MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEVELOPING DEPTH CHART 2013

2013 Michigan Football Media Guide (Bowl Guide)

Gallon, Schofield to play in East-West Shrine Game on January 18

Observations on the loss to Kansas State, 14-31

All-Big Ten 2013: Lewan on 1st Team; Funchess, Gallon, Clark and Countess on 2nd Team (Coaches); Lewan makes 1st Team All-American

Hoke is the Right Leader for Michigan Football

Michigan Football Travel Team for 2013

Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
102nd 11th Rushing 31st 5th
50th 4th Passing 63rd 8th
86th 10th Total 42nd 6th
46th 5th Scoring 66th 8th
38th 4th Pass Efficiency 52nd 6th
35th 3rd Turnover Margin/Turnovers Gained 22nd 2nd
n/a n/a Sacks 67th 7th
105th 10th Sacks Allowed n/a n/a
121st 12th Tackles for Loss 91st 9th
61st 7th First Downs 48th 7th
72nd 10th 3rd Down Conversions 53rd 8th
42nd 6th Red Zone 93rd 10th
35th 6th Time of Possession n/a n/a

NCAA Football Statistics for Michigan

Big Ten Football Statistics

Michigan Football Cumulative Statistics for 2013

Game-2013 Tackles for Loss Yards
Central Michigan 6 11
Notre Dame 8 27
Akron 8 31
Connecticut 10 52
Minnesota 5 13
Penn State 11 44
Indiana 7 37
Michigan State 11 65
Nebraska 15 57
Northwestern 10 48
Iowa 11 34
Ohio State 6 28
Kansas State 5 13
Totals 116 460

Taylor Lewan was Offensive Captain, Cam Gordon, Jake Ryan and Courtney Avery were Captains of the Defense

Freshman who played in 2013 (14) include: Kyle Bosch, Jake Butt, Taco Charlton, Ben Gedeon, Derrick Green, Delano Hill, DeMario Jones, Jourdan Lewis, Shane Morris, Ross Douglas, DeVeon Smith, Channing Stribling, Dymonte Thomas, and C'sonte York

Players Injured and Out for the Season: Russell Bellomy, Joey Burzynski, Amara Darboh, Drake Johnson, Ondre Pipkins

Countdown to Kickoff: Day 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Inside Michigan to Premier on August 26 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 9 Episode 10 & 11 Episode 12 Episode 13 Episode 14 Episode 15

Developing Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2014

Michigan Football Coaching Staff

Schedule and Future Schedules

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2013

Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial

Michigan Football Recruits for 2014

Offense
Position 1st Team 2nd Team Other Backups 2014 Recruits/2013 Redshirts
QB Morris Cleary Bellomy/Gardner Speight/Bellomy
Fullback Kerridge Houma   Shallman
RB Hayes Smith Toussaint/Green/Rawls  

WR Z

Slot

Gallon

Dileo

Reynolds

Norfleet

Hayes

Harris

Canteen/Jones

WR X Funchess Chesson Jackson Ways/Dukes
TE Butt Williams Paskorz Bunting/Hill
RT Schofield Braden Gunderson
RG Kalis Bars
C G.Glasgow Miller  
LG

Magnuson

Bosch Bryant Cole
LT Lewan Schofield Braden Bushell-Beatty
Game-2013 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts
Central Michigan 242 221 463 22 12 of 17 7 45 59 68 34:16:00 3 1 1 0
Notre Dame 166 194 460 25 6 of 12 4 28 41 72 34:04:00 1 1 3 0
Akron 177 248 425 19 3 of 10 3 7 28 62 26:44:00 4 1 4 0
Connecticut 192 97 289 19 7 of 18 3 21 24 72 35:47:00 4 3 5 0
Minnesota 113 235 348 17 10 of 13 5 35 42 52 26:12:00 0 1 3 0
Penn State 149 240 389 21 4 of 18 3 10 40 83 36:13:00 3 3 6 0
Indiana 248 503 751 35 8 of 12 8 42 63 83 38:34:00 2 2 2 0
Michigan State -48 214 168 12 2 of 14 2 3 6 59 27:39:00 1 7 8 0
Nebraska -21 196 175 13 4 of 18 2 10 13 63 32:44:00 0 7 6 0
Northwestern 139 226 365 27 5 of 20 6 24 27 87 29:38:00 0 5 6 0
Iowa 60 98 158 10 4 of 14 2 14 21 57 26:35:00 1 1 10 0
Ohio State 152 451 603 31 9 of 16 7 41 41 82 33:21:00 1 3 3 0
Kansas State 65 196 261 15 4 of 11 3 14 14 53 24:56:00 1 1 5 0
Totals 1634 3221 4885 251 78 of 193 55 294 419 893 406:43:00 21 36 62 0

10 Golden Rules of Offensive Football

Unit Players
Offense 36
Defense 33
Special Teams 48
Total 77

Players who contributed in 2013

Quarterback


Morris
Cleary/Bellomy/Gardner

Gardner, Devin 98 QB 1 Sr. 6'4" 210 Starter 4.63 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morris, Shane 7 QB 2 Fr. 6'3" 201 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cleary, Brian 6 QB 3 So. 6'3" 209 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swieka, Alex 13 QB 4 Fr. 6'1" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Austin, Shaun 15 QB 5 Fr. 6'1" 191 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moores, Garrett 15 QB 6 Fr. 6'3" 198 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bellomy, Russell 8 QB 7 So. 6'3" 215 Injury 4.6 30" 260 n/a 4.1

Comments: Devin Gardner took Tom Harmon's Jersey #98. He set a school record in passing yards and total offense. He was 208 of 345 for 2960 yards, 21 TDs and 11 Interceptions (2 for TDs). He ran for 483 yards on 165 carries for 11 TDs, a 2 point conversion, and 4 fumble giveaways. Gardner ranked 32nd in the nation in passing efficiency, #3 in the Big Ten. Although he is our top offensive player; he was guilty of 17 turnovers, that also led the Big Ten. His efficiency rating was 146.07. His medical redshirt was granted so he will be eligible in 2014. Gardner Interview Morris Interview Shane Morris earned the backup position, and was 5 of 9 with one interception. Morris may start the Kansas State game due to Gardner's Turf Toe Injury. Wilton Speight enrolls in January to compete which will give Michigan four quarterbacks in the Spring: Gardner, Morris, Bellomy and Speight for 2014.

Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Gallon, Jeremy 1409 4 1373 32 54 0 0 54 0
Norfleet, Dennis 1036 53 46 937 0 0 0 0 0
Toussaint, Fitzgerald 851 648 203 0 78 0 0 78 1
Funchess, Devin 782 34 748 0 36 0 0 36 0
Gardner, Devin 483 483 0 0 66 0 2 68 17
Dileo, Drew 314 0 174 140 12 0 0 12 0
Green, Derrick 270 270 0 0 12 0 0 12 0
Chesson, Jehu 258 1 221 36 6 0 0 6 0
Butt, Jake 235 0 235 0 12 0 0 12 0
Countess, Blake 162 0 0 162 6 0 0 6 0
Smith, DeVeon 117 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reynolds, Joe 99 0 69 30 6 0 0 6 0
Taylor, Ramon 75 0 0 75 0 0 0 0 0
Jackson, Jeremy 71 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hayes, Justice 55 7 40 8 0 0 2 2 0
Gordon, Thomas 41 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0
Morris, Shane 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Houma, Sione 33 0 14 19 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan, Desmond 29 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0
Kerridge, Joe 28 3 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clark, Frank 24 0 0 24 6 0 0 6 0
Lewis, Jourdan 18 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
Rawls, Thomas 12 12 0 0 6 0 0 6 0
Johnson, Drake 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas, Dymonte 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
Beyer, Brennan 7 0 0 7 6 0 0 6 0
Williams, A.J. 2 0 2 0 6 0 6 6 0
Wilson, Jarrod 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gibbons, Brendan 0 0 0 0 0 45 44 89 0
Wile, Matt 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 14 0
Jones, Demario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Team -46 -46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6437 1635 3221 1581 312 54 59 419 21

Our offense was potent, but inconsistent in 2013. We lose our best receiver in Darboh, and our team MVP was Gallon for 2014. We return Gardner, Green, Kerridge, Funchess, Chesson, and Butt along with Redshirts Amara Darboh, Csonte York, Jaron Dukes, and Khalid Hill. Freddy Canteen and Drake Harris are enrolling in January, and both should contribute as true Frosh in 2014. Ian Bunting has pledged at Tight End, and Maurice Ways at Wide Receiver. We've got to be a better offense in 2014, more consistent with fewer negative plays and a better rushing offense if we are to be successful.

Running Back (Tailback)

Hayes
Smith/Toussaint/Green

Green, Derrick 27 RB 1 Fr. 5'11" 240 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, DeVeon 32 RB 2 Fr. 5'11" 224 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Toussaint, Fitzgerald 28 RB 3 Sr. 5'10" 200 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hayes, Justice 5 RB 4 So. 5'10" 192 Backup 4.45 35" 265 20 2.9
Rawls, Thomas 38 RB 5 Jr. 5'10" 217 Backup 4.5 34" 285 15 2.8
Hardison, DeAnthony 18 RB 6 Fr. 5'8" 164 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Drake 20 RB 7 Fr. 6'0" 213 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Fitz Toussaint had 183 carries for 646 yards, and 12 TDs plus 17 receptions for 203 yards. Johnson out for season with torn ACL. Derrick Green had 82 carries for 265 yards, and 2 TDs. DeVeon Smith had 22 carries for 110 yards. Justice Hayes caught 3 passes for 18 yards, but started the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Thomas Rawls rounded out the five back contingent; he had 12 yards, and has played on special teams, but was injured at Iowa. Smith did not make the travel team to MSU; Brady Hoke said he was trying to send him "a message." Will Vic Enwere join the mix for 2014?

H-Back

Kerridge
Houma

Kerridge, Joey 36 H-Back 1 So. 6'0" 238 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Houma, Sione 39 H-Back 2 So. 6'0" 231 Backup 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shallman, Wyatt 33 H-Back 3 Fr. 6'3" 245 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Henderson, Bobby 37 H-Back 4 Fr. 5'11" 227 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Doyle, Jack 59 H-Back 5 Fr. 6'1" 208 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Joe Kerridge caught 5 passes for 25 yards; he showed improved blocking against the Buckeyes. Sione Houma eared two starts against Akron and Indiana, and caught a 9 yard pass. Wyatt Shallman has been impressive in Fall drills, but redshirted.

Wide Receiver-X


Funchess
Chesson/Jackson

Funchess, Devin 87 X Wide Receiver 1 So. 6'5" 235 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chesson, Jehu 86 X Wide Receiver 2 Fr. 6'3" 196 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jackson, Jeremy 17 X Wide Receiver 3 Sr. 6'3" 209 Backup 4.65 32" n/a n/a n/a
York, Csonte 81 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'3" 180 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dukes, Jaron 83 X Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'4" 190 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anlauf, Brad 49 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'4" 187 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dever, Bo 3 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Keizer, Jonathan 89 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'5" 212 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stearns, Blaise 31 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Darboh, Amara 82 X Wide Receiver 10 So. 6'2" 212 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Devin Funchess moved to wide receiver; he had 47 catches for 727 yards and 6 TDs. Jehu Chesson had 15 catches for 221 yards and a TD. Jeremy Jackson had 5 catches for 53 yards. C'sonte York saw action against CMU, but redshirted along with Jaron Dukes. Amara Darboh was out for the season with foot surgery, and redshirted with 3 years of eligibility remaining, 2014-2016.

Wide Receiver-Z


Gallon
Reynolds

Gallon, Jeremy 21 Z Wide Receiver 1 Sr. 5'8" 187 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reynolds, Joe 85 Z Wide Receiver 2 Sr. 6'1" 196 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, DeMario 10 Z Wide Receiver 3 Fr. 6'2" 192 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Slot

Dileo
Norfleet

Dileo, Drew 9 Slot-WR 1 Sr. 5'10" 180 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8
Norfleet, Dennis 23 Slot-WR 2 So. 5'7" 169 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Capatina, Anthony 41 Slot-WR 3 Jr. 5'9" 182 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jeremy Gallon set Big Ten and Michigan records against Indiana; he had 89 catches for 1373 yards and 9 TDs. Joe Reynolds had 4 catches for 69 yards. At slot, Drew Dileo had 16 catches for 174 yards and a TD. Dennis Norfleet has 5 catches for 37 yards plus 4 runs for 53 yards.

Wide Receiver Position Group: Jeremy Gallon, Devin Funchess, Drew Dileo, Jehu Chesson, Joe Reynolds, Dennis Norfleet and Jeremy Jackson are the receiving corps along with the running backs, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Joe Kerrigan, Sione Houma, Justice Hayes, and the Tight Ends Jake Butt and A.J. WIlliams. C'sonte York played in the CMU game, but still could redshirt. DeMario Jones played on punt returns teams in 11 games.

Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Gallon, Jeremy 89 1373 9
Funchess, Devin 49 748 6
Butt, Jake 20 235 2
Toussaint, Fitzgerald 18 203 0
Dileo, Drew 16 174 2
Chesson, Jehu 15 221 1
Jackson, Jeremy 6 71 0
Norfleet, Dennis 6 46 0
Hayes, Justice 6 40 0
Kerridge, Joe 5 25 0
Reynolds, Joe 4 69 0
Houma, Sione 2 14 0
Williams, A.J. 1 2 1
Totals 237 3221 21

Tight End-Y


Butt
Williams/Paskorz

Butt, Jake 88 TE-Y 1 Fr. 6'6" 237 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Williams, A.J. 84 TE-Y 2 So. 6'6" 265 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paskorz, Jordan 94 TE-Y 3 Jr. 6'3" 255 Backup 4.74 34" n/a n/a n/a
Esterline, Dylan 42 TE-Y 5 Jr. 6'5" 234 Walk-on 4.88 n/a 240 24 3.8
Hill, Khalid 80 TE-Y 5 Fr. 6'2" 258 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jocz, Michael 95 TE-Y 5 Fr. 6'4" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jake Butt started 4 games; he had 20 catches for 235 yards, and 2 TDs. Williams suspended against MSU. A.J. Williams hurt his ankle against Notre Dame, but was suspended against the Spartans for a DUI; he caught his first pass as a Wolverine in two seasons for a 2 yard TD against Iowa. Jordan Paskorz got his first start at Tight End against the Spartans. Dylan Esterline and Michael Jocz also saw action against CMU. Khalid Hill made the first several travel teams, but the plan for him is to redshirt so he didn't trip to Northwestern or Iowa.

