MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH CHART 2014

Michigan Football Bust: December 8 Michigan elects Captains: Devin Gardner and Jake Ryan

All Big Ten Football Team: Jake Ryan 1st Team, Devin Funchess 2nd Team, Honorable Mention: Brennan Beyer, Blake Countess, Will Hagerup, and Ramon Taylor

Funchess May Not Return in 2015

Michigan Football Coaching Search 2014

Overall Summary and Analysis on the 2014 Michigan Football Season

Seniors: Devin Gardner, Joey Burzynski and Anthony Capatina on offense; Jake Ryan, Desmond Morgan, Brennen Beyer, Ramon Taylor, and Delonte Hollowell on defense, Matt Wile and Will Hagerup on special teams plus reserves David Mitropoulus-Rundus, Alex Swieca and Jonathan Keizer

Frank Clark Arrested for Domestic Violence (Details) Dismissed from Team

This is Michigan?

Too Late for Hoke

Norfleet Speaks Up for Brady Hoke

Michael Taylor expresses himself about David Brandon and Michigan Football

Rankings: DAVETGC AP/USA Today/ESPN

NCAA Football Statistics Big Ten Football Statistics Michigan Football Statistics 2014

Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
65th 7th Rushing 15th 4th
112th 11th Passing 22nd 5th
114th 13th Total 10th 4th
109th 13th Scoring 28th 4th
109th 10th Pass Efficiency 63rd 11th
120th 14th Turnover Margin/Turnovers Gained 123rd 14th
n/a n/a Sacks 40th 7th
72nd 9th Sacks Allowed n/a n/a
62nd 12th Tackles for Loss 26th 9th
96th 9th First Downs 14th 5th
72nd 8th 3rd Down Conversions 46th 8th
19th 3rd Red Zone 66th 7th
41st 7th Time of Possession n/a n/a

There are 128 Division I Teams playing NCAA football.

Freshman with playing time (4): Jabrill Peppers, Freddy Canteen, Scott Sypniewski, and Bryan Mone. Freshman that will redshirt: Ian Bunting, Juwan Bushell-Beatty, Michael Ferns, Noah Furbush, Drake Harris, Lawrence Marshall, Brady Pallante, Jabrill Peppers, Wilton Speight, Logan Tilley-Tillman, Brandon Watson, Maurice Ways, Chase Winovich

Players who contributed in 2014

Unit Players
Offense 34
Defense 31
Special Teams 5
Total 70

Michgan Football Travel Roster for 2014

Michigan Media Guide 2014 (Complete)

Inside Michigan Football Summer Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12 Episode 13 Episode 14 Episode 15

Doug Karsch, an MSU grad, does Countdown to Kickoff and broadcasts on 97.1 FM (The Ticket)

Torn ACL Position
Bellomy, Russell QB
Burzynski, Joe OL
Butt, Jake TE
Countess, Blake DB
Johnson, Drake x 2 RB
Pipkins, Ondre  NT
Ryan, Jake LB

Wormley, Chris

Hill, Khalid

DL

TE

Borges Fired; Nussmeier Hired (First Day on Job, One on One and Press Conference) (Nussmeier to make $857,000)

Michigan Football Coaching Staff

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2015

Dan Dierdorf, former All-American and All-Pro Offensive Tackle broadcasts Michigan Football Games in 2014

Schedule and Future Schedules

Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial

Offense

Offensive Players utilized so far (34): Bars, Bosch, Burzynski, Butt, Canteen, Chesson, Cole, Darboh, Dawson, Dever, Douglas, Fox, Funchess, Gardner, Green, Hayes, Heitzman, K. Hill, Houma, Jocz, Johnson, Jones, Kalis, Kerridge, Kugler, Magnuson, Miller, Morris, Norfleet, Shallman, Smith, Tulley-Tillman, Ways, Williams

Position 1st Team 2nd Team Other Backups 2015 Recruits/2014 Redshirts
QB Gardner Morris Bellomy Malzone/Speight
Fullback/H-Back Kerridge Houma Shallman/Hurst
RB Johnson Smith/Hayes Isaac

WR Z

Slot

Darboh

Dever

Chesson

Canteen/Norfleet

Jones

Douglas/Capatina

Cole
WR X Funchess Chesson   Ways
TE Butt Williams/Heitzman Jocz Clark/Bunting
RT Braden Tulley-Tillman   Newsome /Bushell-Beatty
RG Kalis Glasgow/Burzynski Bosch
C Miller Kugler    
LG Glasgow Magnuson/Kalis   Runyan
LT Cole Magnuson/Tulley-Tillman    

The offense was too conservative, continues to telegraph its plays making opponent preparation prior to the game and adjustments during the game easy for opposing defensive coordinators. The offense continues to do a poor job establishing tempo mainly because they don't play with "reckless abandon." The offense needs to be hungrier and more aggressive in my opinion, and go all out for every first down on every drive. We are not using or utilizing our players to their full potential. Chris Spielman is correct when he says that we are recruiting good players, but not developing them; that is a lack of coaching. Any good Division I team should be able to dominate Appalachian State and Miami-OH, but defeating solid Division I defenses is another story.

Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Funchess, Devin 722 -11 733 0 24 0 0 24 0
Norfleet, Dennis 651 64 111 476 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, DeVeon 545 519 26 0 36 0 0 36 0
Green, Derrick 497 471 26 0 18 0 0 18 0
Darboh, Amara 485 0 473 12 12 0 0 12 0
Johnson, Drake 372 361 11 0 24 0 0 24 0
Hayes, Justice 293 213 65 15 0 0 0 0 0
Gardner, Devin 276 258 18 0 24 0 0 24 19
Butt, Jake 211 0 211 0 12 0 2 14 0
Chesson, Jehu 154 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kerridge, Joe 109 56 53 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hill, Khalid 47 0 37 10 0 0 0 0 0
Williams, A.J. 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gedeon, Ben 32 0 0 32 6 0 0 6 0
Heitzman, Keith 32 0 32 0 6 0 0 6 0
Morris, Shane 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Dever, Bo 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canteen, Freddy 19 -3 22 0 6 0 0 6 0
Jones, Demario 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lewis, Jourdan 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Henry, Willie 7 0 0 7 6 0 0 6 0
Peppers, Jabrill 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan, Jake 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Hill, Delano 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Wile, Matt 0 0 0 0 0 45 28 73 0
Team -7 -7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Shallman, Wyatt -7 5 0 -12 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 4556 1954 2042 560 174 45 30 251 25

Let's have a "get real" with our offense! Devin Funchess may be a Top 35 NFL Pro Draft pick, but he'll never make it big at any level until he conquers the mental toughness phase and matures. He has more drops than any receiver at Michigan it appears, and although he is playing at less than 100%, he does not step up to make big plays when we need him to. He is no Braylon Edwards. Amara Darboh has improved, and may now be our best overall receiver. Jehu Chesson has also been fighting injuries, but he has talent as does Freddy Canteen. Unfortunately, our offense is not a threat to opposing defenses, and one of the worst in the Big Ten. Doug Nussmeier has had no "magic" for this team, and overall one may assess his play calling as weak especially in the red zone. We ranked 114th nationally in total offense, 14th in the Big Ten and 111th in scoring offense, 14th in the Big Ten.

