MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH CHART 2011

National Football Recruiting for 2012

Big Ten Football Recruiting for 2012

Observations on the Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech, 23-20

Michigan Offensive Highlights for 2011

Michigan Defensive Highlights for 2011

91st Michigan Football Bust December 12, 2012 (Robinson MVP) Banquet Video

Heisman Trophy on December 10

Brady Hoke Press Conference on December 9

Molk wins Rimington, 1st Team All-American

Home Depot College Football Awards Show December 8

Michigan Accepts BCS Bowl Bid to meet Virginia Tech in Sugar Bowl on January 3, 2012

Brady Hoke named Big Ten Coach of the Year (Brady Hoke on winning the award)

College Football Coaching Changes 2011-2012

Brady Hoke Press Conference on November 29

Mike Martin Dave Molk Press Conferences on November 29

Observations on the win over Ohio, 40-34

Michigan vs. Ohio State Highlights 2011

75 Total Players Saw Action in 2011 in 13 games

Offense 31
Defense 25
Special Teams 59
Total 75

Inside Michigan Football I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV

Fall Roster

Statistics

NCAA Statistics

Big Ten Statistics

Fall Media Guide 2011

Brady Hoke Step Into My Office

Michigan Football Coaching Staff

Bar of Expectations are Higher at Michigan under Hoke

Getting to Know Michigan Football Freshmen II III

Travel Team to Iowa, Northwestern and MSU

Schedule and Future Schedules

Michigan Football Records

Scholarship Summary for 2011

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2012

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2011

Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Visitors and Evaluations

Michigan Football Recruits for 2012

Best Guess Football Recruits

Spring Scrimmage 2011

Offense (Offensive Coordinator: Al Borges)
Position 1st Team 2nd Team Other Backups 2012 Recruits/Probable Redshirts
QB Robinson Gardner   Bellomy
Fullback Hopkins McColgan Gyarmati Houma/Kerridge
RB Touissaint Smith Shaw Hayes/Johnson/Rawls
WR X Roundtree Grady Jackson/J.Robinson Darboh
WR Z Odoms Hemingway Gallon/Dileo Chesson
Tight End Koger Watson Moore/Kwiatkowski Funchess/Williams
RT Huyge Schofield Mealer/Gunderson Kalis/Glasgow
RG Omameh Schofield Mealer Magnuson/Bars
C Molk Khoury Burzynski Miller
LG Schofield Burzynski Barnum Bryant/Stacey
LT Lewan Mealer Schofield Braden
Game-2011 Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards First Downs 3rd/4th Down Conversions Red Zone Visits Red Zone Points Total Points Total Plays Tim of Possession Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts
Western Michigan 190 98 288 17 4 of 7 2 13 34 39 18:15:00 0 0 2 0
Notre Dame 114 338 452 16 3 of 9 3 21 35 50 22:59:00 3 1 5 0
Eastern Michigan 376 95 471 24 9 of 15 5 31 31 68 32:00:00 1 0 3 0
San Diego State 320 93 413 18 5 of 12 3 21 28 62 30:13:00 4 0 4 0
Minnesota 363 217 580 32 6 of 11 9 44 58 73 36:20:00 0 0 0 0
Northwestern 179 362 541 23 15 of 18 6 35 42 78 37:00:00 3 0 1 0
Michigan State 82 0 250 20 5 of 19 2 7 14 67 29:27:00 1 7 7 0
Purdue 339 196 535 25 8 of 15 5 17 36 70 36:25:00 2 1 2 0
Iowa 127 196 323 22 8 of 18 5 16 16 75 30:06:00 2 2 5 0
Illinois 223 139 362 14 6 of 15 6 17 31 63 32:45:00 3 1 4 0
Nebraska 238 180 418 24 9 of 19 5 31 45 80 41:13:00 1 1 4 0
Ohio 277 167 444 23 6 of 13 4 24 40 67 35:10:00 1 1 3 1
Virginia Tech 56 128 184 12 5 of 14 3 13 23 52 23:10:00 1 3 5 0
Totals 2884 2377 5261 270 89 of 185 58 290 433 844 406:17:00 22 17 47 1
Summary of MGoBlog's Upon Further Review
Michigan Player WMU+ WMU- ND+ ND- EMU+ EMU- SDS+ SDS- Minn+ Minn- Nor+ Nor- MSU+ MSU- Pur+ Pur- Iow+ Iow- Ill+ Ill- Neb+ Neb- Ohio+ Ohio- Total+ Total- Net
Molk, Dave 4 2 3 2 16 2 16.5 2 14.5 4 7 1 4 8 15 2 14.5 2 14 7.5 12 5 10 1 130.5 38.5 92
Lewan, Taylor 10.5 1 7 3 13 3 15 4 5.5 6 4.5 2 6 5 7 1 6 7 8 5 9 0 9.5 1 101 38 63
Huyge, Mark 4.5 2.5 3 0 9 2 9.5 3.5 5 2 9 6.5 2 3 7.5 2.5 5 9.5 7 1 10 4 7 3 77.5 39.5 38
Koger, Kevin 3 1 6 1 7 4 10 8 5 2 8 2 3.5 2 14.5 2 6 3 6 2 7 3 5.5 5.5 81.5 35.5 46
Schofield, Mike 8 2 0 0 1 0 10.5 5 12 4 12 7 7 3 5.5 10 9.5 4 11.5 5.5 10.5 4.5 9.5 4.5 97 49.5 47.5
Omameh, Patrick 4.5 2.5 0 6 10 7 14.5 5 10.5 4.5 10 7.5 3.5 7 13 7 4 6.5 14 7.5 13 6 15 4 112 70.5 41.5
Barnum, Ricky 0 0 2 2 10 5 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 12 9
Watson, Steve 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 2 3 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 15 12 3
Mealer, Elliott 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 3 -2.5
Moore, Brandon 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 -3
OL/TE Totals (10) 34.5 11 18 13 66 25 79 33 54.5 25.5 51.5 29 27 30 69 27.5 45 33 61.5 28.5 61.5 25.5 56.5 20 562.5 272.5 290
Robinson, Denard 4 1 15 4 18 8 8 6 7 3 12 9.5 11 1 7.5 2 8 5 6.5 8 9 21 15.5 8.5 121.5 77 44.5
Gardner, Devin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 3 3
Touissaint, Fitzgerald 8.5 0.5 0 0 3 0 6 1 10.5 1 3.5 2 0.5 0 12 2 5.5 3 18.5 6.5 22 4 12.5 4.5 102.5 24.5 78
Smith, Vincent 0 0 3 0 9 0 8.5 5 10 1 2 1 7 1 6 1 2.5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 50 10 40
Shaw, Michael 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 1 6 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 20 10 10
Hopkins, Stephon 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 4 2.5 5.5 2 0 0 1.5 2 7 2 2 0.5 7 0 2 2.5 29 17.5 11.5
McColgan, John 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 6 2.5
Rawls, Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1
RB/QB Totals (8) 18.5 1.5 18 7 31 9 31 9 38.5 8.5 39 18.5 19.5 3 34.5 8 24 11 30 20 38 25 31 14.5 290 104 186
Hemingway, J.R. 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 4 0 2 1 11 12 -1
Roundtree, Roy 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 10 7 3
Gallon, Jeremy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.5 2 0 0 5 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 18.5 4 14.5
Grady, Kevin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0.5 1.5 3.5 5.5 -2
Jackson, Jeremy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Dileo, Drew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
Odoms, Martavious 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 4 -1
WR Totals (7) 0 4 3 0 7 2 0 0 10 2 5.5 2 2 0 7 3 5 5 3 7 8 3 8.5 4.5 56 25.5 30.5
Protection 12 2 44 6 15 6 16 8 27 4 33 6 30 32 22 6 57 15 14 13 33 7 21 10 324 115 209
Coordinator (RPS) 0 0 10 14 16 17 13 15 15 3 19 5 4 14 20 9 7 15 18 20 14 17 19 7 155 136 19
Downfield Success Rate 56% n/a 50% n/a 59% n/a 53% n/a 73% n/a 59% n/a 40% 0 66% n/a 69% 0 66% 0 66% 0 77% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Analysis: 31 players played on Michigan's offense this season. The best player, according to this criteria provided by MGoBlog, has been Dave Molk, Rimington Award winner and 1st Team All-American with +92, Fitzgerald Touissaint had 78, Taylor Lewan had 63, Mike Schofield had 47.5, Kevin Koger had 46, Denard Robinson had 44.5, Vincent Smith had 40, Patrick Omameh has 41.5, Mark Huyge had 38, Jeremy Gallon had 14.5, Stephon Hopkins had 11.5, Michael Shaw had 10, Ricky Barnum had 9, Steve Watson, Devin Gardner, Drew Dileo had 3 each.
Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
12th 2nd Rushing 35th 3rd
90th 7th Passing 17th 6th
33rd 2nd Total 17th 5th
22nd 2nd Scoring 7th 3rd
40th 4th Pass Efficiency 35th 6th
26th 3rd Turnover Margin/Turnovers Gained 26th 1st
n/a n/a Sacks 26th 4th
26th 3rd Sacks Allowed n/a n/a
n/a n/a Tackles for Loss 73rd 6th
40th 3rd First Downs 16th 4th
10th 2nd 3rd Down Conversions 30th 3rd
46th 5th Red Zone 4th 1st
23rd 2nd Time of Possession n/a n/a
2011 MICHIGAN Football Player # Position Depth Class Height Weight Status 40 yd. Vertical Jump Bench Press Maximum in High School ACT Composite/SAT I Total Score Grade Point Average in High School
Quarterback (Quarterbacks Coach: Al Borges)
Robinson
Gardner
Robinson, Denard 16 QB 1 Jr. 6'0" 195 Starter 4.38 36" 315 19 2.9
Gardner, Devin 7 QB 2 So. 6'4" 205 Backup 4.63 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bellomy, Russell 3 QB 3 Fr. 6'3" 189 Redshirt 4.6 30" 260 n/a 4.1
Kennedy, Jack 14 QB 4 Jr. 5'11" 185 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wilson, Steve 4 QB 5 So. 5'11" 180 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fry, Ben 13 QB 6 Fr. 5'10" 178 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swieka, Alex 8 QB 7 Fr. 6'1" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Denard Robinson was 142 of 258 for 2173 yards, 20 TDs, 15 interceptions (19 total turnovers), 14 sacks, and ran for 1176 yards on 221 carries for 16 TDs. He ranked #34 in the nation in passing efficiency (#5 in the Big Ten), #30 in rushing (#5 in the Big Ten) and #29 in total offense (#1 in the Big Ten). He and Russell Wilson were the two best quarterback in the Big Ten for 2011. As backup, Devin Gardner was 11 of 23 for 176 yards, 1 TD, 1 interception, 3 sacks, 25 runs for 44 yards and a TD plus a 2 yard reception. Nice story on Jack Kennedy. Russell Bellomy redshirted, but he did make the travel teams to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and MSU. Denard Robinson Interview on August 18th Denard Robinson Feature on Inside Football Denard Robinson Press Conference on August 31

