0 72 0
Lopata, KC 0 0 0 0 0 33 28 61 0
Arrington, Adrian 882 0 882 0 30 0 0 42 0
Brown, Carlos 700 382 0 306 12 0 0 24 3
Gingell, Jason 0 0 0 0 0 9 14 23 0
Mathews, Greg 607 17 366 224 18 0 0 18 0
Butler, Carson 262 16 246 0 12 0 0 12 0
Minor, Brandon 643 385 1 257 0 0 0 6 1
Mallett, Ryan -38 -38 0 0 6 0 0 6 9
Sears, Johnny 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0
Harrison, Brandon 74 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 0
Massey, Mike 66 0 38 28 0 0 0 0 0
Hemingway, JR 66 9 37 20 0 0 0 0 0
Adams, Jamar 58 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0
Jamison, Tim 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engelmon, Brandent 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criswell, Andre 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brown, Stevie 26 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0
Milano, Mike 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warren, Donovan 23 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0
Mouton, Jonas 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ezeh, Obi 19 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0
Potemba, Jim 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McLaurin, Chris 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Savoy, LaTerryal 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moundros, Mike 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clemons, Tony 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graham, Chris 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Schilling, Steve 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Team -28 -28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Henne, Chad -120 -120 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Totals 6290 2142 2858 1188 216 42 42 348 25

We have no tight end or fullback integrated into our offense so we have one back and three wideouts to concentrate on. This means we have an offense with 4 skill players and 7 blockers: five offensive linemen and 2 others: fullback and tight end. This is what one may refer to as a one-dimensional offense.

Flanker
Manningham
Hemingway
Manningham, Mario 86 FL 1 Jr. 6'0" 178 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a 3.2 Yes
Hemingway, J.R. 21 FL 2 Fr. 6'1" 202 Backup 4.4 n/a 275 n/a 3.5 Yes
Reyes, Ricky 30 FL 3 Fr. 5'11" 180 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Manningham had 72 receptions for 11174 yards and 12 TDs plus 19 carries for 119 yards. Good luck in the NFL for Super Mario in 2008 after finishing 0-3 against the Buckeyes! Kenneth "Junior" Hemmingway was his backup, and had 4 catches for 37 yards, 5 runs for 9 yards and 2 kickoffs for 20 yards.

Wide Receiver
Arrington
Savoy
Arrington, Adrian 16 WR 1 Jr. 6'3" 195 Starter 4.46 n/a 225 n/a 3.43 Yes
Savoy, LaTerryal 82 WR 2 So. 6'2" 203 Backup 4.59 37" 300 15 2.8 Yes
Conover, Jon 29 WR 3 Fr. 6'2" 198 Walk-on 4.55 n/a 285 n/a 3.7 No
Middleton, David 84 WR 4 Fr. 6'2" 202 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Wright, Ben 18 WR 5 Sr. 5'9" 203 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Myers, Ryan 31 WR 6 Fr. 6'2" 185 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Bass, Antonio 18 WR 7 Jr. 6'0" 204 Injury 4.4 35" 355 21 3 No

Comments: Arrington had 67 catches for 882 yards, and 7 TDs; he was 1 of 2 passing for one big TD to Manningham to win the Illinois game. Good luck in the NFL for AA; he certainly hoisted his value with an outstanding Capital One performance! He has learned from his mistakes. Savoy is back on the team after he was found not guilty Savoy had one catch for 9 yards. Walk-on Jon Conover won the 2nd back up, and Walk-on David Middleton didn't play, but is capable as shown in the Spring game. Bass did not play in 2007, but may contribute in 2008. Look for Daryl Stonum in 2008 to immediately contribute.

3rd Wide Receiver

Mathews
Clemons
Matthews, Greg 13 3WR 1 So. 6'3" 207 Starter 4.51 28" 235 n/a 2.7 Yes
Cleamons, Toney 17 3WR 2 Fr. 6'2" 192 Backup 4.4 n/a 225 n/a 3 No

Comments: Mathews had 32 catches for 304 yards and 3 TDs, 2 runs for 17 yards and returned 28 punts for 224 yards. Mathews also had 2 tackles on interception returns. Clemons started against Notre Dame after Mathews kicking incident which he apologized for publically.

Tight End
Butler
Criswell/McLaurin/Webb
Butler, Carson 85 TE 1 So. 6'4" 247 Starter 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 2.9 Yes
McLaurin, Chris 42 TE 2 So. 6'3" 232 Backup 4.6 29" n/a n/a 3.6 Yes
Criswell, Andre 88 TE 3 So. 6'1" 257 Backup n/a n/a 350 n/a 2.9 Yes
Webb, Martell 80 TE 4 Fr. 6'4" 227 Backup 4.57 n/a 305 18 2.8 Yes
Watson, Steve 81 TE 5 Fr. 6'4" 239 Redshirt 4.7 n/a 305 n/a 3.2 No
Collins, Colton 94 TE 6 Fr. 6'4" 240 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Therman, Mike 96 TE 6 Fr. 6'3" 238 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Massey, Mike 83 TE 8 Jr. 6'4" 231 Injury 4.7 n/a 285 980 2.5 Yes

