Hopefully Michigan lands Tarik Black on Wednesday, DPJ on Thursday, Wilson on Friday, and Cesar Ruiz on Sunday! GO BLUE!!
This morning Peppers and Lewis were both named First Team All-Americans by the AP.
That's 3 of the 5 organizations required to be named consensus All-Americans.
Jabrill Peppers & Jourdan Lewis are Michigan's 79th and 80th consensus All-Americans. The first since 2011 and the first season with multiple consensus All-Americans since 2006.
Butt was named second team by TSN, WCFF, & the AP, so he will not be a consensus All-American. Which makes no sense given he won the top honor for a TE in the country.
The FWAA named their team at 5pm. Peppers was named First Team, but for some reason Lewis was Second Team along with Butt.
The AFCA announces their All-American team on Wednesday.
If Peppers is named First Team by them, he'll be the 26th UNANIMOUS All-American in program history and Michigan's first since Jake Long in 2007.
To be unanimous, you have to be named first team by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News & WCFF. Peppers has 4 of the 5.
okay now I'm peacing out for the week unless Peppers gets the nod on Wednesday. had to post this to make sure they got their recognition.
I've been fixated on our running game lately. While trying to find a website that lists the team's average yards per carry by season, I stumbled on this site:
It didn't have exactly what I was looking for, but a quick scan of the rushing leaders showed Ty Isaac at 5.9 ypc. He's somewhat down the list, but that's because it apparently includes everyone, including Joe O'Donnell who gained 50 yards on 1 carry in 1963. (I don't know, maybe after that stellar first carry, you give him the ball again?)
So I took the data and filtered it by number of carries. I chose 100 as a nice round number. That should limit the list to primary ball carriers or multi-year backups. If you argue that number is too low, there have only been 88 players to crack that. The top 10 running backs, since 1956, in terms of yards per carry (min 100 carries) are:
Isaac's average is boosted a little by one long TD run he had in 2015, but he also averaged 5.9 YPC in his one season at USC. Here's hoping he figures out whatever it is that's holding him back (pass blocking, fumbles? other?) and he gets more productive playing time next season.
Selections from the Big Ten: OG Ben Bredeson (Michigan), DE Nick Bosa (Ohio State), P Blake Gillikin (Penn State)
Death spiral in South Bend? Months after Kelly tried to juggle two talented QBs, he has lost both of them.
For obvious reasons, I thought he'd end up in Ann Arbor. Can never have too many Wheatleys in a program. Either way, good luck Terius! Go Blue!