MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH CHART 2015

Observations on the Citrus Bowl win over Florida, 41-7

Don Brown to bring Intensity and Constant Blitzing as New Defensive Coordinator (How Boston College Built a Top 5 Defense)

Lewis Named 1st Team All-American Lewis, Butt Earn AP 2nd Team All-American

Jehu Chesson Voted MVP at 95th Michigan Football Bust (Harbaugh at Bust)

Chris Partridge to Coach Linebackers

D.J. Durkin announced as New Maryland Head Coach Durkin hires Scott Shafer as Defensive Coordinator Mike London for DL Coach

Butt and Chesson named to 1st Team All-Big Ten Offense

Lewis and Peppers named to 1st Team All-Big Ten Defense

Harbaugh Huddle Interview on October 21 October 26 November 10 November 17 November 24

Pro Football Focus Analysis of M-MSU Game
Michigan Travel Team 2015
In the Trenches with Doug Skene Part II UNLV BYU Maryland Northwestern MSU Minnesota Rutgers Indiana Penn State Ohio State Florida-Offense Florida-Defense
Logan Tuley-Tillman dismissed on September 10 (Illegally Videotaping Sex) Tuley-Tillman to transfer to Washington State
Michigan Football Media Guide 2015 (Complete Guide)
Inside Michigan Football 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
Rankings: DAVETGC AP/USA Today/ESPN

Coach Harbaugh led the team out against Penn State; Michigan won all their Big Ten road games for the first time since 1997
Tom Strobel has played Tight End, Offensive Guard, and Nose Tackle so far this season; his original position was Strongside Defensive End in August
Bryan Mone breaks leg, Ryan Glasgow-Pectoral, and Mario Ojemudia with torn achilles were out for the Season.
There were 72 of 120 players who participated in the first 12 games including True Freshmen: Brian Cole, Karan Higdon, Tyree Kinnel, Grant Newsome, and Grant Perry although Cole may still have a chance to redshirt. Keith Washington traveled. They are no longer Freshman.
Unit Players
Offense: Bars, Braden, Bunting, Bushell-Beatty, Butt, Canteen, Chesson, B.Cole, M.Cole, Darboh, Dawson, G.Glasgow, Green, Harris, Henderson, Higdon, K.Hill, Houma, Isaac, Jocz, Johnson, Jones, Kalis, Kerridge, Kugler, Magnuson, Newsome, Perry, Pliska, Poggi, Rudock, Shallman, Smith, Speight, Strobel, Taylor-Douglas, J. Wangler, Ways, and Williams 39
Defense: Bolden, Carlton, Clark, Gant, Gedeon, R. Glasgow, Godin, Henry, D.Hill, Hurst, Jenkins-Stone, Lewis, Lyons, Marshall, Morgan, Ojemudia, Pallante, Richardson, Ross, Strobel, Stribling, Thomas, Watson, Wilson, and Wormley 25
Special Teams (not of Offense or Defense): Allen, Furbush, Kinnel, Liesman, Miller, O'Neill, Pearson, Sypniewski, and Winovich 9
Total 72
Players who contributed in 2015
Jim Harbaugh Wants to Let Michigan's Play, Not His Words, Tell The Story
Harbaugh's Barber, Bill Stolberg, comments on Harbaugh

The Harbaugh Era began

Seniors (14): Offense (7): Brian Cleary, Graham Glasgow, Kyle Kalis, Joe Kerridge, Sione Houma, Jake Rudock, and A.J. Williams; Defense (7): Joe Bolden, Wayne Lyons, Royce Jenkins-Stone, James Ross, Mario Ojemudia, Jarrod Wilson and Terry Richardson. Michigan to honor 44 Fourth and Fifth Year Players on Senior Day.

Director of Football Operations Jim Minick Suspended Indefinitely after DUI (Minick Reinstated)

Harbaugh on Sports Illustrated Cover

Michigan self-reports 4 Secondary NCAA Violations

Harbaugh Real Sports Feature Harbaugh Draft Academy

Hackett Announces Harbaugh as Head Football Coach

Michigan Football Coaching Staff

Schedule and Future Schedules

Michigan Football Recruiting

Observations on the Michigan Spring Game 2015

The Team thanks Al Glick for donating the Indoor Facility

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2015

Scholarships Michigan Football 2015

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting in 2014

Michigan Football Record Book

Michigan Football: The Last Time It Happened

Michigan Single Game Bests

Angelique Chengelis "got game" in covering Michigan Football

Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2016

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2014

Offense

Position 1st Team 2nd Team 2016 Recruits/2015 Redshirts/Transfers
QB Rudock Speight Malzone/Morris/O'Korn/Peters
Fullback/H-Back Kerridge Houma
RB Smith Johnson/Peppers/Houma/Higdon Davis/Walker/Evans

WR Z/Slot

Chesson

Harris/Perry/Dukes

Mitchell/N.Jackson

WR X Darboh Peppers/Ways Hawkins/Crawford/McDoom
TE Butt Williams/K.Hill/Bunting Gentry/McKeon/Asiasi/Eubanks
RT Magnuson Bars
RG Kalis Dawson/Bushell-Beatty Bredeson
C Glasgow Kugler Runyan
LG Braden Dawson Onwenu/Spanellis
LT M.Cole Newsome Ulizio

Harbaugh mentioned that Amara Darboh earned the most helmet stickers, and that Jake Butt and Graham Glasgow graded out the best on offense against Utah. Peppers on playing both offense and defense.

Game-2015 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Conversions Red Zone Chances Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts
Utah 76 279 355 20 7 of 18 3 17 17 72 30:41:00 3 0 3 0
Oregon State 225 180 405 21 7 of 14 5 32 35 74 38:01:00 2 1 3 0
UNLV 254 123 377 17 6 of 15 2 14 28 64 30:02:00 1 0 5 0
BYU 254 194 448 22 9 of 19 4 21 31 76 38:38:00 0 2 4 0
Maryland 198 180 378 14 6 of 19 3 14 28 73 34:19:00 3 2 0 0
Northwestern 201 179 380 21 8 of 15 3 21 38 69 37:05:00 0 3 5 0
Michigan State 62 168 230 10 4 of 16 5 23 23 58 29:49:00 1 3 7 1
Minnesota 127 169 296 20 5 of 13 4 29 29 61 28:55:00 2 2 5 0
Rutgers 150 337 487 25 7 of 13 9 49 49 68 33:04:00 0 0 3 0
Indiana 141 440 581 28 7 of 13 5 20 48 74 32:33:00 1 1 3 0
Penn State 87 256 343 19 7 of 14 4 21 28 68 33:22:00 2 2 6 1
Ohio State 57 307 364 20 10 of 21 3 13 13 72 29:00:00 1 2 4 0

Florida

Totals

225

2057

278

3090

503

5147

28

265

9 of 12

92 of 202

7

57

34

311

41

408

77

906

38:38

435:01:00

0

16

0

18

1

55

0

2

Michigan doubled its penalties from 2014 (42 for 381 yards) to 2015 (83 for 748 yards)

Tim Drevno on March 31 Tim Drevno on August 7 Tim Drevno on November 4

Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Chesson, Jehu 1075 155 754 166 72 0 0 72 0
Smith, DeVeon 912 753 159 0 42 0 2 44 0
Darboh, Amara 740 2 727 11 32 0 2 32 0
Butt, Jake 656 2 654 0 18 0 0 18 0
Peppers, Jabrill 568 72 79 417 12 0 0 12 0
Lewis, Jourdan 424 0 46 378 6 0 0 6 0
Johnson, Drake 367 271 96 0 36 0 0 36 0
Houma, Sione 261 184 77 0 30 0 0 30 1
Isaac, Ty 217 205 12 0 6 0 0 6 1
Green, Derrick 164 157 7 0 12 0 0 12 0
Rudock, Jake 163 166 -3 0 24 0 2 26 14
Williams, A.J. 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perry, Grant 128 0 128 0 6 0 0 6 0
Kerridge, Joe 95 62 33 0 6 0 0 6 0
Bunting, Ian 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hill, Khalid 71 0 71 0 0 0 2 2 0
Harris, Drake 39 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stribling, Channing 31 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas, Dymonte 28 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0
Higdon, Karan 22 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ways, Maurice 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clark, Jeremy 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0
Bolden, Joe 18 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor-Douglas, Ross 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shallman, Wyatt 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Speight, Wilton 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poggi, Henry 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jones, Demario 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allen, Kenny 0 0 0 0 0 54 46 100 0
Cole, Brian -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
O'Neill, Blake -6 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Team -14 -14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6254 2057 3107 1069 302 54 54 408 17

We did not havemany negative plays like we did over the past several seasons, but even though our offensive line and tight ends did a decent job, and our backs did not block all that well. We got good pass protection overall which made Rudock's turnovers and bad throws even more of an issue to the offensive team. I gave Houma credit for the interception vs. Maryland rather than Rudock because he handed the defender the ball. Peppers after Rutgers Game on being "Really Good" Jabrill Peppers, The Journey

Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
83rd 8th Rushing 16th 5th
53rd 5th Passing 3rd 1st
69th 4th Total 4th 2nd
50th 5th Scoring 6th 3rd
45th 5th Pass Efficiency 1st 1st
92nd 12th Turnover Margin/Turnovers Gained 117th 14th
n/a n/a Sacks 35th 5th
27th 5th Sacks Allowed n/a n/a
24th 5th Tackles for Loss 42nd 4th
61st 8th First Downs 12th 3rd
17th 3rd 3rd Down Conversions 4th 1st
7th 1st Red Zone 37th 9th
9th 2nd Time of Possession n/a n/a

NCAA Football Statistics

Big Ten Football Statistics

Michigan Football Team Statistics

2015 MICHIGAN Football Player

#

Position

Depth

Class

Height

Weight

Status

40 yd.