Comments: Tight End position was weak in 2007; 27 catches in 13 games for 327 yards and 2 TDs which is a 2 catch, 25 yard average per game. Opponents really need not both to defend this since it isn't any threat. Massey had 4 catches for 38 yards, and two kickoffs for 28 yards; he went out for the season with knee surgery. Butler came up with 20 catches for 246 yards and 2 TDs plus a 16 yard run after he missed a block when reinstated to the team. Butler consistently was flagged for holding, illegal procedure in every game he played which negate any gains he made for the team. Criswell had two catches for 32 yards; McLaurin had one catch each for 11 yards. Webb played on special teams so did not redshirt. Watson redshirted. In 2008, Kevin Koger and Brandon Moore should greatly help the depth here. A new tight ends coach should help in 2008 with Butler, Massey, Webb, Watson, Moore and Koger in the mix. Look for Criswell and/or McLaurin to go back to defense.
Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Manningham, Mario 72 1174 12
Arrington, Adrian 67 882 8
Mathews, Greg 39 366 3
Butler, Carson 20 246 2
Hart, Mike 8 50 0
Massey, Mike 4 38 0
Hemingway, JR 4 37 0
McLaurin, Chris 1 11 0
Criswell, Andre 2 32 0
Savoy, LaTerryal 1 9 0
Minor, Brandon 3 1 0
Moundros, Mike 3 11 0
Clemons, Tony 1 5 0
Totals 225 2862 25

Our receivers were outstanding in the Capital One Bowl victory over Florida with 25 receptions for 373 yards and 3 TDs! Contrast that with out season average of 17 receptions for 220 yards and 2 TDs, and you see the problem. Best wishes to Mike DeBord for his future coaching assignments! He did call a good final game! We didn't execute the offensive tackle eligible pass to Jake Long or the reverse flea flicker when Henne was picked off near the end zone, but DeBord called a nice finale. Thank goodness we are getting a new offensive coordinator for 2008! We'll have Mathews, Hemingway, Clemons, Butler and Massey back with possibly either Manningham or Arrington for the three wideout scheme to go with a spread offense. Savoy and Stonum may also contribute along with Webb. We'll be scary offensively with new schemes that will have defensive coordinators guessing all season, and if we add Terrelle Pryor to engineer this offense, we'll have a chance for another BCS Bowl game.

Right Tackle
Schilling
Ortmann
Ortmann, Mark 71 RT 1 So. 6'6" 297 Starter 5.06 n/a 350 1130 3.9 Yes
Dorenstein, Perry 79 RT 2 Fr. 6'7" 299 Injury 5.25 23" 315 24/1560 4.3 No
Nowicki, Bryant 68 RT 3 Fr. 6'8" 305 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Schilling started every game at right tackle or right guard, and learned a lot as a redshirt freshman. He'll need to get much stronger to handle the charging defensive ends to protect our quarterback. I'll predict he'll move to right guard for 2008. Ortmann was his main backup, and started a few games; he and Dorenstein, Huyge and O'Neill will fight for right and left tackle positions in 2008. Mealer probably redshirts.

Right Guard
Ciulla/Mitchell
McAvoy/Zirbel
Schilling, Steve 52 RG 1 Fr. 6'5" 298 Starter 4.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Zirbel, Cory 75 RG 2 So. 6'5" 295 Backup 5.1 n/a 365 19 3.1 Yes
McAvoy, Tim 62 RG 3 So. 6'5" 288 Injury 4.8 n/a n/a 24 3.3 Yes
Mitchell, Alex 73 RG 3 Jr. 6'5" 324 Injury 5.1 24" 405 21 3.4 No
Molk, Dave 50 RG 5 Fr. 6'2" 280 Redshirt 5 n/a 410 26 3 No
Lyall, Patrick 61 RG 6 Jr. 6'0" 277 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Mitchell and Ciulla stated most of the games at right guard along with McAvoy. They didn't really do a great job, and we didn't run as much to the right side. Pictures circulating of Mitchell's stomach and overweight problem contribute to poor conditioning, quickness and speed needed to block onrushing defensive linemen. Many sacks came through this side of our line. I sincerely doubt that Coach Rodriquez will offer 5th years to Cuilla and/or Mitchell. We are adding at least five newcomers for 2008: Dan O'Neill, Kurt Wermers, Rocko Khoury, George Morales and Elliot Mealer. Khoury probably starts at right guard and redshirts in 2008. Look for Schilling to move to Right Guard with Zirbel and McAvoy backing him up in 2008.

Center
Kraus
Moosman/Molk
Boren, Justin 65 C 1 Fr. 6'3" 308 Starter 5 23" 500 25/1120 3.3 Yes
McAvoy, Tim 62 C 2 So. 6'5" 288 Injury 4.8 n/a n/a 24 3.3 Yes
Moosman, David 60 C 2 So. 6'4" 290 Backup 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9 Yes
Molk, Dave 50 C 4 Fr. 6'2" 280 Redshirt 5 n/a 410 26 3 Yes
Ciullo, Zac 57 C 5 Fr. 6'0" 270 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Kraus started the Capital One Bowl after moving from Left guard. McAvoy and Moosman were the backups. I would predict Molk will be our starting center in 2008 after redshirting with Boren staying at Left Guard.

