Roh is listed as an OLB because he's playing spinner, I believe.
Class of 2009: The New Numbers
Editor's note: bumped from the diaries for general usefulness and excellent formatting.
EDIT: About an hour into putting this together, Germany Schultz posted a notice in the forums about the same basic thing. Good discussion, with similar info followed before I noticed it. I hope my diary will still be useful, i.e., you didn't already spend a Monday evening culling the new rosters.
So I sat down to put together the Women's Bracket for the Sweet 16 round of the ongoing M Uniform Tournament (which hopefully will continue tomorrow), and as usual with those things, began by opening up the Athletic Department's site.
On there, bright, fresh and new, were the 2009 football rosters, including the numbers assigned to incoming freshmen. NCAA 2010 players rejoice. As for the rest of us, what follows are the new men in maize and blue. As you imagine the Class of '09 winning Big Ten Titles, Heismans, and National Championships, may your imaginations now have proper numeric associations.
|16||Denard||Robinson||QB||Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach)||David Cone moved to 17|
|5||Tate||Forcier||QB||San Diego, Calif. (Scripps Ranch)||Spring|
|2||Vincent||Smith||RB||Pahokee, Fla. (Pahokee)||Spring|
|28||Fitzgerald||Toussaint||RB||Youngstown, Ohio (Liberty)|
|84||Cameron||Gordon||WR||Detroit, Mich. (Inkster)||Listed as a receiver, has a receiver number. For the moment, Gordon's not a safety|
|6||Je'Ron||Stokes||WR||Philadelphia, Pa. (Northeast)||Update: changed from 4 to 6 (typo or fastest # change ever?)|
|14||Teric||Jones||SR||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)|
|29||Jeremy||Gallon||SR||Apopka, Fla. (Apopka)|
|77||Taylor||Lewan||OL||Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)||Can hopefully fill Jake Long's jersey. His shoes are another matter.|
|75||Michael||Schofield||OL||Orland Park, Ill. (Carl Sandburg)|
|76||Quinton||Washington||OL||St. Stephen, S.C. (Timberland)|
|90||Anthony||LaLota||DE||Princeton, N.J. (The Hun School)|
|88||Craig||Roh||DE||Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)||Listed as an "OLB" -- ?|
|73||William||Campbell||DT||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)||Spring|
|7||Brandin||Hawthorne||LB||Pahokee, Fla. (Pahokee)||Spring. Norman Griffith, the Pahokee player who was killed last year, wore 7.|
|26||Isaiah||Bell||LB||Youngstown, Ohio (Liberty)|
|27||Mike||Jones||LB||Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater)||
|5||Vladimir||Emilien||S||Lauderhill, Fla. (Plantation)||Spring|
|15||Thomas||Gordon||S||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)||Listed as a safety, has same number as RB Mike Cox (sic). For the moment, Gordon's a safety.|
|2||J.T.||Turner||CB||Massillon, Ohio (Washington)|
|13||Adrian||Witty||CB||Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach)|
|34||Brendan||Gibbons||PK||West Plam Beach, Fla. (Cardinal Newman)|
|14||Nadar||Furrha||QB||Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)||Same # as Teric Jones, in same class, also on offense.|
|32||O'Neil||Swanson||RB||West Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day)|
|42||Al||Backey||RB||Ypsilanti, Mich. (Ypsilanti)|
|36||Jonny||Childers||FB||Muskegon, Mich. (Mona Shores)||Requisite Rich-Rod fullback walk-on|
|27||Jordan||Owens||SR||Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta)||Slot receiver from Georgia with an open number? Huh?|
|85||Joe||Reynolds||WR||Rochester, Mich. (Rochester Adams)|
|54||Jareth||Glanda||OL||Rochester Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice)|
|59||Tom||Lindley||OL||Shirley, N.Y. (William Floyd)|
|66||Christian||Brandt||OL||West Bloomfield, Mich. (Saint Mary's Prep)|
|67||Adam||Barker||OL||Adrian, Mich. (Adrian)|
|69||Erik||Gunderson||OL||Milan, Mich. (Milan)|
|94||Curt||Graman||LS||Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder)||Because Turner Booth doesn't last forever|
|67||Nathan||Brink||DE||Holland, Mich. (Holland Christian)|
|39||Eddie||Murray||PK||Royal Oak, Mich. (Royal Oak)|
|46||Seth||Broekhuizen||PK||Holland, Mich. (Holland)|
|93||Kris||Pauloski||PK||Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike)|
Also of Interest:
|19||Kelvin||Grady||SR||Grand Rapids, Mich. (East Grand Rapids)|
Things I'd like to say:
- I love that Hawthorne is gonna wear the number of his teammate (and fellow linebacker), Norman Griffith. He's taking on an awful load. I'm so rooting for this kid!
