Believe Jack Wangler is coming in as a wide receiver though.
Class of 2013: The New Numbers
The 2013 rosters were updated yesterday afternoon with the freshmen added little tiny bits of else. Could have used this two weeks ago for HTTV. Anyhoo, this kind of thing is what passes for a holiday around these parts. The weights weren't changed so Brian will have to wait until the football media guide comes out (usually early August) to do his WEIGHT GAIN 2000 thing but no amount of "take the day off" is going to stop me from obsessive attention to rosters. Obsessive attention! To rosters!
People from the Spring Roster Now Missing
Nobody. Wait: not nobody. Dan Gibbs is gone but he wasn't on the spring roster despite participating.
Just some stuff on the defensive line. Most intriguing is Brennan Beyer's move to SAM isn't reflected; he remains listed as a DE. Wormley was a DE on the spring roster, is now the nebulous "DL" which I am taking to mean could be either 3T or 5T. Preferred walk-on Ryan Glasgow got "DL" as well, changed from DT. Tom Strobel is a DE instead of DT; since I took it as a bad sign when he seemed to be listed as a DT, going back to the SDE depth chart must be seen as a good sign. These signs are huge overreactions.
We have some!
|Ross Douglas||DB||Fr||7||29||Everybody else wanted to be 7.|
|Drake Johnson||RB||Fr*||29||20||Ann Arborite and program kid knows his Michigan RB numbers.|
|Dennis Norfleet||RB||So||26||23||Jourdan Lewis wanted 26 I guess--still think his DB days are done.|
|Bobby Henderson||RB||Fr*||51||37||More appropriate.|
|Anthony Capatina||DB||Jr*||95||41||95 was a weird number anyway.|
|Jonathan Keizer||WR||So*||27||89||Not the last object Derrick Green will shove out of his way.|
The Freshmen Have Numbers!
A lot of these were already reported. Here you go anyway.
|Name||No.||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||EE?||Hometown (High School)|
|Kyle Bosch||65||OL||6'5||307||✔||St. Charles, Ill. (St. Francis)|
|Jake Butt||88||TE||6'6||231||✔||Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington North)|
|Taco Charlton||33||DE||6'6||265||✔||Pickerington, Ohio (Central)|
|Reon Dawson||20||DB||6'2||175||Trotwood, Ohio (Trotwood-Madison)|
|David Dawson||55||OL||6'4||282||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)|
|Ross Douglas||29||DB||5'10||176||✔||Avon, Ohio (Avon)|
|Jaron Dukes||83||WR||6'4||197||Columbus, Ohio (Marion Franklin)|
|Chris Fox||73||OL||6'6||297||Parker, Colo. (Ponderosa)|
|Ben Gedeon||42||LB||6'3||215||Hudson, Ohio (Hudson)|
|Derrick Green||27||RB||5'11||220||Richmond, Va. (Hermitage)|
|Delano Hill||44||DB||6'0||198||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)|
|Khalid Hill||80||TE||6'2||230||Detroit, Mich. (Crockett)|
|Maurice Hurst Jr.||73||DT||6'2||305||Westwood, Mass. (Xaverian Brothers)|
|Da'Mario Jones||14||WR||6'2||185||Westland, Mich. (John Glenn)|
|Patrick Kugler||57||OL||6'5||280||Wexford, Penn. (North Allegheny)|
|Jourdan Lewis||26||DB||5'10||159||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)|
|Mike McCray||9||LB||6'4||230||Trotwood, Ohio (Trotwood-Madison)|
|Shane Morris||7||QB||6'3||183||Warren, Mich. (De La Salle)|
|Henry Poggi||7||DT||6'4||260||Baltimore, Md. (Gilman School)|
|Dan Samuelson||74||OL||6'5||275||Plymouth, Mich. (Plymouth)|
|Wyatt Shallman||33||RB||6'3||245||Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central)|
|De'Veon Smith||4||RB||5'11||218||Warren, Ohio (Howland)|
|Channing Stribling||8||DB||6'2||170||Matthews, N.C. (Butler)|
|Scott Sypniewski||43||LS||6'1||230||Ottawa, Ill. (Marquette)|
|Dymonte Thomas||25||DB||6'2||187||✔||Alliance, Ohio (Marlington)|
|Logan Tuley-Tillman||72||OL||6'7||285||✔||Peoria, Ill. (Manual)|
|Csont'e York||81||WR||6'3||185||Harper Woods, Mich. (Chandler Park Academy)|
The freshman heights and weights were almost certainly taken from Rivals, or perhaps the same book that Rivals uses. Other than the early enrollees, the only height or weight difference is they put Derrick Green at 5'11 instead of 6'0. The big disagreement seems to be on Shane Morris (pre-/post- mono?), who's 183 to Rivals/MGoBlue but 202 to Scout and 201 to 247Sports; ESPN split the difference at 190. Other weight disagreements I'm keeping an eye on: Scout had Gedeon, Delano Hill, Chris Fox, and Mike McCray 10-15 lbs heavier, David Dawson 8 lbs lighter.