Left Guard
Boren
Ciulla/McAvoy/Gallimore
Kraus, Adam 57 LG 1 5th 6'6" 295 Starter 4.9 29" 300 25 2.7 Yes
DeBenedictis, Grant 64 LG 2 Jr. 6'5" 304 Backup 4.93 n/a 330 31/1370 3.75 No
Ciulla, Jeremy 70 LG 3 Jr. 6'4" 295 Injury 5 n/a 325 1100 3.6 Yes
Ramirez, Michael 69 LG 4 Fr. 6'2" 277 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Boren moved to start at left guard after beginning the season at center; Ciulla and Gallimore backed up. Look for Boren to stay here for 2008 with McAvoy, Moosman and Molk backing him up. Wermers will probably redshirt.

Left Tackle
Long-Sr.-Co-Captain
Dorenstein
Long, Jake 77 LT 1 Sr. 6'7" 315 Captain 5 n/a 380 n/a 2.9 Yes
Gallimore, Brett 74 LT 2 Jr. 6'4" 280 Backup 5.1 24" 350 n/a 2.7 Yes
Dorenstein, Perry 79 LT 3 Fr. 6'7" 299 Injury 5.25 23" 315 24/1560 4.3 No
Huyge, Mark 72 LT 4 Fr. 6'6" 286 Redshirt 5 n/a 315 28 4.75 No


Comments: Co-Captain Long had a great year. Dorenstein backed him up. In 2008, O'Neill, Dorenstein, Huyge and Ortmann will battle to replace the All-American.

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Ramirez-Lyall
Scholarship Frosh Played (12) Scholarship Frosh Redshirting (7) Special Teams Captain Game
Babb, Zion Herron, Brandon Campbell, Anton Appalachian State
Chambers, Artis Horn, Avery Graham, Chris Oregon
Cleamons, Toney Huyge, Mark Campbell, Anton Notre Dame
Evans, Marell Molk, Dave Engelmon, Brandent Penn State
Helmuth, Vince VanBergen, Ryan McLaurin, Chris Northwestern
Hemingway, J.R. Watson, Steve Mesko, Zoltan Eastern Michigan
Mallett, Ryan Williams, Michael n/a Purdue
Rogers, James Harrison, Brandon Illinois
Sagesse, Renaldo Campbell, Anton Minnesota
Warren, Donovan McLaurin, Chris Michigan State
Webb, Martell Trent, Morgan Wisconsin
Wolfolk, Troy Campbell, Anton Ohio State
Campbell, Anton Florida

Defense

Game-2007 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Points Plays Time Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts

Appalachian State
160 227 387 19 7 of 13 5 27 34 67 31:12:00 3 4 3 0

Oregon
331 293 624 28 7 of 15 5 18 39 77 28:46:00 1 1 2 0

Notre Dame
-6 85 79 10 4 of 14 0 0 0 55 26:16:00 3 8 7 0

Penn State
101 169 270 14 6 of 17 4 9 9 60 25:08:00 2 2 5 0
Northwestern 128 289 417 22 7 of 18 2 6 16 76 30:16:00 5 4 4 0

Eastern Michigan
135 169 304 16 9 of 19 3 17 22 72 31:13:00 5 3 6 0

Purdue
39 253 292 13 7 of 20 3 21 21 72 28:07:00 4 2 7 0

Illinois
137 116 253 16 4 of 13 1 7 17 57 25:11:00 2 1 5 0

Minnesota
132 99 231 16 2 of 14 1 3 10 66 29:09:00 1 3 9 0

Michigan State
191 161 352 17 7 of 20 4 24 24 78 33:15:00 1 3 9 0

Wisconsin
232 245 477 24 6 of 16 7 37 37 80 38:15:00 1 0 7 0

Ohio State
229 50 279 16 7 of 18 2 7 14 72 37:50:00 1 0 11 0

Florida
230 169 399 18 4 of 15 6 35 35 66 27:42:00 0 1 3 0
Totals 2039 2325 4364 228 78 of 212 43 211 278 898 364:38:00 29 32 78 0

Our defense ranked #27 in scoring defense, #58 in rushing defense, #10 in pass defense, #17 in pass efficiency defense and #26 in total defense. We ranked #30 nationally in sacks with 31, #28 in turnover margin and #24 in tackles for loss. Defense did a horrible job against the run this year especially against Wisconsin, Ohio State, Oregon and Appalachian State, our four losses. We obviously can't stop spread offenses because we don't practice against spread offenses, and we don't recruit the personnel who can simulate spread offenses in practice. Our defense had zero sacks against Wisconsin and Ohio State to close the season, and the defense only created one turnover in each game. They couldn't stop teams in the second half when we needed them to do so; however, they did come up with strong closing efforts against Penn State, Illinois and Michigan State in the end. Our pass defense really improved when Donovan Warren became the starter, and Johnny Sears left the team. If we can recruit some strong safeties to go along with the strong linebacking core that we recruited, and four returning starters on our defensive line, that will help give us a strong nucleus for next season. I'd give the defense an overall grade of B- for 2007; they did a good job and our losses were more attributable to a lack of offense than a strong defense. The offense left them out on the field way too long in the Wisconsin and Ohio State games, and offensive failure to convert early opportunities contributed to the Oregon fiasco. Pin the Appalachian State loss on the defense, but had Engelmon started the season instead of Stevie Brown, we would probably not have been in that position.