- Also, note what's happened with No. 7 through the years. Under Bo, it's Option QBs like Rick Leach and the first "Wolf" DE/LB hybrid, Mark Jacoby. Under Moeller it's hard-nosed runner Chris Floyd. Under Carr it's 5-star "stud" QBs Chad Henne and Drew Henson (or Spencer Brinton when you can't get one). And now: a tiny slot receiver (Robinson) and a linebacker from Pahokee, Florida, who wears the digit of his late friend. Could these be any more representative?
- Taylor Lewan: YMRMFSP...we get it.
- Denard Robinson in John Navarre's number: I like my irony served in 16's.
- Why is Craig Roh listed as an outside linebacker? Are they trying to give any fan who reads the DL depth chart a heart attack?
- If wearing No. 2 will make Turner into Woodson, does that mean Vlad Emilien and Thomas Gordon are gonna be Charles Stewart and DeWayne Patmon? NTTAWWT
Sorry, I constantly mix them up.
Don't you fucking "huh" Jordan Owens. Pierre Rembert wore 27. Ergo 27 is solid gold.
Never forget the great Calvin Bell, he of the weekly reverse that somehow always worked.
former NCAA champion in 55m hurdles and current coach of Cass Tech, also wore #27 for UM in the mid 80s. Played at same time as that guy who coaches Stanford.
Don't you "Ergo" 27.
Hopefully Turner turns out like a number two we had a while ago.
of number twos you had a while ago is more suited to the Showering thread.
the "jonny" childers listed (and on the site)...it is spelled Johnny. Not that i am a creeper and have his facebook. But he went to my high school and I know him. Weird that the site has it spelled wrong. Unless he doesn't know how to spell his name which would be really weird
You went to Shores? So did I, a long, long time ago. Class of 93'
yup class of 07. I was shocked to see michigan had a walk-on from there cause Shores has a TERRIBLE football program and has for like atleast the past 7 years. I don't think they've made the playoffs for a long time
Redshirting Stokes would be a surprise, especially before fall practice even began. Maybe Minor is switching numbers for his all-american sr. year? Somebody will make Harbaugh's number proud.
Why would redshirting Stokes be a surprise? True freshman receivers aren't often good. On top of that, he's buried on the depth chart behind Greg Mathews, Junior Hemingway, Darryl Stonum, and perhaps others (Savoy? Rogers?). We only lose Mathews and Savoy to graduation, so it's not like Stokes will need to step in right away in 2010 and be a go-to guy. Stonum played last year as a true freshman and caught a whopping 14 passes. There are typically only two wide receivers on the field at any given time. On top of that, there are more slot guys and the tight ends are better, meaning more guys at those positions can be deployed.
redshirt for Stokes =/= surprise
I've never seen Stokes play, but have heard on this blog some extremely high praise. RR supposedly plays the best players and seems to shuffle a lot of players into a game. You brought up some valid reasons for a redshirt, but I'm still surprised a decision would already have been made before any fall practices...whether he redshirts or not.
