MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH CHART 2017

Seniors: Offense-Juwann Bushell-Beatty, Mason Cole, Khalid Hill, Ty Isaac, John O'Korn, Patrick Kugler, Henry Poggi, and Wilton Speight; Defense-Noah Furbush, Maurice Hurst, Michael McCray, Bryan Mone, Chase Winovich, Mike Wroblewski and Special Teams: Garrett Moore

January 1, 2018--Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina--The Gamecocks are 8.5 point favorites

Brian Smith to become Rice Defensive Coordinator

Developing Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2018

Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial

Michigan Football Scholarship Situation for 2018

Observations on the loss to Ohio State, 20-31

Players who have played after 12 games (70):

Offense (36): Tarik Black, Ben Bredeson, Ian Bunting, Juwann Bushell-Beatty, Mason Cole, Nico Collins, Kekoa Crawford, Nick Eubanks, Chris Evans, Zach Gentry, Drake Harris, Karan Higdon, Khalid Hill, Ty Isaac, Patrick Kugler, Ben Mason, Eddie McDoom, Sean McKeon, John O'Korn, Michael Onwenu, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Grant Perry, Brandon Peters, Henry Poggi, Cesar Ruiz, O'Maury Samuels, Nate Schoenle, Stephen Spanellis, Wilton Speight, Andrew Stueber, Nolan Ulizio, Anthony Vastardis, Kareem Walker, Jack Wangler, Maurice Ways, and Tyrone Wheatley

Defense (28): Devin Bush, Michael Dwumfour, Noah Furbush, Devin Gil, Jordan Glasgow, Drake Harris, Brad Hawkins, LaVert Hill, Khaleke Hudson, Maurice Hurst, Reuben Jones, Jaylen Kelly-Powell, Carlo Kemp, Tyree Kinnel, David Long, Lawrence Marshall, Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Mike McCray, Josh Metellus, Bryan Mone, Kwity Paye, Aubrey Solomon, Ambry Thomas, Josh Uche, Brandon Watson, Chase Winovich, Michael Wroblewski, and J'Marick Woods

Special Teams (17): Juwann Bushell-Beatty, Cameron Cheeseman, James Foug, Jordan Glasgow, Will Hart, Brad Hawkins, Joe Hewlett, Jaylen Kelly-Powell, Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Garrett Moores, Quinn Nordin, Josh Ross, Cesar Ruiz, Benjamin St. Juste, Ambry Thomas, Jared Wangler, and Tru Wilson

Official Roster By Name (Tyler Plocki added to replace Nate Jackson)

Freshman who have played after 12 games with 1 game to finish the season:

Played Regularly-Won't Redshirt (14)   Redshirt (15) Unplayed Frosh Walk-ons
Kelly-Powell, Jaylen   Anthony, Jordan Baldeck, Matt
Hawkins, Brad   Black, Tarik (Injury) Brown, Matt
Mason, Ben   Filiaga, Chuck Fakih, Adam
Paye, Kwity   Hall, JaRaymond Fitzgerald, Sean
Peoples-Jones, Donovan Honigford, Joel Hanlon, Chris
Ross, Josh Hudson, James Latham, Evan
Ruiz, Cesar Irving-Bey, Deron McCurry, Jake
St. Juste, Benjamin Jeter, Donovan (Injury-Surgery) Reynolds, Hunter
Solomon, Aubrey McCaffrey, Dylan Selzer, Carter
Thomas, Ambry Martin, Oliver (Injury) Shibley, Adam
Woods, J'Marick Paea, Phillip Speight, Jess
Robbins, Brad Singleton, Drew
Collins, Nico (possible redshirt) Stueber, Andrew
Samuels, O'Maury Taylor, Kurt
Villain, Luiji (Injury-Surgery)

Observations on Michigan Football Games for 2001-2017 Seasons

Travel Team to Maryland and Probable Travel Team to Wisconsin

Inside Michigan Football: Preseason Florida Cincinnati Air Force Purdue MSU Preview MSU Indiana Penn State Rutgers Minnesota Maryland Wisconsin Ohio State South Carolina

Football 101: Florida Cincinnati Air Force Purdue MSU Indiana Penn State Rutgers Minnesota Maryland Wisconsin Ohio State South Carolina

Michigan 2017 Football Media Guide

Major Coaching Adjustments Made So Far This Season—November 26, 2017
Offense

  • Replaced Starting Sophomore Running Back Chris Evans with Senior Ty Isaac
  • Replaced Starting Senior Running Back Ty Isaac with Junior Karan Higdon
  • Replaced Starting Junior Running Back Karan Higdon with Sophomore Chris Evans
  • Replaced Senior Quarterback Wilton Speight with Senior John O’Korn due to injury
  • Replaced Senior Quarterback John O'Korn with Redshirt Freshman Brandon Peters due to ineffective offense
  • Replaced Starting Freshman Quarterback Brandon Peters with Senior Quarterback John O'Korn due to concussion injury
  • Replaced Starting Right Tackle Nolan Ulizio with Juwann Bushell-Beatty due to poor pass protection
  • Replaced Starting Sophomore Right Guard Michael Onwenu with Freshman Cesar Ruiz after an ankle injury
  • Used an Extra Tackle as a Tight End with Freshman Cesar Ruiz and Redshirt Freshman Stephen Spanellis taking turns wearning #97 and #82 for more run blocking support since the Tight End group isn’t blocking effectively on the edge
  • Took Freshman Wide Receiver Nico Collins off projected Redshirt to travel to Purdue and Penn State, and play against Penn State, Rutgers, and Minnesota; also factored in to the moved were the injuries to Freshman Starter Tarik Black and Sophomore Starter Kekoa Crawford
  • Added Jack Wangler to the Travel Roster to Maryland due to injuries to Wide Receivers Kekoa Crawford, Grant Perry, and Nico Collins
  • Added Ambry Thomas as a Slot Wide Receiver to improve offensive speed on Jet Sweeps and Screens

Special Teams

  • Replaced Punter Redshirt Freshman Will Hart with Freshman Brad Robbins due to ineffective punting
  • Changed Kickoff Returner from Kekoa Crawford to Ambry Thomas
  • Used several Freshman and Redshirt Freshman in critical roles including Gunners Nate Schoenle and Ben St. Juste, Jaylen Kelley-Powell, Brad Hawkins, Jordan Glasgow, Josh Ross and Ben Mason
  • Employed Kickoff Coverage Walk-on Specialists Jordan Glasgow, Jared Wangler, Michael Wroblewski, and Joe Hewlett; both Glasgow and Hewlett were walk-ons who earned scholarships

Defense

  • Replaced Nose Tackle Bryan Mone with Maurice Hurst, and now Freshman Aubrey Solomon in an effort for more speed and quickness at the point of attack
  • Lost two projected Freshman defensive line players, Donovan Jeter and Luiji Vilain, to injury that were probable contributors, and inserted Freshman Kwity Paye and Redshirt Freshman Michael Dwumfour into important backup roles
  • Utilized more 3-3-5 schemes using Noah Furbush and Brandon Watson more for passing situations to improve coverage
  • Utilized the pass rushing ability, quickness and speed of Josh Uche at SAM-Linebacker in obvious passing situations
  • Played Jaylen Kelly-Powell and Ambry Thomas at Cornerback due to injuries to Starters LaVert Hill and David Long
  • Replaced Starting Sophomore Cornerback LaVert Hill with Senior Brandon Watson due to concussion; utilized Freshman Jaylen Kelly-Powell as a Nickel Back

Michigan elected Mason Cole and Michael McCray as Captains on August 26; Cole and McCray on August 29

Thom Kartsotis (Cincinnati), Adam Schefter (Florida), and Charles Woodson (Ohio State) will be honorary Captains for 2017 home games; Obamas declined Harbaugh offer

Harbaugh hires Matt Dudek as Recruiting Coordinator

Harbaugh hires Tom Gable as Top Football Executive

Regents approve 15 million for Schembechler Hall renovations

Regents approve $21 million weight lifting facility at Oosterbaan

Lester Family Endows Defensive Coordinator Position

Observations on the Spring Game on April 15, 2017 (Highlights and Stats and Whole Scrimmage)

3 Practices at Rome, Italy on April 27, 28, and 29 (Bredeson to SpainMoores to BelgiumWangler to IcelandWashington to Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Practice Schedule: March 24, 26, 29, 31, April 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 18

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting for 2017

Signing of the Stars at Crisler Arena on February 1 (Signing of the Stars 2017)

Alfonso Smith was added by Coach Harbaugh to assist with Running Backs

Former Michigan Offensive Line Coach Greg Frey has been hired as Running Game Coordinator, and will coach both the offensive line and tight ends; this moved Offensive Coordinator Tim Drevno to coach and coordinator the entire offense with Passing Game Coordinator, Wide Receiver and Quarterbacks Coach, Pep Hamilton, and Jay Harbaugh, the new Running Backs Coach. Sean Magee replaced Tony Tuitoni as Recruiting Coordinator along with Cooper Petagna. Kevin Lempa and Scott Turner replaced Rick Finotti, Bam Richards, Dave Adolph, and Jimmie Dougherty as Analysts. Ty Rogers is new Multimedia Coordinator. Poggi and Minick leaving  Harbaugh admits Staff got too big

Dave Adolph passed away

Michigan becomes first Division I Football Program to have 3 Assistant Coaches earning over $1 million per year

Drevno signs 5 year, $5 million extension as Offensive Coordinator

Fisch New UCLA Offensive Coordinator Harbaugh hired Pep Hamilton to coach QBs/WRs and Passing Game for 4 years $4.25 million; 247 Writer, Steve Wiltfong, has inferred he is a "lazy" recruiter

Don Brown signs new deal for $1.4 million per year

Michigan Football Coaching Staff (Michigan Football Strength & Conditioning)

Schedule and Future Schedules

Michigan Football Recruiting

This is Michigan

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2016

Coach Drevno on November 15

Coach Drevno on October 17

Coach Drevno on September 13

Coach Drevno on August 30

Coach Drevno on August 3

Coach Drevno on March 27

Coordinators on April 15

Offense

Game-2017 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts
Florida  215 218 433 19 7 of 19 4 13 33 75 34:13:00 2 5 3 1
Cincinnati 193 221 414 16 6 of 16 2 6 36 66 30:27:00 2 1 7 0
Air Force 190 169 359 17 6 of 15 4 12 29 65 29:35:00 1 2 3 0
Purdue 139 284 423 24 7 of 16 3 21 28 75 38:59:00 2 4 7 0
Michigan State 102 198 300 17 6 of 18 2 10 10 74 30:52:00 5 4 7 0
Indiana 271 58 329 17 2 of 13 3 13 27 64 35:09:00 0 0 9 0
Penn State 103 166 269 16 8 of 20 2 13 13 70 32:56:00 1 7 6 0
Rutgers 334 137 471 25 4 of 11 5 28 36 71 36:44:00 1 0 3 0
Minnesota 371 56 427 14 4 of 11 2 14 33 50 27:35:00 0 3 5 0
Maryland 160 145 305 16 4 of 11 6 28 35 56 27:38:00 0 0 5 0
Wisconsin 58 176 234 13 5 of 18 3 10 10 63 28:15:00 1 2 9 0
Ohio State 100 195 295 16 9 of 18 3 20 20 68 28:43:00 1 5 7 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 2236 2023 4259 210 68 of 186 39 188 309 797 381:06:00 16 33 71 1