Right Tackle


Schofield
Braden

Schofield, Mike 75 RT 1 Sr. 6'7" 304 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Braden, Ben 71 RT 2 Fr. 6'6" 318 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gunderson, Erik 69 RT 3 Sr. 6'8" 306 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dawson, David 55 RT 4 Fr. 6'4" 297 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tilley-Tillman, Logan 72 RT 4 Fr. 6'7" 300 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mike Schofield started 13 games at Right Tackle; he moved to Left Tackle when Lewan couldn't continue at Penn State, and Eric Magnuson took over at Right Tackle. Ben Braden and Erik Gunderson were also in reserve. Logan Tulley-Tillman and David Dawson redshirted.

Right Guard


Kalis
Bars

Kalis, Kyle 67 RG 1 Fr. 6'5" 302 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bars, Blake 62 RG 2 Fr. 6'5" 291 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Froelich, Greg 51 RG 3 Fr. 6'3" 295 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kyle Kalis had 9 starts at Right Guard; he hurt his leg against Minnesota, and Joey Burzynski replaced him. Kalis Opens Up About Struggles. Erik Magnuson also started 4 games at Right Guard. Blake Bars didn't make the trip to Penn State or MSU, but did make the Northwestern and Iowa road trips; there are rumors he may be considering a transfer at the end of the semester.

Center


G.Glasgow
Miller

Glasgow, Graham 61 C 1 So. 6'6" 303 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Miller, Jack 60 C 2 So. 6'4" 290 Backup 4.8 30" 315 n/a 3.8
Kugler, Patrick 57 C 3 Fr. 6'5" 287 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Burzynski, Joey 56 C 4 Jr. 6'1" 293 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Garrett Glasgow started 8 games with two high snaps over Gardner's head; Hoke said he's done a fine job at center this season. Jack Miller started the first 4 games at center, and did not have a good game against Akron and was replaced. Patrick Kugler redshirted although he made the travele teams. Miller Interview

Left Guard

Magnuson
Bosch/Bryant

Magnuson, Erik 78 LG 1 Fr. 6'6" 285 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bosch, Kyle 65 LG 2 Fr. 6'5" 302 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bryant, Chris 58 LG 3 So. 6'4" 316 Backup 5.3 24" 395 21 3.6
Fox, Christopher 73 LG 4 Fr. 6'6" 338 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Samuelson, Dan 74 LG 4 Fr. 6'5" 283 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Burzynski, Joey 56 LG 6 Jr. 6'1" 293 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pliska, Ben 63 LG 7 Fr. 6'3" 280 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Erik Magnuson started the last 7 games at Right or Left Guard. We have had 5 different starters at this position in 2013: Magnuson, Kyle Bosch, Chris Bryant, Joe Burzynski, and Garrett Glasgow. Ben Pliska saw action against CMU. Chris Fox and Dan Samuelson redshirted.

Left Tackle


Lewan
Schofield/Braden

Lewan, Taylor 77 LT 1 Sr. 6'8" 315 Captain 4.72 26.5" 315 n/a n/a
Schofield, Mike 75 LT 2 Sr. 6'7" 304 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Braden, Ben 71 LT 3 Fr. 6'6" 318 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mateus, Kristian 70 LT 4 Jr. 6'7" 305 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Taylor Lewan started 13 games at Left Tackle; he was moved to Right Tackle and Tight End in different blocking schemes. Schofield moved over when Lewan was hurt against Penn State. Ben Braden is listed on the depth chart as the backup, and is now backing up both tackle positions with Magnuson starting at left guard. Magnuson may be the starter in 2014 at Left Tackle.

Lewan called "an idiot" by an old lady at Kroger's for turning down millions

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Offensive line is amongst the poorest in Wolverine history. We ranked 123rd nationally, and 12th of 12 teams in the Big Ten in tackles for loss allowed. We ranked 99th in the nation, and 11th in the Big Ten in rushing offense. Five Freshman redshirted. We lose Lewan and Schofield, and expect Magnuson to replace Lewan at Left Tackle, and Ben Braden to replace Schofield at Right Tackle with Bosch starting at Left Guard. Chris Bryant and Blake Bars could also be factors. Redshirts David Dawson, Christopher Fox, Patrick Kugler, Dan Samuelson, and Logan Tulley-Tillman will all be competing in 2014. Mason Cole is enrolling in January to compete for playing time along with Juwan Bushell-Beatty in June.

Defense

DE-Strong

Beyer

Charlton/Heitzman

 

DE-Weak

Clark Ojemudia Marshall
NT Henry Washington   Pallante
DT Black Wormley/R.Glasgow   Mone
OLB-SAM Ryan C.Gordon   Winovich
ILB-MIKE Bolden Morgan/Jenkins-Stone Ferns
ILB-WILL Morgan Gedeon/Ross Furbush
LCB Taylor Hollowell   Watson
RCB Countess Lewis/Stribling    
FS Avery Wilson   Peppers

SS

Nickel

Furman

Countess

T.Gordon/Hill

Lewis/Stribling

 
Game-2013 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Points Plays Time Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts/Kicks
Central Michigan 66 144 210 12 4 of 14 3 9 9 57 25:44:00 2 4 7 1
Notre Dame 96 314 410 23 8 of 17 5 17 30 72 25:56:00 2 1 2 0
Akron 107 311 418 21 9 of 19 3 7 24 79 33:16:00 2 0 5 0
Connecticut 47 159 206 12 1 of 12 2 14 21 57 24:13:00 1 4 8 0
Minnesota 136 145 281 16 9 of 16 2 10 13 62 33:48:00 2 1 3 0
Penn State 85 305 390 24 5 of 19 6 30 43 89 23:47:00 3 4 4 0
Indiana 162 410 572 28 8 of 15 4 24 47 76 21:26:00 2 2 4 0
Michigan State 142 252 394 19 9 of 18 3 16 29 72 32:21:00 1 1 5 1
Nebraska 128 145 273 15 7 of 17 3 17 17 66 27:16:00 2 1 7 0
Northwestern 143 179 322 20 7 of 22 4 16 19 83 30:22:00 1 2 8 0
Iowa 168 239 407 21 5 of 18 5 17 24 74 33:25:00 3 1 4 0
Ohio State 393 133 526 23 3 of 8 2 14 42 61 26:39:00 2 2 3 0
Kansas State 149 271 420 21 7 of 11 4 24 31 64 35:04:00 2 2 1 0
Totals 1822 3007 4829 255 82 of 204 46 215 349 912 373:17:00 25 25 61 2

The biggest problem with our defense is our lack of a good, physical defensive line. We have good cornerbacks that can cover, and give run support. Our linebackers aren't great, but they are pretty good in cover. Our safeties are below standard in pass coverage, but give decent run support. Overall, we have a mediocre defense because our defensive line doesn't win the individual battles with getting off blocks and creating pressure. Mattison should be bringing pressure every down in obvious passing situations with corner, safety, and linebacker blitzes as a result of the sub-standard line play. We have no pressure whatsoever at Nose Tackle.