Vertical

Jump

Bench Press

ACT Composite /SAT Total

High School GPA

Three Outstanding Michigan Quarterbacks: Rick Leach, Don Moorhead and Jim Harbaugh

Quarterback

Rudock
Speight

Rudock, Jake 15 QB 1 Sr. 6'3" 203 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Speight, Wilton 3 QB 2 Fr. 6'6" 239 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gentry, Zach 10 QB 3 Fr. 6'7" 244 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malzone, Alex 12 QB 3 Fr. 6'1" 222 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morris, Shane 7 QB 3 Jr. 6'3" 208 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
O'Korn, John 5 QB 3 Jr. 6'4" 209 Transfer n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cleary, Brian 6 QB 7 Sr. 6'3" 214 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hewlett, Joe 8 QB 7 So. 6'0" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moores, Garrett 15 QB 7 Fr. 6'3" 214 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thompson, Matt 13 QB 7 Fr. 6'5" 219 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jake Rudock was 249 of 389 for 3017 yards, 20 TDs, 9 interceptions (+11), 4 fumbles for 13 turnovers plus he ran for 4 TDs, 166 net yards on 58 carries after deducting 15 sacks for 88 yards. Rudock BTN Interview. His efficiency rating was 141.5 which ranked him 5th of 14 Big Ten quarterbacks, 5th in passing, 4th in passing efficiency, and 4th in total offense. Rudock takes over 1st Team. Wilton Speight was 9 for 25 with a TD, an interception, and a 2 point conversion. Harbaugh claimed Shane Morris was the backup, but after the Minnesota game announced he's 3rd string; the plan was to redshirt him. Alex Malzone and Zach Gentry also redshirted. Transfer of Jake Rudock is Official! Rudock Article Russell Bellomy transferred to Texas-San Antonio. Jedd Fisch on the Quarterbacks Brandon Peters has pledged for 2016, and will enroll in January. Shuster to Walk-on Rudock Interview Gentry Story Aggressive without being Reckless in Non-Stop Competition

Running Back

Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Smith, DeVeon 912 753 159 0 42 0 2 44 0
Peppers, Jabrill 514 43 54 417 12 0 0 12 0
Johnson, Drake 367 271 96 0 36 0 0 36 0
Houma, Sione 261 184 77 0 30 0 0 30 1
Green, Derrick 157 157 0 0 12 0 0 12 0
Kerridge, Joe 89 62 27 0 6 0 0 6 0
Higdon, Karan 22 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor-Douglas, Ross 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UFR Leaders

Running Backs/QB UFR Total
Smith, DeVeon 47
Johnson, Drake 9
Peppers, Jabrill 8
Green, Derrick 3.5
Rudock, Jake -3.5

Smith
Johnson/Peppers/Houma

Smith, DeVeon 4 RB 1 Jr. 5'11" 228 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Drake 20 RB 2 Jr. 6'0" 210 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Higdon, Karan 22 RB 3 Fr. 5'10" 189 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Isaac, Ty 32 RB 4 Jr. 6'3" 228 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Green, Derrick 27 RB 5 Jr. 5'11" 225 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Taylor-Douglas, Ross 29 RB 5 So. 5'10" 193 Backup 4.41 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shallman, Wyatt 33 RB 6 So. 6'3" 245 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gross, Kevin 24 RB 7 Fr. 5'11" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Deveon Smith had 180 carries for 753 net yards, 6 TDs, a 2 point conversion, and 19 receptions for 159 yards and another TD. Drake Johnson had 271 yards in 54 carries for 4 TDs, and 6 receptions for 96 yards and 2 more TDs. Karan Higdon carried 11 times for 19 yards plus a 3 yard catch. Derrick Green had 47 carries for 157 net yards; he didn't dress in the final 3 games, and didn't make the trip to the Citrus Bowl due to "internal matters." Ty Isaac had 29 carries for 205 yards, a TD, and 2 receptions for 12 yards. Isaac was benched after two fumbles in the Maryland game, but returned against Northwestern for a couple of carries. Isaac didn't play at all the rest of the season; he was not on the depth chart for Rutgers, he didn't dress for Rutgers or Indiana due to "internal matters." Isaac did make the trip to Penn State, and dressed for Ohio State. Ross Taylor-Douglas had 10 carries for 18 yards. Wyatt Shallman had surgery, but returned in the Rutgers game 5.5 weeks later, and had 3 carries for 9 yards. Tyrone Wheatley on the Running Backs Drake Johnson Cleared to Begin Running Kingston Davis, Chris Evans, and Kareem Walker are enrolling January, 2016. Falcon offered Medical Harbaugh takes Darwinian Approach to Running Backs Competition. Antonio Whitfield just quit the team after the Utah game.

H-Back

Kerridge-Captain
Houma

Kerridge, Joey 36 H-Back 1 Sr. 6'0" 248 Captain n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Houma, Sione 39 H-Back 2 Sr. 6'0" 243 Backup 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poggi, Henry 7 H-Back 3 So. 6'4" 266 Backup 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Henderson, Bobby 37 H-Back 4 Jr. 5'11" 245 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Winovich, Chase 44 H-Back 5 Fr. 6'3" 235 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Beneducci, Joe 40 H-Back 6 So. 5'9" 207 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hardwick, Deyanko 46 H-Back 6 So. 5'11" 227 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Volk, Nick 37 H-Back 6 So. 5'10" 245 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Captain Joe Kerridge had 14 carries for 62 yards, a TD, and 5 receptions for 33 yards; he left the Oregon State game with an arm injury and the UNLV with an ankle injury, but returned to start against Northwestern. He dressed, but didn't play against BYU or Maryland; he now has 3 starts. Senior Sione Houma had two starts; he had 43 carries for 184 yards and 5 TDs plus 8 receptions for 77 yards, and played some at tailback against Rutgers. Henry Poggi caught his first pass for 2 yards against BYU; he missed the Minnesota and Rutgers games with pnemonia. For Poggi, Position Change is a Family Affair Wyatt Shallman has surgery. Chase Winovich hasn't played since the Utah game due to injury, but did travel to Maryland; he dressed for Northwestern, MSU and Minnesota, and played the final three games on Special Teams. Winovich played in the Citrus Bowl on special teams. Bobby Henderson got his first action as a Wolverine in the UNLV game, and also played against BYU, Maryland, and Northwestern.

Spring Passing Game Report

Wide Receiver-X (Outside)


Darboh
Peppers/Ways/Dukes

Darboh, Amara 82 X Wide Receiver 1 Sr. 6'2" 215 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ways, Maurice 85 X Wide Receiver 2 Fr. 6'3" 210 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, DeMario 10 X Wide Receiver 3 Jr. 6'2" 195 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cole, Brian 41 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'2" 207 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 5 So. 6'1" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dukes, Jaron 83 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'4" 204 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anlauf, Brad 89 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'4" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Amara Darboh had 727 yards in 58 receptions and 5 TDs, a 2 point conversion plus two carries for 2 yards; he had 9 starts. Darboh becomes U.S. Citizen Darboh on March 31 Darboh and others must figure out "How to be Great" Mo Ways got two starts; he had 3 receptions for 40 yards. Harbaugh praised him for his blocking against BYU. DeMario Jones got some playing time against MSU, Minnesota, Rutgers, Indiana, and Penn State; he did not dress for the Citrus Bowl. Jaron Dukes got in his first action of the season in the Citrus Bowl. Brian Cole had a catch for -1 yard; he didn't dress for the BYU, Maryland or Northwestern games; he did play on special teams against Indiana. Brad Hawkins and Dylan Crawford have committed for 2016.

Wide Receiver-Z (Inside & Outside)

Chesson
Perry/Peppers/Jones

Chesson, Jehu 86 Z Wide Receiver 1 Jr. 6'3" 200 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Perry, Grant 9 Z Wide Receiver 2 Fr. 6'0" 184 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Harris, Drake 14 Z Wide Receiver 3 Fr. 6"4" 181 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sloss, Kenneth 5 Z Wide Receiver 4 Jr. 5'11" 170 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jehu Chesson had 50 receptions for 764yards, 9 TDs, and 8 carries for 155 yards and 2 more TDs with 11 starts; he was voted as our most valuable player this season; he excelled on special teams with his kickoff return of 96 yards. BTN Chesson Interview Grant Perry had 14 receptions for 128 yards, and a TD. Drake Harris got his first start against Northwestern; he has 6 catches for 39 yards, and got a tackle on a punt return; he hurt his ankle and didn't travel to Minnesota, Indiana, Penn State or dress for Rutgers. Harris played in the Citrus Bowl. Freddy Canteen got to play against Oregon State, UNLV, BYU, and Maryland; he finally got a catch, but it went for zero yards. Canteen been injured, but did dress for MSU and Minnesota; he has now moved over exclusively to cornerback to finish the season. Chesson Hard to Beat. Jack Wangler got in towards the end of the Rutgers game. Ahmir Mitchell committed for 2016; Mitchell enrolled January, 2016. Bo Dever is now a student assistant after taking a medical. Justice Hayes transferred to Southern Mississippi, and Dennis Norfleet to Tuskegee. I've removed the Slot Wide Receiver from the Depth Chart as a position since we almost never employ it.