As a Kicker:
62 PAT (no word on how many he missed)
4 FG (24, 25, 31 and 38 yards)...no word on where he missed from, although Holland Christian had a prolific offense so I doubt they chose to kick much
As a Punter:
4 punts for 178 yards (44.5 per punt). Again, prolific offenses don't punt much in HS.
84 kickoffs with 35 touchbacks (42%).
Verdict: Although his sample size is small, he has good potential as a punter down the road. Leg strength might be an issue as a FG kicker and on kickoffs.
The kicker from Royal Oak with the great name supposedly has a real strong leg. The more competition the better.
He went to Holland, not Holland Christian. There is a huge difference. Holland has no prolific offense.
Got no problem with Roh listed as OLB. It suits his skill set and frame well and he could always come up and put his hand on the ground when needed.
Roh was considering attending USC but they told him that the position of "spinner" would be filled by one of their cheerleaders...
Steve Smith wasn't a bad option QB for Michigan between 1980-1983, and ran the ball like a tailback.
Also, Joe Reynolds is an interesting addition:
Reynolds, a middle distance star from Rochester Adams High School in Rochester, Mich., is coached by Gary Inman. He will look to defend his state title in the 800 meters in 2009 after winning the DI championships in 2008 with a time of 1:53.0. Reynolds has split 48+ in the 1600-meter relay and plans to add the mile to his repertoire this outdoor season. A standout three-sport athlete (football and basketball), Reynolds is an outstanding wide receiver and defensive back who will give football a try in the fall.
and saw Je'Ron Stokes wearing a #6 t-shirt, but you (and MGoBlue that is) have him listed at #4 so what's the deal with that?
Craig Roh is listed as an OLB because (drum roll, please)...he's an outside linebacker!
I'll pause while you all recover from being confused.
As we all knew (or at least I thought we did), Roh was told he would play the OLB/DE hybrid. And if you look at the other guys who are vying for that role (Evans, Herron, Watson), they are also listed as...outside linebackers!
Are you the next Sherlock Holmes
eddie murray comes to us with some great football genes. his dad was all-pro and was jason hanson for the lions before jason hanson was even in college.
let's hope he can live up to his dad's name.
The name is just a coincidence...pretty big one since the kid's a kicker.
i love the amount of walk-ons. keep them coming.
oh, and the OMG SHIRTLESS recruits!!@#!@!
Wait. So is Gordon a safety or not?
What happened to Jason Nyhof, Nate Brink's Dtackle teammate?
I think he's going to Valpo now.
oh your right man just checked the roster. +1 for you!
The walk on QB from the spring game? I thought he looked pretty decent, in fact, much better than Cone.
President Kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. Central standard time, 2 p.m. Eastern standard time, some 38 minutes ago.
Sorry, I'm still pre-coffee and that amused me more than it should have.
Maybe someone can enlighten me. Do we normally have this many walk-on players coming in each class? And is this about on par for the quality we usually have or is it better than the normal guys we took?
I know a lot of press was made regarding having a good walk on program during the end of last recruiting season. Just wondering if we saw a significant upshot in amount or quality of player this year as compared to the Carr years.
Yes there are more walk ones in previos years.
This is what RR wants to do.
Minor's #4 too.
So, either it's a typo, or a telegraphic signal that Stokes will redshirt or Minor's not going to play this year.
Mgoblue is now listing Stokes at #6.
I've waited so long for these numbers to be released. I only pray to the gods that the report above is 100% accurate so once I have them all memorized, I won't have to go back and change anything!
Now I can go to all the rocking parties and when the college football conversation starts up with the babes, I'll be The Man as I rock Michigan Gear and roll with, "Hey, baby, Johnny Childers, fullback, #36--comin' at ya BIG TIME.I'm ALL IN for Michigan!"
I'm sure I'll be the big hit at all the rockin' parties. Stuff like this is way cool.
Greg Mathews told a player on the team to never talk to Jack Kennedy b/c he is the worst quarterback in the history of college football. LOLZ