I'm interested to see how Jibreel Black does at DT.
Spring Game Miniprogram
well, the spring game is here and whether you are there in person or watching at home, there will be some confusion with familiar faces gone and fresh faces arrived. as you can see on the right margin, there is some work to do to get fully up and running, so all comments and criticisms are welcome.
special for this miniprogram, the opponent's tidbits, roster and key players are removed in favor of some broad UM factoids. also, the roster has many empty spots reserved for fall's freshmen, who are listed but, with the exception of early enrollees, will not be participating.
What's the numerical cutoff? Countess started 8/12 regular season games last year and the Sugar Bowl. Does that not make him a returner?
Edit: Also, this is awesome. Thanks for doing it.
mgoblue.com, which is the team's official page. there are some oddities like this, such as Barnum not showing as a returning starter even though he did start a bunch of games, as did Countess.
i wrestled with this for a while, then just decided to walk the company line.
One typo: you have no second-string offensive tackles listed. We have to have back-ups, right?
LEWAN AND SCHOFIELD, Y U NO ENCASED IN BUBBLE-WRAP?
I was just going to type the same thing. Seriously, there is no one on the two deep at tackle?
on the MGoDepthChart above, which is where this is cribbed from, Kalis is shown as both backup tackles. since he is not going to be in the spring game, i left him off of this. there are some walk-on type fellows such as Glasgow and Gunderson who i think can play there, but until the calvary gets here, that is all there is.
hence, no spring "game"
We've missed you, Lanyard. Thanks for posting. Although I won't be making the trip back to Michigan, I'll have it open in a tab watching it on BTN (it's on BTN again, right?).
Great effort on this and much appreciated. Always a bonus getting these.
Spring Game History Notes:
Maize (formerly known as White) team has won 3 out of the past 5 games, but the Blue team has won the past two.
The Blue teams leads the all-time series 27-26. Last year they took the series lead from Maize/White after losing it in 2009.
Scores from past 10 games:
2001 White 28 Blue 21
2002 White 27 Blue 17
2003 Cancelled due to field being torn out and replaced in summer with FieldTurf
2004 Blue 24 White 20
2005 Blue 34 White 18
2006 Blue 30 White 25
2007 White 42 Blue 41
2008 White 23 Blue 19 (Invite-only spring game held at Saline HS due to Michigan Stadium rennovations
2009 White 73 Blue 32
2010 Blue 49 Maize 37
2011 Blue 14 Maize 7
Prediction: Blue team is the 1st team offense and 2nd team defense. Maize team is the 2nd team offense and the 1st team defense. Matt Wile hits the game-winning FG on the last play to give Maize the 17-14 win in an upset, and the series gets knotted up at 27-27.