Wide Receivers and Passing Game Coach, Jedd Fisch, is up in the Press Box communicating with Offensive Coordinator Tim Drevno and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh on what he sees and what play calls to consider. Fisch on O'Korn

Wide Receiver Rotation

Chesson-Darboh

Ways-Jones-Perry

Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Darboh, Amara 58 727 5
Chesson, Jehu 50 764 9
Butt, Jake 51 654 3
Smith, Deveon 18 159 1
Williams, A.J. 12 129 0
Johnson, Drake 6 96 2
Peppers, Jabrill 8 79 0
Houma, Sione 8 77 0
Perry, Grant 14 128 1
Bunting, Ian 5 72 0
Hill, Khalid 3 47 0
Ways, Maurice 3 40 0
Harris, Drake 6 39 0
Kerridge, Joe 5 33 0
Isaac, Ty 2 12 0
Green, Derrick 1 7 0
Higdon, Karan 1 3 0
Poggi, Henry 1 2 0
Jones, Demario 1 2 0
Canteen, Freddy 1 0 0
Cole, Brian 1 -1 0
Rudock, Jake 1 -3 0
Totals 256 3066 21

UFR Leaders

Wide Receivers UFR Total
Darboh, Amara 21.5
Chesson, Jehu 18
Ways, Mo 3
Perry, Grant 0
Harris, Drake -3.5
Canteen, Freddy -4

Well, what improvement we saw at Indiana; we averaged 20 receptions for 236 yards, and 1.5 TDs per game for 13 games, and we finally connected on some deep routes.

Jay Harbaugh on September 30

Jay Harbaugh on October 28

Jay Harbaugh Talks Tight Ends

Tight End Report

Tight End


Butt
Williams/Hill/Bunting

Butt, Jake 88 TE  1 Jr. 6'6" 250 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, Khalid 80 TE  2 So. 6'2" 263 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Williams, A.J. 84 TE  2 Sr. 6'6" 275 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bunting, Ian 89 TE  4 Fr. 6'7" 252 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Winovich, Chase 44 TE 5 Fr. 6'3" 235 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jocz, Michael 95 TE  5 Jr. 6'4" 241 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wheatley, Tyrone TJ 8 TE  5 Fr. 6'6" 291 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jake Butt caught 51 passes for 654 yards for 3 TDs; he had 11 starts. Khalid Hill had 4 catches for 71 yards; he caught a 2 point conversion against Maryland, and has two starts including the Penn State game. Ian Bunting had 5 receptions for 72 yards; he saw action against Ohio State with no receptions. A.J. Williams had 12 catches for 129 yards, and had a great year blocking with 2 starts. Henry Poggi had 4 starts, and played much of the game as 2nd Tight End for blocking; he was listed as the backup H-Back. Defensive Lineman Tom Strobel came into the Oregon State game as a Tight End for blocking. Chase Winovich played against Utah, Rutgers, and Penn State. Michael Jocz saw action against BYU and Rutgers. T.J. Wheatley is up to 291 lbs.; he would have already played as a True Frosh, but suffered a knee sprain in Fall camp. Grant Newsome started the Minnesota game at Tight End, and Mason Cole also saw action there with Henry Poggi missing with pnemonia. Wheatley could miss the season and redshirt, but he did dress for the Northwestern and MSU games. Zach Gentry got reps at Tight End. Sean McKeon has pledged for 2016, and enrolled in January, 2016. We also added Devin Asiasi and Nick Eubanks. Keith Heitzman transferred to Ohio University.

Summary of Brian Cook's Upon Further Review Offensively

Michigan Player-O Utah+ Utah- OSU+ OSU- UNLV+ UNLV- BYU+ BYU- MD+ MD- Nor+ Nor- MSU+ MSU- Minn+ Minn- Rut+ Rut- Ind+ Ind- PSU+ PSU- Ohio+ Ohio- Fla.+ Fla.- Total+ Total- Net
Cole, Mason 3.5 6 13.5 3.5 7 3.5 11 2.5 7 0.5 9.5 2.5 4 2.5 10.5 1 7 1.5 6 2 8 1 5 1.5 17.5 6 109.5 34 75.5
Braden, Ben 5 8 15 0.5 7 1.5 5.5 5 8 7 9.5 6 5 4 7 3 10.5 3 6 5 4.5 1 4.5 8 9 4.5 96.5 56.5 40
Glasgow, Graham 5 1.5 5.5 8 10 1 15.5 5.5 8 0 13.5 0 7 4 7 6.5 8 3 5 9.5 2 2 5.5 6.5 11.5 5 103.5 52.5 51
Kalis, Kyle 5 8 8 1 6.5 2.5 7 8.5 4.5 2.5 10 4 4 2 4 7.5 9 9 4.5 6.5 4.5 1 1.5 2 8.5 8 77 62.5 14.5
Magnuson, Erik 2.5 0 5 0.5 6 0 2.5 3 4 4 6.5 1 3 2 5 1.5 3 4.5 6 4 3 0 3 2 5.5 6.5 55 29 26
Newsome, Grant 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 2 -0.5
Butt, Jake 2 4.5 7.5 3.5 5.5 0 1.5 3 5 2.5 2.5 1.5 3 7 3.5 1 1 4 1 0 3 1 0 2.5 4.5 0 40 30.5 9.5
Williams, A.J. 2 1 4.5 0 0 0 6.5 0 4.5 2 5.5 0 1.5 2 3.5 0 4.5 1.5 3 2.5 7.5 1 0 1 4.5 2 47.5 13 34.5
Kerridge, Joe 3 0 5 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 1 0 2 2 0 2.5 2 0 2 3.5 1 0 2 6 0.5 27 10.5 16.5
Poggi, Henry 1 5 5.5 3 5.5 2 3.5 4 2.5 2.5 4.5 3 3 5 0 0 3 1.5 0 0.5 2.5 0 0.5 3 4 0.5 35.5 30 5.5
Hill, Khalid 0 0.5 0 0 0 0.5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 7 -1
OL/TE Totals (11) 29 34.5 69.5 20 51 11 56 34.5 43.5 21 63 19 30.5 30.5 43.5 22.5 49 30 32.5 32 40.5 8 20 31.5 71 33 599 327.5 271.5
Rudock, Jake 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 1.5 0 11.5 15 -3.5
Smith, DeVeon 5.5 7 15.5 4 2 8 9.5 4.5 0 0 7.5 1.5 5 5 0 2 6 0.5 4.5 2 9.5 4 7.5 0 15 2 87.5 40.5 47
Isaac, Ty 1 0.5 1.5 0 4.5 0 2 0 0.5 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.5 12.5 -3
Johnson, Drake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.5 3 5.5 0 0.5 0 0 0 4.5 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 19 10 9
Green, Derrick 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 4.5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 5 3.5
Higdon, Karan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.5 -2.5
Peppers, Jabrill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.5 3 1 0 5.5 0 0 0 11 3 8
Houma, Sione 0 0 3 0 0.5 3 8.5 2 6.5 2 3.5 1.5 4.5 0 2 0 4.5 1 2.5 3 2 1 1 1 7.5 5 46 19.5 26.5
Strobel, Tom 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -2
Bunting, Ian 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 0 8.5 2 6.5
RB/QB Totals (9) 6.5 7.5 24 11 7 13 24.5 11.5 14.5 14 20 6.5 9.5 11 7.5 8 16.5 1.5 10.5 12 12.5 7 14 3 35.5 7 202.5 113 89.5
Darboh, Amara 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 2.5 3 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0 6.5 2.5 2.5 0 0 0.5 30.5 9 21.5
Chesson, Jehu 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2.5 1 3 1.5 0 1 4 1 7 2 2 0.5 1 0 0 0 2.5 0 26 8 18
Perry, Grant 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 2 8 8 0
Harris, Drake 0 0 0 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 4 -3.5
Cole, Brian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ways, Mo 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 3
Canteen, Freddy 0 0 0 0 0.5 1 0.5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 -4
WR Totals (7) 5 1 5 5 4 1 3.5 3 7.5 6 5.5 5.5 0 1 5 3 10 2 7 0.5 9.5 3.5 3.5 2 5.5 2.5 71 36 35
Protection 46 16 30 8 29 0 30 14 33 15 32 7 27 17 51 6 34 5 66 29 50 16 38 21 56 8 522 162 360
Coordinator (RPS) 12 6 10 7 18 12 20 8 22 12 12 14 16 14 21 20 17 14 19 21 11 8 19 11 24 16 221 163 58

Right Tackle


Magnuson
Bars/Bushell-Beatty

Magnuson, Erik 78 RT 1 Jr. 6'6" 305 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bars, Blake 62 RT 2 Jr. 6'5" 290 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Erik Magnuson started at Right Tackle in all 13 games; he did an adequate job. Blake Bars is his backup, and he saw action against UNLV, BYU, Maryland, Indiana, Penn State and Ohio State mostly on special teams. Juwann Bushell-Beatty got some reps at Right Tackle against Rutgers.

Right Guard


Kalis
Dawson/Bushell-Beatty/Pliska

Kalis, Kyle 67 RG 1 Jr. 6'5" 305 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dawson, David 55 RG 2 So. 6'4" 316 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bushell-Beatty, Juwann 76 RG 3 Fr. 6'6" 325 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pliska, Ben 63 RG 3 So. 6'3" 283 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Froelich, Greg 51 RG 5 Fr. 6'2" 283 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Coleman, William 57 RG 6 Fr. 6'1" 320 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kyle Kalis started all 13 games, but was not the powerhouse Right Guard we have hoped he would be. Juwann Bushell-Beatty got in for his first action as a Wolverine against UNLV, BYU and Rutgers, but Ben Pliska played against Maryland at Right Guard as BB went to Left Tackle. Tom Strobel got some reps at Right Guard in the Rutgers game. David Dawson replaced him when he went out in the Penn State game. Michael Onwenu, Devery Hamilton, Stephen Spanellis, and Ben Bredeson have committed for 2016. Chris Fox is a student assistant after taking a medical scholarship. Dan Samuelson transferred to Eastern Michigan.