Nose Tackle


Henry
Washington

Henry, Willie 69 NT 1 Fr. 6'2" 306 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Washington, Quinton 76 NT 2 Sr. 6'4" 301 Backup 5.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ash, Richard 54 NT 3 Jr. 6'3" 314 Backup 4.85 n/a n/a 16 2.5
Pipkins, Ondre 56 NT 4 So. 6'3" 315 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hurst, Maurice 73 NT 4 Fr. 6'2" 270 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Willie Henry had 31 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and a blocked extra point after moving to start the last 6 games. Senior Quinton Washington lost his starting position after poor performances; he had 15 tackles in 13 games, no tackles for loss or sacks. Iron Man Quinton Washington. Ondre "Pee Wee" Pipkins suffered a torn ACL in the Minnesota game and had surgery; he had 7 tackles, 0.5 for loss. Richard Ash was 3rd string, and has contributed with 3 tackles. Bryan Mone will be competing in 2014. Pipkins Losing Weight

Defensive Tackle


Black
Wormley/R.Glasgow

Black, Jibreel 55 DT 1 Sr. 6'2" 278 Starter 4.9 28" 325 n/a 3.5
Glasgow, Ryan 96 DT 2 Jr. 6'4" 300 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wormley, Chris 43 DT 2 Fr. 6'4" 289 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Strobel, Tom 50 DT 4 Fr. 6'6' 265 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poggi, Henry 7 DT 5 Fr. 6'4" 260 Redshirt 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mitropoulos-Rundus, David 91 DT 6 Fr. 6'2" 250 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Senior Jibreel Black had 27 tackles, 7.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks, 2 tipped passes, and a forced fumble; he had 3 quarterback hits. Again, little penetration at this position, but Black's big sack against Northwestern in the 3rd overtime helped to seal the win. Walk-on Ryan Glasgow won the backup position and has contributed 2 tackles. Chris Wormley moved in to help with Willie Henry moving to Nose Tackle; Wormley contributed 18 tackles, 4.5 for loss with 2.5 sacks. Tom Strobel didn't make the final travel team to Iowa although he made the other travel teams. Both Henry Poggi and Maurice Hurst redshirted, and will compete in 2014.

Defensive End-Strong


Beyer
Wormley/Heitzman

Beyer, Brennen 97 DE-Strong 1 Jr. 6'3" 250 Starter 4.7 33" 290 n/a 3.8
Heitzman, Keith 92 DE-Strong 2 So. 6'3" 280 Backup 4.9 n/a 285 n/a 3.4
Wormley, Chris 43 DE-Strong 3 Fr. 6'4" 289 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Godin, Matt 99 DE-Strong 4 Fr. 6'6" 280 Backup n/a 24" 350 n/a 3

Comments: Brennen Beyer has 5 starts at Strong Side Defensive End, but was only in on 7 tackles in those games for the undersized lineman. Keith Heitzman had 8 tackles in 11 games. Matt Godin had 3 tackles in 7 games as his backup earlier in the season. Chris Wormley has 16 tackles, 4.5 for loss including 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, and a tipped pass playing both defensive end and tackle.

Defensive End-Rush


Clark
Ojemudia

Clark, Frank 57 DE-Rush 1 Jr. 6'2" 273 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ojemudia, Mario 53 DE-Rush 2 So. 6'3" 250 Backup 4.65 30" 315 23 3.2
Charlton, Taco 33 DE-Rush 3 Fr. 6'6" 270 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Frank Clark had 43 tackles, 12.5 for loss including 5 sacks; he led the team with 7 quarterback hits. He didn't have a productive Ohio State game with only one tackle, and took a stupid unsportmanlike conduct penalty after we forced the Buckeyes into a "3 and out." He also only had one tackle against Kansas State. He recovered two fumbles against Penn State, and ran one back for a TD. His backup, Mario Ojemudia, had 20 tackles including 1.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery. Taco Charlton finally got a chance to contribute against Nebraska, and had 2 tackles, 0.5 for loss; he made all travel squads. Clark Interview This position has been the most productive of the four defensive lineman.

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Hurst-Poggi

Defensive Lineman Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Clark, Frank 43 12.5 5 0 1 0 1 DE Starter
Henry, Willie 31 2.5 0 0 0 0 1 DT Backup
Black, Jibreel 27 7.5 2.5 1 0 0 2 DT Starter
Ojemudia, Mario 20 1.5 1.5 0 1 0 0 DE Backup
Wormley, Chris 18 4.5 2.5 0 0 0 1 DE Backup
Washington, Quinton 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Starter
Heitzman, Keith 8 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 DE Starter
Pipkins, Ondre 7 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Godin, Matt 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Strobel, Tom 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Charlton, Taco 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Glasgow, Ryan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Ash, Richard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Totals 177 30 11.5 1 2 0 5 Totals

Defensive Line: Overall, this group is weaker than in 2012 with little pass rush, and penetration at the line of scrimmage. It is the weakest defensive group of the three. Hoke and Mattison had their strongest defensive line in 2011; it was weaker in 2012, and even weaker in 2013. We are so weak, we've replaced our Strong Side Defensive End with an additional linebacker, Brennan Beyer, so we are really a 3-4 defense now. We do a poor job of sealing both edges with our defensive ends and outside linebackers, and our opponents exploit that weakness. We also do a poor job of stopping short runs in the middle with our undersized linemen. Frosh Hurst and Poggi redshirted, but they apparently impressed during Bowl practices. We graduate Jibreel Black and Quinton Washington. In 2014, our starters will most likely be Frank Clark, Willie Henry, Ondre Pipkins with Taco Charlton, Mario Ojemudia and Brennan Beyer battling for the defensive end position. We had pledged Lawrence Marshall, Bryan Mone, and Brady Pallante. Mone will compete at Nose Tackle, and could start or backup Pipkins depending on his ACL recovery. Marshall will be hard-pressed to unseat the incumbents Clark, Ojemudia, and Charlton at defensive end so look for him to redshirt. This is our weak link on defense without much prospect for great improvement in 2014.

Outside Linebacker-SAM


Ryan
Gordon

Ryan, Jake 47 OLB-SAM 1 Jr. 6'3" 240 Captain 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gordon, Cameron 4 OLB-SAM 2 Sr. 6'3" 237 Captain 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gant, Allen 12 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'2" 212 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lawson, Mark 59 OLB-SAM 4 So. 6'2" 215 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Captain Jake Ryan started the last 6 games; overall, he had 30 tackles, 4.5 for loss and a tipped pass that went for a TD. Captain Cam Gordon has 38 tackles, 7.5 for loss with 4 sacks.Gordon Ready to Spell Ryan

Inside Linebacker-MIKE


Bolden
Morgan

Bolden, Joe 35 ILB-MIKE 1 So. 6'3" 225 Starter n/a 32" n/a n/a 3.9
Morgan, Desmond 48 ILB-MIKE 2 Jr. 6'1" 228 Backup 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 4
McCray, Michael 9 ILB-MIKE 3 Fr. 6'4" 237 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Desmond Morgan had 79 tackles, 4.5 for loss, one sack, a big interception for 27 yards, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and 3 pass break ups with 12 starts at MIKE or WILL. Joe Bolden had five starts at MIKE; overall, he had 46 tackles, 3 for loss plus a sack, and another 4 tackles on special teams. Michael McCray redshirted. Morgan Interview Morgan Moves to Middle

Inside Linebacker-WILL


Morgan
Ross/Gedeon

Morgan, Desmond 48 ILB-WILL 1 Jr. 6'1" 228 Starter 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 4
Ross, James "Big" 15 ILB-WILL 2 So. 6'1" 220 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gedeon, Ben 42 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'2" 236 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 52 ILB-WILL 4 So. 6'2" 225 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Benda, Nick 31 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 6'0" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Liesman, Dan 66 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 6'2" 215 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: James "Big" Ross led the linebacking corps with 85 tackles, 5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, 3 pass break ups, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery with 8 starts, but didn't play at all against the Buckeyes, and didn't start in the Bowl game. Ben Gedeon moved past Royce Jenkins-Stone on the depth chart at WILL and contributed 15 tackles including a sack plus another 4 on special teams. Jenkins-Stone played every game on special teams, and contributed 5 tackles.

