Roy Roundtree will wear the #11 jersey before he leaves Michigan.
Who should wear the Wistert brothers #11 Saturday?
It's a shame Lewan can't wear it, or I would say him.
I'd give it to Roh since he's been playing well this year after all he's been through and all the positions he's been asked to play over the past four years.
i guess this is a relatively small sample size but i think 77 is a good Michigan left tackle number... mostly because both jake long and taylor lewan wore/is wearing it and both are beasts, IMO.
Q would be a good choice, but what about Kovaks? What he has done at Michigan as a walk on and leader through the crappy years and now a few good years is amazing.
First of all, no. Second of all, it is Kovacs, with a C.
Can't believe I spelled his name wrong. Will punish myself by listening to a whole hour of Lou Holz slobbering about Notre Dame. That should cure the problem.
What makes that flamebait? No flame or bate intended.
Because his name comes up for every number and the answer is always no. Kovacs wears #32 and it should stay that way.
me to your leader. I see you have truly embraced the groupthink ideology.
Sometimes there is a reason that there is a majority opinion aside from "nobody can think for themselves."
Yes, there is no way that I could have made the conclusion that changing your captain's number with four (maybe five if the B1G Championship happens) games left in his career is not a good idea all on my own.
I think you missed the intent of the question, "who should wear....." That means people give their opinions. You can disagree and obviiously you disagree with Kovacs, who do you think should wear #11 on Saturday?
I think Q Wash would be a great choice. He's playing lights out right now, has overcome a ton, and is a RS Jr so he's not a guy that would be changing his number just to play a few more games.
Kovacs should keep #32. In the future, Kovacs #32 should be a Legends Jersey.
You're getting ahead of yourself. Kovacs is a great player, a great leader, and a Michigan man but the standards for a legend jersey need to be set a little bit higher than that. I love Zack Novak, but we shouldn't retire 0 either.
Remember two things:
1. Don't ever complain about mgopoints, including being negged.
2. There are some people here who like to neg a lot of posts. Trying to make sense of it all or taking them personally will drive you nuts. "Flamebait" probably means "I disagree with this post" in "negging-ese."
Kovacs was a walk-on?!?!
the next thing you'll tell me is that Dileo is a lot like Wes Welker
that they must have either been saving a number for Kovacs or he has turned one down in the past. I just don't understand why he would be overlooked. I hear he may have even been a walk-on(?!) at one point. In all seriousness, I would like him to be recognized. I know there is the argument that he has made 32 his legacy, but I would argue that Anthony Thomas made it a special number back in the 90's-2000. In short, my call is Kovacs.
Quinton Washington would be a good choice, IMO. He has overcome a ton of adversity in his career. Including switching positions, to overcoming a speech impediment, and now being a main force / starter on the defensive line. Plus, it would be cool to see him in #11 just like other DL throughout the country.
I'd agree with Quinton. He's been through alot here at Michigan and has worked his way to starting and has become a presence on the defensive line so far. He's earned it.
I just can't see Hoke letting a Dlineman wear number 11.
I;m just remembering to ask this now, as I've been inundated the last 2 weeks, but I didn't hear anything about why they didn't do any ceremony before the MSU game for Harmon, as was scheduled on the ticket. Anyone with any information?
I remember reading that it had to do with his family not being available to participate. Both of his kids are actors/entertainers and grandkids are those ass-clowns Nelson, so they were likely singing on the deck of a cruise ship somewhere.
I think they should give out the number to 3 players, one on offense, one on defense, and one special teamer, because there were three Wistert brothers who wore #11. I'd go with J.T. Floyd on defense just because his #8 doesn't stand out to me and Magnus would be pissed. On offense, I like Dileo, and for special teams, maybe Wile.
Can't do Dileo and Wile. Dileo is still the holder (right?) and Wile is the long FG kicker. It would be a penalty, probably knocking us out of FG range, and in all likelihood costing us the game. Or something like that...