Center


G.Glasgow
Kugler/Pliska

Glasgow, Graham 61 C 1 Sr. 6'6" 301 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kugler, Patrick 57 C 2 So. 6'5" 302 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pliska, Ben 63 C 3 So. 6'3" 283 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runyan, Jon 75 C 4 Fr. 6'4" 304 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Graham Glasgow started all 13 games; he graded out the highest amongst offensive linemen. Glasgow Interview He lives with his 81 year old Grandma. Patrick Kugler is the backup, and played against UNLV, BYU, Maryland, and Rutgers. Walk-on Ben Pliska also played against UNLV, BYU, and Maryland at Right Guard. Frosh Jon Runyan Jr. redshirted. Jack Miller quit the team in his 5th year. Cole on his switch to Center.

Left Guard


Braden
Dawson

Braden, Ben 71 LG 1 Jr. 6'6" 322 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dawson, David 55 LG 2 So. 6'4" 316 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bars, Blake 62 LG 3 Jr. 6'5" 290 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ben Braden started all 13 games; he graded out third best behind Glasgow and Cole. Braden talks about Freshman Lineman. Harbaugh called Braden an "ascending" player after the Northwestern game. He has shown flashes of solid play, but overall is not getting the job done as the MSU game showed. David Dawson came in briefly when Braden left with an injury against Oregon State, and he got in against UNLV, BYU, Maryland, and Rutgers. Kyle Bosch transferred to West Virginia where he is a starter.

Left Tackle

Cole
Newsome

Cole, Mason 52 LT 1 So. 6'5" 305 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Newsome, Grant 77 LT 2 Fr. 6'7" 300 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ulizio, Nolan 70 LT 3 Fr. 6'5" 293 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mason Cole started all 13 games; he gave up some sacks, hurries and quarterback hits, but graded out as our second best lineman behind Glasgow. Shilique Calhoun manhandled Cole in their matchup, and Joey Bosa separated Jake Rudock's shoulder in the Ohio State game after beating Cole. Mason Cole Profile Grant Newsome played against Minnesota and Rutgers so he will NOT redshirt; he started the game at Tight End, and Cole also played Tight End in the game. Juwann Bushell-Beatty got some reps here against Maryland. Nolan Ulizio redshirted.

Tim Drevno on Spring Practice

Offensive Line Rotation

Cole-Braden-G.Glasgow-Kalis-Magnuson

Newsome-Dawson-Kugler-Dawson-Bars

UFR Leaders

Offensive Line/TE/FB UFR Total
Cole, Mason 75.5
Glasgow, Graham 51
Braden, Ben 40
Williams, A.J. 34.5
Houma, Sione 26.5
Magnuson, Erik 26
Kerridge, Joe 16.5
Kalis, Kyle 14.5
Butt, Jake 9.5
Bunging, Ian 6.5
Poggi, Henry 5.5
Hill, Khalid -1
Strobel, Tom -2
Offensive Line UFR Plus Minus Total
Utah 29 34.5 -5.5
Oregon State 69.5 20 49.5
UNLV 51 11 40
BYU 56 34.5 21.5
Maryland 43.5 21 22.5
Northwestern 63 19 44
Michigan State 30.5 30.5 0
Minnesota 43.5 22.5 21
Rutgers 49 30 19
Indiana 32.5 32 0.5
Penn State 40.5 8 32.5
Ohio State 20 31.5 -11.5
Florida 76.5 33 43.5
Totals 604.5 327.5 277
Protection 522 162 360

According to Brian Cook's Upon Further Review, the offensive line was mediocre; we couldn't contain Utah, Michigan State, Indiana or Ohio State. Overall, we did a good job on pass protection, but failed against good teams for our running game. We need to find some NFL caliber linemen if we are to have the running game we need to compete in the Big Ten. Harbaugh said that Newsome is our 6th best offensive lineman.

D.J. Durkin on March 31

D.J. Durkin on the Defense

Mattison finds stability during transition season

Defense

DE-Strong

Wormley

Charlton/Henry

 

DE/Buck Linebacker

Charlton Jenkins-Stone/Ross R.Jones/S.Johnson/R.Johnson/C.Kemp
NT Hurst Strobel/Pallante R.Gary
DT Henry Godin
OLB-SAM Ross Gant D.Bush/Uche/Gil
ILB-MIKE Morgan Gedeon E.Mbem-Bosse
ILB-WILL Bolden Ross D.Johnson
RCB Clark Stribling/Watson L.Hill

LCB

Lewis

Stribling/Watson

D.Long
SS/Nickel Peppers/Thomas Lyons B.Cole/Kinnel/K.Hudson
FS Wilson Hill Metellus
Game-2015 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Chances Red Zone Points Allowed Points Plays Time Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts
Utah 129 208 337 20 5 of 16 3 17 24 70 29:19:00 1 1 4 0
Oregon State 59 79 138 12 1 of 13 1 7 7 53 21:59:00 1 2 7 1
UNLV 92 143 235 15 6 of 16 2 7 7 62 29:58:00 2 2 8 0
BYU 50 55 105 8 4 of 15 0 0 0 50 21:22:00 0 3 11 0
Maryland 29 76 105 7 1 of 18 0 0 0 62 25:41:00 3 3 13 0
Northwestern 38 130 168 13 2 of 14 0 0 0 58 22:55:00 1 4 8 0
Michigan State 58 328 386 20 3 of 16 1 7 27 72 30:11:00 0 3 5 0
Minnesota 144 317 461 20 6 of 15 4 9 26 68 31:05:00 0 2 5 0
Rutgers 128 97 225 17 3 of 14 4 9 16 59 26:56:00 1 4 7 0
Indiana 307 220 527 32 9 of 22 6 23 41 89 27:27:00 0 1 2 0
Penn State 70 137 207 14 4 of 16 3 9 16 54 26:38:00 1 4 6 0
Ohio State 369 113 482 25 8 of 15 6 35 42 69 30:06:00 0 1 2 0

Florida

Totals

118

1591

155

2058

273

3649

14

217

7 of 15

59 of 205

3

33

7

130

7

213

52

818

21:22:00

344:59:00

2

11

2

32

4

82

0

1

D.J. Durkin Coaches Clinic Notes

Nose Tackle


Hurst
Strobel/Pallante

Hurst, Maurice 73 NT 1 So. 6'2" 282 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Strobel, Tom 50 NT 2 Jr. 6'6' 282 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pallante, Brady 45 NT 3 Fr. 6'1" 280 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Glasgow, Ryan 96 NT 4 Sr. 6'4" 300 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mone, Bryan 90 NT 4 So. 6'4" 325 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Maurice Hurst filled in with 4 starts replacing Glasgow; he was in on 35 tackles, 6.5 for loss including 3 sacks and 2 quarterback hits in 13 games. Hurst on Coaching/DLine. Ryan Glasgow had 25 tackles, 5 for loss including a sack in 9 games; he was outstanding against BYU, and our most consistent lineman overall. Glasgow left the Rutgers game, and is out for the season with a pectoral injury. Bryan Mone was out for the season with a broken leg; he will redshirt. Glasgow Defies Odds to earn Scholarship. Tom Strobel played against Indiana, and made 3 tackles; he also played in the Citrus Bowl. Brady Pallante has moved back after repping at fullback in the Spring; he made an appearance against UNLV, and got his first Wolverine tackle against Rutgers plus a tackle on a kickoff against Indiana. Pallante played in the Citrus Bowl. Ondre Pipkins transferred to Texas Tech. Bryan Mone Interview Michael Dwumfour has pledged for 2016.

Defensive Tackle


Henry
Godin

Henry, Willie 69 DT 1 Jr. 6'2" 307 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Godin, Matt 99 DT 2 Jr. 6'6" 288 Backup n/a 24" 350 n/a 3
Miller, Garrett 55 DT 3 So. 5'10" 271 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Berube, Drew 79 DT 4 Sr. 6'1" 263 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Willie Henry had 10 starts at End and Tackle with 34 tackles, 10 for loss including 6 sacks plus 2 passes batted down in 13 games, but no tackles in the Citrus Bowl. If he thinks he's ready for the NFL, he is mistaken; he should come back for one last season. Matt Godin had 4 starts, and was in on 18 tackles including a half credit for a sack; he was robbed of a sack when Decker's knee didn't touch early in the UNLV game. Godin didn't play against Minnesota or Rutgers, he was "working through something." Godin played against Indiana and Penn State. Senior Drew Berube showed up on the roster the week of the Ohio State game, but never made the roster on MGoBlue.com. Rashan Gary pledge for 2016.

Defensive End-Strong Side

Wormley
Charlton

Wormley, Chris 43 DE-Strong 1 Jr. 6'4" 303 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlton, Taco 33 DE-Strong 2 Jr. 6'6" 285 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ziesler, Cody 97 DE-Strong 3 So. 6'3" 255 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Chris Wormley had 43 tackles, 11.5 for loss including 6.5 sacks, a knocked down pass, and a forced fumble. Wormley has 11 starts at End and one at Tackle; he probably had his worst game of his Wolverine career against Indiana as he couldn't hold the anchor, but overall he was our best defensive lineman in 2015. Taco Charlton was in on 30 tackles, 8 for loss with 5.5 sacks; he forced a big red zone fumble against Oregon State. He had three starts to end the season including the Penn State and Ohio State games. Will we add Connor Murphy?