ESPN Sport Science: Denard Robinson

Running Back (Tailback) Running Backs Coach: Fred Jackson
Touissaint
Smith/Shaw

Toussaint, Fitzgerald 28 RB 1 So. 5'10" 195 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, Vincent 2 RB 2 Jr. 5'6" 172 Backup 4.4 29.5" n/a n/a n/a
Shaw, Michael 20 RB 3 Sr. 6'1" 195 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rawls, Thomas 38 RB 4 Fr. 5'10" 219 Recruit 4.5 34" 285 15 2.8
Cox, Mike 15 RB 5 Jr. 6'0" 214 Backup 4.47 36" n/a n/a 2.1
Hayes, Justice 5 RB 6 Fr. 5'10" 176 Recruit 4.45 35" 265 20 2.9
Rasheed, Jihad 18 RB 7 Fr. 5'10" 172 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swanson, O'Neill 32 RB 7 So. 5'10" 162 Walk-on 4.63 32" n/a n/a n/a

Fullback: Hopkins/McColgan/Gyarmati

Hopkins, Stephen 33 Fullback 1 So. 6'0" 228 Starter 4.52 n/a 320 n/a n/a
McColgan, John 49 Fullback 2 Sr. 6'1" 240 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gyarmati, Paul 99 Fullback 3 Jr. 6'1" 216 Walk-on 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 3
Kerridge, Joey 36 Fullback 4 Fr. 6'0" 231 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Fitzgerald Touissaint started 11 games, and had 1041 yards in 187 carries and 9 TDs plus 6 receptions for 28 yards and 2 TDs. Backup Vincent Smith had 50 carries for 298 yards, and caught 11 passes for 149 yards and 2 TDs and threw a 17 yard TD pass. Smith is small, but capable and tough. Vincent Smith: Little Big Man Senior Michael Shaw had 31 carries for 199 yards and 3 TDs, and started against Notre Dame. Stephon Hopkins moved to fullback, started the last 5 games had 10 carries for 40 yards and a 28 yard reception. Thomas Rawls had 13 carries for 79 yards, and may have a chance to redshirt. Mike Cox finally saw action on special teams against Ohio State, Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois and Iowa and had a 2 yard kickoff return to start the Sugar Bowl; he didn't dress for Minnesota, nor did he travel to Northwestern and is behind 5 guys this year. Walk-on John McColgan caught a nice 15 yard pass against Notre Dame; he did make the trip to Northwestern and Illinois and recovered a fumble on a punt return. McColgan won the Meyer Morton Award for Spring performance. McColgan had 2 tackles on punt return team. Paul Gyarmati has moved from Linebacker to Fullback, played against Minnesota and travelled to Northwestern. Walk-on Joey Kerridge will redshirt.

Fitz Touissaint: Never Satisfied

Fitz Touissaint One on One

Michael Shaw on August 11

Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Robinson, Denard 1176 1176 0 0 96 0 0 96 19
Touissaint, Fitzgerald 1069 1041 28 0 66 0 0 66 0
Gallon, Jeremy 717 26 453 238 18 0 0 18 0
Hemingway, JR 699 0 699 0 24 0 0 24 0
Smith, Vincent 576 298 149 129 24 0 0 24 1
Odoms, Martavious 540 6 131 403 18 0 0 18 0
Roundtree, Roy 345 0 345 0 12 0 0 12 0
Koger, Kevin 252 0 244 8 24 0 0 24 0
Shaw, Michael 211 199 12 0 18 0 0 18 0
Dileo, Drew 128 7 121 0 12 0 0 12 0
Herron, Brandon 123 0 0 123 12 0 0 12 0
Grady, Kelvin 132 0 75 57 0 0 0 0 0
Avery, Courtney 83 0 0 83 6 0 0 6 0
Rawls, Thomas 79 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hopkins, Stephon 68 40 28 0 0 0 0 0 1
Floyd, J.T. 59 0 0 59 0 0 0 0 0
Gardner, Devin 55 53 2 0 6 0 0 6 1
Jackson, Jeremy 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0
McColgan, John 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Glanda, Jared 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Watson, Steve 9 0 9 0 6 0 0 6 0
Moore, Brandon 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clark, Frank 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
Furman, Josh 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Cox, Mike 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kovacs, Jordan 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Gibbons, Brendan 0 0 0 0 0 39 54 93 0
Martin, Mike 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Roh, Craig 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Hagerup, Will -17 -17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Team -25 -25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6392 2883 2367 1117 342 39 54 439 23

Top Michigan Running Backs 2011

Denard Robinson

Fitzgerald Touissaint

Vincent Smith

Michael Shaw

Stephon Hopkins

Thomas Rawls

Mike Cox

John McColgan

Other Possibilities/Redshirts: Justice Hayes, O'Neill Swanson, Jihad Rasheed and Ryan Kerridge

Wide Receiver-X
Roundtree
Jackson/J.Robinson

Roundtree, Roy 12 X Wide Receiver 1 Jr. 6'0" 177 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grady, Kelvin 19 X Wide Receiver 2 Sr. 5'10" 177 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jackson, Jeremy 17 X Wide Receiver 2 So. 6'3" 198 Backup 4.65 32" n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Jerald 83 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'1" 206 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reynolds, Joe 85 X Wide Receiver 5 So. 6'1" 191 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stonum, Darryl DC 22 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'2" 195 Suspended 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Keizer, Jonathan 27 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'5" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Roy Roundtree had 19 catches for 355 yards including the game winner against the Irish plus he threw the seal block that allowed Vincent Smith to score with 1:12 to go on the screen pass. Kevin Grady had 4 catches for 64 yards. Jeremy Jackson had 3 catches for 36 yards, but took an ugly facemask penalty against Nebraska negating Stephon Hopkins TD. Redshirt Jerald Robinson played on special teams, and took a block in the back penalty in the Sugar Bowl on a kickoff return. Je'Ron Stokes left the team and transferred to Bowling Green. Baquer Sayed is no longer listed on the roster. Daryl Stonum is suspended indefinitely due to his second DUI since he joined the football team. Stonum will Redshirt in the 2011-2012 Season. Stonum was a great scout team receiver in 2011. Maybe Stonum won't return for 2012 Stonum Dismissed

Wide Receiver-Z (Slot)
Odoms
Hemingway/Gallon/Dileo
Hemingway, J.R. 21 Z Wide Receiver 1 Sr. 6'1" 222 Starter 4.4 n/a 275 n/a 3.5
Gallon, Jeremy 10 Z Wide Receiver 2 So. 5'8" 185 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dileo, Drew 26 Z Wide Receiver 3 So. 5'10" 172 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8
Odoms, Martavious 9 Z Wide Receiver 3 Sr. 5'8" 173 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Terrence 82 Z Wide Receiver 5 Sr. 5'9" 177 Backup 4.33 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Barpal, Jordan 35 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 5'10" 166 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: J.R. Hemingway led our receivers with 699 yards in 34 receptions and 4 TDs, and was named Sugar Bowl player of the game with 2 receptions, both for TDs, 45 and 18 yards. Jeremy Gallon had 31 catches for 453 yards, 3 TDs and a 64 yarder that set us up in the red zone at the 16 for the game winner against the Irish. He also has 2 carries for 19 yards in rushing. Drew Dileo had 9 catches for 121 yards and 2 TDs plus 2 carries for 7 yards on fake field goals. Senior Martavious Odoms had 7 catches for 131 yards and 2 TDs, and started the final three games of the year against Nebraska, Ohio State and the Sugar Bowl. Odoms in a cast on the first day of practice. Kelvin Grady Summer Internship D.J. Williamson transferred. Bo Dever to Walk-on

Wide Receivers Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Jeff Hecklinski Generous with Wide Receiver Offers

Tight End
Koger-Co-Captain
Watson/Moore/Kwiatkowski

Koger, Kevin 86 TE 1 Sr. 6'4" 258 Co-Capt. 4.65 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Watson, Steve 81 TE 2 Sr. 6'4" 255 Backup 4.7 n/a 305 n/a 3.2
Moore, Brandon 89 TE 3 Jr. 6'5" 255 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 4.2
Kwiatkowski, Mike 90 TE 4 So. 6'5" 257 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Miller, Ricardo 80 TE 5 Fr. 6'4" 234 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Allspach, Nate 40 TE 6 Fr. 6'6" 224 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Esterline, Dylan 42 TE 6 Fr. 6'5" 237 Walk-on 4.88 n/a 240 24 3.8

Comments: Senior Kevin Koger had 23 catches for 244 yards and 4 TDs; he was Offensive Co-Captain. Senior Steve Watson was used as an H-Back in the first few games, and backup to Koger. He caught his first TD pass and got his first start as a Wolverine against Northwestern. Brandon Moore was the third tight end, and caught a red zone pass for 9 yards against Purdue. Mike Kwiatkowski played against Minnesota and Purdue, but didn't make the travel team to Northwestern or Illinois. He did make the travel team to East Lansing. Ricardo Miller wasn't on the depth chart, but did play on special teams in all 13 games; he took a block in the back penalty on one punt return. Devin Funchess and A.J. Williams have committed for 2012. We have 2 other walk-ons with Esterline and Allspach. John Haarer is no longer on the roster. Chris Barnett couldn't cut it, and transferred. The Team Guy: Steve Watson Comes Full Circle