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Defensive Tackle
Johnson
Ferrara
Johnson, Will 97 DT 1 Jr. 6'5" 290 Starter 4.7 28" 425 18 3.8 Yes
Ferrara, John 94 DT 2 Fr. 6'4" 279 Backup 5.1 n/a 335 1650 4 Yes
Slocum, Marques 91 DT 3 So. 6'6" 306 Backup 5 n/a 330 n/a n/a No
Saigh, Jon 62 DT 4 Jr. 6'4" 294 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Perry, Lawrence 59 DT 5 Fr. 6'1" 280 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Pomarico, Tom 91 DT 5 Fr. 6'3" 246 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Will Johnson had 38 tackles, 1.5 for loss with .5 sack. Will Johnson and Terrence Taylor are the two strongest players on the team physically per weight room performance, but their line play is mediocre overall. John Ferrara backed up the nose and defensive tackle, and has contributed 2 tackles, 1 for loss. Sagesse has also played, and was the first substitute over Ferrara against Purdue and Minnesota. Detroit Catholic Central star, Mike Martin, will compete for playing time in 2008. McKinney transfers to Louisville

Nose Tackle
Taylor
Sagesse/Slocum
Taylor, Terry 67 NG 1 Jr. 6'0" 308 Starter 4.9 n/a 550 20 2.8 Yes
Sagesse, Renaldo 95 NG 2 Fr. 6'4" 303 Backup 4.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Kates, Jason 93 NG 3 Fr. 6'3" 324 Backup 5 n/a n/a n/a 2.7 No

Comments: Terrence Taylor had 55 tackles, 8.5 for loss including 3.5 sacks, a blocked extra point, a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery. If he thinks he is ready for the NFL, he is mistaken. Hopefully, he'll get good advice, and stay for 2008. Slocum backed up, and had 8 tackles, .5 for losses. Kates was the second backup and got his first tackle against Purdue. Slocum and Kates were in on goal line defense. Kates is not able to participate in the Capital One game, no reasons given, but probably academic and/or disciplinary.

Defensive End-Weak or Wide Side (RLB)
Jamison
Patterson
Jamison, Tim 90 DE-weak 1 Jr. 6'3" 266 Starter 4.7 n/a 300 n/a 2.6 Yes
Patterson, Adam 99 DE-weak 2 So. 6'2" 256 Backup 4.64 n/a 360 n/a 2.6 Yes
Heinager, Will 39 DE-weak 3 Fr. 6'5" 223 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No


Comments: Jamison had 52 tackles, 10 for loss including 5.5 sacks, a 35 yard interception return, 2 tipped passes and two forced fumbles. Jamison is no Woodley or no Gholston, but he did improve, and should have a solid year in 2008. Patterson had 4 tackles, and one sack as his backup. If we could add Nick Perry for 2008, we'd be solid at rush end.

Defensive End-Strong Side (Tight End)
B.Graham
Banks
Graham, Brandon 55 DE-strong 1 So. 6'2" 270 Starter 4.63 26" 385 n/a 3.2 Yes
Banks, Greg 92 DE-strong 2 Fr. 6'4" 262 Backup 4.7 n/a 310 n/a 3 Yes
North, Tim 89 DE-strong 3 So. 6'1" 261 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
VanBergen, Ryan 53 DE-strong 4 Fr. 6'5" 260 Redshirt 4.9 n/a 345 27 3.7 No
Comments: Graham contributed 25 tackles, 9.5 for loss including 8.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. He was the weak link on the defensive line. He had no tackles in the Capital One Bowl. We really need to get stronger at this position for 2008. Hopefully, Ryan Van Bergen will contribute in 2008. Greg Banks backed up, and had 6 tackles. Walk-on Tim North made the travel team, and got his first Wolverine tackle. Crable lined up here in some nickel formations. This position could be virtually eliminated in Coach Rodriquez' 3-3-5 defensive scheme.

Defensive Line

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North-Saigh
Defensive Line Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections Role/Status
Taylor, Terry 55 8.5 3.5 0 1 0 1 NT Starter
Jamison, Tim 52 10 5.5 2 0 1 2 DE Starter
Johnson, Will 40 2.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 DT Starter
Graham, Brandon 25 9.5 8.5 3 2 0 1 DE Starter
Slocum, Marques 8 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Banks, Greg 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Patterson, Adam 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Ferrara, John 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Kates, Jason 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
North, Tim 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Sagesse, Renaldo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Totals 195 33 19 5 3 1 4 Totals

The Defense line improved after a slow start, but they did not get penetration the entire year; in every loss, they allowed way too much rushing yardage. This unit will return for 2008, and should be much better. Kudos to Coach Stripling for helping this young group improve; hopefully, Coach Rodriquez will re-hire him! Taylor is not ready for the NFL, and if he leaves early, it would be dumb on his part. If I were to give them an overall grade for 13 games, it would be a C or C-! On the bright side, all four down linemen will return for 2008 along with their backups. If we could add some new recruits like Nick Perry, we could be getting better penetration and a lot of sacks in 2008.