Morgan-Bolden-Ryan

Gedeon/Ross-Morgan-C.Gordon

Jenkins-Stone-McCray-Gant

Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Ross, James "Big" 85 5.5 1.5 2 1 0 2 ILB-WILL Backup
Morgan, Desmond 79 4.5 1 1 1 1 3 ILB-WILL Starter
Bolden, Joe 50 4 2 0 0 0 0 ILB-MIKE Starter
Gordon, Cameron 40 8.5 5 1 0 0 2 OLB-SAM Backup
Ryan, Jake 30 4.5 0 0 0 0 1 OLB-SAM Starter  
Beyer, Brennan 27 4 2 1 0 1 1 OLB-SAM Starter/DE
Gedeon, Ben 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Totals 327 32 12.5 5 2 2 9 Totals

James Ross was the leading tackler for the linebackers with 85 tackles in 12 games, but he didn't play against Ohio and didn't start the Bowl game. Desmond Morgan, Jake Ryan, Cam Gordon and Ben Gedeon all contributed in a 3-4 defense. Unfortunately, neither Ryan nor Beyer could "hold the edge" against most of our opponents as outside linebacker/defensive ends. This group also missed many tackles inside; if one is honest, this group must be assessed as "mediocre" for the 2013 season. This group forced 7 turnovers which was significantly less than the defensive backs who forced 18 turnovers. McCray redshirted. We lose Cam Gordon, and have pledge 4 new linebackers with Michael Ferns, Noah Furbush, Jared Wangler, and Chase Winovich. Ferns enrolls in January so he'll practice in the Spring. Look for this group to be better in 2014 with Morgan, Ross and Ryan starting, and Bolden, Gedeon, Gant, and McCray backing them up unless Ferns impresses in Spring drills.

Defensive Back-Wideside (LCB )


Countess
Lewis/Stribling

Countess, Blake 18 LCB 1 So. 5'10" 182 Starter 4.47 37" 285 22 3.1
Lewis, Jourdan 26 LCB 2 Fr. 5'10" 170 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stribling, Channing 8 LCB 3 Fr. 6'2" 171 Backup 4.56 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Avery, Courtney 11 LCB 4 Sr. 5'11" 175 Captain 4.55 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Douglas, Ross 29 LCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 176 Redshirt 4.41 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Richardson, Terry 13 LCB 5 So. 5'9" 167 Backup 4.5 36" 255 18 3

Comments: Jourden Lewis had 15 tackles in 13 games. Freshman Channing Stribling got his first start against Indiana; he had 14 tackles and a forced fumble in 13 games with one start plus another two tackles on special teams. Douglas saw action on special teams against Akron. Terrence Richardson is apparently "too small" to play the position according to Greg Mattison; he is considering a transfer at the end of the semester according to rumors. Avery Aims High

Defensive Back-Shortside (RCB)


Taylor
Hollowell

Taylor, Ramon 6 RCB 1 So. 5'10" 186 Starter 4.45 32" n/a 17 2.7
Hollowell, Delonte 24 RCB 2 Jr. 5'9" 180 Backup 4.66 38" n/a n/a n/a
Lewis, Jourdan 26 RCB 3 Fr. 5'10" 170 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pearson, A.J. 36 RCB 4 So. 6"0" 192 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ramon Taylor was the leading tackler on defense with 86 tackles, 1.5 for loss, 0.5 sack, 9 pass break ups, and 4 interceptions. Taylor thinks he's good enough to go "Pro" so he is exploring his options for the May draft. Delonte Hollowell played well in the Notre Dame game with 2 tackles.

Defensive Back-Nickel

Countess
Thomas

Countess, Blake 18 Nickel 1 So. 5'10" 182 Starter 4.47 37" 285 22 3.1
Thomas, Dymonte 25 Nickel 2 Fr. 6'2" 187 Starter 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hollowell, Delonte 24 Nickel 3 Jr. 5'9" 180 Backup 4.66 38" n/a n/a n/a
Lewis, Jourdan 26 Nickel 4 Fr. 5'10" 170 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Blake Countess grabbed 6 interceptions, 4 pass break ups, and had 46 tackles, 2 for loss while starting 13 games. Dymonte Thomas was backup, and he was in on 6 tackles plus another on special teams where he blocked a punt. Countess Confident

Strong Safety

Furman
T.Gordon

Furman, Josh 14 SS 1 Jr. 6'2" 202 Starter 4.36 40" n/a 17 2.4
Gordon, Thomas 30 SS 2 Sr. 5'11" 210 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thomas, Dymonte 25 SS 3 Fr. 6'2" 187 Backup 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, Delano 44 SS 4 Fr. 6'0" 205 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Thomas Gordon was suspended for the first game against CMU; he had 56.5 tackles starting in 10 games with 2 pass break ups, 3 interceptions, and 2 tackles for loss. Josh Furman had 3 starts with 11 tackles playing in 8 games. Delano Hill impressed in Fall Drills, and earned playing time on special teams; he was in on a tackle against Penn State on a kickoff. Gordon Interview

Free Safety


Wilson
Avery/T.Gordon

Avery, Courtney 11 FS 1 Sr. 5'11" 175 Captain 4.55 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gordon, Thomas 30 FS 2 Sr. 5'11" 210 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wilson, Jarrod 22 FS 2 So. 6'2" 196 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Clark, Jeremy 34 FS 3 Fr. 6'4" 205 Backup 4.47 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dawson, Reon 20 FS 4 Fr. 6'2" 170 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Courtney Avery had 31 tackles for the season, plus 0.5 sack in 5 starts. Jarrod Wilson has 48.5 tackles, one for loss, 2 pass break ups, and 2 interceptions in the red zone in 8 starts. Jeremy Clark saw action on special teams.

