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|
|35th||3rd||Turnover Margin/Turnovers Gained||22nd||2nd|
|121st||12th||Tackles for Loss||91st||9th|
|72nd||10th||3rd Down Conversions||53rd||8th|
|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|
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 Recruits for 2014
|Position||1st Team||2nd Team||Other Backups||2014 Recruits/2013 Redshirts|
|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
Players who contributed in 2013
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|
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)
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?
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.
|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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
|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.
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
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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
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
|Ross, James "Big"||15||ILB-WILL||2||So.||6'1"||220||Backup||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.
|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|
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 )
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)
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.
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
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
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.
|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|
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.
|Ross, James "Big"||3||6||10||4||9||10||8||4||8||13||6||0||4||85|
|Defensive Unit||Percent of Total Tackles||Total Tackles||Tackles for Loss||Sacks||Forced Fumbles||Fumble Recoveries||Interceptions||Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks|
|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|
|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|
|Thomas, Dymonte||Punt/Kickoff Returns||1||0||0||1|
|Glanda, Jared||Punt Returns||0.5||0||0||0|
|Hill, Delano||Punt Returns||0.5||0||1||0|
|Henry, Willie||Extra Point||0||0||0||1|
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.
Placekicker/Field Goals/Extra Points/Kickoffs
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.
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.
Drew Dileo was our holder with Kenny Allen as backup.
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.
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.
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|
|Anlauf, Brad||49||X Wide Receiver||7||Fr.||6'4"||187|
|Dever, Bo||3||X Wide Receiver||7||Fr.||6'2"||190|
|Keizer, Jonathan||89||X Wide Receiver||7||Fr.||6'5"||212|
|Reynolds, Joe||85||X Wide Receiver||2||Sr.||6'1"||196|
|Wangler, Jack||16||X Wide Receiver||7||Fr.||6'2"||190|
|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|
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 Recruits for 2014
Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial
Depth Chart 2012
Depth Chart 2011
Depth Chart 2010
Depth Chart 2001
|Ross, James "Big"||15|
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