Game-2014

Rushing

Passing

Total

First Downs

3rd/4th Down Conversions

Red Zone

Red Zone Points

Total Points

Plays

Possession

Turnovers

Sacks Allowed

Punts

Blocked Punts

Appalachian State

350

210

560

24

5 of 8

6

38

52

55

30:08:00

1

1

1

0

Notre Dame

100

189

289

18

5 of 15

0

0

0

67

33:04:00

4

2

4

0

Miami-Ohio

276

184

460

23

6 of 13

4

24

34

67

34:05:00

3

1

4

0

Utah

118

190

308

19

11 of 23

0

0

10

75

33:32:00

4

4

5

0

Minnesota

83

167

88

12

4 of 13

2

14

14

53

25:20:00

2

3

8

0

Rutgers

158

178

336

18

4 of 11

3

21

24

57

29:14:00

1

3

4

0

Penn State

64

192

256

12

6 of 16

2

3

18

57

29:00:00

1

3

5

0

Michigan State

61

125

186

13

5 of 15

2

8

11

57

26:14:00

3

2

6

0

Indiana

184

220

404

20

6 of 13

6

34

34

64

33:35:00

1

1

4

0

Northwestern

147

109

256

13

1 of 13

4

10

10

59

28:09:00

3

0

7

0

Maryland

292

106

398

23

6 of 16

4

16

16

69

34:00:00

1

2

2

0

Ohio State

121

251

372

27

7 of 13

4

28

28

71

34:05:00

2

5

4

0

Totals

1954

2042

3996

222

66 of 169

37

196

251

751

370:26:00

26

27

54

0

Nicole Auerbach and Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News; Chengelis graduated from the University of Cincinnati

Quarterback


Gardner
Morris

2014 MICHIGAN Football Player

#

Position

Depth

Class

Height

Weight

Status

40 yd.

Vertical

Jump

Bench Press

ACT Composite /SAT Total

High School GPA

Gardner, Devin 98 QB 1 Sr. 6'4" 216 Starter 4.63 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morris, Shane 7 QB 2 Fr. 6'3" 204 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bellomy, Russell 8 QB 3 Jr. 6'3" 206 Backup 4.6 30" 260 n/a 4.11
Speight, Wilton 19 QB 4 Fr. 6'6" 234 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cleary, Brian 6 QB 5 Jr. 6'3" 212 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moores, Garrett 15 QB 6 Fr. 6'3" 213 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swieka, Alex 13 QB 6 Sr. 6'1" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Devin Gardner was 174 of 283 for 1896 yards, 10 TDs, 15 interceptions (-5) and 4 fumble losses for 19 turnovers; he did not have a good final season at quarterback. He is a great person, and a class guy; one has to admire that he played hurt most of the season. Unfortunately, he made many poor decisions and didn't have good vision to see the whole field while making his progressions. He also takes too long to make decisions. He was indecisive, tentative, and consistently underthrew his receivers resulting many times in interceptions. He also had 98 carries for 462 yards and 4 TDs, but only netted 258 after 204 yards in sacks were deducted. Gardner ranked 7th in the Big Ten in passing efficiency, and 9th in passing. Devin Gardner the Journey "Sugar" Shane Morris was 14 of 40 for 128 yards with 3 interceptions, 2 fumble losses plus 28 yards in rushing with 9 carries minus a sack. A good example of what Chris Spielman stated about not developing our players can be make with two 5 star quarterback recruits, Gardner and Morris; neither have developed as expected, and as a result neither has our offense under Brady Hoke, Al Borges or Doug Nussmeier. We are simply not developing quarterbacks in the "Pro Style" system, and haven't over the past 4 seasons under Brady Hoke's leadership and Offensive Coordinators Al Borges and Doug Nussmeier. Russell Bellomy came in against Penn State, and almost threw an interception while going 0 for 2 in passing. Wilton Speight redshirted although he's made all travel teams. Hoke doesn't think Morris is ready to be the starter. Morris Interview Quarterback Outlook in Spring Alex Malzone has committed for 2015 , and will enroll in January.

Fred Jackson Coaches Running Backs

Running Back (Tailback)

Johnson
Smith/Hayes

Johnson, Drake 20 RB 1 So. 6'0" 211 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, DeVeon 4 RB 2 So. 5'11" 220 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hayes, Justice 5 RB 3 Jr. 5'10" 194 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Green, Derrick 27 RB 4 So. 5'11" 220 Injured n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Isaac, Ty 32 RB 5 So. 6'3" 225 Transfer n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitfield, Antonio 18 RB 6 So. 5'4" 156 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Deveon Smith carried 108 times for 519 yards and 6 TDs plus 3 catches for 26 yards. Drake Johnson Feature Drake Johnson came in the start the final few games, and ended up with 361 yards with 60 carries for 4 TDs plus an 11 yard reception, and an 18 yard completion; he was very impressive. Justice Hayes carried 48 carries for 213 yards plus 11 catches for 65 yards. Derrick Green had 82 carries for 471 yards and 3 TDs plus 2 catches for 26 yards; unfortunately, he broke his collarbone in the Rutgers game, and is out for the rest of the 2014 campaign. Derrick Green on Running Back Competition. Ty Isaac transferred from USC; however, his hardship application for immediate eligibility has been denied, and his appeal was denied; he had to sit out 2014 and be eligible in 2015. Thomas Rawls transferred to Central Michigan where he is starting, and is ranked 7th nationally in rushing. Mikey Weber had committed for 2015, but decommitted on November 22.

Brian Cook started MGoBlog

Fullback/H-Back

Kerridge
Houma

Kerridge, Joey 36 H-Back 1 Jr. 6'0" 244 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Houma, Sione 39 H-Back 2 Jr. 6'0" 242 Backup 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shallman, Wyatt 33 H-Back 3 Fr. 6'3" 239 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Henderson, Bobby 37 H-Back 4 So. 5'11" 236 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Joe Kerridge had 4 catches for 35 yards; he was mainly a blocking back, but rambled for 52 yards on a fake punt against Maryland. He finally got two carries against Ohio State for 4 yards, but two first downs. Sione Houma and Wyatt Shallman have also seen action at Fullback/H-Back. Shallman fumbled on a kickoff giving Miami-OH a red zone chance that they scored a TD. Hoke and Nussmeier considered using Maurice Hurst at Fullback in Goal Line situations as an extra blocker.

Wide Receiver-X


Funchess
Chesson

Funchess, Devin 1 X Wide Receiver 1 Jr. 6'5" 230 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chesson, Jehu 86 X Wide Receiver 2 So. 6'3" 197 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 3 Fr. 6'1" 196 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ways, Maurice 85 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'4" 195 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dukes, Jaron 83 X Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'4" 197 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Keizer, Jonathan 89 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'5" 219 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Devin Funchess led the team with 62 catches for 733 yards and 4 TDs; Hoke gave him the legendary #1 jersey, and he responded with a record of drops. Funchess will play the rest of 2014 at less than 100% Maurice Ways made the travel team to South Bend, Rutgers and MSU, but redshirted. C'sonte York was dismissed from the team for three charges of assault; he pled guilty, and was sentenced to probation, 7 days in jail plus a $2,000 fine. York transferred to the University of Toledo. Brian Cole committed for 2015, and will enroll in January; however, he tripped to Wisconsin last weekend, and it is unsure if he'll honor his pledge.