Defensive End-Rush (Weak Side) (Buck Linebacker)


Jenkins-Stone/Charlton
Ross

Jenkins-Stone, Royce 52 DE/Buck LB 1 Sr. 6'2" 245 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ross, James "Big" 15 DE/Buck LB 2 Sr. 6'1" 241 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Marshall, Lawrence 93 DE/Buck LB 3 Fr. 6'4" 250 Backup 4.41 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Shelton 7 DE/Buck LB 4 Fr. 6'5" 212 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, Rueben 4 DE/Buck LB 4 Fr. 6'4" 222 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robertson, Cheyenn 92 DE/Buck LB 6 Fr. 6'3" 233 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ojemudia, Mario 53 DE/Buck LB 7 Sr. 6'3" 252 Injury 4.65 30" 315 23 3.2

Comments: Royce Jenkins-Stone finished with 40 tackles, 6 for loss, and 3 sacks; he has 5 starts. James Ross played most of the Minnesota game at BUCK. Lawrence Marshall was expected to be a big contributor, but he did not play against Utah except on special teams; he did not play against Oregon State, but got some reps late in the UNLV, BYU, and Northwestern games. Marshall did not play against MSU, Minnesota, Rutgers, Indiana or Penn State on defense due to "internal matters;" he did get some reps in the Citrus Bowl, and had his first tackle of the season. Mario Ojemudia was our defensive line leader with 19 tackles, 6 for loss, 2 sacks with 5 starts; however, an achilles tendon injury ended his season. Shelton Johnson and Rueben Jones have impressed so far, but both will most likely redshirt; however, the injury to Ojemudia could change things as Harbaugh says they are both "close" to being ready for playing time. Ron Johnson pledged for 2016. Carlo Kemp pledged for 2016, and enrolled in January so he'll be ready for Spring ball!

Defensive Line Rotation

Wormley-Hurst-Henry-Charlton

Carlton-Strobel-Godin-Jenkins-Stone/Ross

Pallante-Marshall

Defensive Lineman Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Wormley, Chris 43 11.5 6.5 1 0 0 1 DE Starter
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 40 6 3 1 0 0 0 DE/Buck Linebacker Starter
Hurst, Maurice 35 6.5 3 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Henry, Willie 34 10 6.5 0 0 0 2 DE/DT Starter
Charlton, Taco 30 8.5 5.5 1 0 0 0 DE Backup
Glasgow, Ryan 25 5 1 0 0 0 0 NT Starter
Ojemudia, Mario 19 6 2 0 0 0 0 DE/Buck Linebacker Starter
Godin, Matt 18 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Strobel, Tom 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Pallante, Brady 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Marshall, Lawrence 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 DE/Buck Linebacker Backup
Totals 249 54.5 28 3 0 0 3 Totals

Our defensive line had a great season, but the Buckeyes handled this group from start to finish. We only got one quarterback hit on Barrett, no sacks and only one negative play. Wormley, Glasgow, Henry, Hurst, and Charlton are all scheduled to return in 2016. Key Backup Matt Godin also returns along with January Enrollee Carlo Kemp at Buck Linebacker with Redshirts Reuben Jones and Shelton Johnson.

UFR Leaders

Defensive Lineman UFR Total
Hurst, Mo 91.5
Wormley, Chris 91
Glasgow, Ryan 78.5
Henry, Willie 70.5
Charlton, Taco 50
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 36
Godin, Matt 23
Ojemudia, Mario 12.5
Pallante, Brady -5
Strobel, Tom -8
Defensive Line UFR Plus Minus Total
Utah 42.5 19.5 23
Oregon State 46 10 36
UNLV 63 14.5 48.5
BYU 45.5 9 36.5
Maryland 58.5 11 47.5
Northwestern 64 6.5 57.5
Michigan State 51.5 11.5 40
Minnesota 63 12 51
Rutgers 38 11 27
Indiana 62 57 5
Penn State 52.5 14 38.5
Ohio State 0 0 0
Florida 41 10.5 30.5
Totals 627.5 186.5 441
Pressure 320 128 192

Our Defensive Line has lost two starters: Ojemudia and Glasgow, and this really hurt us for the Michigan State and Ohio State games.

Outside Linebacker-SAM

Ross
Gant

Ross, James "Big" 15 OLB-SAM 1 Sr. 6'1" 241 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gant, Allen 14 OLB-SAM 2 Jr. 6'2" 227 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jared 19 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'2" 231 Backup 4.51 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Offerdahl, Jameson 56 OLB-SAM 4 Fr. 6'2" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Witted, Tommy 51 OLB-SAM 4 Fr. 6'1" 245 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: James Ross had 26 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and a sack while rotating between WILL, SAM, and BUCK as needed with 3 starts; he also has 4 tackles on the kickoff team. Ross was suspended for the first half against MSU due to "targeting" in the Northwestern game. Allen Gant is listed as backup; he got in on a tackle on a kickoff return, but hasn't seen the field at linebacker until briefly in the MSU game due to Bolden's ejection. Gant played at the OLB as Ross was moved to BUCK for the Minneosta game; Gant was on the field on the last play of the game. This position is another weakness on our defense, and Minnesota expoited this weakness with Leidner running for a TD; we continue to have trouble on the edge. Ross Credits Hockey for Football Successs. Jared Wangler hasn't seen the field at linebacker, but did trip to Indiana. Devin Bush has pledged for 2016, and enrolled in January. Devin Gil and Joshua Uche have also pledged.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE


Morgan
Gedeon

Morgan, Desmond 3 ILB-MIKE 1 Sr. 6'1" 244 Starter 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 4
Gedeon, Ben 42 ILB-MIKE 2 Jr. 6'3" 248 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
McCray, Michael 9 ILB-MIKE 3 So. 6'4" 242 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Furbush, Noah 59 ILB-MIKE 4 Fr. 6'4" 242 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Liesman, Dan 54 ILB-MIKE 4 Jr. 6'2" 228 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Terech, Chris 27 ILB-MIKE 6 Fr. 6'2" 208 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Desmond Morgan had 70 tackles, 2 for loss including a sack, a forced fumble, and interception, and broke up 3 passes in 13 starts plus got another tackle on a punt return. Morgan had a poor performance against Indiana. His backup, Ben Gedeon, produced 27 tackles, 3 for loss plus 8.5 on special teams; he had one start. We have been decent at MIKE, but lost contain on the quarterback on a few occasions especially on quarterback draws. Michael McCray had surgery in the Spring, and has not been able to play all season; he is listed on the depth chart, but hasn't dressed for many games. Noah Furbush played against Maryland, Northwestern, Minnesota, Rutgers, Indiana, and Penn State on kickoffs, and has 3.5 tackles. Furbush played in the Citrus Bowl. Elysee Mbem-Bosse has pledged for 2016.

Inside Linebacker-WILL


Bolden
Ross

Bolden, Joe 35 ILB-WILL 1 Sr. 6'3" 232 Captain n/a 32" n/a n/a 3.9
Ross, James "Big" 15 ILB-WILL 2 Sr. 6'1" 241 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gedeon, Ben 42 ILB-WILL 3 Jr. 6'3" 248 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Benda, Nick 31 ILB-WILL 4 Jr. 6'0" 223 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kaminski, Alex 62 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 5'10" 215 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Andrysiak, John 38 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'1" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wroblewski, Michael 64 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 6'2" 246 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dunaway, Jack 88 ILB-WILL 8 Fr. 6'3" 215 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Captain Joe Bolden had 83 tackles, 6.5 for loss and a fumble recovery in 13 games with 12 starts; he was not in on any tackles against BYU. He has not been mobile enough especially on pass coverage, and missed tackles. According to Michael Spath at The Wolverine.com, Bolden missed 8 tackles at Utah. D.J. Durkin also noted Bolden's mistakes. He leads the defense in tackles, but has really had a poor senior year overall. James Ross is his backup, and Allen Gant contributed against MSU; Gant may play more with the move of Ross to BUCK. Michael Wroblewski tore his ACL in the Spring. Nick Benda is out for the season. Dytarious Johnson has committed for 2016. Michael Ferns transferred to West Virginia.

Linebacker Rotation

Bolden-Morgan-Ross

Gedeon-Furbush

1Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Bolden, Joe 83 6.5 0 0 1 0 0 ILB-WILL Starter/Captain
Morgan, Desmond 70 2 1 1 0 1 3 ILB-MIKE Starter
Ross, James "Big" 29 5.5 1 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM Starter/ILB-WILL Backup  
Gedeon, Ben 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-MIKE Backup
Totals 209 17 2 1 1 1 3 Totals

Since I've been following Michigan football 1959-2015, this is the only season I can remember where we've only used 4 linebackers. Furbush did get in to play a few reps in the Citrus Bowl.

UFR Leaders

Linebacker UFR Total
Morgan, Desmond 42.5
Ross, James 11.5
Gedeon, Ben 0.5
Bolden, Joe -19
Linebacker UFR Plus Minus Total
Utah 19 18 1
Oregon State 18.5 11.5 7
UNLV 15.5 17 -1.5
BYU 1 3.5 -2.5
Maryland 20 10.5 9.5
Northwestern 12.5 10.5 2
Michigan State 19 4 15
Minnesota 18 29.5 -11.5
Rutgers 21 9 27
Indiana 19.5 25 -5.5
Penn State 17.5 7.5 10
Ohio State 0 0 0
Florida 19 19.5 -0.5
Totals 200.5 165.5 35.5

Our Linebacking was not that great other than the play of Morgan. Bolden According to Brian Cook's Upon Further Review, Joe Bolden had a sub-par season. Our linebackers are doing a good job against the run, but have a hard time defending the edge. Captain Bolden's ejection was a disgrace, and really hurt our team against MSU. Linebacking Corps were only in on 10 tackles against Penn State.

Defensive Secondary Update

Mike Zordich Interview

Mike Zordich on the Secondary

Mike Zordich says Michigan's D 'laid an egg' at Minnesota. Bad eye control. Lost guys. Back end 'did not play well.'

Defensive Back-Wideside (LCB )


Lewis
Stribling/Watson

Lewis, Jourdan 26 LCB 1 Jr. 5'10" 175 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Watson, Brandon 28 LCB 2 Fr. 5'11" 191 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Washington, Keith 6 LCB 3 Fr. 6'2" 170 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dalimonte, Anthony 49 LCB 4 Fr. 5'9" 180 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Lewis after Rutgers on breaking record Jourdan Lewis was in on 51 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions for a TD, and has 20 pass break ups in 13 games which is best in the Big Ten in passes defended, and a new Michigan season record. Burbridge vs. Lewis Brandon Watson is the other backup; he was in on 3 special teams tackles against Penn State; he finished with 4.5 tackles. Lewis on March 31 Anthony Dalimonte has been injured and lost for the season. Lyons looking for a new challenge. Lyons Transfer is Official David Long committed for 2016.