I logged in to say that, but I'll just add that whoever you give it to wouldn't be able to play on pretty much any special teams together, including kick off and punt coverage and returns. You wouldn't want them to even practice because you don't want to accidentally send both out there. Also, I believe these players are supposed to keep the numbers until they graduate. So, you wouldn't be able to have your special teams guy ever play outside of special teams.
I think it's a really cool idea, but I just don't see it working.
EDIT: On second thought, maybe just one on offense and one on defense would work. You could have a Tight End and a Defensive Tackle. Kwiatkowski take it on offense (until the end of the year and then give it to Funchess next year) and give it to Washington or Pipkins on Defense. 11 would really stand out at both positions.
Q has played offense in the jumbo package. I wouldn't mind seeing Pipkins as the fullback in that package sometime.
Notre Dame can do it. Not Fair!
We need to save #11 for Maurice Hurst, Jr.
Just a hunch, but my guess is Gallon. Would be a nice number for a receiver/returner/jetsweeper. Plus, Gallon has one more year and is well-respected it seems by the coaches (albeit so is QWash). I just don't see #11 going to a D-tackle but I could be wrong.
Also, it's not like they are really matching positions for these honors...Gerald Ford to Desmond Morgan and Oosterbaan to Ryan (yes Oosterbaan played some D but primarily known as an end) ends that argument.
I'm going with the darkhorse here: Gibbons.
11 looks kind of like a kicker's number and plus, Gibbons has the frame of a tackle to pull it off. He's been impressing lately and I think he's due for one of these "legends" numbers.
I can't see Quinton Washington wearing #11, but who knows. I could see Gallon or Gibbons wearing it
Denard? Just keeding.
Seems like if they give it to a tackle, it would make the most sense to give it to Quinton Washington.
I could see Roh as well or maybe a corner. I'm pretty sure it won't be an offensive player though.
I think it should go to Funchess - think that the #11 would look good on him.
#87 is waiting for him as soon as Moore graduates.
give Jake mother fu*%ing Ryan ALL of the numbers? I'm afraid he may get mad at us if we don't
/s (obviously, but the "Cant take a joke" police might hassle me without it)
This is why the Legends Jersey isea falters in execution to a degree. To this point, it all worked out. A WR can wear #21, obviously, and a tight end can still wear #87. #47 and #48 work because while Oosterbaan and Ford are better known for their offensive positions, both played before two-platoon football, so they played defense as well (Ford at linebacker and Oosterbaan at defensive end). But the last two numbers, #11 and yet-to-be-unretired #98 have no obvious solution. While the NCAA uniform number rules are flexible, #11 and #98 are now associated with different positions from the guys who made them legendary. 11 is a WR/QB/RB number while 98 is a DL/K/P number. I suppose Harmon did some kicking and punting in his day, but it would be odd to see a skill position player sporting #11 made famous by three brothers who played tackle or #98 being worn by a defensive tackle or a kicker.
(#98 has not been released by the Harmon family, but it has to be considered.)
DL sometime wear unusal numbers. Larry Stevens #13, David Bowens #6 and Shawn Crable #2 off the top of my head. Maurice Hurst is wearing #11 in HS. Besides, who really cares if a player wants to do so? #98 is another story.
I'm right. Listen:
First, it should go to Mealer in honor of his brother who is a Michigan Legend and a Michigan Man. (bear with me, I know that OL can't wear #11, I'm just saying what would be ideal here). What a wonderful honor for the family and a show of love from the university. It fits the brotherly theme of this jersey...
... which is my second point. I'd like to see this jersey be legacy specific. Give it to players who have a family tradition at the U. We have plenty of jerseys to give to talented youngsters. The family tradition at the U is critical as well. I think this is a great way to honor that value. However, if that isn't the case...
Gibbons. Great suggestion. He has overcome much. Much respect!
A DL, since none have gone there yet and there is some connection to the original OL #11 (minor, yes). I like crazy #'s on the D-line. I'd say give it to Roh as a sign of respect in his senior year, or Pipkins if they want to go big young guy.
Devin Gardner, guy has done so much for this program, switched positions, played 2nd string...I'd say it's him, total TEAM GUY!
Since they are brothers both should wear 11. Oh wait.... never mind.