Wide Receiver-Z

Darboh
Canteen/Chesson

Darboh, Amara 82 Z Wide Receiver 1 Jr. 6'2" 211 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chesson, Jehu 86 Z Wide Receiver 2 So. 6'3" 197 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Canteen, Freddy 17 Z Wide Receiver 3 Fr. 6'1" 176 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, DeMario 10 Z Wide Receiver 4 So. 6'2" 196 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Harris, Drake 14 Z Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6"4" 176 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Amara Darboh had 36 catches for 476 yards and 2 TDs. and Jehu Chesson had 14 catches for 154 yards. Darboh Feature Freddy Canteen had 5 catches for 22 yards, and a TD. Demario Jones made the travel teams to South Bend and Rutgers, and caught his first pass for 11 yards against Miami; he also has 2 tackles on kickoff team, but didn't make the travel team to MSU or Ohio State. Harris has a hamstring pull limiting his practice participation so he redshirted. Chesson-Darboh Bond Extends Beyond Field

Slot


Canteen
Norfleet/Dever

Norfleet, Dennis 23 Slot-WR 1 Jr. 5'7" 169 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dever, Bo 3 Slot-WR 2 So. 6'2" 199 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Capatina, Anthony 41 Slot-WR 3 Sr. 5'9" 180 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Douglas, Ross 29 Slot-WR 3 Fr. 5'10" 189 Redshirt 4.41 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Dennis Norfleet had 15 catches for 111 yards plus 9 carries for 64 yards. Bo Dever was listed as backup, and got his first catch against Indiana plus his first start against Maryland. Ross Douglas moved from cornerback to running back, and now to Slot Wide Receiver; he saw action against Appalachian State, but didn't see action since although he made all travel squads.

Jeff Hecklinski: Amaizing Sounds

Wide Receiver Rotation Taking Shape

Wide Receiver Rotation: Devin Funchess and Amara Darboh were solid targets, and Jake Butt was another threat; however, Funchess had way too many drops. Dennis Norfleet can be dangerous in the open field, but opponents recognized this, and wouldn't let it happen. Jehu Chesson, Freddy Canteen, and Demario Jones saw action, but overall this group was not a threat to opposing defenses. We ranked 113th in passing offense nationally, and 116th in passing efficiency; this ranked us 111th in the Big Ten in both categories. We averaged 16 catches a game for 170 yards. Our wideouts have only accounted for 7 TDs in 12 games with our tight ends chipping in for 3 more for a grand total of 10 TD receptions from our receiving corps. We sure missed Jeremy Gallon.

Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Funchess, Devin 62 733 4
Darboh, Amara 36 473 2
Norfleet, Dennis 15 111 0
Chesson, Jehu 14 154 0
Butt, Jake 21 211 2
Hayes, Justice 11 65 0
Hill, Khalid 4 37 0
Canteen, Freddy 5 22 1
Smith, Deveon 3 26 0
Williams, A.J. 4 33 0
Green, Derrick 2 26 0
Heitzman, Keith 2 32 1
Kerridge, Joe 6 53 0
Gardner, Devin 1 18 0
Johnson, Drake 1 11 0
Jones, Demario 1 11 0
Dever, Bo 1 26 0
Totals 189 2042 10

Drew Sharp and Mark Snyder write for the Detroit Free Press

Dan Ferrigno: Amaizing Sounds

Tight End


Butt
Williams/Heitzman/Jocz

Butt, Jake 88 TE  1 So. 6'6" 249 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Williams, A.J. 84 TE  2 Jr. 6'6" 260 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Heitzman, Keith 92 TE  3 Jr. 6'4" 258 Backup 4.9 n/a 285 n/a 3.4
Jocz, Michael 95 TE  4 So. 6'4" 234 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bunting, Ian 94 TE  5 Fr. 6'7" 227 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, Khalid 80 TE  6 Fr. 6'2" 252 Injured n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jake Butt caught 21 passes for 211 yards and 2 TDs. A.J. Williams started against Notre Dame; Khalid Hill started 5 games, but tore his ACL ending his season. Hill had 4 catches for 37 yards, and Williams had 4 catches for 33 yards. Jake Butt Feature Keith Heitzman caught 2 passes for 32 yards and a TD. Michael Jocz also saw action in the first game, Penn State and Indiana games; he made the travel teams to Northwestern and Ohio State. Recruit Ian Bunting redshirted; Jordan Paskorz left the team. Chris Clark has committed, but decommitted on December 2.

Right Tackle


Braden
Tulley-Tillman

Braden, Ben 71 RT 1 So. 6'6" 322 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tilley-Tillman, Logan 72 RT 2 Fr. 6'7" 290 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bars, Blake 62 RT 3 So. 6'5" 294 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bushell-Beatty, Juwan 76 RT 4 Fr. 6'6" 319 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dawson, David 55 RT 5 Fr. 6'4" 296 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ben Braden started all 12 games at Right Tackle. Logan Tulley-Tillman was the backup. David Dawson saw action against Appalachian State, but no action since; Blake Bars made the travel teams to Notre Dame and Rutgers, but no more since then. Juwan Bushell-Beatty redshirted, but did make the travel team to Rutgers. Grant Newsome pledged for 2015.

Right Guard


Kalis
Burzynski

Kalis, Kyle 67 RG 1 So. 6'5" 298 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Burzynski, Joey 56 RG 2 Sr. 6'1" 290 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kugler, Patrick 57 RG 3 Fr. 6'5" 299 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fox, Christopher 73 RG 4 Fr. 6'6" 309 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Samuelson, Dan 74 RG 5 Fr. 6'5" 292 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Froelich, Greg 51 RG 6 Fr. 6'2" 270 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kyle Kalis started the last 7 games at Right Guard. Joey Burzynski had one start. Fox saw action against Appalachian State.

Center


Miller
Kugler

Miller, Jack 60 C 1 Jr. 6'4" 299 Starter 4.8 30" 315 n/a 3.8
Kugler, Patrick 57 C 2 Fr. 6'5" 299 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pliska, Ben 63 C 3 Fr. 6'3" 280 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jack Miller had 12 starts at Center. Redshirt Patrick Kugler was the backup. Glasgow to remain at Center.

Left Guard


G.Glasgow
Magnuson/Kalis

Glasgow, Graham 61 LG 1 Jr. 6'6" 311 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Magnuson, Erik 78 LG 2 So. 6'6" 294 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bosch, Kyle 65 LG 3 So. 6'5" 303 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Graham Glasgow moved over to Left Guard; has started 11 games after Joey Burzynski started the first game due to his suspension for a DUI. Glasgow started 3 at Right Guard, and 8 at Left Guard. Magnuson nursed a high ankle injury, recovered, but never returned to the starting line-up. It was announced on September 3 that Kyle Bosch left the team for personal reasons after the Appalachian State game; he apparently plans to returns to the team in January. As a result, he may redshirt in 2014. Jon Runyan Jr. has pledged for 2015.

Left Tackle

Cole
Magnuson/Tulley-Tillman

Cole, Mason 52 LT 1 Fr. 6'5" 292 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Magnuson, Erik 78 LT 2 So. 6'6" 294 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mason Cole had 12 starts at Left Tackle; he was backed up by Erik Magnuson, and Logan Tulley-Tillman.

Funk Moving Forward, "We Don't Have Any Choice"

Hoke lays out Offensive Line Starters

Cole-Glasgow-Miller-Kalis-Braden

Magnuson-Magnuson-Kugler-Burzynski-Tulley-Tillman

Samuelson-Fox-Pliska-Bars-Bushell-Beatty

Our top lineman are: Glasgow, Cole, Braden, Miller, Kalis, Magnuson, Burzynski, Tulley-Tillman, Kugler, Bars, Fox, Samuelson, and Pliska.