Countess-T.Gordon-Wilson-Taylor

Thomas-Avery-Lewis-Stribling-Hollowell

Douglas-Richardson-Clark-Dawson

Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Taylor, Ramon 86 1.5 0.5 0 1 4 9 RCB Starter
Gordon, Thomas 56.5 2 0 1 0 3 2 SS Starter
Wilson, Jarrod 48.5 2 0 0 0 2 2 FS Backup
Countess, Blake 46 2 0 0 0 6 4 Nickel Starter
Avery, Courtney 31 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 FS Starter
Lewis, Jourdan 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 LCB Backup
Stribling, Channing 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 LCB Starter
Furman, Josh 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 SS Backup
Thomas, Dymonte 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nickel Backup
Hollowell, Delonte 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 RCB Backup
Totals 315 8 1 2 2 15 20 Totals

Defensive Backfield: Ramon Taylor was the leading tackler on defense with 86, and has the most pass defenses with 13, 4 interceptions and 9 pass break ups. Blake Countess was steady at Nickel; he has the most interceptions of any Wolverine defensive back since 1989 with 6. Thomas Gordon is weak on pass coverage, and our opponents have been successful exploiting this weakness; however, he came away with 3 interceptions, and forced a fumble against Ohio State. Courtney Avery started at Free Safety the last 5 games after Jarrod Wilson started the first 8 games; the two have combined for 79.5 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 2 interceptions, but no pass break ups which is also indicative of weak safety play. Delonte Hollowell, Channing Stribling, and Jourdan Lewis all contributed. Overall, one has to be pleased with the defensive backfield, they had 18 turnovers in 13 games, and 35% of the tackles on defense. We graduate Thomas Gordon and Courtney Avery. We redshirted Ross Douglass and Reon Dawson. In 2014, we return Ramon Taylor and Blake Countess at the corners, but our real problem is at safety; Josh Furman, Jarrod Wilson, Delano Hill, Dymonte Thomas, Jeremy Clark and possibly pledge Jibreel Peppers will compete for playing time there along with backup cornerbacks Jourdan Lewis, Channing Stribling, Delonte Hollowell, and Terry Richardson. We have the pledge of Brandon Watson, and he'll enroll in January to seek early playing time. Unless we get better safety play, even though we have strong cornerbacks, we'll continue to flounder on defense in 2014.

Defensive Player CMU ND AK CT MN PSU Ind. MSU NB NW IA OSU KSU Total
Taylor, Ramon 4 11 4 6 5 5 9 12 3 7 9 6 5 86
Ross, James "Big" 3 6 10 4 9 10 8 4 8 13 6 0 4 85
Morgan, Desmond 7 6 7 4 10 8 5 8 7 7 0 4 6 79
Gordon, Thomas 0 7 9 4 1 3.5 0 5 0 7 6 6 9 57.5
Bolden, Joe 3 1 2 6 2 6 3 8 6 4 4 5 4 54
Wilson, Jarrod 4 5 6 4 5 4.5 4 4 3 2 3 0 5 49.5
Countess, Blake 4 6 6 4 3 1 3 4 2 5 4 0 4 46
Clark, Frank 0 2 2 5 3 3 3 9 3 6 5 1 1 43
Gordon, Cameron 4 3 1 0 4 1 2 5 8 3 3 4 2 40
Henry, Willie 0 0 0 2 3 1 3 4 2 5 5 3 3 31
Avery, Courtney 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 4 3 8 6 2 1 31
Ryan, Jake 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 5 4 5 4 4 30
Black, Jibreel 0 1 0 6 2 1 0 1 3 5 5 2 1 27
Beyer, Brennan 3 3 2 3 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 2 27
Ojemudia, Mario 1 4 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 20
Washington, Quinton 0 2 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 19
Gedeon, Ben 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 5 19
Wormley, Chris 2 1 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 2 2 0 2 19
Lewis, Jourdan 2 0 5 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 17
Stribling, Channing 5 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 16
Furman, Josh 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 11
Chesson, Jehu 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 9
Heitzman, Keith 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 8
Houma, Sione 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 8
Pipkins, Ondre 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Thomas, Dymonte 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7
Norfleet, Dennis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 6
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Kerridge, Joe 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Wile, Matt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
Godin, Matt 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Ash, Richard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Gallon, Jeremy 0 0 0.5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
Strobel, Tom 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Hollowell, Delonte 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Gardner, Devin 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Glasgow, Ryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Capatina, Anthony 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Charlton, Taco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Jackson, Jeremy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Butt, Jake 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Johnson, Drake 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Glasgow, Graham 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Funchess, Devin 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hill, Delano 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Glanda, Jared 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Toussaint, Fitz 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Lewan, Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Team 64 64 68 61 70 69 61 80 64 94 80 53 67 895
Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks
Backs 35.75% 315 8 1 2 2 15 20
Linebackers 37.12% 327 32 12.5 5 2 2 9
Line  20.09% 177 30 11.5 1 1 0 5
Special Teams-Other 7.04% 62 0 0 0 3 0 2
Totals 100% 881 70 25 8 8 17 36

Special Teams

Special Teams-Other Role Total Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Blocked Kicks
Chesson, Jehu Kickoff/Punt Returns 8.5 0 0 0
Houma, Sione Punt Returns/Interception 6.5 0 0 0
Norfleet, Dennis Punt Returns 6 0 2 0
Kerridge, Joe Punt Returns 4 0 0 0
Wile, Matt Kickoff Returns 4 0 0 0
Gedeon, Ben Kickoff Returns 3.5 0 0 0
Bolden, Joe Kickoff/Punt Returns 3.5 0 0 0
Jenkins-Stone, Royce Kickoff Returns 3 0 0 0
Taylor, Ramon Kickoff Returns 3 0 0 0
Stribling, Channing Kickoff Returns 2 0 0 0
Wilson, Jarrod Punt Returns 2 0 0 0
Jackson, Jeremy Punt Returns 2 0 0 0
Gallon, Jeremy Interception 1.5 0 0 0
Lewis, Jourdan Kickoff Returns 1.5 0 0 0
Capatina, Anthony Kickoff Returns 1.5 0 0 0
Ash, Richard Punt Returns 1.5 0 0 0
Gordon, Thomas Punt Returns 1.5 0 0 0
Johnson, Drake Interception 1 0 0 0
Glasgow, Graham Interception 1 0 0 0
Gardner, Devin Interception 1 0 0 0
Thomas, Dymonte Punt/Kickoff Returns 1 0 0 1
Lewan, Taylor Interception 1 0 0 0
Glanda, Jared Punt Returns 0.5 0 0 0
Toussaint, Fitz Interception 0.5 0 0 0
Hill, Delano Punt Returns 0.5 0 1 0
Henry, Willie Extra Point 0 0 0 1
Totals n/a 62 0 3 2

Jehu Chesson was the leading tackler on special teams; Dennis Norfleet and Joe Kerridge also showed a lot of hustle. Joe Bolden, Sione Houma, and Ben Gedeon are also excellent on kickoff returns. Starters Thomas Gordon and Ramon Taylor also contributed.

PK

Wile

Gibbons

Allen
P Wile Allen
Kickoffs Wile Gibbons Allen
Snapper Glanda Sypniewski  
Holder Dileo Allen  
Punt Returns Dileo Norfleet Stribling/Lewis
Kickoff Returns Norfleet Dileo/Chesson  

Placekicker/Field Goals/Extra Points/Kickoffs


Wile/Gibbons
Allen/McGrath

Gibbons, Brendan 34 PK 1 Sr. 6'1" 240 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wile, Matt 45 PK 1 Jr. 6'2" 216 Starter n/a n/a n/a 29 4
Allen, Kenny 91 PK 2 Fr. 6'3" 226 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McGrath, J.J. 46 PK 3 Fr. 6'2" 220 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Matt Wile had 76 kickoffs for a 59.8 yard average with 37 touchbacks, and 4 out of bounds. Brendan Gibbons hit all 44 extra points, and set a new Michigan record with 16 field goals in a row; however, the streak was snapped against the Zips. Gibbons was 15 of 20 on field goals; he lost the opportunity to win the game against Penn State three times, two misses and a block. We had another one blocked against Indiana. He didn't play in either the Ohio State or Kansas State games. Matt Wile hit 3 of 5 field goals including a 49 yarder; he made all five extra points against Ohio State. Our kickoff coverage ranked 8th in the Big Ten, and 100th nationally.