The new walk-ons. Preferred guys I know of are quarterback Garrett Moores, receivers Blaise Stearns and (EDIT) Jack Wangler, guard
s Dan Gibbs and (left team) Greg Froelich, and kicker J.J. McGrath. DeAnthony Hardison, the nifty running back wearing 18 in the Spring Game who wasn't on the listed roster is still not on the listed roster. Wait for the media guide I guess. Happy 4th.
I didn't realize that the weights hadn't changed, that makes a lot of sense. I saw Derrick Green in the Ugli the other day and he really shocked me with how think he was. He wasn't carrying a lot of bad weight, but dude looked like a tank of muscle. I wouldn't be shocked to see him come in at closer to 230 or even 240.
So he's a good thinker eh? Did you get a look at how thick he might be?
Based on where he saw him I think he might have typed it correctly.
Because you weren't being a grammar Nazi but having fun with typos (one of my favorite sports, along with making typos) and clarified the original intent. I mistakenly assumed "think" was for "thin" and meant we should be genuinely concerned. "Thick" makes much more sense in context.
Did anyone else think that Deanthony Hardison looked almost decent in the Spring Game? Not the biggest guy but maybe could be a backup to Norfleet?
Interesting note on Hardison, saw an article online where he states he wants to become a medical doctor.
Yes, this is true. He does have plans on becoming a doctor. I am very proud of him.
It's only awry if they're sharing unmentionables, NTTAWWT
Anthony Capatina, DB, Was=95, Now=41
No, no, no! A thousand times no! The number combination of "4" followed by "1" should never be allowed anywhere but the backfield. That's where it served best:
Anthony, wear that number with pride.
That is before my time.
That is Rob Lytle, #41, All-American tailback for Michigan from 1973 to 1976.
My awareness of Michigan football ... and the roots of my current fanaticism ... is in part due to my fall Saturdays sitting in Michigan Stadium watching #41 do his thing. My sister was attending U-M at the time, cared little for football ( ! ) and gave me her season pass ( !! ).
Here he is featured as a Playboy All-American:
Isn't that TD #33, right in front of Lytle? Great Pic!
I don't know if anyone else is as excited as I am for the start of the season! The changes in numbers only amplifies that excitement further. I can't wait to watch Derrick Green (the thinker) dominate!
Nobody sporting the number 16?
Can we get a patch?
Wangler will wear it I'm told.
went to Cass Tech, not Crockett Tech, right?
He probably wants a slimmer profile.
For the ladys, of course
Or he's doing his best impersonation of an SEC lineman.
Dan Gibbs left the team after the spring. Can't really blame the kid considering the depth chart in front of him.
and after being laid out by James Ross in a couple of popular gifs. I kind of had hopes that he could develop and see some action. He was a large person but I guess the writing was on the wall.
Scout had him ranked as a 3 star, so I thought there was a chance he might develop into at least a decent backup OT. He came in with more size than most OL walkons, though his technique needed work, of course. I figured he preferred walking on at Michigan to taking an offer from a lower tier school (which he probably could have gotten).
I pegged Gibbs as a preferred walk-on during the recruiting process, and his dad got upset with me. He said that as soon as all the 5-star types committed elsewhere, Michigan was going to offer him. Well...they never did.
Then he walked on, and his dad told me that Gibbs would prove me wrong and outperform the scholarship guys.
I applaud the dad for sticking up for and believing in his son.
Best of luck to Dan Gibbs wherever he ends up. They can't all be Michigan players.
Good job Seth! by my count you are running so far as 10 right answers out of 23. More than doubles your 4 of 22 you did for last year
All weights and heights are good and beneficial. It's the American way!