Defensive Back-Shortside (RCB)

Clark
Stribling/Watson/Canteen

Clark, Jeremy 34 RCB 1 Jr. 6'4" 210 Starter 4.47 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stribling, Channing 8 RCB 2 Jr. 6'2" 181 Backup 4.56 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Canteen, Freddy 17 RCB 3 So. 6'1" 182 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dawson, Reon 30 RCB 4 So. 6'2" 181 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mitchell, Matt 20 RCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 181 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Montbrun, Francois 38 RCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 189 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wooley, Travis 27 RCB 5 Sr. 6'0" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jeremy Clark was in on 19 tackles, 3 pass break ups, and 3 interceptions in 13 games plus got in on a couple special teams tackles; he had 7 starts. He was burned on the last TD pass against MSU, and another against Minnesota; Ohio State ran a zone read that forced Safety Wilson up, and then Jalin Marshall burned Clark for a TD. Channing Stribling backed up Clark after starting 3 games; he was in on 15 tackles plus one on special teams, 2 interceptions plus 3 pass break ups in 8 games. Stribling didn't travel to Maryland nor play against Northwestern. Stribling dressed for the Northwestern game, warmed up, but didn't play. Stribling Keeps Past Mistakes with him on journey to become a statrter Freddy Canteen is now exclusively a cornerback, but he didn't play in the Citrus Bowl. Blake Countess transferred to Auburn where was named as a starter.

Free Safety


Wilson and Hill
Thomas/Lyons

Wilson, Jarrod 22 FS 1 Sr. 6'2" 210 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, Delano 44 FS 2 Jr. 6'0" 212 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Richardson, Terry 13 FS 3 Sr. 5'9" 175 Backup 4.5 36" 255 18 3
Austin, Shaun 32 FS 4 Jr. 6'1" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jarrod Wilson had 60 tackles including a sack in 13 starts with 2 pass break ups, and 2 interceptions. Delano Hill had 43 tackles, 2.5 for loss plus 3 on kickoff returns and 2 pass break ups with 8 starts; he had a big touchdown saving tackle against BYU. Hill has two starts at Strong Safety. Hill stopped Sudfed at the 2 in overtime to force a 4th down, and then broke up the pass on the last play of the game. Senior Terry Richardson got to play against UNLV. Khaleke Hudson pledged for 2016.

Strong Safety


Peppers
Thomas/Hill

Peppers, Jabrill 5 SS 1 Fr. 6'1" 208 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thomas, Dymonte 25 SS 1 Jr. 6'2" 195 Starter 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lyons, Wayne 24 SS 3 Sr. 6'1" 197 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kinnel, Tyree 23 SS 4 Fr. 5'11" 201 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Glasgow, Jordan 23 SS 5 Fr. 6'1" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pearson, A.J. 18 SS 5 Sr. 6"0" 197 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jabrill Peppers had 45 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and 10 pass break ups in 12 starts; he put his hand through a plate of glass, and didn't play in the Citrus Bowl. Dymonte Thomas overcame several injuries to log 19 tackles with 7 pass break ups as Peppers backup; Thomas had 5 starts at Strong Safety in the last 5 games over Delano Hill including the Citrus Bowl. Wayne Lyons had 3 tackles plus two on special teams, and a pass break up. Lyons adjusting to new position, Wolverine terminology. The Strong Safety covers the opponent Tight End much of the time, and we did not do a good job in cover as demonstrated by Brandon Lingen grabbing 5 for 111 yards in the Minnesota game with 3 catches of 20+ yards. Tyree Kinnel is now #23; he played on special teams with 2 tackles. Josh Metellus has pledged for 2016; Brian Cole has switched from Wide Receiver to Safety as well.

Greg Jackson on Defensive Backfield

Greg Jackson on October 28

Defensive Back Rotation

Lewis-Peppers-Thomas-Wilson-Clark

Hill-Stribling

Lyons-Watson

Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Wilson, Jarrod 60 1 1 0 0 2 2 FS Starter
Lewis, Jourdan 51 3.5 1 0 0 2 20 LCB Starter
Peppers, Jabrill 45 5.5 0 0 0 0 10 SS Starter/Nickel
Hill, Delano 43 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 FS Backup
Clark, Jeremy 19 0 0 0 0 3 3 RCB Starter
Stribling, Channing 15 0 0 0 0 2 3 RCB Backup
Thomas, Dymonte 19 0 0 0 0 0 7 SS Backup
Lyons, Wayne 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 SS Backup
Watson, Brandon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LCB Backup
Totals 257 12.5 2 0 0 9 48 Totals

UFR Leaders

Defensive Back UFR Total
Lewis, Jourdan 56.5
Peppers, Jabrill 46.5
Wilson, Jarrod 19.5
Thomas, Dymonte 9.5
Clark, Jeremy 4.5
Lyons, Wayne 0
Stribling, Channing -2
Kinnel, Tyree -2
Hill, Delano -4.5
Defensive Back UFR Plus Minus Total
Utah 24.5 17 7.5
Oregon State 18.5 17 1.5
UNLV 31.5 7.5 24
BYU 16.5 2 14.5
Maryland 28.5 4.5 24
Northwestern 25 13 12
Michigan State 27.5 23 4.5
Minnesota 26.5 26 0.5
Rutgers 22.5 14.5 8
Indiana 23 21 2
Penn State 29.5 8.5 21
Ohio State 0 0 0
Florida 18 10 8
Totals 291.5 164 127.5
Coverage 313 143 170

Our defensive backfield improved as the season progressed. Jourdan Lewis was one of the best corners in the country. Peppers started to assert himself on defense, and shows he can be a leader; by 2016, both Peppers and Lewis will definitely lead the backfield. Jarrod Wilson, Delano Hill, and Dymonte Thomas were only adequate at safety; we really need to improve at both safety positions for 2016. Wayne Lyons was not the contributor we hoped for as a 5th year transfer. Overall, we improved in the secondary, but the Spartans and Gophers showed our vulnerabilities with 328 and 317 yards in the air. We return Lewis, Peppers, Dymonte Thomas, and Clark, but we'll need to raise our safety play if we want to compete for championships. Sir Patrick Scott, Antwaine Richardson, Devin Gil, Josh Metellus and Redshirts Brian Cole and Keith Washington will compete for playing time in 2016 along with holdovers Channing Stribling, Brandon Watson, Tyree Kinnel, and Freddy Canteen.

Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks
Backs 33.62% 257 12.5 2 0 0 9 48
Linebackers 27.34% 209 17 2 1 1 1 3
Line  32.57% 249 54.5 28 3 0 0 3
Special Teams-Other 6.47% 49.5 0 0 1 1 0 0
Totals 100% 764.5 84 32 5 2 10 54

We ranked as the #2 Total Defense, #4 in rushing defense, #4 in pass defense, #2 in pass efficiency defense, #12 in first down defense, #2 in 3rd down conversion defense, and #6 in scoring defense after 13 games nationally. Unfortunately, we ranked 119th in turnovers gained defensively. We continue to drop obvious interceptions, and give our opponents "second life." Michael Spath of The Wolverine.com counted 28 missed tackles against Indiana.

Defensive Player UT OS UN BY MD NW MSU MN RT IN PS OSU FL Total
Bolden, Joe 13 7 6 0 6 6 2 9 7 8 3 9 7 83
Morgan, Desmond 10 4 5 2 9 6 8 5 8 5 2 3 4 71
Wilson, Jarrod 6 5 3 1 1 7 4 8 5 10 3 6 2 61
Lewis, Jourdan 3 3 3 1 3 4 7 5 3 7 4 6 3 52
Hill, Delano 2 3 5 2 2 3 3 3 1 10 3 5 4 46
Peppers, Jabrill 8 3 1 2 2 5 2 3 6 5 3 5 0 45
Wormley, Chris 5 6 1 2 0 0 5 3 4 1 5 7 4 43
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 2 4 1 3 2 4 6 0 3 9 0 2 4 40
Ross, James "Big" 2 2 5 0 2 1 1 9 3 1 5 3 1 35
Hurst, Maurice 1 1 4 2 4 0 3 3 1 7 4 2 3 35
Gedeon, Ben 2 2 5 3 1 3 2 1 0 2 2 7 4 34
Henry, Willie 4 1 2 0 1 4 5 1 3 5 2 4 0 32
Charlton, Taco 3 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 5 4 5 0 30
Glasgow, Ryan 1 3 3 3 1 3 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 25
Thomas, Dymonte 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 5 4 3 1 3 4 24
Clark, Jeremy 2 0 1 3 3 2 0 1 2 4 0 1 2 21
Ojemudia, Mario 5 1 5 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Godin, Matt 3 1 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 18
Stribling, Channing 5 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 17
Watson, Brandon 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 8
Lyons, Wayne 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Furbush, Noah 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
Strobel, Tom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Rudock, Jake 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Butt, Jake 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Chesson, Jehu 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Allen, Kenny 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Pallante, Brady 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Winovich, Chase 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Harris, Drake 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Gant, Allen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Darboh, Amara 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Smith, DeVeon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Pearson, A.J. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Speight, Wilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Kinnel, Tyree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Marshall, Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Johnson, Drake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Team 78 50 62 36 54 56 55 64 58 93 48 72 49 775

Jourdan Lewis said the defense had a hard time handling "tempo," and had problems with fatigue in the second half probably due to elevation against Utah. Michigan State had 6 pass plays of 20+ yards, and it contributed to their time of possession advantage. This defense allowed the Minnesota Gopher offense to roll up 461 yards of total offense with 5 big plays of 20+ yards; they are ranked #14 in scoring offense, #12 in passing and total offense, #11 in pass efficiency offense, and #10 in rushing offense in the Big Ten. Indiana completely wore us out; we had to make 93 tackles in the game, and gave up 6 plays of 20+ yards. Ohio State is #1 in Rushing, Scoring, and Total Offense in the Big Ten, but the Spartan defense held them in check!