Offensive Line Drills

Defense

DE-Strong (5 technique)

Beyer

Charlton/Poggi

 

DE-Rush

Ojemudia Charlton/Poggi
NT (1 technique) R.Glasgow Pipkins/Mone/Hurst/Henry
DT (3 technique) Wormley Henry/Godin/Hurst /Dawson Strobel
OLB-SAM Ross Jenkins-Stone Gant Winovich/Wangler
ILB-MIKE Ryan McCray Morgan/Furbush
ILB-WILL Bolden Gedeon Kirkland
RCB Taylor Hollowell Peppers

LCB

Nickel

Lewis

Countess

Countess/Stribling

Hollowell

Richardson

 

 
FS Wilson Thomas/Clark/Pearson Kinnel
SS Thomas Hill/Clark/Pearson

Defensive Players utilized so far (32): Beyer, Charlton, F. Clark, J. Clark, Countess, Dawson, Gant, Gedeon, R. Glasgow, Godin, Henry, D. Hill, Hollowell, Hurst, Jenkins-Stone, Lewis, Mitropoulos-Rundus, Mone, Morgan, Ojemudia, Pearson, Peppers, Pipkins, Poggi, Richardson, Ross, Ryan, Stribling, Strobel, Taylor, Thomas, Wormley

Tackling Problems Emerge in Minnesota Loss

Chantel Jennings and Michael Rothstein work at ESPN

Game-2014

Rushing

Passing

Total

First Downs

3rd/4th Down

Red Zone

Red Zone Points

Points

Plays

Time

Turnovers

Sacks

Punts

Blocked Punts

Appalachian State

153

127

280

17

7 of 20

2

14

14

69

29:52:00

0

2

8

1

Notre Dame

54

226

280

20

8 of 16

4

24

31

65

26:56:00

0

1

6

0

Miami-Ohio

33

184

198

8

2 of 13

2

10

10

50

25:55:00

1

1

8

0

Utah

81

190

286

13

6 of 17

3

6

26

64

26:28:00

1

3

5

0

Minnesota

206

167

373

20

6 of 15

4

20

30

70

34:40:00

0

1

6

0

Rutgers

74

402

476

18

8 of 18

3

17

26

70

30:46:00

0

2

3

0

Penn State

54

160

214

16

6 of 20

3

13

13

68

31:00:00

1

6

5

0

Michigan State

219

227

446

22

6 of 13

4

21

35

68

33:46:00

2

1

4

0

Indiana

167

24

191

10

3 of 14

3

10

10

53

26:25:00

2

2

6

0

Northwestern

-9

273

264

18

10 of 22

4

9

9

84

31:51:00

3

9

6

0

Maryland

147

165

312

17

3 of 12

4

20

23

59

26:00:00

0

2

4

0

Ohio State

233

183

416

20

8 of 14

3

21

42

63

25:55:00

0

0

4

0

Totals

1412

2328

3736

199

73 of 194

39

185

269

783

349:34:00

10

30

65

1

Nose Tackle


R.Glasgow
Henry/Mone

Glasgow, Ryan 96 NT 1 Sr. 6'4" 296 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mone, Bryan 90 NT 2 Fr. 6'4" 312 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pipkins, Ondre 56 NT 3 Jr. 6'3" 306 Injured n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pallante, Brady 54 NT 4 Fr. 6'0" 263 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ryan Glasgow had 22 tackles, 2 for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 10 starts. Bryan Mone had 8 tackles, and got his first start against Penn State. Willie Henry also got reps at NT. Backup Ondre Pipkins has 9 tackles, but didn't make the travel team to Rutgers; he didn't play at all against Penn State, but returns to get some reps against MSU and Indiana. Bryan Mone Feature Mo Hurst had 3 tackles, and he blocked an extra point on a low kick against Rutgers; however, he didn't trip to Evanston, but did trip to Ohio. Brady Pallante redshirted. Pipkins Losing Weight Richard Ash transferred to Western Michigan.

Defensive Tackle


Wormley
Henry/Godin

Wormley, Chris 43 DT 1 So. 6'5" 295 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Henry, Willie 69 DT 2 So. 6'3" 293 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Godin, Matt 99 DT 3 So. 6'6" 286 Backup n/a 24" 350 n/a 3
Hurst, Maurice 73 DT 4 Fr. 6'2" 282 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Strobel, Tom 50 DT 5 So. 6'6' 268 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Miller, Garrett 55 DT 6 Fr. 6'4" 265 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Leon 79 DT 7 Fr. 5'10" 256 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Maulbetsch Winner Chris Wormley has started the last 6 games; he had 20 tackles, 5 for loss including 3 sacks. Willie Henry had 20 tackles, 5.5 for loss including 3 sacks in 6 starts. Willie Henry the Friendly Giant Matt Godin had 9 tackles, 1.5 for loss with one sack, and an interception. David Dawson has moved from offensive line to defensive line, and played at Northwestern. Tom Strobel made all the travel squads; he got a tackle in the Gopher game.

Defensive End-Strong


Beyer
Charlton/Poggi

Beyer, Brennan 97 DE-Strong 1 Sr. 6'3" 256 Starter 4.7 33" 290 n/a 3.8
Charlton, Taco 33 DE-Strong 2 So. 6'6" 275 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poggi, Henry 7 DE-Strong 3 Fr. 6'4" 270 Redshirt 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Brennan Beyer had 35 tackles, 8 for loss including 6 sacks in 11 starts. Taco Charlton got his first start against Rutgers; he had 17 tackles, 4.5 for loss with 3.5 sacks. Henry Poggi had 2 tackles.

Defensive End-Rush
Ojemudia
Charlton

Ojemudia, Mario 53 DE-Rush 1 Jr. 6'3" 251 Starter 4.65 30" 315 23 3.2
Charlton, Taco 33 DE-Rush 2 So. 6'6" 275 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mitropoulos-Rundus, David 91 DE-Rush 3 Sr. 6'2" 262 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Marshall, Lawrence 93 DE-Rush 4 Fr. 6'4" 241 Redshirt 4.41 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mario Ojemudia had 30 tackles, 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks with 2 starts. Mario Ojemudia Feature Frank Clark had 39 tackles, 12 for loss including 4 sacks plus 2 tipped passes in 10 starts; he was dismissed from the team, and he really let the team down especially for the Ohio game. Lawrence Marshall redshirted. Mitropoulous-Rundus: From the High School Band to the Football Team

Beyer-R.Glasgow-Wormley-Ojemudia

Charlton-Mone-Henry-Charlton

Poggi-Pipkins/Hurst-Godin/Dawson-Strobel

Pallante-Marshall

Defensive Lineman Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Clark, Frank 39 12 4 0 1 0 2 DE Starter
Beyer, Brennan 35 8 6 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Ojemudia, Mario 30 7.5 3.5 0 0 0 1 DE Backup
Glasgow, Ryan 22 2 0 1 1 0 0 NT Starter
Henry, Willie 20 5.5 3 0 0 1 0 DT Starter
Wormley, Chris 20 5 3 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Charlton, Taco 17 4.5 3.5 0 0 0 0 DE Starter
Pipkins, Ondre 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Mone, Bryan 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 NT Backup
Godin, Matt 9 1.5 1 0 0 1 0 DT Backup
Hurst, Maurice 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Poggi, Henry 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Strobel, Tom 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Totals 216 48 24 1 3 2 3 Totals

Defensive line looked a little better than in 2013, but not much better. We had 30 sacks in 12 games which is some improvement. This line was in on only 9 tackles against MSU while getting pushed down the field most of the day while the Spartans executed "ball control" football, and racked up over 200 yards rushing. After 4 seasons of recruiting and developing players, one could conclude that neither Hoke nor Mattison have made much of a difference from what we saw in the Rodriquez era.