Michigan's New Offense to allow Koger to shine

Top Michigan Receivers 2011

Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Hemingway, J.R. 34 699 4
Gallon, Jeremy 31 453 3
Koger, Kevin 23 244 4
Roundtree, Roy 19 355 2
Smith, Vincent 11 149 2
Dileo, Drew 9 121 2
Odoms, Martavious 7 131 3
Touissaint, Fitzgerald 6 28 1
Grady, Kelvin 5 75 0
Jackson, Jeremy 3 36 0
Hopkins, Stephon 1 28 0
McColgan, John 1 15 0
Shaw, Michael 1 12 0
Glanda, Jared 1 11 0
Moore, Brandon 1 9 0
Watson, Steve 1 9 1
Gardner, Devin 1 2 0
Totals 155 2377 22

Junior Hemingway

Jeremy Gallon

Martavious Odoms

Roy Roundtree

Drew Dileo

Vincent Smith

Kelvin Grady

Jeremy Jackson

Jerald Robinson

Terrence Robinson

Other Possibilities: Jordan Barpal, Joe Reynolds

Top Michigan Tight Ends

Kevin Koger

Steve Watson

Brandon Moore

Mike Kwiatkowski

Ricardo Miller

Other Possibilities: Dylan Esterline, Nate Allsbach

Comments on Receivers: 155 catches for 2377 yards, 22 TDs and 15 interceptions. Coach Borgess, Coach Hecklinski and the receivers were not the best passing team around, but did what was needed to win 11 games. Give them a B- for effort, blocking and clutch catches when we needed them. We averaged 12 catches and 183 yards per game as a unit. We ranked 7th in the Big Ten and 90th in the nation in passing offense. We lose Hemingway, Odoms, Koger annd Watson, and gain Stonum, Darboh, Chesson, Funchess and Williams so hopefully we'll be much improved in 2012.

Right Tackle
Huyge
Mealer

Huyge, Mark 72 RT 1 Sr. 6'6" 302 Starter 5 n/a 315 28 4.8
Mealer, Elliott 57 RT 2 Sr. 6'5" 310 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Schofield, Mike 75 RT 2 So. 6'7" 299 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gunderson, Erik 69 RT 4 So. 6'8" 312 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Glasgow, Graham 61 RT 5 Fr. 6'6" 314 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mateus, Kristian 70 RT 5 Fr. 6'7" 285 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Williams, Dallas 62 RT 5 Fr. 6'3" 314 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Changes in Offense, Positions come in stride for Huyge Mark Huyge started all 13 games, and did a good job overall. Elliot Mealer also saw action in the opener and Minnesota. Eric Gunderson came in against Nebraska, EMU and Purdue. Walk-ons Graham Glasgow (Glasgow explains switch) and Dallas Williams redshirted. Gary Yerden walked-on; however, he quit the team. Tony Posada has left the team, and will probably transfer to South Florida; he reported way overweight.

Right Guard
Omameh
Mealer
Omameh, Patrick 65 RG 1 Jr. 6'4" 299 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mealer, Elliott 57 RG 2 Sr. 6'5" 310 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Patrick Omameh started all 13 games and did a good job, probably the most improved along with Schofield. Chris Bryant redshirted.

Center
Molk-Co-Captain
Khoury

Molk, Dave 50 C 1 Sr. 6'2" 286 Starter 5 n/a 410 26 3
Khoury, Rocko 63 C 2 Jr. 6'4" 287 Backup 5 n/a 315 n/a 3.6
Miller, Jack 60 C 3 Fr. 6'4" 263 Recruit 4.8 30" 315 n/a 3.8

Comments: Dave Molk started 12 games, played on one good leg in the Sugar Bowl and won the Rimington Award as the best Center in the nation. Khoury was the backup, and got some snaps against EMU; he also started the Sugar Bowl, but Molk came back in after the first series when Denard fumbled two of his 3 snaps. Recruit Jack Miller looked good in Fall practice, and made the travel teams to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and MSU and redshirted. Christian Pace took a medical scholarship due to knee issues. Dave Molk Interview

Left Guard
Schofield
Barnum/Burzynski

Barnum, Ricky 52 LG 1 Jr. 6'3" 292 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Schofield, Mike 75 LG 2 So. 6'7" 299 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Burzynski, Joey 56 LG 3 Fr. 6'1" 284 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bryant, Chris 58 LG 5 Fr. 6'4" 341 Redshirt 5.3 24" 395 21 3.6

Comments: Mike Schofield had 10 starts, and really came on with great improvement. Ricky Barnum was suspended for the first game, and didn't play in the last 5 games with a bad ankle; however, Barnum did start three games and made the trip to Illinois, but not Iowa. Walk-on Joey Burzinski played against Nebraska, EMU and Minnesota, and traveled to Illinois, Northwestern, Iowa and MSU.

Schofield part of Resurgent Michigan Power Play Unit

Left Tackle
Lewan
Schofield/Huyge

Lewan, Taylor 77 LT 1 So. 6'8" 302 Starter 4.72 26.5" 315 n/a n/a
Schofield, Mike 75 LT 2 So. 6'7" 299 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gunderson, Erik 69 LT 3 So. 6'8" 312 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Taylor Lewan started all 13 games, and handled all the defensive ends he faced on pass rushes. He was hobbling during Sugar Bowl warm-ups so he played while not being 100%. He and Molk were our two best offensive linemen. Mealer came in against MSU.

Offensive Line: Our offensive line has done a nice job this year. The rushing attack continued improve, and we had two 1,000 yard rushers for the first time since 1976 with Touissaint and Robinson. Give this group and Coach Funk an A- for the season.

Top Michigan Offensive Linemen 2011

Dave Molk

Taylor Lewan

Mike Schofield

Mark Huyge

Patrick Omameh

Ricky Barnum

Elliott Mealer

Rocko Khoury

Joey Burzynski

Erik Gunderson

Redshirts and other backups: Chris Bryant, Jack Miller, Graham Glasgow, Kristian Mateus, and Dallas Williams

Captains on Offense: Molk and Koger

Offensive Line Coach Darrell Funk says Offensive Line Needs to be Physical, Nasty Group

Defense (Defensive Coordinator: Greg Mattison)

DE-Rush

Roh Clark Black Ojemudia

NT-1 Technique

DT-3 Technique

Martin

Heinager

Campbell

Washington

Ash

Wilkins

Pipkins

Rock/Godin

DE-5 Technique VanBergen Brink Eddins Strobel/Wormley
OLB-SAM Ryan Beyer M.Jones Ringer/Bolden/C.Gordon
ILB-MIKE Demens M.Jones Fitzgerald Ross
ILB-WILL Morgan Hawthorne M.Jones Jenkins-Stone
LCB Floyd Avery Hollowell Richardson
RCB Countess Taylor Anderson Hollowell
FS T.Gordon Woolfolk Furman Wilson/Clark
SS Kovacs Woolfolk/Van Slyke Furman Gant
Game-2011 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Points Plays Time Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts
Western Michigan 96 183 279 17 7 of 12 3 10 10 56 25:18:00 3 2 2 0
Notre Dame 198 315 513 28 8 of 14 5 21 31 72 37:01:00 5 0 4 0
Eastern Michigan 207 29 236 12 5 of 14 2 3 3 52 27:45:00 2 1 5 0
San Diego State 123 253 376 20 8 of 21 3 7 7 77 29:47:00 3 1 6 0
Minnesota 73 104 177 8 0 of 11 1 0 0 47 23:38:00 2 3 10 0
Northwestern 107 331 438 26 4 of 13 5 24 24 70 22:03:00 2 4 3 0
Michigan State 213 120 333 16 7 of 14 3 21 28 63 30:33:00 2 0 5 0
Purdue 89 222 311 16 4 of 15 3 7 14 56 23:35:00 1 4 6 0
Iowa 131 171 302 15 5 of 16 3 21 24 56 29:54:00 0 2 5 0
Illinois 37 177 214 15 7 of 19 2 14 14 67 27:15:00 3 4 9 0
Nebraska 138 122 260 11 3 of 15 2 7 17 54 18:39:00 3 3 6 1
Ohio 137 235 372 18 6 of 14 3 17 34 57 24:50:00 1 4 3 0
Virginia Tech 163 214 377 22 7 of 18 6 17 20 74 36:50:00 2 2 1 0
Totals 1712 2476 4188 224 71 of 196 41 169 226 801 357:08:00 29 30 65 1

Captain on Defense: Martin

Defensive Responsibilities: Defensive Line (Defensive Line Coach: Jerry Montgomery)

Defensive End (Rush End)
Roh
Clark/Black

Roh, Craig 88 DE-Rush 1 Jr. 6'5" 269 Starter 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 4
Black, Jibreel 55 DE-Rush 2 So. 6'2" 260 Backup 4.9 28" 325 n/a 3.5
Clark, Frank 57 DE-Rush 3 Fr. 6'2" 228 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paskorz, Jordan 94 DE-Rush 4 Fr. 6'3" 246 Redshirt 4.74 34" n/a n/a n/a
Heitzman, Keith 92 DE-Rush 5 Fr. 6'3" 251 Redshirt 4.9 n/a 285 n/a 3.4

Comments: Junior Craig Roh had 32 tackles, 8 for loss including 4 sacks and a forced fumble in 13 games. He had a good game against MSU with 6 tackles, 2 for loss. Roh up to 266 lbs. Roh won the Matthei Award for his Spring performance. Frank Clark impressed, played on special teams and beat out Black for the first backup behind Roh; he finished with 10 tackles, .5 for loss including 5 in the Sugar Bowl with a critical interception that he returned 7 yards. Sophomore Jibreel Black had 18 tackles, 1.5 for loss, .5 sack and a forced fumble. Jake Ryan moves here in some situations. Jordan Paskorz did not make the travel team to Iowa, Northwestern or MSU. Keith Heitzman redshirted.

Nose Tackle (1 Technique)
Martin-Co-Captain
Campbell/Ash

Martin, Mike 68 NT 1 Sr. 6'2" 304 Co-Capt. 4.9 n/a 460 n/a 4.9
Campbell, Will 73 NT 2 Jr. 6'5" 322 Backup 5 n/a 425 n/a 3.2
Ash, Richard 54 NT 3 Fr. 6'3" 301 Redshirt 4.85 n/a n/a 16 2.5

Comments: Mike Martin had 63 tackles, 5.5 for loss in 13 games including 3 sacks and a safety; he was defensive Captain and All-Big Ten 2nd team; he will be a Top NFL Draft Pick. He was named as the #2 strongest player in NCAA Football for 2011 in ESPN's Bruce Feldman's Blog. Will Campbell was his backup and forced a fumble against the Irish, and had 14 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 2 sacks plus a tipped pass and a fumble recovery. Redshirt Richard Ash played against Minnesota and Purdue, but did not make the travel team to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern or MSU.