The best offenses in the Big Ten are Penn State, Ohio State,Wisconsin, and Northwestern; Ohio State and Wisconsin will be in the Big Ten Championship game while our offense was one of the worst in the Big Ten. It is no mistake that the best offenses have the best rushing attacks; we won't be a contender until we have an offensive line who can sustain a potent running attack. How bad is our offense? We rank 43rd nationally in rushing, 3rd in the Big Ten so we have improved in run blocking, but can't run at all against good defenses as exhibited by the paltry 58 yard against Wisconsin, 102 rushing yards against Michigan State, 103 net yards against Penn State, and 100 net yards against Ohio State. We can move the ball between the 20s, but when we get to the Red Zone, we only converted 23 of 39 red zone attempts into TDs with 18 of those being on the ground. Our passing game? We ranked 111th nationally in passing, 11th in the Big Ten, and our passing efficiency is also pathetic as it ranked 110th nationally and 11th in the Big Ten. We threw for 9 TDs in 12 games. Our quarterbacks are making poor decisions and executing the passing game poorly. Why? They are hurried and pressured due to a poor offensive line who is ranked 102nd in the nation, and 11th in the Big Ten in giving up sacks; they are also ranked 99th in the nation and 11th in the Big Ten in giving up tackles for loss. We had too many negative plays because our offensive line and tight ends did not get the job done. We didn't execute our passing game because our quarterbacks didn't have enough time to look through their progressions; then, they made poor decisions, overthrew and underthrew receivers. We also had too many turnovers, most of which were on the quarterbacks (11). We ranked 79th nationally in turnover margin, 10th in the Big Ten. So much for paying our Offensive Coordinator, Tim Drevno, and Passing Game Coordinator, Pep Hamilton, over a million dollars each per year each. As a result, we ranked 110th nationally and 10th in the Big Ten in gaining first downs, and our 3rd down conversion ratio was 103rd in the nation and 9th in the Big Ten. We were in too many 3rd and long situations due to a poor running game; we had good backs, but a weak offensive line in pass protection. When were getting time of possession advantage because of our defense, but we didn't capitalize on the advantage because our offense was so poor. Tim Drevno and Pep Hamilton did not ge the job done as Offensive and Passing Game Coordinators; their play calling was lackluster, and there was minimal improvement in our offense during the 12 game season. Mason Cole earned 2nd Team All-Big Ten, and Karan Higdon earned 3rd Team All-Big Ten recognition.

Position 1st Team 2nd/3rd Team 2018 Recruits/Redshirts/Transfers
QB Peters O/Korn/Malzone Patterson/McCaffrey/Milton/Doyle/Grady
H-Back Poggi Hill/Mason
RB Higdon Evans/Isaac/Walker/Samuels Turner/Taylor/Haskins

WR Z

McDoom

Crawford/Wangler

WR X Peoples-Jones

Crawford/Wangler

Slot: Schoenle/Perry

 

Jefferson/Martin/Black/Collins

TE McKeon Gentry/Wheatley/Bunting/Eubanks Schoonmaker/Muhammad
RT Bushell-Beatty Spanellis/Ulizio Filiaga/Hudson
RG Ruiz Onwenu/Runyan
C Kugler Ruiz/Vastardis  
LG Bredeson Ruiz Hayes/Hall
LT Cole Spanellis/Ulizio Stueber/Mayfield/Honigford

Pep Hamilton on April 6 Pep Hamilton on June 23 Pep Hamilton on August 9 Pep Hamilton on November 1

Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Higdon, Karan 1040 929 111 0 66 0 0 66 1
Evans, Chris 754 661 93 0 42 0 0 42 1
Peoples-Jones, Donovan  588 62 219 307 6 0 0 6 0
Isaac, Ty 564 548 16 0 12 0 0 12 1
Thomas, Ambry 362 0 0 362 0 0 0 0 0
Perry, Grant 298 0 298 0 6 0 0 6 0
McKeon, Sean 279 0 279 0 18 0 0 18 1
Crawford, Kekoa 264 0 125 139 6 0 0 6 0
Gentry, Zach 244 0 244 0 12 0 0 12 0
Black, Tarik 149 0 149 0 6 0 0 6 0
McDoom, Eddie 96 43 53 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hill, Khalid 86 34 52 0 18 0 0 18 0
Long, David 80 0 0 80 0 0 0 0 0
Walker, Kareem 68 68 0 0 6 0 0 6 0
Eubanks, Nick 61 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hill, LaVert 59 0 0 59 6 0 0 6 0
Hawkins, Brad 42 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0
Schoenle, Nate 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kinnel, Tyree 28 0 0 28 6 0 0 6 0
Wheatley, Tyrone Jr. 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poggi, Henry 23 2 21 0 6 0 0 6 0
Hudson, Khaleke 22 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0
O'Samuels, Maury 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Collins, Nico 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harris, Drake 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metellus, Josh 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
Bunting, Ian 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ways, Maurice 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mason, Ben 3 3 0 0 6 0 0 6 0
Furbush, Noah 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0
Nordin, Quinn 0 0 0 0 0 45 34 79 0
Team -7 -7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Peters, Brandon -25 -25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Speight, Wilton -41 -41 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
O'Korn, John -54 -54 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Totals 5170 2236 1816 1047 228 45 34 309 16

Harbaugh needs to find some playmakers for the 2018 season! We simply don't have enough guys who can make "big" plays, and make it difficult for our opponents to defend us.

Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
43rd 3rd Rushing 21st 6th
111th 11th Passing 1st 1st
101st 9th Total 3rd 2nd
84th 7th Scoring 14th 3rd
110th 11th Pass Efficiency 3rd 2nd
79th 10th Turnover Margin/Turnovers Gained 96th 12th
n/a n/a Sacks 8th 1st
112th 12th Sacks Allowed n/a n/a
101st 11th Tackles for Loss 6th 1st
110th 10th First Downs 3rd 2nd
103rd 9th 3rd Down Conversions 3rd 1st
45th 6th Red Zone 54th 6th
24th 3rd Time of Possession n/a n/a

NCAA Football Statistics

Big Ten Football Statistics

CFB Michigan Advanced Stats

Michigan Football Team Statistics

Backfield

Peters-Poggi-Evans

O'Korn-Hill-Higdon

Malzone-Mason-Walker

Sessa-Wangler-O'Samuels/Isaac

2017 MICHIGAN Football Player

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Position

Depth

Class

Height

Weight

Status

40 yd.

Vertical

Jump

Bench Press

ACT Composite /SAT Total

High School GPA

Quarterback

Peters
O'Korn/Malzone

Peters, Brandon 18 QB 1 Fr. 6'5" 220 Starter 4.85 n/a n/a n/a n/a
O'Korn, John 8 QB 2 Sr. 6'4" 211 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malzone, Alex 15 QB 3 So. 6'2" 228 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McCaffrey, Dylan 10 QB 4 Fr. 6'5" 199 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sessa, Michael 6 QB 5 Fr. 6'8" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Speight, Wilton 3 QB 5 Sr. 6'6" 240 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Redshirt Brandon Peters had 3 starts; he threw for 37 of 64 for 486 yards, 3 TDs, one turnover on a fumble, 5 sacks in 12 carries for -25 yards, and a quarterback rating of 142.23. Peters was unable to play in the final game due to concussion. Peters on November 7 Peters Inerview Peters on April 15 Senior John O'Korn had 5 starts; he completed 83 of 156 for 956 yards, 2 TDs and 6 interceptions with 44 carries for 104 yards, but -54 yards net after deducting 158 yards in sacks and fumbles. O'Korn's quarterback rating was 101.22. O'Korn on October 7 O'Korn on August 16 Wilton Speight was 44 of 81 for 581 yards, 3 TDs and 2 interceptions in 4 starts; he had a quarterback rating of 145.25. In opponents territory, Speight was only 13 of 33 for 39.3%. Speight will transfer for his 5th year in 2018. Speight on September 2 Speight on August 16  Speight and O'Korn on August 11-BTN Speight on April 15 Speight on April 6 Speight on March 24. Michigan quarterbacks under pressure threw for 23 of 58 for 1 TD and 3 interceptions. Alex Malzone got in for a few reps against Minnesota, and tripped to Maryland; he was O'Korn's backup for the Ohio State game. Dylan McCaffrey redshirted. Michael Sessa walked-on. Shane Morris transferred to Central Michigan, and had a great season leading the Chips to an 8-4 season and a bowl game. QB Preview Joe Milton and Kevin Doyle have pledged for 2018; Milton wil enroll January, 2018 and Shea Patterson will also enroll January, 2018 as a transfer!  Kyle Grady has also pledged as a Preferred Walk-on! Will Banks Ramsey pledge as a Preferred Walk-On?

Michigan Quarterbacks

Jay Harbaugh on October 25

Jay Harbaugh on September 7

Jay Harbaugh on August 21

Jay Harbaugh on April 13

Summary of MGoBlog's Upon Further Review-Quarterbacks/Running Backs

Higdon, Karan 42.5
Evans, Chris 23.5
Isaac, Ty 22
Walker, Kareem 0
Speight, Wilton -4
Peters, Brandon -6
O'Korn, John -12
Speight, Wilton/O'Korn, John/Peters, Brandon 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 27 -22
Evans, Chris 8.5 6 2 0 3 3 3 4 4.5 5 1 2 1 0 0.5 0.5 11 1.5 9 1 4 1 0 0 47.5 24 23.5
Isaac, Ty 10.5 0 5.5 1 5.5 4 2 4.5 0 3 4 0 1.5 0 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34.5 12.5 22
Higdon, Karan 5 4 1.5 3.5 5 5 5.5 3 8 2 16.5 2 3 3 9 0 9.5 1 5.5 1.5 1 2 0 0 69.5 27 42.5
Walker, Kareem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Samuels, O'Maury 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
RB/QB Totals (8) 25 10 10 10.5 13.5 12 12.5 11.5 12.5 10 23.5 8 6.5 8 16 9.5 20.5 2.5 16.5 7.5 5 6 0 0 161.5 95.5 66

Running Back (Tailback)

Higdon
Evans/Isaac/Walker/Samuels

Higdon, Karan 22 RB 1 So. 5'10" 190 Starter 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Isaac, Ty 32 RB 2 Sr. 6'3" 228 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Walker, Kareem 6 RB 3 Fr. 6'1" 211 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Evans, Chris 12 RB 4 So. 5'11" 206 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Samuels, O'Maury 23 RB 5 Fr. 5'10" 192 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hewlett, Joe 27 RB 6 Sr. 6'0" 196 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wilson, Tru 20 RB 6 Fr. 5'10" 200 Walk-on 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Taylor, Kurt 5 RB 8 Fr. 5'8" 194 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Char, Jared 44 RB 9 Fr. 5'10" 192 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Karan Higdon started 7 games; he had 147 carries for 929 yards and 11 TDs; he also has 7 receptions for 120 yards plus one turnover. Higdon earned 3rd Team All-Big Ten recognition. Higdon's Sarasota Success Story Higdon on October 30 Higdon Highlights vs. Indiana Higdon on November 22 Higdon on October 16 Higdon on September 16 Higdon on September 5 Higdon on April 14 Chris Evans had 2 starts and ran 126 times for 661 yards and 6 TDs with 14 receptions for 146 yards and another TD and a fumble turnover against Air Force. Evans on November 14 Evans on October 10 Evans on August 30 Evans on December 11 Evans on April 5 Ty Isaac gained 548 net yards on 88 carries for 2 TDs with 3 receptions for 16 yards with 2 starts in 9 games; his fumble against MSU began the offensive implosion, and he didn't trip to Maryland, and left the Wisconsin game due to injury. Isaac on October 24 Isaac on October 4 Isaac on September 9 Isaac on September 5Isaac on August 22. Kareem Walker overcame a knee injury and ankle injury to play; he had 20 carries for 68 yards and a TD. O'Maury Samuels had 8 carries for 13 yards. Kurt Taylor redshirted; hard work is undefeated. Tru Wilson and Joe Hewlett are very capable backups as well; Hewlett earned a scholarship for the 2017 season, and both Hewlett and Wilson contributed on special teams. Wilson was guilty of a hold on the kickoff team at Wisconsin. Drake Johnson was granted his 6th year of eligibility on June 22; however, he decided to concentrate on track to be eligible for the 2020 Olympics. Christian Turner and Hassan Haskins are commitments for 2018.