Outside Linebacker-SAM

Crable-Sr.-Captain
Pollack/Evans
Crable, Shawn 2 OLB-SAM 1 5th 6'5" 243 Captain 4.5 n/a 345 n/a 2.8 Yes
Pollack, Max 51 OLB-SAM 2 5th 6'1" 218 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Evans, Marell 33 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'3" 224 Backup 4.6 26" 250 850 2.4 Yes

Comments: Crable had 90 tackles, 28.5 for loss, 7.5 sacks, a tipped pass, a fumble recovery and 4 forced fumbles. He was 0-4 against Ohio State, but All-Big Ten and 2nd Team All-American. He will also be remembered for some critical personal foul calls. Veteran 5th year walk-on Pollack had 3 tackles. Evans played on special teams, but not in the Capital One Bowl.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE
Ezeh
Thompson/Panter
Ezeh, Obi 45 ILB-MIKE 1 Fr. 6'2" 243 Starter 4.48 n/a 350 25 3.7 Yes
Thompson, John 49 ILB-MIKE 1 Jr. 6'1" 237 Injury 4.55 n/a 410 17 3.2 No
Panter, Austin 54 ILB-MIKE 2 Jr. 6'2" 232 Backup 4.5 35" 375 25 3.8 Yes

Comments: Ezeh had 65 tackles, 4 for loss, 2 sacks, a forced fumble, a tipped pass and an interception. Ezeh has really improved, and is probably our MIKE linebacker for the next three years. Ezeh's court date came up, and he got probation. John "Machete" Thompson had 29 tackles, 2 for loss, an interception and recovered a fumble caused by Crable. Transfer Panter had 7 tackles, 1 for loss in a limited role. Cobrini Mixon transferred to Kent State.

Inside Linebacker-WILL
C.Graham
Mouton/Logan
Graham, Chris 37 ILB-WILL 1 Sr. 5'11" 225 Starter 4.4 31" 360 600 2.1 Yes
Logan, Brandon 46 ILB-WILL 2 Jr. 6'0" 220 Injury 4.5 33" 325 17 2.5 Yes
Mouton, Jonas 8 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'2" 235 Injury 4.5 n/a 375 n/a 2.6 No
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50 ILB-WILL 4 Jr. 6'1" 235 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Bostic, William 66 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 5'9" 211 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Herron, Brandon 58 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'2" 199 Redshirt 4.43 37.4" 330 n/a 3 No
Leach, Kevin 52 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 6'2" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Chris Graham had 83 tackles, 7 for loss, one sack, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 3 pass break ups. He was a solid, steady force on the defense, and very consistent this year. Logan had 9 tackles and a fumble recovery, and started his first game as a Wolverine against EMU; however, he got hurt and did't played since. Jonas Mouton did get in after suffering early season injuries, and finished with 5 tackles. Brandon Herron redshirted while he builds himself up physically from 195 to 220 in the weight room. Tim Witherspoon, Kenny Demens and J.B. Fitzgerald will be looking for immediate playing time in 2008.

Linebacking Core

C.Graham-Ezeh-Crable

Mouton-Thompson-Pollack

Logan-Panter-Evans

Bostic-Opong-Owusu-Herron
Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups Role/Status
Crable, Shawn 90 28.5 7.5 4 1 0 1 OLB-SAM Starter
Graham, Chris 90 7 1 2 1 0 3 ILB-Will Starter
Ezeh, Obi 68 4 2 1 0 1 2 ILB-Mike Starter
Thompson, John 29 2 0 0 1 1 0 ILB-Mike Backup
Logan, Brandon 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Panter, Austin 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-Mike Backup
Mouton, Jonas 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Pollack, Max 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM backup
Totals 301 42.5 10.5 7 4 2 6 Totals

This unit really improved. Ezeh has an outstanding future for 2008-2010. Chris Graham was steady and effective, and improved tremendously. Crable had a solid senior year, and his leadership as Captain was great. I was most disappointed that Mouton didn't contribute more because he should also have a tremendous future 2008-2010. Overall, this unit gets a solid B for 13 games! Coach Szabo did a nice job solidifying and improving this unit!

Defensive Back-Wideside(LCB)
Trent
Wolfolk/Rogers
Trent, Morgan 14 LCB 1 Jr. 6'1" 184 Starter 4.4 35" n/a 20 3.5 Yes
Wolfolk, Troy 29 LCB 2 Fr. 6'1" 174 Backup 4.41 n/a 275 1400 2.9 Yes
Rogers, James 30 LCB 3 Fr. 6'1" 169 Backup 4.39 n/a 275 n/a 3.2 Yes
Comments: Trent had 41 tackles, 2 for loss, a fumble recovery, 7 pass break ups and two interceptions. Trent's TD saving tackle on Percy Harvin led to a missed field goal attempt in the Capital One Bowl. Wolfolk had 5 tackles, and James Rogers had 6 mostly on special teams while backing up Trent. Doug Dutch also contributed a special teams tackle.

