I think Omameh might be the start at O line if we took the field tomorrow
my shot at 2009 depth
Forgive me if for some this topic is either premature, or already worn out. For me, I like thinking about how we'll put the chess pieces on the board. Here is my expectation, formatted in terms of "fixed" positions that are likely to remain constant and "flex" positions that may or may not be on the field play-to-play based on formation or scheme.
7 fixed positions:
QB: 1. Forcier/Robinson (70/30), 2. Sheridan, 3. Feagin, Apocalypse
RB: 1. Minor, 2a. Brown/Shaw/V. Smith, 2b. Grady/Cox
Remaining 4 some combination of:
WR1: 1. Matthews/Hemingway, 2. Savoy/Rogers
WR2: 1. Stonum, 2. Stokes, 3. Rogers/Roundtree
Slot (1 to 2): 1a. Odoms, 1b. T. Robinson, 3. Gallon/Stokes
FB: 1. Moundros
TE: 1. Koger, 2. Webb
DE2: Van Bergen
SS: B. Smith
FS: M. Williams
Remaining 2 some combination of:
LB/S: S. Brown
Nickel: Woolfolk/J. Turner
**Another way of looking at D; likely front seven combinations:
3-4 -- [Graham, Martin, Van Bergen] + [Mouton, Ezeh, Fitzgerald/Demens, S. Brown]
4-3 -- [Graham, Martin, Campbell/Patterson/Segasse, Ven Bergen] + [Mouton, Ezeh, Fitz/Demens/Brown]
Just for kicks, if we took the field tomorrow--
First play offense:
LT - RT: Ortmann, Schilling, Molk, Moosman, Dorrestein
First play defense:
DE: Van Bergen
S/LB: S. Brown
SS: B. Smith
FS: M. Williams
Apparently at the last practice Huyge with at RT with 1st team, Omameh with 2nd.
I think if they played tomorrow that Matthews and Hemmingway would start. I think Stonum is the top back-up at outside WR.
What is impossible to predict is KR and PR.
From the sounds of it, Woolfolk is having a better spring than Cissoko.
Actually Vlad(!) and Woolfolk have been the two starting safeties of late, with s. brown at the hybrid spot.
I'm going out for kicker/punter in the fall. Run the 40 in 5 seconds even. 6"1 173 lbs. 23 years old with no years of wasted eligibility...Think I got a shot?
Every single one of my preseason predections was shot down with the previous posts. Vlad, Woolfolk, Huyge starting? Stonum, Omameh not? ...Wild. I think the one thing that seems to be sure coming out of spring ball is that there is legitimate competition at nearly every position. Personally, I think this is a fantastic development. No worries Michigan fans, we're coming back this year.
I really want to see what this Apocalypse kid has to bring to the table. I think he can make it rain...fire and brimstone, that is.
Where did Apocalypse go to HS? Is his first name Lucifer?
Who's going to kick? Gibbons? Wright(Hope not.) or someone else? Kind of seems like we won't really know until right before the season.. Just wondering what everyone was thinking about it.
Omameh is in my calc class so I talk with him every couple of days. He's pretty humble but from what I can tell he's got a bit of confidence about starting. I hope he does because he's a nice kid who is really smart.
I thought Barnum was going for guard or center? has he been practicing at tackle this spring?
He was practicing at guard and tackle before he sprained his ankle and had wrist surgery.