Michigan's Greatest Running Backs

H-Back (Fullback)

Poggi
Hill/Mason

Poggi, Henry 19 H-Back 1 Sr. 6'4" 244 Starter 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, Khalid 80 H-Back 2 Sr. 6'2" 265 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mason, Ben 42 H-Back 3 Fr. 6'3" 251 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jared 38 H-Back 4 So. 6'2" 240 Backup 4.51 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Beneducci, Joe 30 H-Back 5 Sr. 5'9" 229 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brown, Matt 46 H-Back 6 Fr. 6'0" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Plocki, Tyler 49 H-Back 6 Fr. 6'1" 219 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Volk, Nick 40 H-Back 6 Sr. 5'11" 257 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Henry Poggi had 6 starts, and a two yard carry for a TD plus 2 receptions for 21 yards. Poggi on November 6 Poggi on October 24 Poggi on August 29  Poggi on August 8 (Poggi on April 5) Khalid Hill started 3 times; he carried 17 times for 34 yards, and 3 TDs plus has 5 receptions for 62 yards Hill on November 22 Hill on November 1 Hill on October 3 Hill on September 12 Hill on August 25 (Hill on April 11) Ben Mason got his first start against Ohio State; he played on kickoff team, and took a bad piling on unsportmanlike call against Air Force. Mason had tackle on kickoff team; he played in all 12 games scoring a TD on his first carry against Wisconsin, and had 2 carries for 3 yards overall. Ben Mason interview  Jared Wangler moved over from linebacker, and was also on the kickoff coverage team plus is a punt rusher; he has also played in all 12 games. Michael Hirsch wasn't on the team in 2017. Tyler Plocki and Matt Brown have walked-on, and Plocki dressed for the MSU game, and replaced Nate Johnson on Michigan's roster.

Wide Receiver-X


X: Peoples-Jones Slot: Schoenle/Perry
Ways/Wangler/Collins

Perry, Grant 88 X Wide Receiver 1 Jr. 6'0" 191 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Schoenle, Nate 81 X Wide Receiver 2 Fr. 6'2" 192 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Collins, Nico 4 X Wide Receiver 3 Fr. 6'4" 206 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ways, Maurice 85 X Wide Receiver 4 Sr. 6'3" 215 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Harris, Drake 6 X Wide Receiver 5 So. 6"4" 188 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Black, Tarik 7 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'3" 206 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Martin, Jake 24 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 5'11" 191 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'1" 202 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Donovan Peoples-Jones had 3 starts; he had 3 carries for 62 yards, and 16 receptions for 219 yards plus 36 punt returns for 307 yards and a TD.  Peoples-Jones on November 14 Peoples-Jones on September 5  Donovan Peoples-Jones Interview Tarik Black had 3 starts; he had 11 receptions for 149 yards including a 46 yard TD; however, it was announced on September 18 that he'll be out indefinitely with surgery on a cracked bone in his foot. Black on September 13 Black in Spring Game  Tarik Black Interview Grant Perry had 25 catches for 307 yards and a TD; he had one start, and was the leader in receiving yards in 2017 with the lowest total since Paul Seal in 1973. Perry on November 14 Perry on October 24 Perry on October 9 Perry on September 20 Walk-on Nate Schoenle had 3 catches for 37 yards, and he got the start at Slot against Penn State; he Captained the Special Teams where he has excelled on kickoff and punt coverage. Schoenle on August 25 Mo Ways had 3 catches for 7 yards; he'll transfer in 2018. Ways on April 11 Drake Harris switched to cornerback, and returned to wideout with one catch for 10 yards; he'll be transferring in 2018. Simeon Smith left the squad. Van Jefferson will transfer January, 2018! Will we add Ja'Marr Chase, Chris Olave, Michael Barrett, or others?

Wide Receiver-Z

Z: McDoom
Crawford/Ways/Wangler/Collins

Peoples-Jones, Donovan 9 Z Wide Receiver 1 Fr. 6'2" 199 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McDoom, Eddie 13 Z Wide Receiver 2 So. 6'0" 181 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Crawford, Kekoa 1 Z Wide Receiver 3 So. 6'2" 187 Injury 4.62 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Martin, Oliver 2 Z Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'1" 198 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kim, Eric 43 Z Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'2" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Latham, Evan 39 Z Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'2" 191 Walk-on 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
White, Brendan 29 Z Wide Receiver 5 Jr. 6'1" 194 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsEddie McDoom had two starts; he had 8 jet sweeps for 43 yards, and 11 receptions for 81 yards plus a big drop late in the MSU game. McDoom on September 19 McDoom on August 19. McDoom hopes for a Big Year. Kekoa Crawford had 4 start; he had 10 receptions for 125 yards including a 43 yard TD, and also returned 8 kickoffs for 139 yards. He has not shown to be much of a threat offensively. Crawford on September 9  Crawford on August 25 Oliver Martin redshirted. Nico Collins caught his first pass for 12 yards against Rutgers after traveling to Purdue and Penn State; he left the Minnesota game with an ankle injury, and didn't travel to Maryland or play against Wisconsin or Ohio State so there may be a possibility he can redshirt. Jack Young, Evan Latham and Jake McCurry have walked-on, but only Latham and McCurry made the roster, and McCurry traveled to Dallas.


Tight End


McKeon/Gentry
Wheatley/Bunting/Eubanks

McKeon, Sean 84 TE 1 Fr. 6'5" 248 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gentry, Zach 83 TE 2 So. 6'7" 248 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bunting, Ian 89 TE  3 Jr. 6'7" 252 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wheatley, Tyrone TJ 17 TE  3 So. 6'6" 265 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eubanks, Nick 82 TE 5 Fr. 6'5" 240 Injury 4.69 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Selzer, Carter 82 TE 6 Fr. 6'8" 222 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Edmonds, Conner 86 TE 7 Fr. 6'5" 252 Walk-on 4.82 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Files, Joseph 38 TE 7 Jr. 6'4" 247 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, Bradford 34 TE 7 Sr. 6'3" 237 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hanlon, Chris 46 TE 10 Fr. 6'3" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Sean McKeon had 29 receptions for 285 yards for 3 TDs with 9 starts. McKeon on November 14 McKeon on November 6 McKeon on September 20 McKeon on August 18. Zach Gentry had 15 catches for 276 yards and 2 TDs with 9 starts. Gentry on November 22 Gentry on November 1 Gentry on October 4 Gentry on September 12  Gentry on August 19. Tyrone Wheatley Jr. had 3 catches for 26 yards with 2 starts. Nick Eubanks caught 2 passes for 61 yards including a 48 yards with one start, but didn't play since the Purdue game due to an undisclosed injury. Eubanks on September 2 Ian Bunting had one reception for 6 yards. Bunting on September 20 Chris Hanlon, Carter Selzer and Ryan Veingrad have walked on; Selzer was mentioned by Harbaugh as an early standout, but Veingrad didn't make the roster.  Veingrad beats cancer to become Michigan Preferred Walk-On Devin Asiasi has transferred to UCLA with Coach Fisch. Luke Schoonmaker and Mustafa Muhammad have pledged for 2018! Will we add Tommy Tremble?

Wide Receiver Rotation

Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Perry, Grant 25 307 1
McKeon, Sean 29 285 3
Gentry, Zach 15 276 2
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 16 219 0
Crawford, Kekoa 12 182 1
Black, Tarik 11 149 1
Evans, Chris 14 146 1
Higdon, Karan 7 120 0
McDoom, Eddie 11 81 0
Hill, Khalid 5 62 0
Eubanks, Nick 2 61 0
Schoenle, Nate 3 37 0
Wheatley, Tyrone Jr. 3 26 0
Poggi, Henry 2 21 0
Isaac, Ty 3 16 0
Collins, Nico 1 12 0
Ways, Maurice 3 7 0
Bunting, Ian 1 6 0
Harris, Drake 1 10 0
Totals 164 2023 9

9 touchdowns in 12 games is not good football math. This group averaged 14 catches for 169 yards per game. Black, Crawford, Wheatley, Eubanks, Isaac, Schoenle and Collins have all missed playing time due to various injuries.

Peoples-Jones-McDoom-McKeon

Schoenle-Crawford-Gentry

Ways-Perry-Bunting/Eubanks

Martin
Black, Tarik 3 0 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 4
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 2 1 0 4 2 1 0 2.5 0 0 2 0 0 14.5 9 5.5
Crawford, Kekoa 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0
McDoom, Eddie 0 0 0 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 9.5 0 9.5
Perry, Grant 1 2 3.5 2 0 0 0 2 1 0.5 0.5 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10.5 -0.5
Ways, Mo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Schoenle, Nate 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 2 7
WR Totals (7) 6 0 9.5 0 11.5 5 2 5 6 0.5 2.5 7 4 4 12 3 4 0 3.5 0 1.5 2 0 0 40 33.5 6.5
McDoom, Eddie 10
Schoenle, Nate 7
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 5.5
Black, Tarik 4
Ways, Mo 1
Crawford, Kekoa 0
Perry, Grant -0.5

Our passing offense ranked 11th in the Big Ten, and 11th in passing efficiency! We have not been able to impose too much of a threat to our opponents with only 9 passing TDs in our first 12 games; two on bombs from our opponents 40 yard line. We did not get the ball to all the eligible receivers; this phase of our offense was not a threat to our opponents, and prevented us from coming from behind against Michigan State, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Once those teams got the lead, it was all over since our passing attack was so weak.

Michigan Ends (Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, Wingbacks/Slots)

Coach Frey on October 5

Coach Frey on August 14

Greg Frey on March 29

Strength Coach Jim Plocki and JBB

Michigan Offensive Line

Right Tackle


Bushell-Beatty
Spanellis/Ulizio

Bushell-Beatty, Juwann 76 RT 1 Sr. 6'6" 315 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Spanellis, Stephen 72/82 RT 2 Fr. 6'5" 307 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ulizio, Nolan 70 RT 3 So. 6'5" 295 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hudson, James 55 RT 4 Fr. 6'5" 302 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsNolan Ulizio started the first 5 games at Right Tackle, but Juwann Bushell-Beatty started the last 7 games, and improved the right side especially on pass protection. Bushell-Beatty on October 24 Ulizio on September 5 Cesar Ruiz and Stephen Spanellis played tackle and switched jerseys to #96 and #82; they'd line up as a double tight end. Andrew Stueber made the trip to Dallas, and played, but hasn't played since so he redshirted. James Hudson didn't trip to Dallas due to a concussion, but did dress for Cincinnati; he also redshirted.  Bushell-Beatty on April 6 Grant Newsome also redshirted; he could go on medical scholarship, but could also compete for playing time in 2018 if rehab works. Will we add Nicholas Petit-Frere, Jarrett Patterson, Jalen Goss or others?

Right Guard


Ruiz
Onwenu/Runyan

Onwenu, Michael 62 RG 1 So. 6'3" 350 Starter 5.52 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runyan, Jon Jr. 75 RG 2 So. 6'4" 298 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Filiaga, Chuck 66 RG 3 Fr. 6'6" 345 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ruiz, Cesar 51/96 RG 3 Fr. 6'4" 316 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vastardis, Andrew 68 RG 5 Fr. 6'3" 311 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fitzgerald, Sean 62 RG 6 Fr. 6'3" 311 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jokisch, Dan 61 RG 6 Fr. 6'4" 251 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Speight, Jess 67 RG 6 Fr. 6'4" 289 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Michael Onwenu started the first 8 games; Cesar Ruiz started the last 4 games. Ruiz on November 6 Ruiz Interview Onwenu on October 4 Onwenu on March 31 Jon Runyan was their backup. Runyan on August 22 Chuck Filiaga redshirted. Dan Jokisch walked-on. Sean Fitzgerald and Jess Speight are new walk-ons who made the roster. David Dawson transferred to Iowa State, but then left their program to go to Morgan State.