Defensive Back-Nickel
Harrison
Stewart
Harrison, Brandon 27 Nickel 1 Jr. 5'8" 195 Nickel 4.25 37.3" 330 17 3 Yes
Stewart, Charles 5 Nickel 2 Jr. 6'1" 203 Backup 4.45 28" 310 21 3.5 Yes
Williams, Michael 40 Nickel 3 Fr. 5'11" 178 Redshirt 4.44 40" 275 n/a 3.5 No

Comments: Harrison was the "nickel" and had 42 tackles, 6.5 for loss, .5 sack, and interception and a fumble recovery to go with four pass break ups. Stewart ened up as back up at the Nickel and Strong Safey. Michael Williams redshirted, and will back up the Nickel position in 2008.

Defensive Back-Shortside(RCB)
Warren
Babb/Dutch
Warren, Donovan 6 RCB 1 Fr. 6'0" 173 Starter 4.4 n/a 240 n/a 2.9 Yes
Dutch, Doug 35 RCB 2 Jr. 5"11" 199 Backup 4.3 n/a 330 1000 3.8 Yes
Babb, Zion 26 RCB 3 Fr. 6'1" 180 Backup 4.45 n/a 265 1250 2.7 Yes
Johnson, Zach 19 RCB 4 Fr. 6'2" 188 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Jackson, Jermaine 29 RCB 5 Jr. 5'11" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Donovan Warren had 52 tackles, 1.5 for loss, 1 sack, a forced fumble, an interception, two fumble recoveries and 4 pass break ups. Zion Babb has also moved from flanker to back up cornerback along with Doug Dutch. Detroit recruit, Boubacar Cissoko, will challenge for this position in 2008 along with Redshirt Zion Babb.

Wolfolk: A New Generation

Strong Safety
Adams-Sr.
Stewart
Adams, Jamar 22 SS 1 Sr. 6'2" 214 Starter 4.45 33" 315 940 3 Yes
Campbell, Anton 9 SS 2 Sr. 5'11" 194 Backup 4.45 36" 330 18 2.8 No
Edwards, Shakir 25 SS 3 Jr. 6'0" 206 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Chambers, Artis 38 SS 4 Fr. 6'1" 185 Ineligible 4.45 n/a 235 n/a 3.2 No

Comments: Jamar Adams had 92 tackles to lead our defense, 2.5 for loss, 1 sack, 10 pass break ups, and and 3 interceptions. Charles Stewart was his backup, and has contributed 14 tackles, one for loss and one pass break up; Stewart has earned most tackles on special teams in kickoff returns. Anton Campbell participated on special teams (punt coverage) with 7 tackles after overcoming a hamstring injury missing 3 games; he recovered a pooch kickoff in the Capital One Bowl. Shakir Edwards had two special teams tackles; he took Johnny Sears old jersey, 25.

Free Safety
Engelmon
Brown/Campbell
Englemon, Brandent 31 FS 1 5th 5'11" 206 Starter 4.5 n/a 260 20 4.9 Yes
Brown, Steve 3 FS 2 So. 6'0" 205 Backup 4.4 35" 350 n/a n/a Yes
Hornaday, Matt 14 FS 3 So. 5'10" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Rogan, Doug 22 FS 4 Fr. 6'1" 175 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Tech, Karl 12 FS 5 Fr. 5'10" 180 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No


Comments: Brandent Engelmon had 86 tackles, 2 for loss, several TD saving tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, 4 pass break ups and 3 interceptions. Engelmon had a solid year! Stevie Brown backed up with 28 tackles, a forced fumble on a kickoff return, 2 fumble recoveries, a pass break up and one interception. Chambers had 7 tackles mostly on special teams, but he is ineligible according to Big Ten standards so he won't play again until 2008.

Defensive Backfield

Trent-Engelmon-Adams-Warren-Harrison

Wolfolk-Brown-Stewart-Dutch-Babb-Rogers-Campbell

Edwards (Chambers ineligible)

Michigan in search of a few good defensive backs
Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups Role/Status
Adams, Jamar 92 2.5 1 0 0 3 10 SS Starter
Engelmon, Brandent 86 2 1 1 0 3 4 FS Starter
Warren, Donovan 52 1.5 1 1 2 1 5 RCB Starter
Harrison, Brandon 42 6.5 0.5 0 1 1 4 Nickel
Trent, Morgan 41 2 0 0 1 2 8 LCB Starter
Brown, Stevie 28 0 0 1 2 1 1 FS Backup/Special Teams
Stewart, Charles 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 SS Backup/Special Teams
Campbell, Anton 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 SS Backup/Special Teams
Chambers, Artis 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 SS Backup/Ineligible
Rogers, James 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 LCB Backup
Wolfolk, Troy 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 RCB Backup
Edwards, Shakir 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 SS Backup
Dutch, Doug 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 RCB Backup
Sears, Johnny 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Left Team
Totals 388 15.5 3.5 3 7 11 36 Totals

This unit improved tremendously, and ranked #14 nationally in pass defense and #20 in pass efficiency defense. Engelmon steadied the group, and the addition of Warren gave us better coverage capabilities. Jamar Adams had his best games against Penn State with 5 pass break ups, and Michigan State with 14 tackles. Trent was solid, and Harrison has improved his tackling. Kudos to Coach Bedford! This group has really improved, and that reflects good coaching!
Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups
Backs 42.40% 388 15.5 3.5 3 7 11 36
Linebackers 32.90% 301 42.5 10.5 7 4 2 6
Line 21.31% 195 33 19 5 3 1 4
Special Teams-Other 3.39% 31 0 0 1 1 0 0
Totals 100% 915 91 33 16 15 14 46

It is obvious from analyzing this graphic that our defensive backs were forced to make way too many tackles. Our defensive line doesn't get enough penetration so our linebackers and defensive backs have to pick up the slack, and slack there was.