Defensive Tackle (3 Technique)
Heinager
Campbell/Washington

VanBergen, Ryan 53 DT 1 Sr. 6'6" 288 Starter 4.9 n/a 345 27 3.7
Washington, Quinten 76 DT 2 So. 6'4" 302 Backup 5.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wilkins, Kenny 41 DT 3 Fr. 6'3" 280 Redshirt 4.72 32" n/a n/a 3.1
Rock, Chris 95 DT 4 Fr. 6'5" 267 Redshirt 4.9 n/a n/a n/a 3.5
Schwab, Alex 60 DT 4 Jr. 6'0" 241 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Walk-on Senior Will Heinager had 23 tackles, 4 for loss, 1 sack in 12 games. He started at Defensive End the first two games, and Defensive Tackle the last 10; unfortunately, he was injured and didn't play in the Sugar Bowl. Quinten Washington was backup, and played against Notre Dame and EMU with one tackle. Redshirt Kenny Wilkins did not make the travel team to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern or MSU. Chris Rock redshirted. Terry Talbott had back surgery on April 1 and had to take a medical scholarship.

Defensive End (Strong Side End-5 Technique)
VanBergen
Brink

Heinager, Will 39 DE-Strong 1 Sr. 6'6" 295 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brink, Nate 67 DE-Strong 2 Fr. 6'5" 263 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eddins, Chris 93 DE-Strong 3 Fr. 6'5" 265 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ryan VanBergen had 46 tackles, 13 for loss, 6 sacks, a forced fumble, 4 tipped passes plus 3 fumble recoveries in 13 games. He started at 3 Technique Defensive Tackle the first two games and the Sugar Bowl, and Defensive End for the other 10 games. Walk-on Nate Brink has been the big surprise in Fall Camp, and backed up with one tackle for loss; however, he was injured and couldn't play in the Sugar Bowl. Walk-on Chris Eddins did not make the travel team to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern or MSU. Brink Reps with First Unit.

Defensive Line: This was the biggest defensive line in Michigan Football History: VanBergen 290, Martin 310, Heinager 295 and Roh 270 with reserves of Brink 265, Campbell 320, Washington 310 and Black 260

Top Michigan Defensive Linemen 2011

Defensive Lineman Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Martin, Mike 63 5.5 3 0 0 0 0 NT Starter
VanBergen, Ryan 46 13 6 1 3 0 4 DE Starter
Roh, Craig 32 8 4 1 0 0 0 DE Starter
Heinager, Will 23 4 1 0 0 0 1 DT Starter
Black, Jibreel 18 1.5 1.5 1 0 0 0 DE Backup
Campbell, Will 14 2.5 2 0 1 0 1 NT Backup
Clark, Frank 7 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 DE Backup
Brink, Nate 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Washington, Quinton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Totals 205 36 17.5 3 4 1 6 Totals

Mike Martin

Ryan VanBergen

Craig Roh

Will Heinager

Jibreel Black

Will Campbell

Quinten Washington

Frank Clark

Nate Brink

Other Possibilities or Redshirts: Richard Ash, Chris Eddins, Keith Heitzman, Jordan Paskorz, Chris Rock, Alex Schwab and Kenny Wilkins

Year Sacks

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

30

18

21

29

32

42

24

21

2003 29
2002 42
2001 50
2000 21
1999 29
1998 37

4-3

DE-5 Tech DT-1 Tech DT-3 Tech DE-Rush
VanBergen, Ryan Martin, Mike Heinager, Will Roh, Craig

Brink, Nate

Campbell, Will

Washington, Quinton

 

Black, Jibreel

Eddins, Chris Ash, Richard Wilkins, Kenny

Clark, Frank

Heitzman, Keith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock, Chris

 

 

 

Paskorz, Jordan

 

Comments on Defensive Line: Give the defensive line and Coach Montgomery an A- for execution in 13 games. There was great improvement on the defensive line. 2012 pledges include Matt Godin, Mario Ojemudia, Ondre Pipkins, Tom Strobel and Chris Wormley with VanBergen, Martin and Heinager exiting.

Defensive Responsibilities: Linebackers (Linebackers Coach: Mark Smith)

Outside Linebacker-SAM
Ryan
Beyer/M.Jones

Ryan, Jake 90 OLB-SAM 1 Fr. 6'3" 230 Starter 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Beyer, Brennan 97 OLB-SAM 2 Fr. 6'3" 225 Backup 4.7 33" 290 n/a 3.8
Jones, Mike 27 OLB-SAM 3 Jr. 6'2" 224 Backup 4.5 36" 305 910 3.2
Gordon, Cameron 4 OLB-SAM 4 So. 6'3" 222 Injured 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ryan had 37 tackles, 10 for loss, 3 sacks, a tipped pass, a force fumble and two fumble recoveries in 13 games. Ryan won the Maultbesch Award for Spring performance. Brennan Beyer had 10 tackles, one on special teams; he injured his knee against Nebraska and didn't play against the Buckeyes; however, he did play in the Sugar Bowl. Mike Jones moved to SAM as a backup. Cam Gordon played for the first time all season at SAM in the Iowa game early, but sat and watched most of the time. He did make the trips to Illinois, Northwestern and MSU, and made his 4 tackles on the kickoff team against MSU, Ohio State and Purdue.

Inside Linebacker-WILL
Morgan
Hawthorne/M.Jones

Hawthorne, Brandin 7 ILB-WILL 1 Jr. 6'0" 214 Starter 4.5 35.5" n/a 17/1110 3.5
Morgan, Desmond 44 ILB-WILL 2 Fr. 6'1" 220 Backup 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 4
Herron, Brandon 58 ILB-WILL 3 Sr. 6'2" 221 Injured 4.43 37.4" 330 n/a 3
Poole, Antonio 40 ILB-WILL 4 Fr. 6'2" 212 Redshirt n/a 33" 285 n/a 3.4

Comments: Desmond Morgan won the starting job at WILL, and had 59 tackles for the season, 3 for loss, a sack plus 4 more tackles on special teams with a fumble recovery. Morgan earned his 8th start of the season in the Sugar Bowl. Brandin Hawthorne had 40 tackles, 2 for loss, a sack, one tackle on kickoff coverage, an interception and a pass break up; he started four games and got another 3 tackles on special teams. Hawthorne had been slowed with an ankle sprain earlier in the season. Mike Jones is backup up Morgan and Hawthorne. Brandon Herron was the surprise starter at the WILL position in the opener, and didn't disappoint with 8 tackles, a 94 yard TD interception and a 29 yard fumble recovery for a second TD. He hurt his quad and didn't play again, but did make the trip to Iowa and saw limited action on kickoff team.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE
Demens
M.Jones

Demens, Kenny 25 ILB-MIKE 1 Jr. 6'1" 248 Starter 4.6 n/a 375 n/a 3.6
Fitzgerald, J.B. 42 ILB-MIKE 2 Sr. 6'3" 241 Backup 4.7 n/a 235 n/a 3.4
Bell, Isaiah 34 ILB-MIKE 3 So. 6'1" 250 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Evans, Marell 51 ILB-MIKE 4 Jr. 6'3" 237 Ineligible n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kenny Demens led the defense with 94 tackles, 5 for loss, 3 sacks, 2 pass break ups and a forced fumble in 13 games to lead the defense in tackles. Mike Jones was the first backup at MIKE, and contributed 4 tackles. J.B. Fitzgerald had 10 tackles, 6 on kickoff team, a big forced fumble in the Sugar Bowl and served as Demen's 2nd backup. Marell Evans has had grade issues with his transfer from Hampton so he could have played, but was unable to; he may be asking for a 6th year to play in 2012. Isaiah Bell didn't play a down in the 2010 or 2011 seasons on defense or special teams. Apparently, Kellen Jones didn't make the roster; rumors have him dealing with some legal difficulties, perhaps an assault charge, and he was accepted at Oklahoma in a transfer. J.B. Fitzgerald Interview Demens has rent issues Marell Evans Journey

ILB-WILL ILB-MIKE OLB-SAM
Morgan, Desmond Demens, Kenny Ryan, Jake
Hawthorne, Brandin Jones, Mike Beyer, Brennan
Jones, Mike Fitzgerald, J.B.

Jones, Mike

Herron, Brandon Bell, Isaiah Gordon, Cam

Poole, Antonio

Evans, Marell

 

 

 

Top Michigan Defensive Linebackers 2011

Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Demens, Kenny 94 5 3 1 0 0 2 ILB-MIKE Starter
Morgan, Desmond 59 3 1 0 1 0 1 ILB-WILL Backup
Hawthorne, Brandin 40 2 1 0 0 1 1 ILB-WILL Starter
Ryan, Jake 37 10 3 1 2 0 1 OLB-SAM Starter
Beyer, Brennan 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM Backup
Herron, Brandon 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Fitzgerald, J.B. 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-MIKE Backup
Jones, Mike 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Totals 257 20 8 2 4 2 5 Totals

Kenny Demens

Desmond Morgan

Jake Ryan

Brandin Hawthorne

Mike Jones

J.B. Fitzgerald

Cameron Gordon

Brandon Herron

Other Possibilities or Redshirts: Isaiah Bell, Jordan Paskorz, Antonio Poole

Comments on Linebackers: Give Mark Smith a B for linebacking improvement especially with starting two freshmen in Desmond Morgan and Jake Ryan. Kenny Demens, Jake Ryan, Desmond Morgan rotated with Brandin Hawthorne, J.B. Fitzgerald, Brennan Beyer and Mike Jones in reserve. Cam Gordon had a back injury, and has played some on special teams. Brandon Herron injured his quad and Marell Evans has grade transfer issues; otherwise, they could have contributed. Paul Gyarmati has moved to fullback. Antonio Poole redshirted; he was behind other Freshman Frank Clark and Desmond Morgan. Royce Jenkins-Stone, Joe Bolden, James Ross and Caleb Ringer have pledged for 2012, and all have a chance to make an impact especially Bolden and Ringer because they enrolled in January and will see action in the Spring.