Center


Kugler
Ruiz/Vastardis

Kugler, Patrick 57 C 1 Sr. 6'5" 296 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ruiz, Cesar 96 C 2 Fr. 6'4" 316 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cole, Mason 52 C 2 Sr. 6'5" 297 Co-Capt. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vastardis, Andrew 68 C 4 Fr. 6'3" 311 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsPatrick Kugler started all 12 games. Kugler on November 14 Kugler on November 1 Kugler on October 30 Kugler on October 9 Kugler on September 12   Kugler on August 30 Kugler on August 13 Kugler on June 29 Kugler on April 4 Walk-on Andrew Vastardis got in late in the Minnesota game.

Left Guard


Bredeson
Ruiz/Ulizio

Bredeson, Ben 74 LG 1 So. 6'5" 308 Starter 5.31 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ruiz, Cesar 96 LG 2 Fr. 6'4" 316 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hall, JaRaymond 73 LG 3 Fr. 6'5" 282 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsBen Bredeson had 12 starts at Left Guard. Bredeson on November 14 Bredeson on October 25 Bredeson on October 10 Bredeson on September 13 Bredeson on August 18. January enrollee JaRaymond Hall redshirted, and could transfer in 2018.  JaRaymond Hall

Left Tackle

Cole
Spanellis/Ulizio

Cole, Mason 52 LT 1 Sr. 6'5" 297 Co-Capt. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Spanellis, Stephen 72/82 LT 2 Fr. 6'5" 307 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stueber, Andrew 71 LT 3 Fr. 6'7" 314 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Honigford, Joel 59 LT 4 Fr. 6'6" 275 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Greg 79 LT 4 Fr. 6'6" 288 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsMason Cole started all 12 games at Left Tackle; he was elected offensive captain, and tied Jon Runyan for the most starts with 50 starts on the offensive line. Cole earned 2nd Team All-Big Ten recognition. Cole on November 21 Cole, Higdon and Evans on November 5 Cole on October 7 Cole on October 3 Cole on September 18  Cole on August 29  Cole on August 8 Cole on April 15 Cole on March 24 Stephen Spanellis is now the 3rd tackle for the Right or Left Side, and is working as an extra Tight End on run blocking. Spanellis on November 6 Walk-On Greg Robinson got in late in the Minnesota game. Andrew Stueber played in the Florida game, and Joel Honigford made the trip; both redshirted. Jalen Mayfield and Ryan Hayes have pledged for 2018. 

Michigan Player-O Fla+ Fla- Cin+ Cin- AF+ AF- Pur+ Pur- MSU+ MSU- Ind+ Ind- PSU+ PSU- Rut+ Rut- Min+ Min- MD+ MD- Wis+ Wis- Ohio+ Ohio- Total+ Total- Net
Cole, Mason 13 2 9.5 2 6.5 3 5.5 3 7 2 15 1 4.5 4 21 2 8.5 0 9 2 5 1.5 0 0 104.5 22.5 82
Bredeson, Ben 10 2.5 8 4 6 3.5 6.5 10 5 1 17.5 15.5 4 2 13 2 13.5 3 8 2 4.5 2 0 0 96 47.5 48.5
Kugler, Patrick 8.5 4 3.5 3 6 9 10.5 7 8.5 1.5 10.5 11.5 6 2 9 5 5 6 5.5 0 2.5 7 0 0 75.5 56 19.5
Onwenu, Michael 13.5 11 8 8 7.5 6 8.5 4 9 2 16 9 12 1 9.5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 85 43 42
Ulizio, Nolan 5 17.5 9.5 2 5 3 8.5 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 35.5 -6.5
Runyan, Jon 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 6
Ruiz, Cesar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 9 0.5 2 8 0 0 18 11.5 6.5
Wheatley, Tyrone 5 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 2.5 2 0 2 6.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 26 6 20
McKeon, Sean 3.5 6 5.5 1 10 4 2 4 1 4 2.5 4 7 1 11.5 5 6 2 2.5 0 4 4 0 0 55.5 35 20.5
Bunting, Ian 1 1.5 1.5 0 0 4 1 2 1.5 0 5 2 0 0 1.5 1 3.5 0.5 1 1 0 1 0 0 16 12 4
Gentry, Zach 2.5 2 2.5 0 2 3 2.5 1.5 1.5 3 4.5 4 5.5 5 11.5 5 5.5 2 3.5 7.5 2 2 0 0 43.5 35 8.5
Eubanks, Nick 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -3
Hill, Khalid 5.5 0 4 1 5 2 4 2 1.5 4 1 2.5 3 4 5 2 2.5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 34.5 17.5 17
Poggi, Henry 4 2.5 4 3 4.5 0 2 1 3.5 0.5 8 4 6 2 8 1 4.5 3 0.5 2.5 3 1 0 0 48 20.5 27.5
Mason, Ben 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 2 0.5 0 0.5 0 2 0 0 0 13 4 9
Bushell-Beatty-Juwann 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 0 10.5 6 3.5 1 12 0 7 3.5 3 1.5 3.5 7 0 0 43 19 24
Spanellis, Stephen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.5 0 5 0 1.5 2 0 0 15 2 13
OL/TE Totals (15) 71.5 51 60 26 54.5 37.5 57.5 47.5 50.5 24 93 61.5 51.5 24 120 28 70.5 20 48.5 17 33 36.5 0 0 480 309 338.5

Offensive Line

Cole, Mason 82
Bredeson, Ben 48.5
Onwenu, Michael 42
Poggi, Henry 27.5
Bushell-Beatty, Juwann 24
McKeon, Sean 20.5
Wheatley, Tyrone 20
Kugler, Patrick 19.5
Hill, Khalid 17
Spanellis, Stephen 13
Mason, Ben 9
Gentry, Zach 8.5
Ruiz, Cesar 6.5
Runyan, Jon 6
Bunting, Ian 4
Eubanks, Nick -3
Ulizio, Nolan -6.5

Cole-Bredeson-Kugler-Ruiz-Bushell-Beatty

Michigan Player-OPP Fla Cin AF Pur MSU Ind PSU Rut Min MD Wis Ohio Total+
Ulizio, Nolan 6 3 7 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
Team 2 0 2 2 0 2 5 0 0 1 8 0 22
Bredeson, Ben 1 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 21
Cole, Mason 3 0 1 3 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 16
Bushell-Beatty, Juwann 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 1 1 0 2 0 15
Kugler, Patrick 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 0 5 0 13
Onwenu, Michael 1 5 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11
Higdon, Karan 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 8
Ruiz, Cesar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 6
McKeon, Sean 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Evans, Chris 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Isaac, Ty 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
Poggi, Henry 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Wheatley, Tyrone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Gentry, Zach 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OL/TE Totals (14) 14 9 15 23 25 7 24 3 9 7 23 0 159

Our offensive line has been decent so far in run blocking, but not so good on pass protection.

Offensive Line Protection Plus Minus Total
Florida 31 14 17
Cincinnati 40 8 32
Air Force 29 15 14
Purdue 43 23 20
Michigan State 45 25 20
Indiana 19 7 12
Penn State 30 24 6
Rutgers 25 3 22
Minnesota 11 9 2
Maryland 18 7 11
Wisconsin 35 23 12
Ohio State 0 0 0
Totals 326 158 168

Spanellis-Ruiz-Cole-Onwenu/Runyan-Ulizio

Vastardis-Filiaga-Hudson-Honigford/Stueber

Offensive Line UFR Plus Minus Total
Florida 71.5 51 20.5
Cincinnati 60 26 34
Air Force 54.5 37.5 17
Purdue 57.5 47.5 10
Michigan State 50.5 24 26.5
Indiana 93 61.5 31.5
Penn State 51.5 24 27.5
Rutgers 120 28 92
Minnesota 70.5 20 0
Maryland 48.5 17 31.5
Wisconsin 33 36.5 -3.5
Ohio State 0 0 0
Totals 710.5 373 287
Protection 326 158 168
Offense # Defense Special Teams
Crawford, Kekoa 1 Thomas, Ambry n/a
Martin, Oliver 2 Kemp, Carlo n/a
Speight, Wilton 3 Gary, Rashan Nordin, Quinn/Robbins, Brad
Collins, Nico 4 Jones, Reuben n/a
Taylor, Kurt 5 Solomon, Aubrey n/a
Walker, Kareem 6 n/a Tice, Ryan/Sessa, Michael
Black, Tarik 7 Hudson, Khaleke n/a
O'Korn, John 8 Singleton, Drew n/a
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 9 McCray, Michael n/a
McCaffrey, Dylan 10 Bush, Devin n/a
Evans, Chris 12 Ross, Joshua n/a
McDoom, Eddie 13 n/a n/a
n/a 14 Metellus, Josh n/a
Malzone, Alex 15 Winovich, Chase Moores, Garrett
Wangler, Jack 16 Kelly-Powell, Jaylen n/a
Wheatley, Tyrone TJ 17 n/a Hart, Will
Peters, Brandon 18 Vilain, Luiji n/a
Poggi, Henry 19 Paye, Kwity n/a
Wilson, Tru 20 Hawkins, Bradley Mitchell, Matt
n/a 21 n/a n/a
Higdon, Karan 22 Long, David n/a
Samuels, O'Maury 23 Kinnel, Tyree n/a
Martin, Jake 24 Hill, LaVert n/a
n/a 25 St. Juste, Benjamin White, Brendan
n/a 26 Woods, J'Marick n/a
Hewlett, Joe 27 Reynolds, Hunter n/a
Brenner, Austin 28 Watson, Brandon n/a
White, Brendan 29 Glasgow, Jordan n/a
Beneducci, Joe 30 Cochran, Tyler n/a
n/a 31 n/a Foug, James
Isaac, Ty 32 Grodman, Louis n/a
n/a 33 n/a Cheeseman, Cameron
Jones, Bradford 34 Anthony, Jordan n/a
Schoenle, Nate 35 Uche, Joshua n/a
n/a 36 Gil, Devin n/a
n/a 37 Drobocky, Dane n/a
n/a 38 Wangler, Jared n/a
Latham, Evan 39 n/a Carlton, Alex
Volk, Nick 40 n/a n/a
n/a 41 West, Jacob/Fakih, Adam n/a
Mason, Ben 42 n/a Files, Joseph
Kim, Eric 43 McCurry, Jake n/a
Char, Jared 44 Irving-Bey, Deron Baldeck, Matt
n/a 45 Shibley, Adam n/a
Brown, Matt/Hanlon, Chris 46 Wroblewski, Mike n/a
n/a 49 n/a Robinson, Andrew
Onwenu, Michael 50 Dwumfour, Michael n/a
Ruiz, Cesar 51 Bush, Pete n/a
Cole, Mason 52 n/a n/a
n/a 53 n/a n/a
n/a 54 Myers, Carl n/a
Hudson, James 55 n/a n/a
n/a 56 Offerdahl, Jameson n/a
Kugler, Patrick 57 n/a n/a
n/a 58 Kaminski, Alex n/a
Honigford, Joel 59 Furbush, Noah n/a
n/a 60 n/a n/a
Jokisch, Dan 61 n/a n/a
Fitzgerald, Sean 62 n/a n/a
n/a 64 n/a n/a
n/a 65 n/a n/a
Filiaga, Chuck 66 n/a n/a
Speight, Jess 67 n/a n/a
Vastardis, Andrew 68 n/a n/a
n/a 69 n/a n/a
Ulizio, Nolan 70 n/a n/a
Stueber, Andrew 71 n/a n/a
Spanellis, Stephen 72 n/a n/a
n/a 73 Hurst, Maurice n/a
Bredeson, Ben 74 n/a n/a
Runyan, Jon Jr. 75 n/a n/a
Bushell-Beatty, Juwann 76 n/a n/a
n/a 77 n/a n/a
n/a 78 n/a n/a
Robinson, Greg 79 n/a n/a
Hill, Khalid 80 n/a n/a
Schoenle, Nate 81 n/a n/a
Eubanks, Nick/Selzer, Carter 82 Drbocky, Dane n/a
Gentry, Zach 83 n/a n/a
McKeon, Sean 84 n/a n/a
Ways, Maurice 85 n/a n/a
Edmonds, Conner 86 n/a n/a
Perry, Grant 88 Dunaway, Jack n/a
Bunting, Ian 89 n/a n/a
n/a 90 Mone, Bryan n/a
n/a 91 n/a n/a
n/a 92 Robertson, Cheyenn n/a
n/a 93 Marshall, Lawrence n/a
n/a 94 n/a n/a
n/a 95 Jeter, Donovan n/a
n/a 96 Paea, Phillip n/a
Spanellis, Stephen 97 Johnson, Ron n/a
n/a 99 Luby, John n/a

