this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|Raymon Taylor||CB||Def||Starter||Lewis/ Peppers/ Stribling|
|Desmond Morgan||LB||Def||Starter||Gedeon/ Bolden/ Ferns/|
|Jake Ryan||LB||Def||Starter||Gedeon/ Ferns?|
|Frank Clark||DE||Def||Starter||Charlton/ Ojemudia|
|Brennen Beyer||DE||Def||Starter||Charlton/ Ojemudia|
Wolverine Devotee put out the most recent roster charts and some members noted the small number (11) of the RS Sr and Sr class. These are the players that committed to another coach or found a commitment to a new coach in a short period after "The Process".
I've put a small table above showing the position and side of the ball they play on as well as if they are a starter. Although there are only a few of them, they are a talented group as 8 of the 11 are starters. 6 are on defense (5 starters), 3 on offense (1 Starter), and 2 on special teams (2 starters).
I also put next years potential replacement player(s) who might get playing time behind them this year. I didn't put Speight out as I assume he will get a RS and didn't know who would spell Ryan when he goes out as the LB shift has me confused on who plays where. Feel free to note others to watch as well or mistakes I made.
Hopefully the team comes together and sends them out as "Those who stay" should be sent out.
Edit: dahblue and ducksterstepnoutsociety were users who did initial counts.
Hilarious and interesting viewpoint on how small schools can succeed against the mighty.
There is a nice article at "The Wolverine" on the win and the seniors last day, entitled "Here and now trumps the way we were."
(Edit: Bad link fixed.)
It must be very hard for Denard, Kovacs, Demens, and all the seniors to say goodbye to the Stadium for the last time as football players at Michigan. The last 5 years have been the most tumultuous of my tenure as a Michigan fan. I'm very glad to see the team where they are now, and I look forward to many good years to come. And I can't thank the seniors enough for all they've done. Bravo!
Here are the departing seniors as listed on the depth charts posted at the official Michigan State and Michigan websites:
SAM 50 Steve Gardiner (6-1, 224, Sr.-5)
FC 32 Mitchell White (5-11, 185, Sr.-5)
BC 5 JOHNNY ADAMS (5-11, 177, Sr.-5)
WR 21 Roy Roundtree (6-0, 180, 5th Sr.)
LG 52 Ricky Barnum (6-3, 296, 5th Sr.)
C 57 Elliott Mealer (6-5, 308, 5th Sr.)
RG 65 Patrick Omameh (6-4, 305, 5th Sr.)
TE 87 Brandon Moore (6-5, 268, 5th Sr.)
TE 81 Mike Kwiatkowski (6-5, 262, 5th Sr.)
QB 16 Denard Robinson (6-0, 197, Sr./Sr.)
FB 31 Paul Gyarmati (6-1, 234, 5th Sr.)
RB 2 Vincent Smith (5-6, 175, Sr./Sr.)
DT 73 Will Campbell (6-5, 308, Sr./Sr.)
DE 88 Craig Roh (6-5, 281, Sr./Sr.)
MLB 25 Kenny Demens (6-1, 242, 5th Sr.)
WLB 7 Brandin Hawthorne (6-0, 220, Sr./Sr.)
SS 32 Jordan Kovacs (6-0, 202, Sr./Jr.) [Should be listed as "5th Sr."]
SS 23 Floyd Simmons (6-0, 200, 5th Sr.)
RCB 8 J.T. Floyd (6-0, 183, 5th Sr.)
I just wanted to take this opportunity on Senior night to thank the seniors for what they have done for Michigan Basketball. It wasn't always pretty, or flashy, but these young men gave their everything for 4 years to help restore Michigan Basketball to its once proud state. It's a shame that their last home game was a loss, but they should know they will ALWAYS be appreciated and loved by Michigan fans. They are true Michigan Men.
Now let's win this thing with house money.