Michigan Player-D Utah+ Utah- OSU+ OSU- UNLV+ UNLV- BYU+ BYU- MD+ MD- Nor+ Nor- MSU+ MSU- Minn+ Minn- Rut+ Rut- Ind+ Ind- PSU+ PSU- Ohio+ Ohio- Fla.+ Fla.- Total+ Total- Net
Henry, Willie 7.5 2 4.5 0 3.5 5 5.5 0 7 1 5.5 1 13 6 16 2.5 2.5 2 22 13 12.5 7 0 0 11 0.5 110.5 40 70.5
Glasgow, Ryan 7.5 2 6 2 11 0 13 0 7.5 3 15 1 8.5 2 17 1.5 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 9.5 78.5
Wormley, Chris 9.5 2.5 16 1 4 0.5 5.5 0 6.5 0 9 0 10 0 10 2 8.5 6 10 5 14 0 0 0 7 2 110 19 91
Godin, Matt 4.5 0 5.5 2 14.5 2 0.5 2.5 6 2 5.5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 1 0 0 6 0 47.5 24.5 23
Charlton, Taco 4 0 2.5 0 9.5 0 5 3 3.5 0 11 1 0 0 6 2 6 1 3 5 10.5 3 0 0 4 0 65 15 50
Ojemudia, Mario 5 13 5.5 3 10.5 1 4 3 11.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36.5 23 12.5
Hurst, Mo 4 0 4.5 1 10 2 9 0.5 15 2 8 0.5 10 0 14 4 10 1 15 11.5 11 1 0 0 5 0 115.5 24 91.5
Jenkins-Stone, Royce 0.5 0 1.5 1 0 0 3 0 1.5 0 8 1 7 0.5 0 0 8.5 1 8.5 7 4.5 0 0 0 7.5 4 50.5 14.5 36
Marshall, Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Strobel, Tom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 5 0 2 0 0 0.5 3 2 10 -8
Pallante, Brady 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 -5
DL Totals (11) 42.5 19.5 46 10 63 14.5 45.5 9 58.5 11 64 6.5 51.5 11.5 63 12 38 11 62 56.5 52.5 14 0 0 41 10.5 627.5 184.5 442
Morgan, Desmond 9.5 5.5 6 5 4.5 1 1 0.5 15.5 5.5 5 2 10 2 7 19 13.5 2 10.5 4 2 2 0 0 9.5 3 94 51.5 42.5
Bolden, Joe 7 12 7 6.5 2 6 0 2 3.5 5 6 6 2 1 3.5 5 4 6 5 12 5.5 4.5 0 0 6 4.5 51.5 70.5 -19
Ross, James 2 0 4 0 5 3.5 0 0 1 0 1 2.5 0.5 1 7.5 5.5 3.5 1 1.5 2.5 6.5 1 0 0 2 6 34.5 23 11.5
Gedeon, Ben 0.5 0.5 1.5 0 4 6.5 0 1 0 0 0.5 0 6.5 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 6 3.5 0 0 0 1.5 6 20.5 20 0.5
LB Totals (4) 19 18 18.5 11.5 15.5 17 1 3.5 20 10.5 12.5 10.5 19 4 18 29.5 21 9 19.5 24.5 17.5 7.5 0 0 19 19.5 200.5 165 35.5
Lewis, Jourdan 6 0 4 3 11.5 0.5 1.5 0 11 0 10 2 13.5 2.5 4.5 3.5 6.5 2.5 5 4 4.5 3.5 0 0 4 4 82 25.5 56.5
Stribling, Channing 2 5 1 4 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 1 17 19 -2
Peppers, Jabrill 12 6 8.5 3 2.5 0 3.5 1 8 0.5 8 2 3.5 1 9.5 3 2 3 4.5 2 9 3 0 0 0 0 71 24.5 46.5
Wilson, Jarrod 1.5 3 1 1 4.5 1 2 0 1 1 3 2 2.5 6 6.5 4.5 6 0 2 0 5 0.5 0 0 4.5 1 39.5 20 19.5
Hill, Delano 3 3 2 2 0.5 2 2 0 3 0 2 4 3.5 6.5 0.5 6 0.5 4 6.5 5.5 5 1.5 0 0 3.5 2 32 36.5 -4.5
Clark, Jeremy 0 0 2 1 6.5 2 3.5 0 4.5 3 0 3 0.5 4 2.5 0 1 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 2 2 27.5 23 4.5
Thomas, Dymonte 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 5 5.5 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 20.5 11 9.5
Lyons, Wayne 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Kinnel, Tyree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -2
DB Totals (8) 24.5 17 18.5 17 31.5 7.5 16.5 2 28.5 4.5 25 13 27.5 23 26.5 26 22.5 14.5 23 20.5 29.5 8.5 0 0 18 10 291.5 163.5 128
Pressure 19 4 16 1 23 8 23 6 35 6 52 11 30 11 37 12 22 17 15 24 26 15 0 0 22 13 320 128 192
Coverage 13 14 13 16 32 9 21 2 27 13 35 11 25 19 33 20 34 7 29 14 33 7 0 0 18 11 313 143 170
Tackling 1 7 6 0 0 8 4 0 3 0 3 4 0 2 3 6 3 3 5 9 6 4 0 0 4 6 38 49 -11
Coordinator (RPS) 9 7 8 7 4 2 7 1 8 4 6 3 14 9 8 8 7 7 6 18 8 3 0 0 5 6 90 75 15

Special Teams

PK

Allen

David/Seychel/Nordin

P O'Neill Allen
Kickoffs Allen David/Seychel/Nordin
Snappers Robinson and Sypniewski Liesman
Holder O'Neill Rudock
Punt Returns Peppers Lewis/Chesson
Kickoff Returns Lewis Peppers/Chesson/Thomas

Special Teams-Other Role Total Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Blocked Kicks
Gedeon, Ben Kickoff Returns 8.5 0 0 0
Ross, James Kickoff Returns 6 0 0 0
Furbush, Noah Kickoff Returns 3.5 0 0 0
Watson, Brandon Punt Returns 3.5 0 0 0
Hill, Delano Kickoff Returns 2.5 0 0 0
Lyons, Wayne Kickoff Returns 2.5 0 0 0
Rudock, Jake Fumble Returns 2 0 0 0
Butt, Jake Punt Returns 2 0 0 0
Thomas, Dymonte Kickoff/Punt Returns 2 0 0 0
Allen, Kenny Kickoffs 2 0 0 0
Chesson, Jehu Punt Returns 1.5 0 1 0
Wilson, Jarrod Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Harris, Drake Interception Return 1 0 0 0
Stribling, Channing Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Darboh, Amara Interception Return 1 0 0 0
Clark, Jeremy Kickoffs/Punts 1 0 0 0
Morgan, Desmond Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Smith, DeVeon Interception Return 1 0 0 0
Winovich, Chase Kickoffs 1 0 0 0
Kinnel, Tyree Kickoffs 1 0 0 0
Speight, Wilton Interception Return 1 0 0 0
Gant, Allen Kickoff Returns 1 0 0 0
Johnson, Drake Kickoffs 1 0 0 0
Lewis, Jourdan Kickoff Returns 0.5 1 0 0
Pearson, A.J. Kickoff Returns 0.5 0 0 0
Pallante, Brady Kickoff Returns 0.5 0 0 0
Totals n/a 49.5 1 1 0

Ben Gedeon led our special teams with 8.5 tackles on kickoff returns. James Ross had 6 tackles, Noah Furbush and Brandon Watson had 3.5 tackles on kickoffs and punt returns, Delano Hill and Wayne Lyons had 2.5 tackles each on kickoff returns. Channing Stribling, Jehu Chesson, Jeremy Clark, and Desmond Morgan have tackles on punt returns. The fumble recovery by Chesson was our first of the season, and huge in the Penn State win.

National Rank Big Ten Rank Category
48th 3rd Kickoff Return Defense
3rd 1st Kickoff Returns

91st

95th

6th

9th

Net Punting

Punt Return Defense

31st 5th Punt Returns

Overall, we were outstanding on kickoff and kickoff returns with Chesson, Peppers, Lewis, and Allen. On Extra Points and Field Goals, we also exceeded expectations. Where we failed was on punting with our net punting game!!! If we improved that, we'd have won the MSU game, and had 11 wins. We did a fine job on punt returns, and our punt coverage was decent with the exception being in the Maryland game.

John Baxter on November 18

Baxter will use Multiple Kickers, Punters and Return Specialists

Baxter Stressing Technique, Intensity

Baxter Approach Radical

Baxter actively teaching kickers like a pitcher in a bullpen

Spring Practice Special Teams Report

Notes from Baxter at Football Clinic

Jehu Chesson recovers a fumble against Penn State while Noah Furbush secures the tackle

Placekicker/Field Goals/Extra Points/Kickoffs

Allen
David

Allen, Kenny 91 PK 1 Jr. 6'3" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
David, Andrew 16 PK 2 Fr. 5'9" 178 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Seychel, Kyle 31 PK 3 Fr. 6'2" 179 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tice, Ryan 41 PK 4 Fr. 6'1" 181 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kenny Allen hit 18 of 22 field goal attempts, and was 46 of 46 on extra points; he boomed 78 kickoffs for a 61.4 yard average including 34 touchbacks with 2 out of bounds including an onside kick. Allen is the first African-American placekicker in the Big Ten in 30 years. Kyle Seychel and Andrew David are his backups, but David is now listed as 2nd string on the official depth chart. Ryan Tice has walked-on. Will we add Quinn Nordin? The field goal and extra point team consisted of Tom Strobel, Williams, Mason Cole, Garrett Glasgow, Scott Sypniewski, Kyle Kalis, Jake Butt and Henry Poggi with holder Blake O'Neill and Allen.