Long Snapper


Glanda
Sypniewski

Glanda, Jareth 54 Snapper 1 Sr. 6'3" 256 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sypniewski, Scott 43 Snapper 2 Fr. 6'1" 214 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Duba, Brandon 64 Snapper 3 Fr. 6'1" 227 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jared Glanda was our snapper all 13 games, and got in on a tackle against the Huskies. Scott Sypniewski backed him up while redshirting; he was on all travel teams.

Holder

Dileo, Drew 9 Holder 1 Sr. 5'10" 180 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8
Allen, Kenny 91 Holder 2 Fr. 6'3" 226 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Drew Dileo was our holder with Kenny Allen as backup.

Punter

Wile
Allen

Wile, Matt 45 P 1 Jr. 6'2" 215 Starter n/a n/a n/a 29 4
Allen, Kenny 91 P 2 Fr. 6'3" 212 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Matt Wile had 61 punts for a 40.6 yard average, 12 fair catches, 2 touchbacks, and 16 downed inside the 20. Kenny Allen had one punt for 51 yards. Our net punting ranked 53rd nationally, and 7th in the Big Ten. Hagerup is off the team in 2013, but may compete in 2014.

Punt Returns


Dileo
Norfleet/Gallon

Norfleet, Dennis 23 PR 1 So. 5'7" 169 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dileo, Drew 9 PR 2 Sr. 5'10" 180 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8

Comments: Jeremy Gallon had 6 punt returns for 32 yards; he has replaced Dileo who is injured. Norfleet fumbled his first attempt inside the 10, but Delano Hill bailed him out with a fumble recovery. Norfleet fumbled his second attempt, but recovered it. Coach Ferrigno replaced him in the previous 8 games with Dileo until his injury. We had 17 returns for 6.7 yard average as a team with one punt block; we ranked 88th nationally and 11th in the Big Ten. Demario Jones gave the Huskies a red zone opportunity which they converted into a TD. Overall, Dileo had 6 returns for 44 yards. Our punt coverage team is ranked 38th nationally and 6th in the Big Ten.

Kickoff Returns


Norfleet
Dileo/Chesson/Lewis/Stribling

Norfleet, Dennis 23 KOR 1 So. 5'7" 169 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chesson, Jehu 86 KOR 2 Fr. 6'3" 196 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dileo, Drew 9 KOR 2 Sr. 5'10" 180 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a 3.8
Lewis, Jourdan 26 KOR 3 Fr. 5'10" 170 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stribling, Channing 8 KOR 3 Fr. 6'2" 171 Recruit 4.56 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Norfleet gained 938 yards in 40 returns including a 44 yarder for a 23.5 yard average. Drew Dileo, Drew Dileo, Jehu Chesson, Sione Houma, Jourdan Lewis, and Royce Jenkins-Stone also had returns. Our kickoff return team had 51 returns for a 22.1 yard average; this ranked us 48th nationally and 4th in the Big Ten.

National Rank Big Ten Rank Category
100th 8th Kickoffs
48th 4th Kickoff Returns
53rd 7th Net Punting
88th 11th Punt Returns
Walk-Ons 2013
Allen, Kenny 91 P/PK 2 Fr. 6'3" 226
Anlauf, Brad 49 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'4" 187
Austin, Shaun 15 QB 5 Fr. 6'1" 191
Benda, Nick 31 ILB-WILL 4 Fr. 6'0" 210
Burzynski, Joey 56 C/LG 3 Jr. 6'1" 293
Capatina, Anthony 41 RCB/WR 5 Jr. 5'9" 182
Cleary, Brian 6 QB 2 So. 6'3" 209
Dever, Bo 3 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'2" 190
Doyle, Jack 59 H-Back 6 Fr. 6'1" 208
Duba, Brandon 64 Snapper 3 Fr. 6'1" 227
Esterline, Dylan 42 TE 5 Jr. 6'5" 234
Froelich, Greg 51 RG 6 Fr. 6'3" 295
Glanda, Jareth 54 Snapper 1 Sr. 6'3" 256
Glasgow, Graham 61 C/OG 2 So. 6'6" 303
Glasgow, Ryan 96 DT 3 Jr. 6'4" 300
Gunderson, Erik 69 RT 2 Sr. 6'8" 316
Hardison, DeAnthony 18 RB 8 Fr. 5'8" 164
Henderson, Bobby 37 H-Back 3 Fr. 5'11" 227
Jocz, Michael 95 TE 5 Fr. 6'4" 225
Keizer, Jonathan 89 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'5" 212
Kerridge, Joey 36 H-Back 1 So. 6'0" 238
Lawson, Mark 59 OLB-SAM 5 So. 6'2" 215
Liesman, Dan 66 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'2" 215
Mateus, Kristian 70 LT 3 Jr. 6'7" 305
Mitropoulos-Rundus, David 91 DT 6 Fr. 6'2" 250
Moores, Garrett 15 QB 6 Fr. 6'3" 198
Pearson, A.J. 36 RCB 5 So. 6"0" 192
Pliska, Ben 63 RG 5 Fr. 6'3" 280
Reynolds, Joe 85 X Wide Receiver 2 Sr. 6'1" 196
Swieka, Alex 13 QB 4 Fr. 6'1" 210
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'2" 190
Dalimonte, Anthony 49 LCB 5 Fr. 5'9" 170
Stearns, Blaise 31 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 205

Garrett Glasgow, Joe Kerridge, and Joe Reynolds were awarded scholarships. Anthony Capatina made three travel teams, and Bobby Henderson made one; Ryan and Graham Glasgow, Brian Cleary, Joe Reynolds, Kenny Allen, and Joey Kerridge have made all travel teams.

Michigan Football Schedule-2013

Observations on the win over Central Michigan, 59-9

Observations on the win over Notre Dame, 41-30

Observations on the squeaker over Akron, 28-24

Observations on the win over Connecticut, 24-21

Observations on the win over Minnesota, 42-13

Observations on the loss to Penn State, 40-43

Observations on the win over Indiana, 63-47

Observations on the whipping by the Spartans, 6-29

Observations on the loss to Nebraska, 13-17

Observations on the overtime win over Northwestern, 27-19

Observations on the loss to Iowa, 21-24

Observations on the loss to Ohio State, 41-42

Observations on the loss to Kansas State, 14-31

Comments on season: Offensively, we had a poor offensive line that led the nation in negative offensive plays, and was ranked 11th of 12 teams in the Big Ten in rushing the football. We had a few exciting players on offense: Devin Gardner, Jeremy Gallon, Taylor Lewan, and Devin Funchess; however, the turnover problem on offense has contributed to further difficulties. On the bright side, we reduced our turnovers towards the end of the season while losing five of our last six games. On defense, we gave up 53 "big plays" of 20+ yards in 13 games. We do have some good players on defense, Ramon Taylor and Blake Countess have given us turnover capability; however, our defensive line was poor, and didn't create enough hurries, negative plays or sacks. If one is honest in their overall assessment of this year's team, one must conclude that Team 134 was not good at the basics of the game: blocking and tackling; we lack team leadership, and that is why we didn't have a successful season. The injury to Amara Darboh really devastated the offense more than many suspected. On defense, there have been several disappointments; Hoke and Mattison have had 3 seasons to develop and build the defensive line, and all they have to show for those 3 seasons is the development of a converted linebacker, Frank Clark, at defensive end. It was also unfortunate that Ondre Pipkins was injured as he was developing into a much improved Nose Tackle. Willie Henry helped, but the 3-4 scheme Mattison developed with moving Beyer to Defensive End still didn't create enough pressure on opposing offenses.