Outside Linebacker-SAM


Ross
Jenkins-Stone/Gant

Ross, James "Big" 15 OLB-SAM 1 Jr. 6'1" 227 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 52 OLB-SAM 2 Jr. 6'2" 234 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gant, Allen 12 OLB-SAM 3 So. 6'2" 223 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jared 19 OLB-SAM 4 Fr. 6'2" 215 Redshirt 4.51 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Winovich, Chase 58 OLB-SAM 4 Fr. 6'3" 220 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: James Ross had 31 tackles including two for loss in 12 games with 7 starts. We got little production at this position; Maryland exploited the weak or wide side several times with runs by C.J. Brown including the TD run in the 4th quarter. Royce Jenkins-Stone had 8 tackles; he had one start with the Nickel defense utilized neither have had much time on the field. Allen Gant led our special teams with 6 tackles, all on kickoff team. Chase Winovich and Jared Wangler both redshirted.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE


Ryan
McCray

Ryan, Jake 47 ILB-MIKE 1 Sr. 6'3" 236 Starter 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
McCray, Michael 9 ILB-MIKE 2 Fr. 6'4" 241 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Liesman, Dan 66 ILB-MIKE 3 So. 6'2" 229 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Furbush, Noah 59 ILB-MIKE 4 Fr. 6'4" 210 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Volk, Nick 37 ILB-MIKE 5 Fr. 5'10" 229 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jake Ryan led the defense with 111 tackles, 14 for loss with 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and interception, and 2 pass break ups in 12 starts. He is a finalist for the Butkus Award. Jake Ryan Feature Michael McCray was his backup; he blocked a punt against Appalachian State, and has 2 special teams tackles. Frosh Noah Furbush redshirted. Darrin Kirkland has pledged for 2015, but decommitted and is no longer considering Michigan.

Inside Linebacker-WILL


Bolden
Gedeon

Bolden, Joe 35 ILB-WILL 1 Jr. 6'3" 231 Starter n/a 32" n/a n/a 3.9
Gedeon, Ben 42 ILB-WILL 2 So. 6'3" 240 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morgan, Desmond 48 ILB-WILL 3 Sr. 6'1" 232 Redshirt 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 4
Ferns, Michael 51 ILB-WILL 4 Fr. 6'3" 239 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wroblewski, Michael 64 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 6'2" 231 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Benda, Nick 31 ILB-WILL 6 So. 6'0" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kaminski, Alex 62 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 5'10" 208 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Joe Bolden had 99 tackles, 4 for loss, 2 sacks, and a pass break up in 12 starts plus 4 more tackles on special teams. Team Supports Joe Bolden's Stakegate Joe Bolden Feature Desmond Morgan had an arm injury after 6 tackles against Appalachian State; he redshirted. Ben Gedeon had 12 tackles including one sack plus 3 more on kickoff team. Michael Ferns redshirted.

Bolden-Ryan-Ross

Gedeon-McCray-Jenkins-Stone

Gant

Wangler-Furbush-Winovich

Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Ryan, Jake 111 14 2 2 0 1 3 ILB-MIKE Starter
Bolden, Joe 99 4 2 0 0 0 1 ILB-WILL Starter
Ross, James "Big" 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM Starter  
Gedeon, Ben 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM Backup
Morgan, Desmond 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Redshirt/Injured
Totals 267 21 5 2 0 1 4 Totals

Linebacking has plugged up the middle on runs, but only been mediocre covering passes. Jake Ryan and Joe Bolden are ranked 2nd and 12th in the Big Ten in tackles, and are solid inside linebackers; however, our weak outside linebackers are being exploited by our opponents forcing us into using Nickel defense with poor results by our Nickel backs or OLB-SAM. Ben Gedeon has been backing up both MIKE and WILL with Morgan out with an arm injury.

Defensive Back-Wideside (LCB )


Lewis
Countess/Stribling/Richardson

Lewis, Jourdan 26 LCB 1 So. 5'10" 175 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stribling, Channing 8 LCB 2 So. 6'2" 178 Backup 4.56 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Richardson, Terry 13 LCB 3 Jr. 5'9" 170 Backup 4.5 36" 255 18 3
Dalimonte, Anthony 49 LCB 4 Fr. 5'9" 177 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jourdan Lewis has 36 tackles, 1.5 for loss, 2 interceptions and 5 pass break ups in 12 games with 9 starts. Channing Stribling has 5 tackles, one for loss; he was beat by over 10 yards on the 80 yard TD strike by Rutgers. Terry Richardson is also playing on special teams and has seen some action on defense. Lewis steps up in Spring Lewis is now Top Corner Garrett Taylor decommitted on October 27; will John Kelly replace his pledge?

Defensive Back-Shortside (RCB)


Taylor
Hollowell

Taylor, Ramon 6 RCB 1 Jr. 5'10" 184 Starter 4.45 32" n/a 17 2.7
Hollowell, Delonte 24 RCB 2 Sr. 5'9" 178 Backup 4.66 38" n/a n/a n/a
Peppers, Jabrill 5 RCB 3 Fr. 6'1" 202 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Montbrun, Francois 38 RCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 187 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mitchell, Matt 29 RCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 170 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Senior Raymon Taylor has 7 starts at cornerback, he has 33 tackles with one for loss, and 6 pass break ups after returning to play after recovering from his leg injury. Will Marcus Lewis commit?

Defensive Back-Nickel


Countess
Hollowell

Countess, Blake 2 Nickel 1 Jr. 5'10" 180 Starter 4.47 37" 285 22 3.1
Hollowell, Delonte 24 Nickel 2 Sr. 5'9" 178 Backup 4.66 38" n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Blake Countess had 23 tackles and 8 pass breaks up in 7 starts plus another tackle on kickoff team; he has moved to Nickel with Ray Taylor and Jourdan Lewis beating him out for the two starting positions at corner. He did not have a great season, and Hoke gave him Charles Woodson's #2 jersey; he hardly exemplified and emulatedWoodson's play. Jabrill Peppers had 8 tackles at Nickel and Boundry Corner; he redshirted after his ankle injury. Delonte Hollowell had 9 tackles, one for loss and a pass break up plus another 5 tackles on kickoff and punt return teams rotating between Nickel and Boundry Corner. Is Peppers the next Charles Woodson?

Strong Safety


Thomas
Hill/Clark/Pearson

Thomas, Dymonte 25 SS 1 So. 6'2" 193 Starter 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, Delano 44 SS 2 So. 6'0" 205 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Clark, Jeremy 34 SS 3 So. 6'4" 205 Backup 4.47 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pearson, A.J. 36 SS 4 Jr. 6"0" 193 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Watson, Brandon 28 SS 5 Fr. 5'11" 188 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: We were very weak at this position especially on pass coverage. Dymonte Thomas started the final two games. Delano Hill made 4 starts, and had 14 tackles and a fumble recovery. Hill has recovered from a broken jaw, a leg injury; but he was suspended for the Maryland game, and didn't dress. Tony Lippett burned Hill for the 80 yard TD pass in the 3rd quarter in the MSU game; he is weak on pass coverage. Jeremy Clark started the first 6 games, and had 17 tackles plus another on special teams with a pass break up; he did not have a good game against Rutgers, left with an injury, and tried to come back arguing with the medical staff after they took his helmet removing him from action. He didn't start another game. Jeremy Clark Feature A.J. Pearson is another backup, and he has one tackle, but his block in the back on the Norfleet punt return may have cost us the Maryland game. Delano Hill broke his jaw, and is out indefinitely. Josh Furman transferred to Oklahoma State where he is starting at linebacker

Free Safety


Wilson
Thomas/Clark/Pearson

Wilson, Jarrod 22 FS 1 Jr. 6'2" 205 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thomas, Dymonte 25 FS 2 So. 6'2" 193 Backup 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pearson, A.J. 18 FS 3 Jr. 6"0" 193 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Watson, Brandon 28 FS 4 Fr. 5'11" 188 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dawson, Reon 30 FS 5 Fr. 6'2" 178 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Austin, Shaun 32 FS 6 So. 6'1" 198 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hewlett, Joe 46 FS 7 Fr. 6'0" 185 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jarrod Wilson has 49 tackles, one for loss, a forced fumble, and 2 pass break ups plus another tackle on kickoff team; he started 9 games. Dymonte Thomas had 26 tackles and a forced fumble seeing plenty of action; he earned 3 starts, one at Free Safey and two at Strong Safety. Joey Hewlett to Walk-On Tyree Kinnel pledged for 2015.