Long Snapper


Robinson/Sypniewski
Liesman

Robinson, Andrew 50 Snapper 1 Fr. 5'11" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sypniewski, Scott 31 Snapper 1 So. 6'1" 224 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Liesman, Dan 66 Snapper 3 Jr. 6'2" 228 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Scott Sypniewski started all 13 games; he has done well up until the low snap to O'Neill that contributed to the fumble. Apparently, it has been reported that he has a broken thumb which has contributed to poor snaps; he also had a temperature of 103, and had to be quaranteened from the team for the Indiana game. Andrew Robinson started the final two games as snapper for punts; Sypniewski started for extra points and field goals. Dan Liesman was awarded a scholarship; he is also a linebacker.

Holder

O'Neill
Rudock

O'Neill, Blake 12 Holder 1 Sr. 6'2" 212 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rudock, Jake 15 Holder 2 Sr. 6'3" 203 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Speight, Wilton 19 Holder 3 Fr. 6'6" 239 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Blake O'Neill is the holder with Jake Rudock as backup. One would have to believe that Speight is a 3rd option.

Punter

O'Neill
Allen

O'Neill, Blake 12 P 1 Sr. 6'2" 212 Transfer n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Allen, Kenny 91 P 2 Jr. 6'3" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Seychel, Kyle 31 P 2 Fr. 6'2" 179 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Blake O'Neill transfered; he had 53 punts for a 41.3 yards including 23 inside the 20, 14 fair catches, but two blocked punts have us ranked 90th in the nation in net punting and 98th in punt return defense. O'Neill talks about blunder. The costly fumble on the punt return will be a hard memory to forget. O'Neill didn't punt in the Citrus Bowl due to a leg injury, but Kenny Allen hit a 57 yarder in his only punt. The punt coverage team consisted of Joe Kerridge, Dymonte Thomas, Wayne Lyons, Jourdan Lewis, James Ross, Scott Sypniewski, Justin Clark, Desmond Morgan, and O'Neill.

Punt Returns


Peppers
Lewis

Peppers, Jabrill 5 PR 1 Fr. 6'1" 208 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lewis, Jourdan 26 PR 2 Jr. 5'10" 175 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chesson, Jehu 86 PR 3 Jr. 6'3" 200 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Harris, Drake 14 PR 3 Fr. 6"4" 181 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jabrill Peppers had 17 returns for 194 yards; he is averaging 11.4 yards per return. Amara Darboh spelled Peppers in the Citrus Bowl, and had a 11 yard punt return. Jourdan Lewis was the other backup; Grant Perry, Channing Stribling, Freddy Canteen, Jehu Chesson, and Drake Harris are also working here. On the punt return team, Channing Stribling, Jeremy Clark, Delano Hill, Ben Gedeon, Joe Kerridge, Dymonte Thomas, Wayne Lyons, Desmond Morgan, Lawrence Marshall, and Peppers.

Kickoff Returns


Lewis
Peppers/Chesson/Thomas

Lewis, Jourdan 26 KOR 1 Jr. 5'10" 175 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chesson, Jehu 86 KOR 2 Jr. 6'3" 200 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peppers, Jabrill 5 KOR 2 Fr. 6'1" 208 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thomas, Dymonte 25 KOR 4 Jr. 6'2" 195 Backup 4.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jehu Chesson's 96 yarder for a TD really sparked the team in the Northwestern win; he had 4 returns for 166 yards. Jabrill Peppers had 8 returns for 223 yards for a 27.9 yard average. Jourdan Lewis had 9 returns for 255 yards, and Dymonte Thomas had one return for 28 yards. As a team, we had 28 returns for a 28.4 yard average. The kickoff return team had Delano Hill, Ben Gedeon, Henry Poggi, Brian Cole, Jordan Wilson, Jake Butt, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Dymonte Thomas and Jourdan Lewis. The kickoff coverage team consisted of Wayne Lyons, Jeremy Clark, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Joe Kerridge, James Ross, Ben Gedeon, Delano Hill, Jourdan Lewis, Dymonte Thomas, and Kenny Allen kicking off.

Mike Wroblewski

Walk-Ons 2015
Allen, Kenny 91 P/PK 1 Jr. 6'3" 210
Andrysiak, John 38 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'1" 200
Anlauf, Brad 89 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'4" 205
Austin, Shaun 32 FS 4 Jr. 6'1" 205
Benda, Nick 31 ILB-WILL 4 Jr. 6'0" 223
Beneducci, Joe 40 H-Back 6 So. 5'9" 207
Berube, Drew 79 DT 4 Sr. 6'1" 263
Cleary, Brian 6 QB 7 Sr. 6'3" 214
Coleman, William 57 RG 6 Fr. 6'1" 320
Dalimonte, Anthony 49 LCB 4 Fr. 5'9" 180
Dunaway, Jack 88 ILB-WILL 8 Fr. 6'3" 215
Froelich, Greg 51 RG 5 Fr. 6'2" 283
Glasgow, Graham 61 C 1 Sr. 6'6" 301
Glasgow, Jordan 23 SS 5 Fr. 6'1" 200
Glasgow, Ryan 96 NT 4 Sr. 6'4" 300
Gross, Kevin 24 RB 7 Fr. 5'11" 200
Hardwick, Deyanko 46 H-Back 6 So. 5'11" 227
Henderson, Bobby 37 H-Back 4 Jr. 5'11" 245
Hewlett, Joe 8 QB 7 So. 6'0" 195
Jocz, Michael 95 TE  5 Jr. 6'4" 241
Kaminski, Alex 62 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 5'10" 215
Liesman, Dan 54 ILB-MIKE/Snapper 4 Jr. 6'2" 228
Miller, Garrett 55 DT 3 So. 5'10" 271
Mitchell, Matt 20 RCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 181
Montbrun, Francois 38 RCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 189
Moores, Garrett 15 QB 7 Fr. 6'3" 214
Offerdahl, Jameson 56 OLB-SAM 4 Fr. 6'2" 220
Pearson, A.J. 18 SS 5 Sr. 6"0" 197
Pliska, Ben 63 C/RG 3 So. 6'3" 283
Robertson, Cheyenn 92 DE/Buck LB 6 Fr. 6'3" 233
Robinson, Andrew 50 Snapper 1 Fr. 5'11" 220
Seychel, Kyle 31 P/PK 3 Fr. 6'2" 179
Sloss, Kenneth 5 Z Wide Receiver 4 Jr. 5'11" 170
Sypniewski, Scott 31 Snapper 1 So. 6'1" 224
Terech, Chris 27 ILB-MIKE 6 Fr. 6'2" 208
Thompson, Matt 13 QB 7 Fr. 6'5" 219
Tice, Ryan 41 PK 4 Fr. 6'1" 181
Volk, Nick 37 H-Back 6 So. 5'10" 245
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 5 So. 6'1" 200
Witted, Tommy 51 OLB-SAM 4 Fr. 6'1" 245
Wooley, Travis 27 RCB 5 Sr. 6'0" 195
Wroblewski, Michael 64 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 6'2" 246
Ziesler, Cody 97 DE-Strong 3 So. 6'3" 255

Walk-on Joe Kerridge was voted Offensive Team Captain. Graham and Ryan Glasgow are two other starters who started their careers as Walk-Ons. Both Kenny Allen and Dan Liesman have been awarded scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. Andrew Robinson, Ben Pliska, Michael Jocz, A.J. Pearson, Scott Sypniewski, and Bobby Henderson have earned playing time this season. Nick Benda and Anthony Dalimonte have been lost for the season due to injury.

Marmion's Glasgow to join brothers at Michigan; looks to play Safety or Slot Wide Receiver

Cheyenn Robertson to walk-on as Defensive End

Chris Terech of Saline to Walk-On

John Andrysiak of Flint Powers to Walk-On

Will Coleman of Battle Creek to Walk-On

Tommy Witted to Walk-On

Jameson Offerdahl to Walk-On

Kevin Gross to Walk-On

Michigan Football Schedule-2015

September 3 Observations on the loss to #5 Utah, 17-24

September 12 Observations on the win over Oregon State, 35-7

September 19 Observations on the win over UNLV, 28-7

September 26 Observations on the win over #22 BYU, 31-0

October 3 Observations on the win over Maryland, 28-0

October 10 Observations on the win over #13 Northwestern, 38-0

October 17 Observations on the shocking loss to the #7 Spartans, 23-27

October 31 Observations on the thrilling win to recover the Brown Jug, 29-26

November 7 Observations on the win over Rutgers, 49-16

November 14 Observations on the overtime win over Indiana, 48-41

November 21 Observations on the win over Penn State, 28-16

November 28 Observations on the Humbling Loss to Ohio State, 13-42

January 1 Observations on the Citrus Bowl win over Florida, 41-7

Game Website Hits Per Game
Utah 421,790
Oregon State 141,186
UNLV 88,175
BYU 78,930
Maryland 73,855

Northwestern

Michigan State

102,585

162,956

Minnesota 106,488
Rutgers 42,991
Indiana 54,602
Penn State 47,496

Ohio State

Florida

112,741

80, 618

Nick Baumgardner covered Western Kentucky, Bowling Green, and interned at the Lansing State Journal before he covered Michigan Football for MLive; Mark Snyder grew up in Bloomfield Hills and worked for the Oakland Press prior to the Detroit Free Press

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