UPDATED (2/2/12): Quick Look @ '12-'13: Depth Chart

UPDATED (2/2/12): Quick Look @ '12-'13: Depth Chart

Submitted by Mr. Yost on February 2nd, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I know, I know...it's waaaay to early. How could I possibly know? How could I possibly predict redshirts for kids who are in high school? "Oh wonderful, guess we don't need spring, summer and fall to figure out the depth chart!" ...and so on, and so forth.
But it's a message board. It's for fun. For the occasional prediction or daydream. So for those getting all huffy...breathe, I'm a fan focused on this year just like you. This is purely information (or speculation) to build on for the future.

With that said...my '12-'13 Depth Chart!

 

QB
1. Denard Robinson (Sr.)
2. Devin Gardner (RS So.)
3. Russell Bellomy (RS Fr.)

RB
1. Fitzgerald Toussaint (RS Jr.)
2. Vincent Smith (Sr.)
3. Thomas Rawls (So.)
4a. Stephan Hopkins (Jr.)
4b. Justice Hayes (RS Fr.)
6. Dennis Norfleet (Fr.)
rs: Drake Johnson (Fr.)

FB
1a. Stephen Hopkins (Jr.)
1b. Joey Kerridge (RS Fr.)
rs: Sione Houma (Fr.)

WR1
1. Jeremy Jackson (Jr.)
2. Jehu Chesson (Fr.)

WR2
1. Roy Roundtree (RS Sr.)
2a. Jerald Robinson (RS So.)
2b. Amara Darboh (Fr.)

Slot
1. Jeremy Gallon (RS Jr.)
2. Drew Dileo (Jr.)
3. Terrence Robinson (RS Sr.)

TE
1. Brandon Moore (RS Sr.)
2a. Ricardo Miller (RS So.)
2b. Devin Funchess (Fr.)
4. A.J. Williams (Fr.)

LT
1. Taylor Lewan (RS Jr.)
2. Erik Gunderson (RS Jr.)
rs: Erik Magnuson (Fr.)

LG
1. Ricky Barnum (RS Sr.)
2a. Elliott Mealer (RS Sr.)
2b. Chris Bryant (RS Fr.)
4. Kyle Kalis (Fr.)
rs: Blake Bars (Fr.)

C
1. Rocko Khoury (RS Sr.)
2. Jack Miller (RS Fr.)
3. Ricky Barnum (RS Sr.)

RG
1. Patrick Omameh (RS Sr.)
2a. Elliott Mealer (RS Sr.)
2b. Chris Bryant (RS Fr.)
4. Kyle Kalis (Fr.)
rs: Blake Bars (Fr.)

RT
1. Michael Schofield (RS Jr.)
2. Elliott Mealer (RS Sr.)
3. Erik Gunderson (RS Jr.)
rs: Ben Braden (Fr.)

------------------------------------------------------------------------

WDE
1. Craig Roh (Sr.)
2. Jibreel Black (Jr.)
3. Frank Clark (So.)
4. Brennen Beyer (So.)
rs: Mario Ojemudia (Fr.)

NG
1. Will Campbell (Sr.)
2. Richard Ash (RS So.)
3. Ondre Pipkins (Fr.)

DT
1. Quinton Washington (RS Jr.)
2. Ondre Pipkins (Fr.)
3a. Kenny Wilkins (RS So.)
3b. Matt Godin (Fr.)
rs: Willie Henry (Fr.)

SDE
1a. Jibreel Black (Jr.)
1b. Nathan Brink (RS Jr.)
3. Keith Heitzman (RS Fr.)
4. Chris Rock (RS Fr.)
rs: Chris Wormley (Fr.)
rs: Tom Strobel (Fr.)

WLB
1. Desmond Morgan (So.)
2. Brandin Hawthorne (Sr.)
3a. Antonio Poole (RS Fr.)
3b. James Ross (Fr.)