Defense

Defensive Player FL Cin AF Pu MSU Ind PSU Rut Min MD Wi OSU Bowl Total
Bush, Devin 7 7 11 6 8 8 4 11 9 5 5 5 0 86
Hudson, Khaleke 3 6 5 1 2 5 7 5 13 7 9 4 0 67
McCray, Michael 2 6 11 4 6 4 6 4 7 4 3 10 0 67
Kinnel, Tyree 6 9 1 3 5 6 7 2 5 10 8 4 0 66
Winovich, Chase 4 3 9 6 7 6 4 3 4 6 5 9 0 66
Hurst, Maurice 5 3 3 3 8 6 1 8 2 9 5 3 0 56
Gary, Rashan 2 3 6 1 6 7 2 5 2 5 3 10 0 52
Metellus, Josh 3 3 6 3 0 6 3 2 3 6 9 5 0 49
Hill, LaVert 4 1 3 0 1 2 7 0 0 2 0 4 0 24
Furbush, Noah 2 3 5 0 5 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 23
Watson, Brandon 1 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 4 3 2 2 0 20
Long, David 0 1 5 0 1 2 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 18
Solomon, Aubrey 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 3 2 1 4 0 0 16
Glasgow, Jordan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 1 0 10
Wroblewski, Mike 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 8
Mone, Bryan 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7
Thomas, Ambry 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Marshall, Lawrence 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 7
Woods, J'Marick 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 6
Schoenle, Nate 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Paye, Kwity 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Dwumfour, Michael 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Hewlett, Joe 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
Gil, Devin 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Uche, Josh 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Ross, Josh 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Kemp, Carlo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
St. Juste, Benjamin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Kelly-Powell, Jaylen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Perry, Grant 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mason, Ben 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Higdon, Karan 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Wangler, Jared 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Hawkins, Brad 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
McDoom, Eddie 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Black, Tarik 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Crawford, Kekoa 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Poggi, Henry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Gentry, Zach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Foug, James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Team 49 60 71 34 58 63 55 52 60 75 63 69 0 709

Our defense was good, but not great. Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State attacked our best defensive players: Bush and Winovich, and both won the gamble. Dantonio ran right at Winovich early, and was successful; they also didn't need to double-team Gary. Our most productive defensive lineman was Winovich, but Gary was the most improved. Gary and Hurst made 1st Team All-Big Ten, and Winovich made the 2nd Team. Penn State's offensive line handled both Hurst and Gary, and Ohio State handled Hurst. Our linebacking play was mediocre overall with Bush being the most productive; he didn't fare well against our toughest opponents. Furbush did a lot of running around, but he doesn't wrap up anyone, and McCray was picked on during the first drive when Michigan State scored. McCray has not looked like a 5th year Senior Co-Captain we were hoping would lead the defense. Penn State set up a problem matchup with McCray on Barkley, and they won that gamble as well. One would have to assess our safety play as very, very poor; Metellus had no tackles against MSU, and looked like a high school player against Penn State. Our cornerbacks have been much improved; LaVert Hill is a strong corner, and David Long is adequate to above average. Surprisingly, Brandon Watson has done a quietly strong job, but even he didn't do well against Penn State. Overall, our defense has been great between the 20s, but weak in the red zone; we rank 45th nationally and 4th in the Big Ten in Red Zone Defense. We allowed 23 scores in 28 red zones with 17 TDs including 10 on the ground. Rutgers and Minnesota both punched in red zone TDs. We allow too many big plays especially on the Wildcat. Our tackling in the open field is weak; poor angles and anticipation from our safeties particularly Metellus. The best defenses in the Big Ten were Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Ohio State. Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconin showed our defense is good, but not great. 33% of the touchdowns allowed by the Michigan defense came after the offense scored a touchdown.

Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions QB Hits Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks
Backs 35.14% 260 29.5 8.5 3 0 8 5 33
Linebackers 27.16% 201 24 11 2 2 1 9 10
Line  31.49% 233 48 19.5 3 3 0 15 1
Special Teams-Other 6.22% 46 0 0 1 2 0 0 2
Totals 100% 740 101.5 39 9 7 9 29 46
Pressure 31 7 36 7 21 4 35 9 12 6 33 22 21 8 27 3 17 12 19 9 0 0 0 0 252 87 165
Coverage 20 3 32 16 24 6 22 9 25 4 49 18 11 22 11 7 13 5 22 10 0 0 0 0 229 100 129
Tackling 2 1 3 5 1 1 3 6 2 1 3 8 0 5 2 5 5 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 23 38 -15
Coordinator (RPS) 11 5 15 12 18 17 19 12 12 14 18 10 14 20 7 6 22 4 10 16 0 0 0 0 146 116 30
2016 Opponent
Big Plays Allowed (20+ yards) Home Run Plays Allowed (50+ yards) 2017 Opponent Big Plays Allowed (20+ yards) Home Run Plays Allowed (50+ yards)
Hawaii 2 0 Florida 5 0
UCF 5 1 Cincinnati 3 0
Colorado 2 2 Air Force 3 1
Penn State 3 0 Purdue 3 0
Wisconsin 2 0 Michigan State 2 1
Rutgers 0 0 Indiana 3 0
Illinois 3 0 Penn State 8 1
Michigan State 8 0 Rutgers 4 1
Maryland 6 0 Minnesota 3 0
Iowa 2 0 Maryland 7 0
Indiana 3 0 Wisconsin 6 3
Ohio State 1 0 Ohio State 9 0
Florida State 6 2 South Carolina 0 0
Totals 43 5 Totals 47 7

Don Brown on November 1

Don Brown on September 20

Coach Brown on August 30

Coach Brown-BTN Bus Tour on August 11

Coach Brown on August 3

Don Brown on June 24

Don Brown on Spring Practice on March 24

Michigan Defense Spring Report April 3

Al Netter

DE-Strong Side

Gary

Kemp 

DE-Wide Side/Buck Linebacker

Winovich Paye/Jones Upshaw
NT Solomon Mone
DT Hurst Marshall/Dwumfour Hutchinson
OLB-SAM

Furbush

Uche

Reese
ILB-MIKE Bush Wroblewski  McGrone
ILB-WILL McCray Gil
LCB-Wide Side L. Hill Thomas/Kelly-Powell Green/Green

RCB-Short Side

Long

Watson

Faustin/Sims
FS Kinnel Woods/Hawkins Reese

SS/Rover

Viper/Nickel

Metellus

K.Hudson

Glasgow/Hawkins

Glasgow

Game-2017 Rushing Passing Total First Downs 3rd/4th Down Red Zone Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Time Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts
Florida 11 181 192 9 3 of 15 0 0 17 53 25:47:00 3 6 6 0
Cincinnati 68 132 200 13 6 of 20 2 14 14 70 29:33:00 2 4 10 0
Air Force 168 64 232 15 4 of 14 2 3 13 58 30:25:00 1 3 6 0
Purdue 30 159 189 9 0 of 12 2 10 10 50 21:01:00 1 5 11 0
Michigan State 158 94 252 13 2 of 15 2 14 14 62 29:08:00 0 0 11 0
Indiana 80 198 278 14 5 of 18 4 17 20 72 24:51:00 2 2 8 0
Penn State 224 282 506 25 4 of 8 6 28 42 61 27:04:00 1 2 2 0
Rutgers 94 101 195 9 3 of 11 1 7 14 47 23:16:00 0 5 8 0
Minnesota 90 74 164 13 4 of 13 2 10 10 56 32:25:00 1 5 8 0
Maryland 180 160 340 15 6 of 20 3 10 10 70 32:22:00 2 1 5 1
Wisconsin 182 143 325 14 5 of 15 3 10 24 59 31:45:00 1 3 8 0
Ohio State 226 124 350 17 8 of 16 2 14 31 63 31:17:00 0 3 6 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1511 1712 3223 166 50 of 167 29 137 219 721 338:54:00 14 39 89 1

Mattison on October 11

Greg Mattison on April 4

Defensive Line Spring Report

Nose Tackle


Solomon

Mone

Solomon, Aubrey 5 NT 1 Fr. 6'3" 297 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mone, Bryan 90 NT 2 Sr. 6'4" 325 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Myers, Carl 54 NT 3 Fr. 6'3" 276 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paea, Phillip 96 NT 3 Fr. 6'4" 275 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsBryan Mone had 10 tackles, 0.5 for loss in 12 games with 4 starts. Mone on August 11 Mone on March 31 Aubrey Solomon had 4 starts with 17 tackles, 2 for loss. Solomon on November 1 Solomon on June 23  Walk-on Carl Myers didn't play. Phillip Paea redshirted.

Defensive Tackle


Hurst
Marshall/Dwumfour

Hurst, Maurice 73 DT 1 Sr. 6'2" 280 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dwumfour, Michael 50 DT 2 Fr. 6'2" 290 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Marshall, Lawrence 93 DT 3 Sr. 6'4" 285 Backup 4.41 n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsMo Hurst had 58 tackles, 13 for loss with 5 sacks, a fumble recovery, a blocked field goal, a pass deflection, and 2 quarterback hits in 12 starts; he had 46 quarterback pressures, and was voted 1st Team All-Big Ten. Hurst on November 21 Hurst on November 6 Hurst on September 12 Hurst on August 29  Hurst on August 9  Hurst on April 15  Lawrence Marshall had a fumble recovery, and 5 tackles in 8 games. Marshall on September 5 Michael Dwumfour played in 8 games with 4 tackles, one for loss with 0.5 sack. Dwumfour on October 25 Aiden Hutchinson pledged for 2018; will he play defensive tackle, end or move at tight end? Will we add Tyler Friday?

Defensive End-Strong Side

Gary
Kemp


Gary, Rashan 3 DE-Strong 1 So. 6'5" 281 Starter 4.86 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kemp, Carlo 2 DE-Strong 2 Fr. 6'3" 264 Backup 4.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jeter, Donovan 95 DE-Strong 3 Fr. 6'3" 288 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Irving-Bey, Deron 44 DE-Strong 4 Fr. 6'5" 274 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Ron 97 DE-Strong 4 Fr. 6'4" 264 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Luby, John 99 DE-Strong 4 Fr. 6'6" 241 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsRashan Gary had 61 tackles, 11.5 for loss with 5 sacks, a forced fumble and 7 quarterback hits in 12 starts with 27 quarterback pressures; he was voted 1st Team All-Big Ten by the coaches. Gary on November 14 Gary on October 25 Gary on October 10 Gary on September 18  Gary on August 30 Gary on August 11-BTN Gary on April 15 Gary on March 29. Redshirt Carlo Kemp had 3 tackles in 9 games. Kemp on September 6Kemp on April 11 Donovan Jeter had a meniscus tear; he redshirted after surgery.  Jeter on June 23 John Luby forced the hurry that resulted in the "Pick 6" by Brandon Watson in the Spring game; Luby is a walk-on from Lake Orion. Corey Malone-Hatcher took a medical scholarship. Jeter Interview Corey Malone-Hatcher Will we add Eyabi Anoma or Jayson Oweh?