Countess-Taylor-Wilson-Thomas-Lewis

Hollowell-Clark-Hill-Stribling-Richardson

Dawson-Watson-Pearson-Peppers

Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Wilson, Jarrod 49 1 0 1 0 0 2 FS Starter
Taylor, Ramon 38 1 0 0 0 0 6 RCB Starter
Lewis, Jourdan 37 1.5 0 0 0 2 6 LCB Starter
Thomas, Dymonte 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 SS Starter
Countess, Blake 23 0 0 0 0 0 3 Nickel Starter/LCB Backup
Hill, Delano 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 SS Backup
Clark, Jeremy 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 SS Backup
Hollowell, Delonte 9 1 0 0 0 0 2 Nickel Backup
Peppers, Jabrill 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 Injured/Redshirt
Stribling, Channing 7 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 LCB Backup
Pearson, A.J. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 FS/SS Backup
Totals 233 5 0 2 1 2 20 Totals

Our defensive back play was sub-par for Big Ten and National Championship competition. Coach Mallory, Coach Mattison and Coach Manning are not getting the most out of this group, and it really showed in the Notre Dame, Rutgers, and MSU losses. The Irish game plan was to attack our cornerbacks with their receivers, and it worked even better than they hoped. Rutgers game plan was to attack our safeties, and they threw for 404 yards. The injuries to Raymon Taylor and Jabrill Peppers didn't help our cause, but Countess is consistently beat, and our safety play was atrocious. We rank 63rd in pass efficiency defense, 11th in the Big Ten.

Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks
Backs 30.50% 233 5 0 2 1 2 20
Linebackers 34.95% 267 21 5 2 0 1 4
Line  28.27% 216 48 24 1 3 2 3
Special Teams-Other 6.28% 48 0 0 0 2 0 2
Totals 100% 764 74 29 5 6 5 29

Soft Press Man Coverage Defensive Back Fundamentals Defensive Back Tackling

Defensive Player App. ND Mia UT MN Rut PSU MSU IND NW MD OSU Total
Ryan, Jake 3 11 6 13 5 8 10 12 11 11 14 8 112
Bolden, Joe 5 10 7 6 10 10 3 12 9 7 14 9 102
Wilson, Jarrod 1 4 0 0 9 2 8 11 3 4 2 6 50
Lewis, Jourdan 3 3 3 5 4 4 5 4 0 3 4 1 39
Clark, Frank 3 0 3 5 3 3 7 4 2 8 0 0 38
Taylor, Ramon 1 2 0 0 3 5 4 6 1 7 4 5 38
Beyer, Brennan 1 4 3 6 0 2 4 1 8 3 2 1 35
Ojemudia, Mario 3 1 1 4 3 1 2 2 3 4 5 3 32
Ross, James "Big" 6 0 0 1 2 0 3 5 4 5 2 4 32
Thomas, Dymonte 5 1 4 3 3 0 4 2 0 0 5 0 27
Countess, Blake 2 4 0 4 3 0 1 1 0 4 1 4 24
Glasgow, Ryan 0 1 1 3 5 1 1 1 2 5 1 1 22
Wormley, Chris 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 3 4 3 3 21
Henry, Willie 3 3 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 20
Hill, Delano 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 3 4 0 5 20
Clark, Jeremy 3 3 1 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 18
Charlton, Taco 3 2 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 18
Gedeon, Ben 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 2 17
Hollowell, Delonte 0 6 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 15
Pipkins, Ondre 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Mone, Bryan 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9
Godin, Matt 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 9
Peppers, Jabrill 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 8
Stribling, Channing 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7
Morgan, Desmond 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Chesson, Jehu 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Gant, Allen 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
Norfleet, Dennis 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Houma, Sione 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Hurst, Maurice 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
McCray, Mike 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Kerridge, Joe 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Darboh, Amarah 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Jones, Da'mario 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Poggi, Henry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Pearson, A.J. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hill, Khalid 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Morris, Shane 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Strobel, Tom 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 1
Sypniewski, Scott 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Braden, Ben 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hayes, Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Team 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Funchess, Devin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Team 66 75 47 67 72 46 65 75 61 77 63 64 778

The discrepency between 764 and 778 is that some tackles are shared (i.e. 0.5 each).

Special Teams

PK

Wile

Allen

P Hagerup Wile/Allen
Kickoffs Wile Hagerup
Snapper Sypniewski Leisman
Holder Allen Capatina
Punt Returns Norfleet Darboh
Kickoff Returns Norfleet/Hayes Canteen/Chesson/D.Johnson/R.Taylor

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National Rank Big Ten Rank Category
72nd 6th Kickoffs
87th 11th Kickoff Returns
107th 10th Net Punting
85th 11th Punt Returns

Overall, our special teams were very consistent; consistently bad, that is.

Placekicker/Field Goals/Extra Points/Kickoffs


Wile
Allen

Wile, Matt

45

PK

1

Sr.

6'2"

219

Starter

n/a

n/a

n/a

29

4.01

Allen, Kenny

91

PK

2

So.

6'3"

220

Walk-on

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Comments: Matt Wile is 15 of 21 in field goals in 12 games plus 24 of 24 on extra points. Wile has 48 kickoffs with 22 touchbacks; his average is 63.1 yards per boot. We are ranked 72nd nationally and 6th in the Big Ten on kickoff defense. Kenny Allen has a 55 yarder in his first attempt. Kyle Seychel has committed as a preferred walk-on. J.J. McGrath to transfer. Andrew David has pledged for 2015.

Long Snapper


Sypniewski
Liesman/Miller/Robinson

Sypniewski, Scott

43

Snapper

1

Fr.

6'1"

221

Starter

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Liesman, Dan

66

Snapper

2

So.

6'2"

229

Walk-on

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Robinson, Andrew

49

Snapper

3

Fr.

6'0"

215

Recruit

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Comments: Scott Sypniewski was the starter all 12 games, and got his first tackle as a Wolverine against Penn State. Andrew Robinson made the travel team to Notre Dame, and Dan Liesman made all the rest of the travel teams. Andrew Robinson to walk-on. Defensive Lineman Garrett Miller also worked here.

Holder

Allen, Kenny

91

Holder

1

So.

6'3"

220

Walk-on

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Capatina, Anthony

41

Holder

2

Sr.

5'9"

180

Walk-on

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Morris, Shane

7

Holder

3

Fr.

6'3"

204

Backup

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bellomy, Russell

8

Holder

4

Jr.