MLB
1. Kenny Demens (RS Sr.)
2a. Mike Jones (RS Jr.)
2b. Joe Bolden (Fr.)
rs: Kaleb Ringer (Fr.)

SLB
1. Jake Ryan (RS So.)
2. Cam Gordon (RS Jr.)
3. Jordan Paskorz (RS So.)
rs: Royce Jenkins-Stone (Fr.)

WCB
1. Blake Countess (So.)
2. Delonte Hollowell (So.)
3. Terrence Talbott (Jr.)
rs: Terry Richardson (Fr.)

SCB
1. JT Floyd (RS Sr.)
2. Courtney Avery (Jr.)
3. Raymon Taylor (So.)

FS
1. Thomas Gordon (RS Jr.)
2a. Tamani Carter (RS Fr.)
2b. Jarrod Wilson (Fr.)
rs: Jeremy Clark (Fr.)

SS
1. Jordan Kovacs (RS Sr.)
2. Marvin Robinson (Jr.)
3. Josh Furman (RS So.)
rs: Allen Gant (Fr.)

 

FB & Slot - Notice these positions are in italics. I realize you can't have 12 players on the field at once. This is my way of recognizing that. (Personally, I believe Shotgun, 3 WR, 2 RB will be our primary set along with the Pro Set formation.)

 

Fitz: 2012 Heisman candidate?

Fitz: 2012 Heisman candidate?

Submitted by sheepdog on December 15th, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Admittedly, I don’t usually care for Michael Rothstein’s writing, but he throws out the opportunity that Fitz could be a Heisman candidate as early as next year, which I like.  Fitz ran for 1000+ yards in basically 10 games so far.  DNP against ND and only two carries against MSU.  He is obviously the feature back and it looks like he could consistently see 20-25 carries per game next year.  If he averages, say 22.5 carries per game at this year’s YPC (5.8), he would end up with 1696 yards (13 games).

I have never thought of Fitz being THAT good, but he was seriously impressive from Purdue through the end of season.  Here are some recent Heisman contender/winner RB stats:

2011 T Richardson: 1583 yards/20 TD/6.0 YPC

2011 M Ball: 1759 yards/32 TD/ 6.4 YPC

2010 L James: 1731 yards/21 TD/5.9 YPC

2009 M Ingram: 1658 yards/17 TD/6.1 YPC

2009 T Gerhart: 1871 yards/27 TD/5.5 YDC

My first thought was that it might be more realistic for Fitz’s senior year when Denard isn’t there to take away carries and yards.  But, DRob may be part of the reason Fitz is cashing in.  Regardless, we currently have a potential GREAT back at Michigan.

MGoCommunity thoughts?

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UPDATED: Quick Look @ '12-'13: Depth Chart

UPDATED: Quick Look @ '12-'13: Depth Chart

Submitted by Mr. Yost on November 27th, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I know, I know...it's waaaay to early. How could I possibly know? How could I possibly predict redshirts for kids who are in high school? "Oh wonderful, guess we don't need spring, summer and fall to figure out the depth chart!" ...and so on, and so forth.
But it's a message board. It's for fun. For the occasional prediction or daydream. So for those getting all huffy...breathe, I'm a fan focused on this year just like you. This is purely information (or speculation) to build on for the future.

With that said...my '12-'13 Depth Chart!

 

QB
1. Denard Robinson (Sr.)
2. Devin Gardner (RS So.)
3. Russell Bellomy (RS Fr.)

RB
1. Fitzgerald Toussaint (RS Jr.)
2. Vincent Smith (Sr.)
3. Thomas Rawls (So.)
4a. Stephan Hopkins (Jr.)
4b. Justice Hayes (RS Fr.)
rs: Drake Johnson (Fr.)

FB
1a. Stephan Hopkins (Jr.)
1b. Joey Kerridge (RS Fr.)
rs: Sione Houma (Fr.)