Special Teams

Placekicker
Lopata
Gingell
Lopata, K.C. 84 FG/EP 1 Jr. 6'2" 226 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Gingell, Jason 34 FG/EP 2 Jr. 5'9" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Schrimscher, Scott 97 FG/EP 3 Fr. 5'9" 175 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Lopata was 11 of 12 on field goals, and 25 of 26 on extra points. We had 3 extra points blocked this year. Gingell made good on all 14 extra point attempts, but was only 3 of 9 on field goals so Lopata earned the starting role and made good on the opportunity. Terrance Taylor blocked an extra point attempt against EMU, and a field goal attempt against Florida.

Kickoffs
Wright
Lopata
Wright, Bryan 43 Kickoffs 1 Fr. 6'1" 218 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.6 Yes
Lopata, K.C. 84 Kickoffs 2 Jr. 6'2" 226 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Olesnavage, Jason 92 Kickoffs 3 Fr. 6'4" 207 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Buckman, Sam 99 Kickoffs 4 Fr. 6'4" 204 Walk-on 4.8 n/a n/a 24 3.6 No

Comments: Wright had 67 kickoffs for a 60.3 yard average, 12 touchbacks and 3 out of bounds. Solid effort for Wright, and his pooch kickoffs in the Capital One Bowl lowered his average; however, Special Teams Captain Anton Campbell recovered one for a turnover that led to us going up by two scores. Lopata had 4 kickoffs for a 57.8 yard average while Wright had a groin injury. Overall, kickoff coverage team was poor, and we ranked 8th in the Big Ten. Stevie Brown and Charles Stewart led the kickoff coverage team. Andre Criswell and Kirk Moundros were also notable performers.

Long Snapper
Griffin
Lopez
Griffin, Sean 59 Snapper 1 Jr. 6'2" 238 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes
Lopez, Brenden 63 Snapper 2 Fr. 6'0" 244 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Reilly, Jordan 28 Snapper 3 Fr. 5'9" 178 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Sean Griffin came up huge with a fumble recovery on the Illinois punt return in the 4th quarter that led to a red zone conversion and the win. Frosh Brendan Lopez backed up. Zoltan Mesko is the holder with Nick Sheridan backing up for field goals and extra points. George Morales will help in 2008.

Holder
Mesko
Sheridan

Mesko, Zoltan 41 Holder 1 So. 6'4" 242 Starter 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9
Sheridan, Nick 8 Holder 2 Fr. 6'1" 201 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Punter
Mesko
Kachhal
Mesko, Zoltan 41 P 1 So. 6'4" 242 Starter 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9 Yes
Kachhal, Ankit 39 P 2 5th 6'1" 192 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No
Berry, Chris 37 P 3 Fr. 6'3" 211 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a No

Comments: Mesko had 70 punts for a 41.1 yard average, 22 fair catches, 8 touchbacks and 22 inside the 20. We ranked 42nd nationally in net punting. Mesko ranked #57 nationally. Stevie Brown, Charles Stewart and Anton Campbell helped stop punt returns.

Punt Returns
Mathews
Warren
Matthews, Greg 13 PR 1 So. 6'3" 207 Starter 4.51 28" 235 n/a 2.7
Warren, Donovan 6 PR 2 Fr. 6'0" 173 Backup 4.4 n/a 240 n/a 2.9
Rogers, James 30 PR 3 Fr. 6'1" 169 Backup 4.39 n/a 275 n/a 3.2

Comments: Mathews had 28 returns for 224 yards, 8 yards per return. Donovan Warren had 5 returns for 23 yards. Sears had 14 yards in two attempts before he was kicked off the team for failing a drug test according to rumor. Punt returns are no threat to the opposition as we only average 7.5 yards per return. Mathews has fumbled thrice, but recovered all with a little help from Doug Dutch. We ranked 85th nationally in punt returns.

Kickoff Returns
Minor/Harrison
Brown/Hemingway
Brown, Carlos 23 KR 1 So. 6'0" 209 Starter 4.47 n/a n/a 890 n/a No
Harrison, Brandon 27 KR 1 Jr. 5'8" 195 Starter 4.25 37.3" 330 17 3 No
Minor, Brandon 4 KR 2 So. 6'0" 212 Injury 4.5 38" 335 n/a n/a No

Comments: Carlos Brown had 16 for 306 yards. He did not play in the Ohio State or Florida games. Minor had 13 returns for 257 yards, Massey had two for 28 yards, JR Hemingway had 2 for 20 yards, Brandon Harrison had 4 for 74 yards, Obi Ezeh had one for 13 yards. Jonas Mouton got one for 20. Johnny Sears had 6 returns for 133 yards before he was kicked off the team for failing a drug test according to rumor. We were no threat here. We ranked 111th nationally in kickoff returns with a measly 18.33 per return average.