Defensive Responsibilities: Defensive Backs (Defensive Backs Coach: Curt Mallory)

Defensive Back-Wideside (LCB )
Floyd
Avery/Taylor

Floyd, J.T. 8 RCB 1 Jr. 6'0" 185 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Avery, Courtney 5 RCB 2 So. 5'11" 173 Backup 4.55 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Taylor, Ramon 6 RCB 3 Fr. 5'10" 169 Recruit 4.45 32" n/a 17 2.7
Anderson, Tony 17 RCB 4 Sr. 5'11" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Backey, Al 38 RCB 5 So. 5'10" 181 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hollowell, Delonte 24 RCB 6 Fr. 5'9" 164 Redshirt 4.66 38" n/a n/a n/a

Comments: J.T. Floyd had 48 tackles, 8 pass break ups, a forced fumble and 2 interceptions in 12 games. Courtney Avery started 3 games, and backed up Floyd; however, he did start the Sugar Bowl as a 3rd defensive back. He had 21 tackles plus another 5 tackles on special teams (kickoffs), 1.5 for loss including 0.5 sack, 2 interceptions, 2 pass break ups, a forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries including a 83 yarder for a TD. J.T. Tony Anderson was honorary Captain against Northwestern. Anderson Chose the Michigan Difference over the Ivy League

Defensive Back-Shortside (RCB)
Countess
Taylor/Hollowell

Wolfolk, Troy 29 LCB 1 Sr. 6'0" 191 Starter 4.41 n/a 275 1400 2.9
Countess, Blake 18 LCB 2 Fr. 5'10" 176 Recruit 4.47 37" 285 22 3.1
Talbott, Terrence 37 LCB 4 So. 5'11" 178 Backup 4.47 39" 300 n/a n/a

Comments: True Freshman Blake Countess unseated 6th year Senior Troy Woolfolk as starter, and had 41 tackles, 3 on special teams and 5 pass break ups. Ramon Taylor played in the EMU game, and got his first tackle on a kickoff, but took a personal foul penalty; he got a second tackle against Nebraska. Delonte Hollowell made the travel team to Iowa, and got his first tackle as a Wolverine on the kickoff team; he ended up with 5 tackles, 4 on special teams and a fumble recovery. Terrence Talbott played on special teams in the first two games, but did not make the travel team to Northwestern. Apparently, Terrence Talbott had left the team, but has returned. Gregg Brown did not make the travel team to Northwestern, and has left the team to transfer; he did see limited action early on special teams after enrolling January, 2011. Cullen Christian transferred to Pittsburgh to reunite with Coach Gibson and be closer to home, but Coach Gibson is off to Arizona. We have Terry Richardson committed for 2012. Who else will we add? Perhaps, Yuri Wright and/or Armani Reeves?

Strong Safety
Kovacs
Van Slyke/Furman

Kovacs, Jordan 32 SS 1 Jr. 6'0" 197 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Marvin 3 SS 2 So. 6'2" 200 Backup 4.6 38" 335 n/a 3
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 SS 3 Jr. 5'10" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Zach 36 SS 4 Sr. 6'2" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zeller, Charlie 19 SS 5 Fr. 5'11" 185 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Carter, Tamani 20 SS 6 Fr. 5'11" 175 Redshirt 4.48 40" 295 20 3.3

Comments: Jordan Kovacs Feature on Big Ten Network Jordan Kovacs led the defensive backfield with 75 tackles, 8 for loss including 4 sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble that Brandon Herron returned for a 29 yard TD and a pass break up. Apparently, Kovacs hurt his knee and didn't play against Purdue, and wasn't 100% against Iowa, Nebraska or Ohio State. Jared Van Slyke has two tackles plus a pass break up, and backed up Kovacs and Woolfolk along with Furman. Walk-on Floyd Simmons was also a factor at Safety, and did make the travel team to Illinois, Iowa Northwestern and MSU; he had a big game against Nebraska with a forced fumble on a kickoff, and he now has 3 tackles for the season. Simmons was our leading special teams tackler in 2010. Matt Cavanaugh played on special teams and has 10 tackles to lead our special teams corps. Zac Johnson also made the travel team to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and MSU. Tamani Carter redshirted. Marvin Robinson had 10 tackles, one on special teams and a forced fumble; he started against the Irish, but did not make the travel team to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern or MSU due to a concussion in practice? or so we've been told. Marvin Robinson charged with 2nd degree home invasion (Court appearance November 16) ESPN story

Free Safety
T.Gordon
Woolfolk/Furman
Gordon, Thomas 30 FS 1 So. 5'11" 208 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Furman, Josh 14 FS 3 Fr. 6'2" 208 Backup 4.36 40" n/a 17 2.4
Van Slyke, Jared 31 FS 3 Sr. 6'2" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Simmons, Floyd 23 FS 5 Jr. 6'0" 194 Walk-on 4.5 33" n/a n/a 3.7

Comments: Thomas Gordon had 61 tackles, 6 on special teams, 1 for loss, 2 forced fumbles, a team leading 4 fumble recoveries, 2 pass break ups and an interception. Gordon didn't play at all against Iowa as Troy Woolfolk was given the start, but Woolfolk was the backup against Nebraska; he contributed 30 tackles for the season and got his first pass break up of the season against the Huskers. Josh Furman was one of the leading tacklers on special teams; he had 8 tackles and blocked a punt. Carvin Johnson had 12 tackles, played on special teams against the Irish and EMU; however, he left the team to seek a transfer (probably to Arizona to reunite with Tony Gibson) due to the move of Woolfolk to Free Safety that moved him from 2nd to 3rd sting. Ray Vinopal transferred to Pittsburgh.

Top Michigan Defensive Backs 2011

Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Kovacs, Jordan 75 8 4 2 1 1 1 SS Starter
Gordon, Thomas 61 0.5 0 2 4 1 2 FS Starter
Floyd, J.T. 48 0 0 1 0 2 8 RCB Starter
Countess, Blake 41 1.5 0 1 0 0 5 LCB Starter
Woolfolk, Troy 30 0 0 0 0 0 1 FS Backup
Avery, Courtney 21 2 0.5 0 1 2 4 RCB Backup
Johnson, Carvin 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 FS Backup/Transfer
Robinson, Marvin 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 SS Backup/Suspended
Van Slyke, Jared 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 SS Backup
Furman, Josh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 SS Backup
Hollowell, Delonte 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LCB Backup
Taylor, Ramon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LCB Backup
Totals 302 12 4.5 7 7 6 23 Totals

J.T. Floyd

Blake Countess

Courtney Avery

Ramon Taylor

Delonte Hollowell

Tony Anderson

Terrence Talbott

Top Michigan Safeties 2011

Jordan Kovacs

Thomas Gordon

Troy Woolfolk

Josh Furman

Jared Van Slyke

Matt Cavanaugh

Floyd Simmons

Other Possibilities or Redshirts: Tamani Carter, Al Bakey, Zac Johnson, Marvin Robinson and Charlie Zeller

Comments on Defensive Backs: Overall, you'd have to be pleased with the defensive back play especially since we had little depth. As a group, they had over 35% of the total team defensive tackles, 6 interceptions (two in the red zone), 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries, 23 pass break ups and only a few big plays, Moore (Countess) and Posey (Woolfolk) against Ohio, TD of 54 yards against Nebraska (T.Gordon), TD of 48 yards against Purdue (Woolfolk) and Knile Davis' 44 yard play against Iowa. White did get 11 receptions in the first game, but broke no big plays. Floyd had 13 catches, but zero TDs. We had a hard time handling Virginia Tech's big wide receivers, but we contained them without any TDs or big plays. Give Mallory and the DBs an A- for for scheme and execution in 13 games. Chris Spielman's analysis of "head up" on tackling is something we need to do more.

Defensive Summary

Defensive Player WMU ND EMU SDS Minn. Nwst MSU Purd. Iowa Ill. Neb. OSU Virginia Tech Total
Demens, Kenny 6 12 5 7 5 10 5 5 11 7 5 8 8 94
Kovacs, Jordan 10 8 8 2 1 7 6 0 6 5 7 4 11 75
Gordon, Thomas 8 9 6 7 1 6 8 7 0 2 1 4 8 67
Martin, Mike 1 3 2 2 1 6 5 7 6 9 5 6 10 63
Morgan, Desmond 0 1 1 2 2 5 4 9 6 8 5 10 10 63
Floyd, J.T. 3 6 3 3 2 5 4 3 4 4 2 6 3 48
VanBergen, Ryan 3 2 4 2 2 4 3 4 2 7 2 7 4 46
Countess, Blake 0 0 1 7 5 5 6 3 6 1 2 0 8 44
Hawthorne, Brandin 0 6 10 5 3 9 3 2 2 0 2 1 0 43
Ryan, Jake 1 4 3 5 1 1 0 4 1 4 3 3 7 37
Roh, Craig 0 0 5 2 5 2 6 4 3 1 1 0 3 32
Woolfolk, Troy 2 3 0 5 1 0 2 4 6 3 1 2 1 30
Avery, Courtney 4 2 1 4 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 26
Heinager, Will 2 0 3 1 3 1 4 0 2 1 2 4 0 23
Black, Jibreel 3 3 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 18
Johnson, Carvin 3 0 1 3 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
Campbell, Will 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 12
Beyer, Brennan 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 11
Fitzgerald, J.B. 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11
Robinson, Marvin 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Cavanaugh, Matt 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 10
Furman, Josh 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 10
Clark, Frank 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 10
Herron, Brandon 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Robinson, Terrence 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 6
Hollowell, Delonte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 6
Simmons, Floyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 5
Wile, Matt 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jones, Mike 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Gordon, Cameron 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
Smith, Vincent 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
McColgan, John 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Van Slyke, Jared 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Hemingway, J.R. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Watson, Steve 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Taylor, Ramon 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Gallon, Jeremy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Washington, Quentin 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Brink, Nate 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Pomarico, Tom 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Koger, Kevin 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hagerup, Will 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Shaw, Michael 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Schofield, Mike 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Huyge, Mark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Team 67 73 68 67 50 75 65 66 69 59 51 59 81 858
Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks
Backs 35.32% 302 12 4.5 7 7 6 23
Linebackers 30.06% 257 20 8 2 4 2 5
Line  23.98% 205 36 17.5 3 4 1 6
Special Teams-Other 10.64% 91 0 0 3 6 0 1
Totals 100% 855 68 30 15 21 9 35