6'3"

206

Backup

4.6

30"

260

n/a

4.11

Kenny Allen started all 12 games with Anthony Capatina as his backup plus Shane Morris and Russell Bellomy.

Punter

Hagerup
Wile

Hagerup, Will

40

P

1

Sr.

6'4"

225

Starter

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Wile, Matt

45

P

2

Sr.

6'2"

219

Backup

n/a

n/a

n/a

29

4.01

Allen, Kenny

91

P

3

So.

6'3"

220

Walk-on

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Seychel, Kyle

31

P

4

Fr.

6'3"

185

Walk-on

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Comments: Will Hagerup returned after a one year suspension, and had 53 punts for a 42.9 yard average; 9 touchbacks and 16 inside the 20. Matt Wile had one punt for 44 yards for a touchback. Our Net Punting ranked 107th nationally and 10th in the Big Ten. Likely took back a 28 yarder in the Maryland game, and Thompson took back a 23 yarder in the Ohio State game.

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Punt Returns

Norfleet
Darboh

Peppers, Jabrill

5

PR

1

Fr.

6'1"

202

Starter

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Norfleet, Dennis

23

PR

2

Jr.

5'7"

169

Backup

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Canteen, Freddy

17

PR

3

Fr.

6'1"

176

Recruit

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Lewis, Jourdan

26

PR

3

So.

5'10"

175

Backup

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Stribling, Channing

8

PR

3

So.

6'2"

178

Backup

4.56

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Harris, Drake

14

PR

5

Fr.

6"4"

176

Recruit

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Comments: Amara Darboh had 2 returns for 12 yards; he started at Northwestern when Norfleet didn't trip to Evanston. Dennis Norfleet has 10 returns for 38 yards, and a fumble in the Minnesota game that Justice Hayes bailed him out with a recovery. Norfleet's TD return against Maryland was called back with a block in the back by A.J. Pearson. Jabrill Peppers started the season as our punt returner, but went down to injury so he'll redshirt; he had one 6 yard retirn. We ranked 85th nationally and 11th in the Big Ten. Ben Gedeon ran a 32 yard punt block by Michael McCray for a TD against Appalachian State. Peppers to get his "feet wet."

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Kickoff Returns


Norfleet/Hayes
Canteen/Chesson/Johnson/Taylor

Hayes, Justice

5

KOR

1

Jr.

5'10"

194

Starter

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Norfleet, Dennis

23

KOR

1

Jr.

5'7"

169

Starter

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Canteen, Freddy

17

KOR

2

Fr.

6'1"

176

Recruit

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Chesson, Jehu

86

KOR

2

So.

6'3"

197

Backup

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Harris, Drake

14

KOR

3

Fr.

6"4"

176

Recruit

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Johnson, Drake

20

KOR

3

So.

6'0"

211

Backup

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Taylor, Ramon

6

KOR

3

Jr.

5'10"

184

Backup

4.45

32"

n/a

17

2.7

Comments: Dennis Norfleet had 19 returns for 438 yards including a 42 yarder. Justice Hayes had one 15 yard return. We ranked 87th nationally, and 11th in the Big Ten. Khalid Hill brought back a 10 yarder; Wyatt Shallman fumbled a kickoff that Miami-OH recovered, and it led to a TD. Jehu Chesson, Freddy Canteen, Drake Johnson, Raymon Taylor, and Channing Stribling were also in the mix for kickoff returns.

Special Teams-Other Role Total Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Blocked Kicks
Gant, Allen Kickoff Returns 6 0 0 0
Hollowell, Delonte Kickoff Returns 5 0 0 0
Chesson, Jehu Punt Returns 4 0 1 0
Gedeon, Ben Kickoff Returns 4 0 1 0
Bolden, Joe Punt Returns 4 0 0 0
Norfleet, Dennis Punt Returns 3 0 0 0
Houma, Sione Kickoff Returns 2 0 0 0
Jones, Da'Mario Kickoff Returns 2 0 0 0
McCray, Michael Punt 2 0 0 1
Wilson, Jarrod Punt Returns 2 0 0 0
Lewis, Jourdan Kickoff Returns 2 0 0 0
Ryan, Jake Kickoff/Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Kerridge, Joe Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Clark, Jeremy Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Thomas, Dymonte Kickoff Returns 1 0 0 0
Ross, James Kickoff Returns 1 0 0 0
Hagerup, Will Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Sypniewski, Scott Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Darboh, Amara Interception 1 0 0 0
Funchess, Devin Interception 1 0 0 0
Countess, Blake Kickoff Returns 1 0 0 0
Hill, Delano Kickoff Returns 1 0 0 0
Braden, Ben Interception 0.5 0 0 0
Hayes, Justice Interception 0.5 0 0 0
Hurst, Maurice Extra Point 0 0 0 1
Totals n/a 48 0 2 2

Coach Ferrigno continues to provide the Wolverines poor special teams play. It is just another reason why we aren't competing for championships.

Special Teams Players utilized so far (5+): Allen, Capatina, Hagerup, Sypniewski, Wile

IMG Football Academy Drills

Walk-Ons 2014
Allen, Kenny 91 P/PK 2 So. 6'3" 220
Austin, Shaun 32 FS 6 So. 6'1" 198
Benda, Nick 31 ILB-WILL 6 So. 6'0" 220
Burzynski, Joey 56 RG 2 Sr. 6'1" 290
Capatina, Anthony 41 Slot-WR/Holder 3 Sr. 5'9" 180
Cleary, Brian 6 QB 5 Jr. 6'3" 212
Dalimonte, Anthony 49 LCB 4 Fr. 5'9" 177
Dever, Bo 3 Slot-WR 2 So. 6'2" 199
Froelich, Greg 51 RG 6 Fr. 6'2" 270
Glasgow, Ryan 96 NT 1 Sr. 6'4" 296
Henderson, Bobby 37 H-Back 4 So. 5'11" 236
Hewlett, Joe 46 FS 7 Fr. 6'0" 185
Jocz, Michael 95 TE  4 So. 6'4" 234
Johnson, Leon 79 DT 7 Fr. 5'10" 256
Kaminski, Alex 62 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 5'10" 208
Keizer, Jonathan 89 X Wide Receiver 6 So. 6'5" 219
Kerridge, Joey 36 H-Back 1 Jr. 6'0" 244
Liesman, Dan 66 Snapper/ILB-MIKE 2 So. 6'2" 229
Miller, Garrett 55 DT 6 Fr. 6'4" 265
Mitchell, Matt 29 RCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 170
Mitropoulos-Rundus, David 91 DE-Rush 3 So. 6'2" 262
Montbrun, Francois 38 RCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 187
Moores, Garrett 15 QB 6 Fr. 6'3" 213
Pearson, A.J. 18 FS/SS 3 Jr. 6"0" 193
Seychel, Kyle 31 P 4 Fr. 6'3" 185
Swieka, Alex 13 QB 6 So. 6'1" 210
Volk, Nick 37 ILB-MIKE 5 Fr. 5'10" 229
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'1" 196
Whitfield, Antonio 18 RB 6 So. 5'4" 156
Wroblewski, Michael 64 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 6'2" 231

Build the Boat: Strength & Conditioning at Western Michigan Football

Penn State Strength & Conditioning for Football

Alabama Football Program on 60 Minutes

Ohio State Training Days

Nebraska Strength and Conditioning

Iowa Strength and Conditioning

South Carolina Football Strength & Conditioning

Stanford: Take The Rope Shannon Turley Stanford's Unique Program Redefines Strength