Michigan up in the air with return, kicking game
Special Teams-Other Role Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
Henne, Chad 1
Gingell, Jason Placekicker 1
Moundros, Mark 11 1
Olesavage, Jason 1
Webb, Martell 3
Criswell, Andre 2
McLaurin, Chris 6
Mallett, Ryan 1
Mathews, Greg 2
Wright, Bryan 1
Minor, Brandon 1
Team 1
Totals n/a 31 3 2

Charles Stewart, Brandent Engelmon, Brandon Harrison, Artis Chambers, Stevie Brown and Donovan Warren have contributed special teams tackles as well. We have forced two fumbles on kickoff returns, recovered one and allowed 4 onside kicks. Our kickoff return coverage was inadequate.

Walk-Ons 2007

41 candidates are trying out for 20 spots (Division I)
Berry, Chris 37 P 3 Fr. 6'3" 211
Bostic, William 66 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 5'9" 211
Buckman, Sam 99 Kickoffs 4 Fr. 6'4" 204
Ciullo, Zac 57 C 5 Fr. 6'0" 270
Collins, Colton 94 TE 6 Fr. 6'4" 240
Conover, Jon 29 WR 3 Fr. 6'2" 198
Edwards, Shakir 25 SS 3 Jr. 6'0" 206
Gingell, Jason 34 FG/EP 2 Jr. 5'9" 190
Heinager, Will 39 DE-weak 3 Fr. 6'5" 223
Hornaday, Matt 14 FS 3 So. 5'10" 200
Jackson, Jermaine 29 RCB 5 Jr. 5'11" 210
Johnson, Zach 19 RCB 4 Fr. 6'2" 188
Kachhal, Ankit 39 P 2 5th 6'1" 192
Leach, Kevin 52 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 6'2" 190
Lopata, K.C. 84 FG/EP 1 Jr. 6'2" 226
Lopata, K.C. 84 Kickoffs 2 Jr. 6'2" 226
Lopez, Brenden 63 Snapper 2 Fr. 6'0" 244
Lyall, Patrick 61 RG 6 Jr. 6'0" 277
McColgan, John 43 Fullback 4 Fr. 6'1" 205
Middleton, David 84 WR 4 Fr. 6'2" 202
Milano, Mike 38 TB 4 So. 5'7" 187
Mondol, Lee 17 QB 5 Fr. 6'2" 205
Moundros, Mark 44 Fullback 1 Fr. 6'1" 231
Myers, Ryan 31 WR 6 Fr. 6'2" 185
North, Tim 89 DE-strong 3 So. 6'1" 261
Nowicki, Bryant 68 RT 3 Fr. 6'8" 305
Olesnavage, Jason 92 Kickoffs 3 Fr. 6'4" 207
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50 ILB-WILL 4 Jr. 6'1" 235
Perry, Lawrence 59 DT 5 Fr. 6'1" 280
Pollack, Max 51 OLB-SAM 2 5th 6'1" 218
Pomarico, Tom 91 DT 5 Fr. 6'3" 246
Potemba, Jim 35 TB 3 Fr. 5'6" 171
Ramirez, Michael 69 LG 4 Fr. 6'2" 277
Reilly, Jordan 28 Snapper 3 Fr. 5'9" 178
Reyes, Ricky 30 FL 3 Fr. 5'11" 180
Rogan, Doug 22 FS 4 Fr. 6'1" 175
Saigh, Jon 62 DT 4 Jr. 6'4" 294
Schrimscher, Scott 97 FG/EP 3 Fr. 5'9" 175
Sheridan, Nick 8 Holder 2 Fr. 6'1" 201
Sheridan, Nick 8 QB 3 Fr. 6'1" 201
Tech, Karl 12 FS 5 Fr. 5'10" 180
Therman, Mike 96 TE 6 Fr. 6'3" 238
Wright, Ben 18 WR 5 Sr. 5'9" 203

I believe Moundros and Griffin are walk-ons who have earned full scholarships. Walk-ons who've played this year include Max Pollock, Jim Potemba, Jon Conover, Tim North, K.C. Lopata and Shakir Edwards. Thornbladh is no longer on the roster, but could return now that he is acquitted of charges.

Players of the Game: DAVETGC
Game-2007 Offense Defense Special Teams Unsung Hero
Appalachian State Hart Engelmon Loss Loss
Oregon Loss Loss Loss Loss
Notre Dame Hart B.Graham n/a Mallett
Penn State Hart Adams Mesko Mallett
Northwestern Henne Crable Mesko Ezeh
Eastern Michigan Hart Engelmon n/a n/a
Purdue Henne Taylor Lopata n/a
Illinois Henne Engelmon Griffin Moundros
Minnesota Minor C.Graham Lopata Ezeh
Michigan State Henne Adams n/a Ezeh
Wisconsin Manningham Ezeh Brown Loss
Ohio State Loss Loss Loss Loss

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