Summary of MGoBlog's Upon Further Review

Michigan Player WMU+ WMU- ND+ ND- EMU+ EMU- SDS+ SDS- Minn+ Minn- Nor+ Nor- MSU+ MSU- Pur+ Pur- Iow+ Iow- Ill+ Ill- Neb+ Neb- Ohio+ Ohio- Total+ Total- Net
VanBergen, Ryan 5 1 11 6 8 6 8.5 2 7 0 10 0 9 1 5 1.5 11 4 14.5 2 5.5 0 17.5 2 112 25.5 86.5
Martin, Mike 6 1 9 4.5 10.5 1 15.5 0 7 0 10 2 5.5 6.5 11 2.5 17.5 4 19 3 18 1 9.5 3 138.5 28.5 111
Roh, Craig 1 1 2 1 7.5 0 6.5 1 7.5 1 6 2 8 3.5 6.5 2.5 3 2.5 9 0 3.5 0.5 5.5 3 66 18 48
Heinager, Will 3 0 2 8 2.5 4 3 3 6.5 1 3.5 0 4.5 4 5 2 7 2 5 2 2.5 0 5.5 1.5 50 27.5 22.5
Brink, Nate 0.5 2 0 0 0 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.5 -5.5
Black, Jibreel 2 2.5 11 5 12 3 4 4 3 1 0 1 2 2.5 0 0 2 2 1 3.5 0 0 2 0 39 24.5 14.5
Campbell, Will 0 2 5 0 3 2 4.5 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.5 4 0 1 0 1 0 25.5 10.5 15
Clark, Frank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 4.5 -1.5
DL Totals (8) 17.5 9 40 24.5 44.5 18 42.5 11 37 3 30.5 5 33 18.5 29.5 10 41 19 55.5 13.5 30.5 1.5 50 10.5 451.5 145.5 306
Ryan, Jake 8.5 0 6 6 3.5 7 9.5 8 4 1 2 3.5 7.5 5 8.5 3 3 0 6.5 3.5 8.5 2 5.5 3 73 42 31
Demens, Kenny 7.5 5 13 4.5 3.5 4.5 9.5 2.5 4.5 2.5 5.5 9.5 4.5 6.5 3 3 10 6 7.5 3.5 9.5 5.5 5.5 4 83.5 56.5 27
Hawthorne, Brandin 0 0 6.5 4 5 11 4.5 6.5 3.5 2 4.5 4 2 4.5 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 32.5 -6.5
Herron, Brandon 5 9.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9.5 -4.5
Fitzgerald, J.B. 2 3.5 0.5 0 0.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5.5 -0.5
Beyer, Brennan 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 1.5 1 2 0.5 0 2 3.5 0 0 4 13 -9
Jones, Mike 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1.5 0.5
Morgan, Desmond 0 0 1 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 4 5 3.5 3 9 12.5 5.5 4.5 4.5 5.5 7.5 10.5 37 54 -17
LB Totals (8) 24 24.5 27 21.5 12.5 22.5 26.5 18 12 5.5 13 21 18 21 15.5 12.5 23 21 21 12.5 24.5 16.5 18.5 18.5 235.5 215.5 20
Floyd, J.T. 5 0 5 8 0.5 0 5.5 1 1 0.5 3 3 2 6 3.5 6 0.5 4.5 14.5 3 4.5 4.5 1 6.5 46 43 3
Woolfolk, Troy 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 1.5 0.5 4 4 0 1.5 3 2.5 1 2 0 0 3 18.5 18.5 0
Avery, Courtney 3 3 1 4.5 0 0 2 3 0.5 1.5 0 0 3 2.5 4 0 1 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 23.5 15.5 8
Gordon, Thomas 4.5 2 4.5 2 6.5 0 5 4 1 1 8.5 2.5 3 4 4.5 3 0 0 2.5 0 1.5 4 1.5 3 43 25.5 17.5
Kovacs, Jordan 13.5 0.5 4 2 6 2.5 3.5 3 1 0 4 1 3.5 2.5 0 0 2.5 2 7 1 6 1 5.5 4 56.5 19.5 37
Johnson, Carvin 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 12 -8.5
Robinson, Marvin 0 1.5 0.5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 9.5 -9
Taylor, Ramon 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -2
Countess, Blake 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 5 1 2 2 1.5 3 1 2 4 6 3 2 1 3 2.5 10 26 33 -7
DB Totals (9) 27 15 17 25.5 12.5 4.5 25 18 10.5 4 20 14 13.5 22 17 11 9.5 16.5 32.5 7 18 12.5 13.5 26.5 166.5 158.5 8
Pressure 15 5 7 13 6 3 20 4 15 4 16 17 8 5 9 1 8 6 31 18 9 2 13 14 157 92 65
Coverage 6 11 17 18 9 1 25 19 10 5 13 15 9 12 11 6 11 14 30 12 17 6 11 30 169 149 20
Tackling 6 3 4 10 3 2 5 5 0 0 4 6 5 8 4 4 1 5 13 2 5 0 6 7 51 57 -6
Coordinator (RPS) 10 9 22 18 8 6 8 10 3 1 4 15 8 6 8 4 7 6 11 3 9 8 8 15 106 101 5

Analysis: This season, 25 players played on Michigan's defense. The best player was Mike Martin with plus 111 using the Upon Further Review summaries on MGoBlog, Ryan VanBergen had 86.5, Craig Roh had 48, Jordan Kovacs had 37, Jake Ryan had 31, Kenny Demens had 27, Will Heinager had 22.5, Thomas Gordon had 17.5, Will Campbell had 15, Jibreel Black had 14.5, and Courtney Avery had 8. True Freshmen Desmond Morgan and Blake Countess came in with -17 and -7, but showed improvement throughout the year.

Special Teams (Special Teams Coordinator: Dan Ferrigno)

Special Teams-Other Role Total Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Blocked Kicks
Cavanaugh, Matt Kickoff Return 10
Furman, Josh Punt Returns 8 1
Gordon, Thomas Kickoff Return 6
Fitzgerald, J.B. Kickoff Return 6 1 1
Avery, Courtney Kickoff Return 5 2
Hollowell, Delonte Kickoff 5 1
Morgan, Desmond Kickoff Return 4
Wile, Matt Kickoff Return 4
Simmons, Floyd Kickoffs 4 1
Robinson, Terrence Kickoff Return 4 1 1
Gordon, Cameron Kickoffs 4
Countess, Blake Kickoff Return 3
McColgan, John Punt Returns 3 1
Smith, Vincent Kickoff Return/Interception 3
Hawthorne, Brandin Kickoff Return 3
Clark, Frank Kickoff Return 2
Hemingway, J.R. Punt Returns 2
Watson, Steve Interception 2
Gallon, Jeremy Interception 2
Beyer, Brennan Kickoff Return 1
Hagerup, Will Punt Returns 1
Herron, Brandon Kickoff Return 1
Johnson, Carvin Punt Returns 1
Koger, Kevin Interception 1
Pomarico, Tom Punt Returns 1
Robinson, Marvin Punt Returns 1
Schofield, Mike Interception 1
Huyge, Mark Fumble 1
Shaw, Michael Kickoffs 1
Taylor, Ramon Kickoff Return 1
Totals n/a 91 3 6 1
National Rank Big Ten Rank Category
54th 4th Kickoffs
100th 10th Kickoff Returns
107th 12th Net Punting
52nd 5th Punt Returns

PK

Gibbons

Wile

Pauloski/Broekhuisen/Ross/Smith
P Wile Hagerup Broekhuisen Allen
Kickoffs Wile Gibbons Pauloski/Broekhuisen/Ross/Smith
Snapper Glanda/Pomarico Morales Graman
Holder Dileo Gallon Van Slyke
Punt Returns Gallon Dileo Odoms/Countess/Hemingway/Taylor
Kickoff Returns V.Smith Odoms Gallon/Grady/Dileo/Rawls/J.Robinson
Placekicker/Field Goals/Extra Points/Kickoffs
Gibbons/Wile
Gibbons, Brendan 34 PK 1 So. 6'1" 241 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wile, Matt 45 PK 1 Fr. 6'2" 208 Starter n/a n/a n/a 29 4
Broekhuisen, Seth 46 PK 3 So. 6'1" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hagerup, Will 43 PK 4 So. 6'4" 225 Suspended 4.8 28" n/a n/a 3
Pauloski, Kris 93 PK 5 So. 6'3" 204 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ross, Jeremy 96 PK 6 Fr. 5'5" 150 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, Christopher 31 PK 6 Fr. 6'0" 177 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Wile had 64 kickoffs for a 63.0 yard average, 14 touchbacks and 3 out of bounds. The kickoff coverage team improved. They ranked 57th nationally and 5th in the Big Ten. They did take a penalty against MSU for not being lined up correctly. Some of the players spotted on the kickoff coverage included: Brennan Beyer, Matt Cavanaugh, Troy Woolfolk, Carvin Johnson, Courtney Avery, Brandon Herron, Frank Clark, Matt Wile, Cam Gordon, Floyd Simmons, Delonte Hollowell, etc. Courtney Avery and Floyd Simmons forced fumbles against Nebraska and Ohio State, and J.B. Fitzgerald force a critical fumble in the Sugar Bowl. Terrence Robinson scooped up the fumble on the last play of the Notre Dame game, but he fumbled just before the goal line so it was ruled as a touchback.

Gibbons won the Placekicking duties for extra points and field goals from 43 yards and in, and Wile will kick from 44 yards and out. Gibbons was 54 of 55 on extra points, and hit 13 of his 17 field goal attempts including the game winner in overtime at the Sugar Bowl. Will Campbell was in at offensive guard on the extra point team. Matt Wile strong Fall Camp may lead to history: Placekicking, Kickoffs and Punting! Broekhuisen Not Giving Up

Long Snapper
Pomarico/Glanda

Glanda, Jareth 54 Snapper 1 So. 6'3" 255 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pomarico, Tom 91 Snapper 1 Sr. 6'4" 240 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morales, George 66 Snapper 3 Jr. 6'0" 236 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a 4
Graman, Curt 94 Snapper 4 So. 6'5" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Tom Pomarico was the long snapper for punts, and has put two on the ground this year. Jared Glanda was the long snapper for extra points and field goals.