10 Best Strength & Conditioning Programs in College Football

Sam Webb and Ira Weintraub talk Michigan Football on WTKA 1050 AM

Michigan Football Schedule-2014

Observations on the win over Appalachian State, 52-14

Observations on the loss to Notre Dame, 0-31

Observations on the win over Miami-Ohio, 34-10

Observations on the loss to Utah, 10-26

Observations on the loss to Minnesota, 14-30

Observations on the loss to Rutgers, 24-26

Observations on the win over Penn State, 18-13

Observations on the loss to MSU, 11-35

Observations on the win over Indiana, 34-10

Observations on the win over Northwestern, 10-9

Observations on the loss to Maryland, 16-23

Observations on the loss to Ohio State, 28-42

Big Ten Media Guide 2014

10 of 14 Big Ten Teams have earned Bowl Bids, but not Michigan

West Team Letterwinners Returning Starters-O Starters-D East Team Letterwinners Returning Starters-O Starters-D
#14 Wisconsin 46 6 3 #6 Ohio State 38 5 8
#22 Nebraska 45 5 8 #8 Michigan State 48 7 5
#32 Iowa 39 8 5 #31 Michigan 46 7 9
#43 Minnesota 48 8 7 Penn State 40 7 7
#44 Northwestern 54 9 9 Indiana 59 10 10

Illinois

Purdue

47

41

7

10

8

8

IRutgers

Maryland

44

52

9

9

7

9

Wisconsin and Ohio State were predicted to be in the Big Ten Championship game, and it looks like that prediction will hold true. Minnesota has surprised many with a great overall season despite an upset to Illinois. Michigan obviously tanked more than any other Big Ten football squad with losses to Rutgers, Maryland, and Minnesota. Maryland has done surprisingly well defeating Iowa. Rutgers has a great first season in the Big Ten. Northwestern has quality wins over Wisconsin and Notre Dame, but Illinois beat them and Minnesota earning a bowl bid. Indiana had a huge upset win over Missouri; however, when their quarterback was injured, it ruined their Big Ten season, but they did defeat their arch-rival, Purdue.

Best College Football Players 2014 (Another List with Devin Funchess on it) NFL Draft Prospects for 2015 has Funchess, Ryan and Clark in Top 115

Tom Beaver reports on Michigan Football on Scout.com; he holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Michigan

York Dismissed from Team

Observations on the Michigan Football Scrimmage held at 8:00 p.m. August 16 Open Scrimmage Video

Perspectives on Open Scrimmage: Brandon Brown Nick Baumgardner Jake Lourim

Open Practice at Michigan Stadium on August 16 8:00 p.m.

Harris and Countess sit out with injuries

Uniforms for Penn State Under the Lights

First Practice in full pads

Doug Nussmeier and Greg Mattison on August 10

Brady Hoke Press Conference August 6 August 8 August 10 Big Ten Network on August 11 (more BTN Interviews) August 12 August 14 August 20 August 22 August 25 August 27 September 8

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

Players Reported on Sunday, August 3, First Practice was August 4--Youth Day was August 10 2-3:30 p.m. Photo Gallery Five Day Acclimation Period

ESPN Car Wash is July 31 (ESPN Interview)

Big Ten Media Day (Day 2)

Doug Nussmeier with Bruce Feldman

Ty Isaac to Transfer from USC, may be eligible to compete in August

Coach Hoke Acknowledges Pressure on himself, says team is close to Championship level

Observations on the 2014 Spring Scrimmage

Less than a year later, Nolan Jones is dismissed as Director of Michigan Football Operations, May 3, 2013-March 3, 2014 (Dickens replaces Jones on March 25)

Defensive Coaching Changes: Hoke is Out, Smith to Defensive Line, Mattison to Linebackers, Manning to Cornerbacks, Mallory to Safeties only

Countess completes second surgery in two years

Jake Ryan to MIKE Inside Linebacker, Chris Bryant to Medical

Jake Butt tears ACL on February 13, out indefinitely

7 Freshman Enroll Early for 2014

Michigan Football Recruiting
Scholarship Situation for Michigan Football 2014

Michigan Football Recruits for 2014

Depth Chart 2013

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

Nick Baumgardner, a MSU grad, and Brendan Quinn, a Philadelphia native and St. Josephs grade, write for MLive, formerly the Ann Arbor News

By the Numbers:

Funchess, Devin

Countess, Blake

1

2

Dever, Bo

3

Smith, DeVeon

4

Peppers, Jabrill

5

Hayes, Justice

5

Cleary, Brian

6

Taylor, Ramon

6

Poggi, Henry

7

Morris, Shane

7

Stribling, Channing

8

Bellomy, Russell

8

McCray, Michael

9

Jones, DeMario

10

Gant, Allen

12

Richardson, Terry

13

Swieka, Alex

13

Harris, Drake

14

Ross, James "Big"

15

Moores, Garrett

15

Wangler, Jack

16

Canteen, Freddy

17

Whitfield, Antonio

Pearson, A.J.

18

18

Wangler, Jared

19

Speight, Wilton

19

Johnson, Drake

20

Wilson, Jarrod

22

Norfleet, Dennis

23

Hollowell, Delonte

24

Thomas, Dymonte

25

Lewis, Jourdan

26

Green, Derrick

27

Watson, Brandon

28

Douglas, Ross

Mitchell, Matt

29

29

Dawson, Reon

30

Benda, Nick

Seychel, Kyle

31

31

Austin, Shaun

32

Isaac, Ty

32

Charlton, Taco

33

Shallman, Wyatt

33

Clark, Jeremy

34

Bolden, Joe

35

Kerridge, Joey

36

Henderson, Bobby

Volk, Nick

37

37

Montbrun, Francois

38

Houma, Sione

39

Hagerup, Will

40

Capatina, Anthony

41

Gedeon, Ben

42

Wormley, Chris

43

Sypniewski, Scott

43

Hill, Delano

44

Wile, Matt

Hewlett, Joe

45

46

Ryan, Jake

47

Morgan, Desmond

48

Dalimonte, Anthony

Robinson, Andrew

49

49

Strobel, Tom

50

Ferns, Michael

51

Froelich, Greg

51

Cole, Mason

52

Jenkins-Stone, Royce

52

Ojemudia, Mario

Pallante, Brady

53

54

Miller, Garrett

55

Dawson, David

55

Burzynski, Joey

56

Pipkins, Ondre

56

Kugler, Patrick

57

Winovich, Chase

58

Furbush, Noah

59

Miller, Jack

60

Glasgow, Graham

61

Bars, Blake

Kaminski, Alex

62

62

Pliska, Ben

63

Wroblewski, Michael

64

Bosch, Kyle

65

Liesman, Dan

66

Kalis, Kyle

67

Henry, Willie

69

Braden, Ben

71

Tilley-Tillman, Logan

72

Hurst, Maurice

73

Fox, Christopher

73

Samuelson, Dan

74

Bushell-Beatty, Juwan

76

Magnuson, Erik

Johnson, Leon

78

79

Hill, Khalid

80

Darboh, Amara

82

Dukes, Jaron

83

Williams, A.J.

84

Ways, Maurice

85

Chesson, Jehu

86

Butt, Jake

88

Keizer, Jonathan

89

Mone, Bryan

90

Mitropoulos-Rundus, David

91

Allen, Kenny

91

Heitzman, Keith

92

Marshall, Lawrence

93

Bunting, Ian

94

Jocz, Michael

95

Glasgow, Ryan

96

Beyer, Brennan

97

Gardner, Devin

98

Godin, Matt

99

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