Defensive End-Weak Side/Buck Linebacker


Winovich
Paye/Jones

Winovich, Chase 15 DE/Buck LB 1 Sr. 6'3" 253 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paye, Kwity 19 DE/Buck LB 2 Fr. 6'4" 241 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vilain, Luiji 18 DE/Buck LB 3 Fr. 6'4" 242 Injury n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, Reuben 4 DE/Buck LB 4 So. 6'4" 245 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Drbocky, Dane 82 DE/Buck LB 5 Fr. 6'3" 234 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robertson, Cheyenn 92 DE/Buck LB 5 So. 6'3" 228 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsChase Winovich had 84 tackles, 17 for loss including 8 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 5 quarterback hits in 12 starts; he had 49 quarterback pressures to lead the defensive line including one on the final play of the Indiana game that resulted in the interception by Kinnel. He was voted 1st Team All-Big Ten by the media. Will he come back in 2018? Winovich on November 26 Winovich on November 21 Winovich on November 6 Winovich on October 4 Winovich on September 16 Winovich on August 30 Winovich on April 4 Freshman Kwity Paye had 5 tackles, 1.5 for loss with a sack. Reuben Jones also saw a little action with no tackles. Luiji Vilain went down with a leg injury and had surgery so he redshirted. Shelton Johnson is no longer on the team. Taylor Upshaw has pledged for 2018, and will enroll January, 2018.

Defensive Line

Hurst, Mo 125.5
Winovich, Chase 88
Gary, Rashan 70
Mone, Bryan 10
Solomon, Aubrey 8
Paye, Kwity 2.5
Dwumfour, Michael 2.5
Marshall, Lawrence 2.5
Kemp, Carlo 0
Jones, Reuben -5
Michigan Player-D Fla+ Fla- Cin+ Cin- AF+ AF- Pur+ Pur- MSU+ MSU- Ind+ Ind- PSU+ PSU- Rut+ Rut- Min+ Min- MD+ MD- Wis+ Wis- Ohio+ Ohio- Total+ Total- Net
Gary, Rashan 8.5 4 11 1 6 3 6.5 1 11 4 18 3 6.5 4 16 4 5 5 10.5 0 0 0 0 0 99 29 70
Hurst, Mo 12 2 14.5 1 14 3 9.5 3 33.5 3 16 2 8 5 20.5 4 12 1 12 3.5 0 0 0 0 152 27.5 124.5
Winovich, Chase 14 4 11 4.5 21.5 2 18 0 11 3 17 4.5 8 5 10.5 0.5 5 4 7 8.5 0 0 0 0 123 35 88
Mone, Bryan 0 0 3.5 0 2 0 0.5 0 7 4 4 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 20 11 11
Marshall, Lawrence 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 0 1.5
Kemp, Carlo 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0
Paye, Kwity 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 1 2.5
Jones, Reuben 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 -5
Dwumfour, Michael 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 1 2.5
Solomon, Aubrey 0.5 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 4.5 5 3.5 2 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 18 10 8
DL Totals (10) 37.5 10 42 9.5 44.5 15 37.5 5 62.5 16 60.5 15.5 27.5 20 55.5 13.5 28 12 35 14 0 0 0 0 429.5 127.5 303

Gary-Solomon-Hurst-Winovich

Kemp-Mone-Dwumfour-Paye

Irving-Bey-Jeter-Marshall-Vilain/Jones

Luby/Myers-Paea-R.Johnson
Defensive Lineman Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions QB Hits Pass Deflections/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Winovich, Chase 70 17.5 8 2 1 0 5 0 DE/Buck Linebacker Starter
Gary, Rashan 61 11.5 5 1 0 0 7 0 DE-Strong Starter
Hurst, Maurice 58 13.5 5 0 1 0 2 1 DT Starter
Solomon, Aubrey 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Starter
Mone, Bryan 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Paye, Kwity 5 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 WDE Backup
Marshall, Lawrence 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 DT Backup
Dwumfour, Michael 4 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Kemp, Carlo 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 SDE Backup
Totals 233 48 19.5 3 3 0 15 1 Totals

Michigan Football Defensive Linemen

Defensive Line UFR Plus Minus Total
Florida 37.5 10 27.5
Cincinnati 42 9.5 32.5
Air Force 44.5 15 29.5
Purdue 37.5 5 32.5
Michigan State 62.5 16 46.5
Indiana 60.5 15.5 45
Penn State 27.5 20 7.5
Rutgers 55.5 13.5 42
Minnesota 28 12 16
Maryland 35 14 21
Wisconsin 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0
Totals 430.5 130.5 300
Pressure 252 87 165

Partridge on October 25

Partridge on September 20

Partridge on August 9

Partridge on March 31

Outside Linebacker-SAM

Furbush
Uche

Furbush, Noah 59 OLB-SAM 1 So. 6'5" 240 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Uche, Joshua 35 OLB-SAM 2 Fr. 6'3" 226 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Singleton, Drew 8 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'2" 219 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Offerdahl, Jameson 56 OLB-SAM 4 Jr. 6'2" 218 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsNoah Furbush had 26 tackles, 1.5 for loss with 2 fumble recoveries for a TD, 2 quarterback hits and a pass break up in 5 starts with two tackles on punt return. Furbush on Novembe 21 Furbush on November 7 Furbush on August 17Furbush on April 6  Joshua Uche had 3 tackles and a sack plus a quarterback hit. Elyse Mbem-Bosse has played on special teams in 6 of 12 games, but left the team during the season; he was on the roster game notes for all 12 games, but is no longer on the internet roster. Mbem-Bosse was replaced on the roster by 5th Year Placekicker, Alex Carlton. Drew Singleton redshirted. Adam Fakih and Adam Shibley walked-on.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE


Bush
Wroblewski

Bush, Devin 10 ILB-MIKE 1 So. 5'11" 222 Starter 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wroblewski, Mike 46 ILB-MIKE 2 Sr. 6'2" 237 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anthony, Jordan 34 ILB-MIKE 3 Fr. 6'0" 236 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsDevin Bush had 92 tackles, 9.5 for loss with 5 sacks, a quarterback hit, an interception, and 8 pass break ups in 12 starts. He started the season strong, but wasn't as good against the teams with better offenses: Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State; still, he was a Butkus Semi-Finalist, and earned 1st Team All-Big Ten by the coaches. He did get a pick against Wisconsin! Bush on November 21 Bush on November 14 Bush on September 13 Devin Bush Highlights Bush and Black on September 2 Bush on August 30 Bush on August 16 Bush on June 26 Bush on April 15 Walk-on Mike Wroblewski had 5 tackles with a forced fumble in the Purdue game plus 4 more on the kickoff team. Unwanted Mike Wroblewski Joshua Ross played on special teams in all 12 games with 2.5 tackles. Jordan Anthony redshirted. Wyatt Shallman transferred to Ohio Univ.

Inside Linebacker-WILL


McCray
Gil

McCray, Michael 9 ILB-WILL 1 Sr. 6'4" 242 Co-Capt. 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gil, Devin 36 ILB-WILL 2 Fr. 6'2" 220 Backup 4.72 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ross, Joshua 12 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'2" 229 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dunaway, Jack 88 ILB-WILL 4 Jr. 6'2" 241 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bush, Pete 51 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 6'2" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fakih, Adam 41 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 6'2" 210 Walk-on 4.69 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kaminski, Alex 58 ILB-WILL 5 Sr. 5'11" 226 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shibley, Adam 45 ILB-WILL 5 Jr. 6'1" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsOur defensive Captain, Michael McCray, had 73 tackles, 12 for loss including 5 sacks plus 5 quarterback hits, a forced fumble, and a pass break up in 11 starts; he didn't start due against Florida due to dehydration. McCray on November 21 McCray on November 14 McCray on October 30 McCray on October 7 McCray on October 3 McCray on August 28 McCray on August 13 McCray on April 15 Devin Gill got the start at WILL against Florida and had 3 tackles on the season; he also got a tackle on punt return against Indiana. Walk-on Jack Dunaway made the trip to Dallas, but never played. Dytarious Johnson went to Prep School, and planned to enroll in January, but signed with Eastern Illinois. Cameron McGrone has pledged for 2018!

Linebacker Rotation

Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions QB Hits Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Bush, Devin 92 9.5 5 0 0 1 1 8 ILB-MIKE Starter
McCray, Michael 73 12 5 1 0 0 5 1 ILB-WILL Starter
Furbush, Noah 26 1.5 0 0 2 0 2 1 OLB-SAM Starter  
Uche, Josh 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 OLB-SAM Backup
Wroblewski, Mike 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ILB-MIKE Backup
Gil, Devin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Totals 201 24 11 2 2 1 9 10 Totals

McCray-Bush-Furbush

Gil-Wroblewski-Uche

Ross-Anthony-Mbem-Bosse/Singleton

Dunaway-Offerdahl
Bush, Devin 64.5
McCray, Michael 37.5
Furbush, Noah 13
Uche, Josh 7
Wroblewski, Michael 3
Gil, Devin 0.5
Bush, Devin 17.5 4 12 4 16 4 17.5 3 7 5 16 4.5 2.5 8 10.5 7 4.5 3 9 5.5 0 0 0 0 112.5 48 54.5
McCray, Michael 5 2 8 14 17.5 2 7.5 4 14 3 11.5 5 4.5 9.5 4.5 3 8 4 9.5 6 0 0 0 0 90 52.5 37.5
Furbush, Noah 7 3 9.5 2 5 5.5 3.5 1 1 3 2.5 2 4.5 3 0.5 0 2.5 3 2.5 3 0 0 0 0 38.5 25.5 13
Uche, Josh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Gil, Devin 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0.5
Ross, Josh 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
Wroblewski, Mike 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
LB Totals (7) 30 9 30.5 21 38.5 11.5 31.5 8 22 11 31 11.5 11.5 20.5 17.5 10 15 10 25 14.5 0 0 0 0 248.5 126 112.5
Linebacker UFR Plus Minus Total
Florida 30 9 21
Cincinnati 30.5 21 9.5
Air Force 38.5 11.5 27
Purdue 31.5 8 23.5
Michigan State 22 11 11
Indiana 31 11.5 19.5
Penn State 11.5 20.5 -9
Rutgers 17.5 10 7.5
Minnesota 15 10 5
Maryland 25 14.5 10.5
Wisconsin 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0
Totals 252.5 127 125.5
Defensive Back (Field)-Wideside (LCB )


L. Hill/Watson
Kelly-Powell

Hill, LaVert 24 LCB 1 So. 5'11" 177 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thomas, Ambry 1 LCB 2 Fr. 6'0" 179 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
St. Juste, Benjamin 25 LCB 3 Fr. 6'3" 193 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McCurray, Jake 43 LCB 4 Fr. 6'0" 180 Walk-on 4.54 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brenner, Austin 28 LCB 5 Sr. 6'2" 189 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsLaVert Hill started 11 games on the wide side with 23 tackles, 5 for loss, 2 interceptions for a TD, and 7 pass break ups; he also had a 35 yard return on the field goal block by Maurice Hurst, and was voted to 2nd Team All-Big Ten by the coaches. Watson started with Kelly-Powell as backup. Hill on October 3 Hill on September 12 Hill on August 26 Ambry Thomas had 6 tackles, 0.5 for loss with a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, and looked good on kickoff returns. Thomas on November 1 Ambry Thomas Benjamin St. Juste played on special teams in all 12 games with 2 tackles on the kickoff team plus another tackle late in the Rutgers game; however, Cincinnati recovered a fumble when a punt hit him, and Maryland almost got a similar turnover when a punt rolled between his legsBenjamin St. Juste Interview  Hunter Reynolds made the roster as a walk-on as did converted wide receivers, Austin Brenner and Jake McCurray; McCurray made the trip to Dallas.