Holder

Dileo

Dileo, Drew 26 Holder 1 So. 5'10" 172 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8
Gallon, Jeremy 10 Holder 2 So. 5'8" 185 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Van Slyke, Jared 31 Holder 3 Sr. 6'2" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Drew Dileo was our holder for 13 games, and came up with two big fake field goal runs setting up red zone first downs for our offense to convert two TDs. In the Sugar Bowl, he completed an unlikely 11 yard pass to snapper Jared Glanda for a first down after it was tipped by Virginia Tech. On the dark side, he muffed the extra point against Iowa. Jeremy Gallon was our backup.

Punter

Wile
Hagerup

Wile, Matt 45 P 1 Fr. 6'2" 208 Recruit n/a n/a n/a 29 4
Hagerup, Will 43 P 2 So. 6'4" 225 Suspended 4.8 28" n/a n/a 3
Broekhuisen, Seth 46 P 3 So. 6'1" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Will Hagerup was suspended the first 4 games, and punted 27 times for a mediocre 36 yard average, 5 inside the 20, one touchback and 7 fair catches. He also fumbled a snap against Ohio State which led to a drive at our 32, and resulted in a field goal. As a result of two poor Sugar Bowl punts of 24 and 26 yards, he was replaced by Matt Wile. Wile had 17 punts for a 41.6 yard average including a 58 yarder in the Sugar Bowl, four fair caught and four downed inside the 20. Wile looked much better than Hagerup. Our net punting ranked 107th in the nation and 12th in the Big Ten.

Candidates for Kickoff and Punt Returns

Punt Returns
Gallon
Dileo/Countess
Gallon, Jeremy 10 PR 1 So. 5'8" 185 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dileo, Drew 26 PR 2 So. 5'10" 172 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8
Countess, Blake 18 PR 3 Fr. 5'10" 176 Recruit 4.47 37" 285 22 3.1
Hemingway, J.R. 21 PR 3 Sr. 6'1" 222 Backup 4.4 n/a 275 n/a 3.5
Odoms, Martavious  9 PR 3 Sr. 5'8" 173 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Taylor, Ramon 6 PR 6 Fr. 5'10" 169 Recruit 4.45 32" n/a 17 2.7

Comments: Jeremy Gallon had 19 returns for 192 yards, and many fair catches; he made much better decisions and recovered a fumble that hit off J.T. Floyd against San Diego State. We ranked 54th nationally in punt returns and 5th in the Big Ten. Drew Dileo backed him up and had two fair catches against Minnesota. On the punt return team, I observed Steve Watson, J.B. Fitzgerald, John McColgan, Floyd Simmons, Thomas Gordon, Josh Furman, Blake Countess, Tom Pomarico, Jeremy Gallon, Gregg Brown, etc.

Kickoff Returns
Odoms
Gallon/V.Smith/Grady/Dileo

Smith, Vincent 2 KR 1 Jr. 5'6" 172 Starter 4.4 29.5" n/a n/a n/a
Odoms, Martavious  9 KR 2 Sr. 5'8" 173 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dileo, Drew 26 KR 3 So. 5'10" 172 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8
Gallon, Jeremy 10 KR 3 So. 5'8" 185 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grady, Kelvin 19 KR 3 Sr. 5'10" 177 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hayes, Justice 5 KR 4 Fr. 5'10" 176 Redshirt 4.45 35" 265 20 2.9
Rawls, Thomas 38 KR 4 Fr. 5'10" 219 Backup 4.5 34" 285 15 2.8
Robinson, Jerald 83 KR 4 Fr. 6'1" 206 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stonum, Darryl DC 22 KR 5 Sr. 6'2" 195 Suspended 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Martavious Odoms had 19 for 403 yards. Vincent Smith had 7 returns for 129 yards, Kevin Grady had 3 returns for 57 yards, Jeremy Gallon had 3 for 46 yards, Kevin Koger had one for eight yards and Mike Cox had a 2 yarder to start the Sugar Bowl. As a team, we averaged 19.45 on 33 kickoffs which ranked us 100th nationally and 10th in the Big Ten. I observed these players participating on the kickoff return team: Steve Watson, Kevin Koger, Ricardo Miller, Jared Van Slyke, Junior Hemingway, Floyd Simmons, Jeremy Jackson, Vincent Smith, Kevin Grady, etc.

Special Teams Comments: Give Coach Ferrigno a B+ for improved special teams play. We are a much better team on punt returns, punt coverage, and kickoff coverage. We still need more improvement in placekicking extra points, field goals, punting and kickoff returns. 59 players have played on Special Teams in 2011-2012: Tony Anderson, Courtney Avery, Brennan Beyer, Jibreel Black, Nate Brink, Gregg Brown, Will Campbell, Matt Cavanaugh, Frank Clark, Blake Countess, Mike Cox, Kenny Demens, Drew Dileo, J.B. Fitzgerald, J.T. Floyd, Josh Furman, Jeremy Gallon, Brendon Gibbons, Jareth Glanda, Cameron Gordon, Thomas Gordon, Paul Gyarmati, Brandin Hawthorne, Will Heinager, J.R. Hemingway, Delonte Hollowell, Stephon Hopkins, Mark Huyge, Jeremy Jackson, Carvin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Mike Jones, Kevin Koger, Jordan Kovacs, John McColgan, Mike Martin, Elliott Mealer, Ricardo Miller, Desmond Morgan, Tom Pomarico, Joe Reynolds, Jerald Robinson, Marvin Robinson, Terrence Robinson, Craig Roh, Roy Roundtree, Jake Ryan, Mike Schofield, Michael Shaw, Floyd Simmons, Vincent Smith, Terrence Talbott, Ramon Taylor, Jared Van Slyke, Quinton Washington, Steve Watson, Matt Wile and Troy Woolfolk

Walk-Ons 2011 (40)
Allspach, Nate 40 TE 6 Fr. 6'6" 224
Anderson, Tony 17 RCB 4 Sr. 5'11" 195
Backey, Al 38 RCB 5 So. 5'10" 181
Barpal, Jordan 35 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 5'10" 166
Brink, Nate 67 DE-Strong 2 Fr. 6'5" 263
Broekhuisen, Seth 46 P/PK 3 So. 6'1" 200
Burzynski, Joey 56 LG 3 Fr. 6'1" 284
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 SS 3 Jr. 5'10" 190
Eddins, Chris 93 DE-Strong 3 Fr. 6'5" 265
Esterline, Dylan 42 TE 6 Fr. 6'5" 237
Fry, Ben 13 QB 6 Fr. 5'10" 178
Glanda, Jareth 54 Snapper 1 So. 6'3" 255
Glasgow, Graham 61 RT 5 Fr. 6'6" 314
Graman, Curt 94 Snapper 4 So. 6'5" 200
Gunderson, Erik 69 LT/RT 3 So. 6'8" 312
Gyarmati, Paul 99 Fullback 3 Jr. 6'1" 216
Heinager, Will 39 DE-Strong 1 Sr. 6'6" 295
Johnson, Zach 36 SS 4 Sr. 6'2" 205
Keizer, Jonathan 27 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'5" 205
Kennedy, Jack 14 QB 4 Jr. 5'11" 185
Kerridge, Joey 36 Fullback 4 Fr. 6'0" 231
Kovacs, Jordan 32 SS 1 Jr. 6'0" 197
Kwiatkowski, Mike 90 TE 4 So. 6'5" 257
Mateus, Kristian 70 RT 5 Fr. 6'7" 285
McColgan, John 49 Fullback 2 Sr. 6'1" 240
Morales, George 66 Snapper 3 Jr. 6'0" 236
Pauloski, Kris 93 PK 5 So. 6'3" 204
Pomarico, Tom 91 Snapper 1 Sr. 6'4" 240
Rasheed, Jihad 18 RB 8 Fr. 5'10" 172
Reynolds, Joe 85 X Wide Receiver 5 So. 6'1" 191
Ross, Jeremy 96 PK 6 Fr. 5'5" 150
Schwab, Alex 60 DT 4 Jr. 6'0" 241
Simmons, Floyd 23 FS 5 Jr. 6'0" 194
Smith, Christopher 31 PK 6 Fr. 6'0" 177
Swanson, O'Neill 32 RB 8 So. 5'10" 162
Swieka, Alex 8 QB 7 Fr. 6'1" 210
Van Slyke, Jared 31 FS/Holder 3 Sr. 6'2" 195
Williams, Dallas 62 RT 5 Fr. 6'3" 314
Wilson, Steve 4 QB 5 So. 5'11" 180
Zeller, Charlie 19 SS 5 Fr. 5'11" 185

16 Walk-ons played in 13 games, four starters with Kovacs, Pomarico, Glanda and Heinager. We added 3 new players during Iowa Week.