WR1
1. Darryl Stonum (RS Sr.)
2. Jeremy Jackson (Jr.)

WR2
1. Roy Roundtree (RS Sr.)
2a. Jerald Robinson (RS So.)
2b. Amara Darboh (Fr.)

Slot
1. Jeremy Gallon (RS Jr.)
2. Drew Dileo (Jr.)

TE
1. Brandon Moore (RS Sr.)
2. Ricardo Miller (RS So.)
3. Devin Funchess (Fr.)

LT
1. Taylor Lewan (RS Jr.)
2. Erik Gunderson (RS Jr.)
3. Kyle Kalis* (Fr.)
rs: Ben Braden (Fr.)
rs: Erik Magnuson (Fr.)

LG
1. Ricky Barnum (RS Sr.)
2. Elliott Mealer (RS Sr.)
3. Chris Bryant (RS Fr.)
rs: A.J. Williams (Fr.)

C
1. Rocko Khoury (RS Sr.)
2. Jack Miller (RS Fr.)

RG
1. Patrick Omameh (RS Sr.)
2. Elliott Mealer (RS Sr.)
3. Chris Bryant (RS Fr.)
rs: Caleb Stacey (Fr.)

RT
1. Michael Schofield (RS Jr.)
2. Elliott Mealer (RS Sr.)
3. Erik Gunderson (RS Jr.)
4. Kyle Kalis* (Fr.)
rs: Blake Bars (Fr.)

------------------------------------------------------------------------

WDE
1. Craig Roh (Sr.)
2. Jibreel Black (Jr.)
3. Frank Clark (So.)
4. Brennen Beyer (So.)
rs: Mario Ojemudia (Fr.)

NG
1. Will Campbell (Sr.)
2. Richard Ash (RS So.)

DT
1. Quinton Washington (RS Jr.)
2. Kenny Wilkins (RS So.)
3. Ondre Pipkins** (Fr.)
rs: Matt Godin (Fr.)
rs: Chris Wormley (Fr.)

SDE
1a. Jibreel Black (Jr.)
1b. Nathan Brink (RS Jr.)
2. Keith Heitzman (RS Fr.)
3. Chris Rock (RS Fr.)
rs: Tom Strobel (Fr.)

WLB
1. Desmond Morgan (So.)
2. Brandin Hawthorne (Sr.)
3a. Antonio Poole (RS Fr.)
3b. Joe Bolden (Fr.)

MLB
1. Kenny Demens (RS Sr.)
2a. Mike Jones (RS Jr.)
2b. James Ross (Fr.)
rs: Kaleb Ringer (Fr.)

SLB
1. Jake Ryan (RS So.)
2. Cam Gordon (RS Jr.)
3. Jordan Paskorz (RS So.)
rs: Royce Jenkins-Stone (Fr.)

WCB
1. Blake Countess (So.)
2. Delonte Hollowell (So.)
3. Terrence Talbott (Jr.)
rs: Terry Richardson (Fr.)

SCB
1. JT Floyd (RS Sr.)
2. Courtney Avery (Jr.)
3. Raymon Taylor (So.)
rs: Anthony Standifer (Fr.)

FS
1. Thomas Gordon (RS Jr.)
2a. Tamani Carter (RS Fr.)
2b. Jarrod Wilson (Fr.)
rs: Jeremy Clark (Fr.)

SS
1. Jordan Kovacs (RS Sr.)
2. Marvin Robinson (Jr.)
3. Josh Furman (RS So.)
rs: Allen Gant (Fr.)

 

* - I don't think Kalis will redshirt. I think he'll play OT his freshman year before moving inside to LG for the remainder of his career
** - I don't think Pipkins will redshirt. I think he'll play DT his freshman year before moving to NG for the remainder of his career.
FB & Slot - Notice these positions are in italics. I realize you can't have 12 players on the field at once. This is my way of recognizing that. (Personally, I believe Shotgun, 3 WR, 2 RB will be our primary set along with the Pro Set formation.)