Defensive (Boundry) Back-Shortside (RCB)

Long/Watson
Kelly-Powell

Long, David 22 RCB 1 Fr. 5'11" 187 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Watson, Brandon 28 RCB 2 Sr. 5'11" 200 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mitchell, Matt 20 RCB 3 Fr. 5'10" 185 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reynolds, Hunter 27 RCB 3 Jr. 6'0" 188 Walk-on 4.54 n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsDavid Long started the all 12 games with 21 tackles, 2 for loss, 0.5 sack, 2 interceptions, and 4 pass break ups.  Long on November 6 Long on October 9  Long on September 20 David Long on August 1 Brandon Watson had 17 tackles, 1.5 for loss, 5 pass break ups, and a quarterback hit plus another tackle on a punt return; he got the job done quietly, but effectively. Jaylen Kelly-Powell played on special teams, and got 2 tackles in the Maryland game plus one against Wisconsin on defense. Jaylen Kelly-Powell Interview  Nate Johnson moved over from receiver; he was suspended indefinitely on September 30 for domestic violence on an assault charge, and dismissed from the team on October 4. Keith Washington transferred to Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Myles Sims, Gemon and German Green, and Sammy Faustin have pledged for 2018. Who else will we add? Chris Smith?

Free Safety


Kinnel
Woods/Hawkins

Kinnel, Tyree 23 FS 1 Jr. 5'11" 201 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Woods, J'Marick 26 FS 2 Fr. 6'3" 203 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hawkins, Bradley 20 FS 3 Fr. 6'2" 204 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grodman, Louis 32 FS 4 Jr. 5'11" 188 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cochran, Tyler 30 FS 5 Fr. 6'1" 194 Walk-on 4.52 n/a n/a n/a n/a
West, Jacob 41 FS 6 Jr. 6'1" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Tyree Kinnel has 12 starts with 67 tackles, 4.5 for loss including a sack, 7 pass break ups and 2 interceptions for a TD; he looked very bad in the Penn State game with poor coverage, and several missed tackles as he gave up several big plays. Kinnel on November 21 Kinnel on November 5 Kinnel on October 4 Kinnel on September 5 Kinnel on March 30. J'Marick Woods saw action on special teams in all 12 games, and came in to spell Metellus in the 4th quarter of Air Force; he had 4 tackles on kickoff coverage, and two tackles at Safety. J'Marick Woods Interview  Brad Hawkins played both Free Safety and Viper, and saw action against Maryland on defense with a tackle; he recovered a fumble in the Rutgers game, and has returned a couple of kickoffs as an up man. Hawkins on October 25 Deontay Anderson will transfer and enroll January, 2018. Otis Reese has pledged for 2018, will he honor his pledge?  Will we add Talanoa Hufanga?

Strong Safety and Viper


Metellus and K. Hudson
Glasgow/Hawkins

Hudson, Khaleke 7 Viper 1 So. 6'0" 205 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Glasgow, Jordan 29 Viper 2 So. 6'1" 210 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hawkins, Bradley 20 Viper 3 Fr. 6'2" 204 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Metellus, Josh 14 Viper 3 So. 6'0" 199 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Josh Metellus had 50 tackles, 3 pass break ups, a blocked punt, and forced a fumble in 12 starts; he really looked confused, fatigued and missed a lot of tackles in the Penn State game. Metellus on November 14 Metellus on October 9 Metellus on September 13 Metellus on September 5 Metellus on September 2 Metellus on August 22 Metellus on April 4 Jordan Glasgow played on special teams in all 12 games, and has 7 tackles on kickoff and punt coverage teams. Glasgow on November 7 Glasgow on August 26  Glasgow on April 13 Khaleke Hudson had 70 tackles, 16 for loss with 7 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 2 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, and 7 break ups in 12 starts plus assisted on a tackle on special teams; he was voted 2nd Team All-Big Ten by the media. Hudson on November 21 Hudson on November 5 Hudson on October 10 Hudson on September 9. Hudson on September 5 Khaleke Hudson on August 22 Hudson's Road to the Viper Otis Reese has pledged for 2018, will he play honor his pledge or flip to Georgia?

Metellus, Josh 14 SS/Rover 1 So. 6'0" 199 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Glasgow, Jordan 29 SS/Rover 2 So. 6'1" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Defensive Back Rotation

Hudson, Khaleke 42.5
Watson, Brandon 25
Hill, LaVert 25.5
Long, David 23.5
Metellus, Josh 7
Glasgow, Jordan 1
Thomas, Ambry 0.5
Kinnel, Tyree -6
Hill, LaVert 7 5.5 4 1 6 3 4 2 7.5 1 9 2 4 2 0.5 0 0.5 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 44 18.5 25.5
Long, David 2 0 0.5 0 3 0 5 0 1 0 8 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 28.5 5 23.5
Watson, Brandon 4 3 8 0 3.5 0 2 0 3 0 7.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.5 4 17.5
Metellus, Josh 9 2 1.5 3 3.5 4 2.5 2 2.5 1 1.5 4 0.5 6 3.5 1.5 2 3 7.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 34 27 7
Hudson, Khaleke 7.5 1 7.5 3.5 11.5 7.5 5 5 3 2 4 4 7 4 7.5 2 18 2 4.5 2 0 0 0 0 75.5 33 42.5
Thomas, Ambry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0.5
Glasgow, Jordan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Woods, J'Marick 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
Kinnel, Tyree 3.5 1 9.5 2 2 4 4 5 2 5 9 6 0.5 10 2 5 2 1 4.5 6 0 0 0 0 39 45 -6
DB Totals (9) 33 12.5 32 9.5 29.5 18.5 22.5 14 19 9 39.5 19 13 24 13.5 8.5 24.5 9 25 8.5 0 0 0 0 243 132.5 110.5

Long/Watson-Metellus-Hudson-Kinnel-L.Hill 

Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions QB Hits Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Hudson, Khaleke 70 16 7 2 0 2 4 7 Viper Starter
Kinnel, Tyree 67 4.5 1 0 0 2 0 7 FS Starter
Metellus, Josh 50 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 SS Starter
Hill, LaVert 23 5 0 0 0 2 0 7 LCB Starter
Long, David 21 2 0.5 0 0 2 0 4 RCB Starter  
Watson, Brandon 17 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 5 RCB Backup
Thomas, Ambry 5 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 LCB Backup
Kelly-Powell, Jaylen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 RCB Backup
Woods, J'Marick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SS Backup
St. Juste, Ben 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 RCB Backup
Hawkins, Brad 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FS/Viper Backup
Totals 260 29.5 8.5 3 0 8 5 33 Totals

Kelly-Powell-Glasgow-Woods-Thomas

Hawkins-St. Juste

Brian Smith on October 5

Brian Smith on September 7

Brian Smith on August 14

Brian Smith on April 11

Defensive Back UFR Plus Minus Total
Florida 33 12.5 20.5
Cincinnati 32 9.5 22.5
Air Force 29.5 18.5 11
Purdue 22.5 14 8.5
Michigan State 19 9 10
Indiana 39.5 19 20.5
Penn State 13 24 -11
Rutgers 13.5 8.5 5
Minnesota 24.5 9 15.5
Maryland 25 8.5 16.5
Wisconsin 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0
Totals 251.5 132.5 119
Coverage 229 100 129

Zordich on November 15

Zordich on October 10

Zordich on September 13

Zordich on August 24

Zordich on August 21

Zordich on April 18

Special Teams

PK

Nordin

Tice/Carlton

P Robbins Hart
Kickoffs Foug Nordin
Snapper Cheeseman Robinson 
Holder Moores O'Korn 
Punt Returns Peoples-Jones Perry
Kickoff Returns Thomas

Hawkins/McDoom

Our special teams play so far has been "up and down." On the positive side, James Foug has a great kickoff with a very high hanging kick allowing defenders to get down on cover, and we have some very fast, tough cover men with Jordan Glasgow, Nate Schoenle, Ben Mason, Ambry Thomas, James Ross, Mike Wroblewski, Jared Wangler, and others. Donovan Peoples-Jones is an exciting player to watch, but also with high-risks can result in turnovers. On the negative side, our punting team is really bad, and we amongst we worst teams nationally in net punting. This has hurt us in close games like it did against Wisconsin. Our kickoff return unit has improved after Ambry Thomas replaced Kekoa Crawford. We ranked 39th Nationally and 6th in the Big Ten in Special Teams Efficiency.

Special Teams-Other Role Total Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Blocked Kicks
Glasgow, Jordan Punt Returns 7 0 0 0
Schoenle, Nate Punt Returns 4 0 0 0
Woods, J'Marick Kickoff Returns 4 0 0 0
Hewlett, Joe Kickoff Returns 3.5 0 0 0
Wroblewski, Mike Kickoff Returns 3.5 0 0 0
Ross, Josh Kickoff Returns 2.5 0 0 0
Perry, Grant Interception 2 0 0 0
Mason, Ben Kickoff Returns 2 0 0 0
Wangler, Jared Punt Returns 2 0 0 0
St. Juste, Benjamin Kickoff Returns 2 0 0 0
Furbush, Noah Punt Returns 2 0 0 0
Black, Tarik Interception 1 0 0 0
Thomas, Ambry Kickoff Returns 1 1 1 0
Higdon, Karan Fumble 1 0 0 0
Poggi, Henry Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Metellus, Josh Punt Returns 1 0 0 1
Gil, Devin Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Hawkins, Brad Kickoff Returns 1 0 1 0
Gentry, Zach Interception 1 0 0 0
Peoples-Jones, Donovan Interception 1 0 0 0
Watson, Brandon Punt Returns 1 0 0 0
Hudson, Khaleke Punt Returns 0.5 0 0 0
McDoom, Eddie Punt Returns 0.5 0 0 0
Foug, James Kickoffs 0.5 0 0 0
Hurst, Maurice Field Goal 0 0 0 1
Totals Kickoff/Punt/Int. 46 1 2 2

National Rank Big Ten Rank Category
1st 1st Kickoff Return Defense
109th 11th Kickoff Returns

109th

99th

13th

12th

Net Punting

Punt Return Defense

54th 5th Punt Returns

Placekicker/Field Goals/Extra Points/Kickoffs

Nordin
Tice/Carlton

Nordin, Quinn 3 PK 1 Fr. 6'1" 195 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tice, Ryan 6 PK 2 So. 6'1" 172 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Carlton, Alex 39 PK 3 Sr. 6'0" 187 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Redshirt Quinn Nordin hit 15 of 20 attempts with 4 from 50+ yards; he was our leading scorer with 79 of our 309 points. Nordin on September 2 James Foug kicked off 64 times with 31 touchbacks for a 63.0 yard average; kickoff coverage was outstanding with tackles by Jordan Glasgow, Nate Schoenle, Ben Mason, Benjamin St. Juste, James Ross, Mike Wroblewski, Jared Wangler, Joe Hewlett, and a forced fumble/recovery by Ambry Thomas! We led the nation and Big Ten in Kickoff Coverage. Ryan Tice was Nordin's backup. Kyle Seychel left the team during the season; he was replaced by Alex Carlton.

