Approximately 16 players graduate from the Michigan football team in 2009. Some big shoes will need to be filled next year.
I wanted to write out some potential replacements for the most important player losses. Would like to know what others think.
OLB Stevie Brown
Replacement: S Brandon Smith RS SO or SLB Brandin Hawthorne SO
TB/PB Brandon Minor
Replacement: TB Mike Cox RS SO, TB Fitz Toussaint RS SO, or incoming frosh
TB Carlos Brown
Replacement: TB Michael Shaw JR, TB Vincent Smith SO or incoming frosh.
WR Greg Mathews
Replacement: WR Darryl Stonum JR
OG David Moosman
Replacement: OG Patrick Omameh RS SO
OT Mark Ortmann
Replacement: OT Perry Dorrestein RS SR
K Jason Olesnavage
Replacement: K Brendan Gibbons RS FR
P Zoltan Mesko
Replacement: P Will Hagerup FR
DE Brandon Graham
Replacement(s): DE Adam Patterson RS SR, Anthony Lalota RS SO, DE Will Heininger RS JR
CB Donovan Warren (if he goes NFL)
Replacement: CB Justin Turner RS FR, CB James Rogers SR
Cause for some excitement, some worry.