Leaders Team Letterwinners Returning Starters-O Starters-D Legends Team Letterwinners Returning Starters-O Starters-D
#2 Ohio State 50 9 4 #17 Michigan 49 5 6
#23 Wisconsin 51 8 6 #18 Nebraska 42 7 5
#42 Penn State 38 8 6 #22 Northwestern 54 8 7
Purdue 48 5 9 #26 Michigan State 52 9 7
Indiana 53 10 9 Minnesota 53 9 7
Illinois 35 8 4 Iowa 39 6 8

Wisconsin and Purdue have new head coaches. One may conclude that Michigan and Northwestern have been disappointments in the Legends Division with Michigan State, Iowa, and Minnesota as the most improved teams with the coaching of Dantonio, Ferentz, and Kill. Michigan wants to run the football like Wisconsin, and play defense like Michigan State; hopefully, they will improve for the 2014 season.

Big Ten Composite Schedule (Big Ten Media Guide)

Michigan Football Recruiting
Scholarship Situation for Michigan Football 2013

Michigan Football Recruits for 2014

Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial

Depth Chart 2012

Depth Chart 2011

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

By the Numbers
Dever, Bo 3
Gordon, Cameron 4
Hayes, Justice 5
Cleary, Brian 6
Taylor, Ramon 6
Poggi, Henry 7
Morris, Shane 7
Stribling, Channing 8
Bellomy, Russell 8
Dileo, Drew 9
McCray, Michael 9
Jones, DeMario 10
Avery, Courtney 11
Gant, Allen 12
Richardson, Terry 13
Swieka, Alex 13
Furman, Josh 14
Ross, James "Big" 15
Austin, Shaun 15
Moores, Garrett 15
Wangler, Jack 16
Jackson, Jeremy 17
Countess, Blake 18
Hardison, DeAnthony 18
Dawson, Reon 20
Johnson, Drake 20
Gallon, Jeremy 21
Wilson, Jarrod 22
Norfleet, Dennis 23
Hollowell, Delonte 24
Thomas, Dymonte 25
Lewis, Jourdan 26
Green, Derrick 27
Toussaint, Fitzgerald 28
Douglas, Ross 29
Gordon, Thomas 30
Benda, Nick 31
Stearns, Blaise 31
Smith, DeVeon 32
Charlton, Taco 33
Shallman, Wyatt 33
Clark, Jeremy 34
Gibbons, Brendan 34
Bolden, Joe 35
Kerridge, Joey 36
Pearson, A.J. 36
Henderson, Bobby 37
Rawls, Thomas 38
Houma, Sione 39
Capatina, Anthony 41
Gedeon, Ben 42
Esterline, Dylan 42
Wormley, Chris 43
Sypniewski, Scott 43
Hill, Delano 44
Wile, Matt 45
McGrath, J.J. 46
Ryan, Jake 47
Morgan, Desmond 48
Dalimonte, Anthony 49
Anlauf, Brad 49
Strobel, Tom 50
Froelich, Greg 51
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 52
Ojemudia, Mario 53
Ash, Richard 54
Glanda, Jareth 54
Black, Jibreel 55
Dawson, David 55
Burzynski, Joey 56
Pipkins, Ondre 56
Kugler, Patrick 57
Clark, Frank 57
Bryant, Chris 58
Doyle, Jack 59
Lawson, Mark 59
Miller, Jack 60
Glasgow, Graham 61
Bars, Blake 62
Pliska, Ben 63
Duba, Brandon 64
Bosch, Kyle 65
Liesman, Dan 66
Kalis, Kyle 67
Henry, Willie 69
Gunderson, Erik 69
Mateus, Kristian 70
Braden, Ben 71
Tilley-Tillman, Logan 72
Fox, Christopher 73
Hurst, Maurice 73
Samuelson, Dan 74
Schofield, Mike 75
Washington, Quinton 76
Lewan, Taylor 77
Magnuson, Erik 78
Hill, Khalid 80
York, Csonte 81
Darboh, Amara 82
Dukes, Jaron 83
Williams, A.J. 84
Reynolds, Joe 85
Chesson, Jehu 86
Funchess, Devin 87
Butt, Jake 88
Keizer, Jonathan 89
Mitropoulos-Rundus, David 91
Allen, Kenny 91
Heitzman, Keith 92
Paskorz, Jordan 94
Jocz, Michael 95
Glasgow, Ryan 96
Beyer, Brennen 97
Gardner, Devin 98
Godin, Matt 99

Tom Brady Visits Michigan

Meet the Freshman Week One Week Two Week Three

Greg Mattison Press Conference on August 21 Al Borges

Darboh to miss 2013 season with foot surgery

Brady Hoke Press Conference on August 20

Michigan Football Preview-Big Ten Network

ESPN First Poll has Michigan #17 with 6 Big Ten Teams ranked in Top 26

Greg Mattison Press Conference on August 16 Al Borges

Brady Hoke Press Conference on August 14

Sunday, Aug. 11 (2-3:30 p.m.)Youth Day Video (Michigan Stadium) Ann Arbor.com Detroit News Media Day

Brady Hoke Press Conference on August 8

Greg Mattison Press Conference on August 7 Al Borges

Brady Hoke Press Conference on August 5

Saturday, Aug. 3: Freshmen report, Sunday, Aug. 4 Veterans report, Monday, Aug. 5 First day of practice, Friday, Aug. 9 First practice in pads

Brady Hoke Press Conference on July 24

Poole Injury ends Michigan Football Career

Lewan, Gordon, and Gardner to represent team at Big Ten Conference Media Day

Seniors Head to Navy Seals Leadership Camp (Leaders Emerge)

Jack Doyle to Walk-On Moores to Walk-On

450 Register for Michigan Women's Football Camp

Michigan Football Fantasy Camp Raised $140,000 for Prostrate Cancer Research on June 6-7

Hagerup off Roster for 2013, but may compete in 2014

Kaleb Ringer and Marvin Robinson transfer to Ferris State

Meyer Morton Award: James "Big" Ross

Fred Matthaei Award: Devin Gardner

John Maulbetsch Award: Jarrod Wilson

Brady Hoke Interview on ESPN

Greg Mattison Press Conference on April 15 Al Borges

Spring Scrimmage Highlights The Entire Spring Scrimmage on April 13

Deinhart Likes Defensive Line

Brady Hoke on Spring Scrimmage

April 6 Practice

Greg Mattison Al Borges and Spring Practice on April 4

Gardner to Chesson

Brady Hoke on April 2

Backup Bellamy tears ACL-2nd Wolverine Out for the Season

Brady Hoke on March 28

Greg Mattison Al Borges on March 27

Michigan Drill on March 21

Hoke Press Conference on March 19

Brady Hoke on Spring Practice

Greg Mattison signs a 3 Year Extension