Long Snapper


Cheeseman 
Robinson

Cheeseman, Camaron 33 Snapper 1 Fr. 6'4" 239 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Andrew 49 Snapper 2 So. 6'0" 221 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Baldeck, Matt 44 Snapper 3 Fr. 6'0" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Cameron Cheeseman had 12 starts, but missed his assignment on the first punt and it was blocked. He almost had one snap go over Robbins head against MSU with another against Wisconsin; he took a holding penalty against Indiana. Andrew Robinson is a capable backup, and came in during the Wisconsin game. Matt Baldeck probably redshirts. Scott Sypniewski transferred to Vanderbilt.

Holder

Moores
O'Korn

Moores, Garrett 15 Holder 1 Sr. 6'5" 214 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
O'Korn, John 8 Holder 2 Sr. 6'4" 211 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsGarrett Moores started all 12 games. O'Korn was his backup.

Punter

Robbins 
Hart

Robbins, Brad 3 P 1 Fr. 6'2" 181 Redshirt 4.56 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hart, Will 17 P 2 Fr. 6'3" 196 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nordin, Quinn 3 P 3 Fr. 6'1" 195 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments:  Brad Robbins had 9 starts; he punted 58 times for a 40.93 yard average with 18 downed inside the 20, but only 4 over 50 yards. Robbins on November 7 Will Hart started the first 3 games; he had 13 punts for a 35.9 yard average with one blocked. Our net punting was 109th nationally, and 13th in the Big Ten; the punt return defense ranked 99th nationally and 12th in the Big Ten. The 53 yard runback against Indiana in the 4th quarter to set up a red zone shows how bad our punt coverage team is; ditto with the runback for a TD against Wisconsin. Nate Schoenle was an excellent flyer or gunner on punt coverage, and was elected Captain of Special Teams for Cincinnati; however, he didn't play against Indiana due to injury. Benjamin St. Juste has beeen another gunner, and he had the punt hit him that Cincinnati recovered for a fumble; Peoples-Jones needs to learn to call him off as another punt against Maryland almost hit him. Ambry Thomas, Jaylen Kelly-Powell, and Brandon Watson were new gunners on punt coverage; Thomas fell down on the punt return for a TD against Wisconsin. Noah Furbush had a tackle against MSU and Ohio State; he also gets down quickly as he is so fast. Devin Gil got a tackle against Indiana. Khaleke Hudson, Josh Metellus, and Josh Uche can be great punt rushers, but Jared Wangler almost got a block against MSU. Metellus got a block against Maryland.

Punt Returns


Peoples-Jones
Perry

Peoples-Jones, Donovan 9 PR 1 Fr. 6'2" 199 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Perry, Grant 88 PR 2 Jr. 6'0" 191 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Crawford, Kekoa 1 PR 3 So. 6'2" 187 Backup 4.62 n/a n/a n/a n/a
McDoom, Eddie 13 PR 4 So. 6'0" 181 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Long, David 22 PR 5 Fr. 5'11" 187 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Donovan Peoples-Jones had 36 returns for 307 yards and a 79 yard TD for an 8.53 per return average; he set up a red zone opportunity after a 42 yard return. DPJ fumbled in the Rutgers game, and Brad Hawkins bailed him out with a recovery. Grant Perry replaced DPJ in the second half vs. Cincinnati. We ranked 54th nationally and 5th in the Big Ten in punt returns.

Kickoff Returns


Thomas
Hawkins/McDoom/Crawford

Thomas, Ambry 1 KOR 1 Fr. 6'0" 179 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Crawford, Kekoa 1 KOR 2 So. 6'2" 187 Backup 4.62 n/a n/a n/a n/a
McDoom, Eddie 13 KOR 2 So. 6'0" 181 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 9 KOR 2 Fr. 6'2" 199 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Samuels, O'Maury 23 KOR 2 Fr. 5'10" 192 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hudson, Khaleke 7 KOR 3 So. 6'0" 205 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Long, David 22 KOR 3 Fr. 5'11" 187 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Walker, Kareem 6 KOR 3 Fr. 6'1" 211 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsAmbry Thomas had 18 returns for 362 yards for a 20.11 average with his longest effort of 43 yards. Kekoa Crawford had 8 returns for 139 yards. Brad Hawkins had 3 returns for 42 yards. In all, we had 29 returns for a 18.72 yard average. We ranked 109th nationally and 12th in the Big Ten in kickoff returns; the personnel change from Crawford to Thomas was long overdue.

Walk-Ons 2017

Baldeck, Matt 44 Snapper 4 Fr. 6'0" 210
Beneducci, Joe 30 H-Back 4 Sr. 5'9" 229
Brenner, Austin 28 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'2" 189
Brown, Matt 46 H-Back 4 Fr. 6'0" 220

Bush, Pete

Carlton, Alex

51

39

ILB-WILL

PK

 

6

4

Fr.

Sr.

6'2"

6'0"

225

187

Char, Jared 44 RB 9 Fr. 5'10" 192
Cheeseman, Camaron 33 Snapper 1 Fr. 6'4" 239
Chu, Brian n/a H-Back 8 Sr. 5'10" 223
Cochran, Tyler 30 FS 5 Fr. 6'1" 194
Dantzer, Travis n/a H-Back 8 Fr. 6'1' 225
Davis, Jared n/a RCB 5 Fr. 6'0" 185
Deeg, Bradley n/a Snapper 3 Jr. 6'0" 176
Dickow, Spencer n/a H-Back 8 Jr. 6'0" 237
Drbocky, Dane 37 DE/Buck LB 5 Fr. 6'3" 234
Dunaway, Jack 88 ILB-WILL 3 Jr. 6'2" 241
Edmonds, Conner 86 TE 6 Fr. 6'5" 252
Fakih, Adam 41 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'2" 210
Ferris, Kenneth n/a TE 6 Jr. 6'5" 237
Files, Joseph 42 TE 6 Jr. 6'4" 247
Fitzgerald, Sean 62 RG 4 Fr. 6'3" 311
Foug, James 31 PK 4 Jr. 5'11" 178
Froelich, Greg n/a RG 4 Fr. 6'3" 275
Glasgow, Jordan 29 SS 1 So. 6'1" 210
Grodman, Louis 32 FS 4 Jr. 5'11" 188
Hanlon, Chris 46 TE 9 Fr. 6'3" 220
Hart, Will 17 P 1 Fr. 6'3" 196
Hewlett, Joe 27 RB 5 Sr. 6'0" 196
Jokisch, Dan 61 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 251
Jones, Bradford 34 TE 5 Fr. 6'3" 237
Kaminski, Alex 58 ILB-WILL 6 Sr. 5'11" 226
Kay, Anthony n/a RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 275
Kim, Eric 43 Z Wide Receiver 9 Fr. 6'2" 205
Krupp, Taylor n/a RCB 5 Sr. 6'1" 186
Latham, Evan 39 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 191
Luby, John 99 DE-Strong 5 Fr. 6'6" 241
Makki, Salim n/a DT 7 Sr. 6'0" 264
Martin, Jake 24 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 5'11" 191
McCurray, Jake 43 LCB 7 Fr. 6'0" 180
Mitchell, Matt 20 RCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 185
Moores, Garrett 15 Holder 1 Sr. 6'5" 214
Myers, Carl 54 DT 3 Fr. 6'3" 276
Offerdahl, Jameson 56 OLB-SAM 5 Jr. 6'2" 218
Plocki, Tyler n/a H-Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 215
Reynolds, Hunter 27 RCB 5 Jr. 6'0" 188
Robbins, Brad 3 P 2 Fr. 6'2" 181
Robertson, Cheyenn 92 DE/Buck LB 5 So. 6'3" 228
Robinson, Andrew 49 Snapper 2 So. 6'0" 221
Robinson, Greg 79 LT 2 Fr. 6'6" 288
Schoenle, Nate 81 X Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'2" 192
Selzer, Carter 82 TE 6 Fr. 6'8" 222
Sessa, Michael 6 QB 4 Fr. 6'8" 210
Shibley, Adam 44 ILB-WILL 6 Jr. 6'1" 225
Speight, Jess 61 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 289
Tice, Ryan 6 PK 2 So. 6'1" 172
Vastardis, Andrew 68 RG 2 Fr. 6'3" 311
Veingrad, Ryan n/a TE 9 Jr. 6'4" 248
Volk, Nick 40 H-Back 8 Sr. 5'11" 257
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'1" 202
West, Jacob 41 FS 5 Jr. 6'1" 205
White, Brendan 29 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 6'1" 194
Wilk, Josh n/a FS 5 Fr. 5'11" 185
Wilson, Tru 20 RB 5 Fr. 5'10" 200
Wroblewski, Mike 46 ILB-MIKE 2 Sr. 6'2" 237
Young, Jack 5 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 185

Both Jordan Glasgow and Joey Hewlett earned scholarships for the 2017 season. Cheeseman, Foug, and Hart started the game. Dunaway, Grodman, McCurray, and Wilson made the trip to Dallas, and Wilson played on special teams along with Schoenle. Chu, Dantzler, Davis, Deeg, Dickow, Ferris, Kay, Krupp, Makki, Plocki, Veingrad, and Young didn't made the initial roster, but could join the squad officially later. Plocki did dress for MSU, and replaced Nate Johnson on the roster.

Game Offensive Defensive Special Teams Scout Offense Scout Defense Scout Special Teams
Florida Isaac, Ty Bush, Devin Nordin, Quinn Vastardis, Andrew/Edmonds, Conner Meyers, Carl McCurry, Jake
Cincinnati Isaac, Ty Kinnel, Tyree Foug, James McCaffrey, Dylan Offerdahl, Jameson Offerdahl, Jameson
Air Force

Bredeson, Ben

Peoples-Jones, Donovan

Winovich, Chase

McCray, Michael

Nordin, Quinn Hewlett, Joe Grodman, Louis Reynolds, Hunter
Purdue

O'Korn, John

Onwenu, Michael

Winovich, Chase Watson, Brandon Char, Jared Johnson, Ron McCurry, Jake
MSU None None None None None None
Indiana

Higdon, Karan

Cole, Mason

Hill, Lavert

Gary, Rashan

Hurst, Maurice

Nordin, Quinn Malzone, Alex

Dunaway, Jack

Johnson, Ron

Offerdahl, Jameson
Penn State None None None None None None
Rutgers

McKeon, Sean

Cole, Mason

Hurst, Maurice Glasgow, Jordan Wilson, Tru Offerdahl, Jameson Grodman, Louis
Minnesota

Higdon, Karan

Evans, Chris

Bredeson, Ben

Hudson, Khaleke

Hurst, Maurice

Glasgow, Jordan

Mason, Ben

McCurry, Jake Drobocky, Dane Volk, Nick
Maryland

Peters, Brandon

Bushell-Beatty, Juwann

Long, David

Winovich, Chase

Gary, Rashan

Hurst, Maurice

Metellus, Josh Fitzgerald, Sean Myers, Carl Davis, Jared
Wisconsin n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ohio State n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bowl n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Michigan Football Schedule-2017

Observations on the win over Florida, 33-17

Observations on the win over Cincinnati, 36-14

Observations on the win over Air Force, 29-13

Observations on the win over Purdue, 28-10

Observations on the loss to Michigan State, 10-14

Observations on the overtime win over Indiana, 27-20

Observations on the loss to Penn State, 13-42

Observations on the win over Rutgers, 35-14

Observations on the win over Minnesota, 33-10

Observations on the win over Maryland, 35-10

Observations on the loss to Wisconsin, 10-24

Observations on the loss to Ohio State, 20-31

Comments on schedule:  We are 8.5 point underdogs to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

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