Walk On Nation

Bo Dever to Walk-on in 2012

Kenny Allen to Walk-on in 2012

Big Games in NCAA Football 2011

Schedule-2011
September 3-Observations on the win over Western Michigan 34-10
September 10-Observations on the Electifying Win over Notre Dame, 35-31
September 17-Observations on the win over Eastern Michigan, 31-3
September 24-Observations on the win over San Diego State, 28-7

October 1-Observations on the win over Minnesota, 58-0
October 8-Observations on the win over Northwestern, 42-24
October 15-Observations on the 4th loss in a row to the Spartans, 14-28
October 29-Observations on the win over Purdue, 36-14
November 5-Observations on the loss to Iowa, 16-24
November 12-Observations on the win over Illinois, 31-14
November 19-
Observations on the win over Nebraska, 45-17
November 26-
Observations on the win over Ohio, 40-34

January 3-Observations on the Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech, 23-20

Legends Leaders
Michigan State Wisconsin
Michigan Penn State
Nebraska Purdue
Iowa Ohio State
Northwestern Illinois
Minnesota Indiana

Schedule Comments: 8 home games in a 12 game schedule gave us a big advantage; this is the first time since 1976 that we've had our first five games at home, and the first time we've ever won all 8 games at home. Big Ten All Conference Team 2011

Position 1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team Honorable Mention
QB Wilson Robinson Cousins Persa-Colter/Vandenburg/Gray/Martinez
RB Burkhead Coker Touissaint n/a
RB Ball Redd Bell n/a
WR Jenkins Toon Moye Hemingway
WR McNutt Cunningham Ebert McKnight/Davis
TE Dunsmore Linthicum Pederson Stoneburner/Koger/Cotton
OT Oglesby Adams Zusevics Netter/Okoli/Barham
OT Reiff Lewan Allen Wagner/Kelly/Jones
OG Zeitler Frederick Long Mulroe/Troutman
OG Foreman Gettis Mewhort Norwell/Bunders/McDonald
C Molk Brewster Caputo Konz/Ferentz
PK Maher Wiggs Fera Ewald/Basil/Meyer/Dimke/Conroy/Welch
Maher Webster Fera Buchanan/Nortman/Guthrie
DE Mercilus Binns Buchanon Gholston/Rush
DT Worthy Short Daniels Butrym
DT Still Martin Steinkuler Hankins/Pickelman/Hill
DE Simon Crawford VanBergen Meredith/Roh
LB David Bullough Taylor Brown/Morris/Holland/Nielsen/Kirksey
LB Hodges Borland Sweat Allen/Demens/Compton/Beckford/Thomas
DB Dennard Allen Fenelus Floyd/Dennard/Hawthorne/Howard
DB Prater Lewis Peters Lynn/Maybin/Royston/Wilson
SS Adams Barnett Hyde Kovacs/Moeller/Astorino/Cassidy
FS Henry Sukay Robinson Bernstein
PR/KR Abbrederis Abdullah Powell Hall/Martin/Mostert
Position Michigan MSU Ohio State Wisconsin Nebraska Penn State Iowa Northwestern Illinois Purdue Indiana Minnesota
QB Robinson Cousins Miller Wilson Martinez Bolden Vandenburg Persa/Colter Scheelhause Henry Kiel Gray
RB Touissaint Baker/Bell Herron Ball Burkhead Redd Coker Trumpy Ford Bolden Hughes n/a
FB Hopkins Anderson Boren White Cooper Suhey Rogers   n/a Ross Wilson n/a
WR Hemingway Martin Brown Toon Enunwa Brown Davis Brown  n/a Siller Turner n/a
WR Roundtree/Odoms Cunningham Posey n/a Kinnie Moye McNutt Ebert Jenkins Edison Belcher McKnight
TE Koger Linthicum Stoneburner n/a Reed Haplea Herman Dunsmore n/a Holmes Bolser Lair
RT Huyge Fanoti Shugarts n/a Hardrick Barham Zusevics Ward Allen Mondek McDonald n/a
RG Omameh McDonald Mewhort n/a Rodriquez Troutman MacMillan Bartels n/a Plue Evers n/a
C Molk Jackson Brewster Konz Caputo n/a Ferentz Burkett Pocic Drey Matte n/a
LG Schofield Foreman Norwell Zeitler Kvale n/a Gettis Mulroe n/a Schmeig Damisch n/a
LT Lewan France Adams Wagner Sirles Okoli Reiff Netter n/a Kelly Pagan n/a
DE Roh Gholston Simon Nzegwu Meredith Crawford Daniel  Browne n/a Maci Johnson n/a
DT VanBergen Worthy Goebel Butrym Crick Still Daniels Arnfelt n/a Short Replogle n/a
NT Martin White Hankins Kohout Steinkuhler Hill Nardo DiNardo n/a Gaston Black n/a
DE Heinager Rush Thomas n/a Carter Massaro Binns Watt n/a Gooden Phillis n/a
OLB Ryan Allen Sweat/Shazier Borland Fisher Hodges Kirksey Johnson n/a Lucas Beckum n/a
ILB-MIKE Demens Bullough Sabino Armstrong David Carson Nielsen Nwabuisi n/a Beckford Thomas n/a
ILB-WILL Morgan Norman Klein Taylor Compton Mauti Morris McNaul n/a Holland Hoobler n/a
DB Countess Adams Howard Fenelus Dennard Lynn Hyde Matthews n/a Johnson Kiles n/a
DB Floyd Dennard Allen Smith Evans Morris Prater Mabin n/a Allen Barnett Rallis
SS Kovacs Lewis Johnson/Barnett Johnson Cassidy Astorino Sleeper Arnold n/a Link Drane n/a
FS T.Gordon/Woolfolk Robinson Moeller Henry Stafford Sukay Miller Peters n/a Evans Adkins n/a
PK Gibbons/Wile Conroy Basil Welch Bondi Wagner Meyer Budzien Dimke Wiggs Ewald n/a
Wile Sadler Buchanan n/a Maher Fera Guthrie Williams n/a Webster Hagerup n/a
Returning Starters 19 14 13 13 14 15 11 17 15 19 13 15
Players on Watch 5 7 6 9 6 2 5 6 5 0 3 2
Coach Hoke Dantonio Fickell Bielema Pelini Paterno Ferentz Fitzgerald Zook Hope Wilson Kill
Season 1st 5th 1st 6th 4th 46th 13th 5th 7th 3rd 1st 1st
Non-Conference Notre Dame Notre Dame Miami-FL Oregon St. Washington Alabama Iowa St. Boston College Arizona St. Notre Dame Virginia USC
Non-Conference San Diego St. Central Michigan Colorado Northern Illinois Fresno St. Temple Pittsburgh Army Western Michigan Rice Ball State Miami-OH
Non-Conference Western Michigan Florida Atlantic Toledo UNLV Wyoming Eastern Michigan Louisiana-Monroe Rice Arkansas St. Middle Tennessee North Texas St. New Mexico St.
Non-Conference Eastern Michigan Youngstown St. Akron South Dakota Tenn.-Chattanooga Indiana St. Tennessee Tech Eastern Illinois South Dakota St. Southeast Missouri St. South Carolina St. North Dakota St.

Michigan Football Recruiting

Scholarship Situation for Michigan Football 2011

Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial

Developing Depth Chart for 2013

Developing Depth Chart for 2012

Depth Chart 2010

Depth Chart 2009
Depth Chart 2008
Depth Chart 2007
Depth Chart 2006
Depth Chart 2005
Depth Chart 2004
Depth Chart 2003
Depth Chart 2002

Depth Chart 2001

Freshman Who Played in 13 Games (9)

Brennan Beyer

Gregg Brown

Frank Clark

Blake Countess

Delonte Hollowell

Desmond Morgan

Thomas Rawls

Ramon Taylor

Matt Wile

Freshman who may be eligible to Redshirt (10)

Russell Bellomy

Chris Bryant

Tamani Carter

Justice Hayes

Keith Heitzman

Delonte Hollowell

Jack Miller

Antonio Poole

Thomas Rawls

Chris Rock

Sophomores who may Redshirt (2)

Marvin Robinson

Terrence Talbott

Seniors who may return in 2012 (1)

Darryl Stonum

Freshman Who Traveled to Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and MSU (10)

Russell Bellomy

Brennan Beyer

Frank Clark

Blake Countess

Delonte Hollowell

Jack Miller

Desmond Morgan

Thomas Rawls

Ramon Taylor

Matt Wile

2011 Michigan Football Team By the Number
Smith, Vincent 2
Bellomy, Russell 3
Robinson, Marvin 3
Gordon, Cameron 4
Wilson, Steve 4
Avery, Courtney 5
Hayes, Justice 5
Taylor, Ramon 6
Gardner, Devin 7
Hawthorne, Brandin 7
Floyd, J.T. 8
Swieka, Alex 8
Odoms, Martavious 9
Gallon, Jeremy 10
Roundtree, Roy 12
Fry, Ben 13
Furman, Josh 14
Kennedy, Jack 14
Cox, Mike 15
Robinson, Denard 16
Anderson, Tony 17
Jackson, Jeremy 17
Countess, Blake 18
Rasheed, Jihad 18
Grady, Kelvin 19
Zeller, Charlie 19
Carter, Tamani 20
Shaw, Michael 20
Hemingway, J.R. 21
Stonum, Darryl DC 22
Simmons, Floyd 23
Hollowell, Delonte 24
Demens, Kenny 25
Dileo, Drew 26
Jones, Mike 27
Keizer, Jonathan 27
Cavanaugh, Matt 28
Toussaint, Fitzgerald 28
Wolfolk, Troy 29
Gordon, Thomas 30
Smith, Christopher 31
Van Slyke, Jared 31
Kovacs, Jordan 32
Swanson, O'Neill 32
Hopkins, Stephen 33
Bell, Isaiah 34
Gibbons, Brendan 34
Barpal, Jordan 35
Johnson, Zach 36
Kerridge, Joey 36
Talbott, Terrence 37
Backey, Al 38
Rawls, Thomas 38
Heinager, Will 39
Allspach, Nate 40
Poole, Antonio 40
Wilkins, Kenny 41
Esterline, Dylan 42
Fitzgerald, J.B. 42
Hagerup, Will 43
Morgan, Desmond 44
Wile, Matt 45
Broekhuisen, Seth 46
McColgan, John 49
Molk, Dave 50
Evans, Marell 51
Barnum, Ricky 52
VanBergen, Ryan 53
Ash, Richard 54
Glanda, Jareth 54
Black, Jibreel 55
Burzynski, Joey 56
Clark, Frank 57
Mealer, Elliott 57
Bryant, Chris 58
Herron, Brandon 58
Miller, Jack 60
Schwab, Alex 60
Glasgow, Graham 61
Williams, Dallas 62
Khoury, Rocko 63
Omameh, Patrick 65
Morales, George 66
Brink, Nate 67
Martin, Mike 68
Gunderson, Erik 69
Mateus, Kristian 70
Huyge, Mark 72
Campbell, Will 73
Schofield, Mike 75
Washington, Quinten 76
Lewan, Taylor 77
Miller, Ricardo 80
Watson, Steve 81
Robinson, Terrence 82
Robinson, Jerald 83
Reynolds, Joe 85
Koger, Kevin 86
Roh, Craig 88
Moore, Brandon 89
Kwiatkowski, Mike 90
Ryan, Jake 90
Pomarico, Tom 91
Heitzman, Keith 92
Eddins, Chris 93
Pauloski, Kris 93
Graman, Curt 94
Paskorz, Jordan 94
Rock, Chris 95
Ross, Jeremy 96
Beyer, Brennan 97
Gyarmati, Paul 99