 

2012 Scholarship Numbers

2012 Scholarship Numbers

Submitted by Marley Nowell on November 1st, 2011 at 10:57 PM
                         MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH BY CLASS                          
Position   # 

Freshmen
(c/o 2016)

Sophomores
(c/o 2015)
Juniors
(c/o 2014)
Seniors
(c/o 2013)
QB

3

R. Bellomy*

D. Gardner*   D. Robinson
RB

6

J. Hayes*

T. Rawls

F. Toussaint*
S. Hopkins
M. Cox*
V. Smith
WR 3


 

J. Robinson*

J. Jackson D. Stonum*
Slot 4

 

  J. Gallon*
D. Dileo
R. Roundtree*
T. Robinson*
TE 2  

R. Miller*

  B. Moore*
OT 2  

 

M. Schofield*
T. Lewan*
 
OG 4 C. Bryant*  

 

 

P. Omameh*
R. Barnum*
E. Mealer*
C 2 J. Miller*

 

 

R. Khoury*
DT

4

 

R. Ash*
K. Wilkens*

Q. Washington*

W. Campbell

DE 5 C. Rock*
K. Heitzman*

B. Beyer

 

J. Black

 

C. Roh
LB

10

A. Poole*

J. Ryan*

J. Paskorz*

D. Morgan

F. Clark

I. Bell*

C.Gordon*

M. Jones*

K. Demens*

B. Hawthorne

CB

6

D. Hollowell*
R. Taylor*

B. Countess C. Avery
T. Talbott
J.T. Floyd*
SS 3

T. Carter*

 

M. Robinson

J.Kovacs*
FS 2  

J. Furman*

T. Gordon*  
P/K 3   M. Wile B. Gibbons*
W. Hagerup
 

 

SCHOLARSHIP COUNT: 59

Current Commits: 23

Unrenewed 5th Years: 1 (M. Cox)

Transfer: 1 (?)

 

OPEN SLOTS: 5

 

GO BLUE!

Quick look at next years big games WRT returning starters

Quick look at next years big games WRT returning starters

Submitted by brose on October 17th, 2011 at 1:10 PM

 

More than halfway through the year, thought it might be a good idea to see how next year's matchups will stack up.  All info comes from Rivals...I throw in some minimal commentary, but thought others might find this interesting.

 

Umich returns 8.5 on offense (loses FB and swaps Stonum for Hemmingway, loses Koger and Molk).  Returns 8.5 on D depending on how you view Heinenger.

Sparty returns 6.5  on offense with all the loses huge (QB, WR1/2, best O lineman and .5 for Fullback)  They return 9 on Defense and that assumes Worthy heads to NFL.

OSU returns 8 on offense with all 3 loses on the O-Line.  They retrurn 10 on D with LB Sweat hitting the road.

Nebraska returns 9 on offense (only losing 2 lineman) and 9 on D (Crick is not counted since as of today he is done playing in college)

ND returns 7 on O (lose Floyd + 3 starting O lineman and 2 of their top 5 lineman backups) and 5 on D (I show Lynch as a starter and rivals has him as a backup)

Alabama returns 6 on offense (I assume T. Rich is gone) and 5 on D (the D starts 6 seniors and 5 juniors and I assume one Junior goes Pro - will possibly be 2 or 3).

Summary of returning players out of 22:

Umich: 17/22 or 77%

Sparty:15.5/22 or 70%

OSU:18/22 or 82%

Nebraska: 18/22 or 82%

Notre Dame: 12/22 or 55%

Alabama: 11/22 or 50%

 

Again my disclaimer: data is only as good as Rivals depth chart data.  

Summary:  Sparty's D will be very good again next year.  Notre Dame loses a lot and so does Alabama, but Alabama has All Big Ten caliber talent on their bench.

Quick Look @ '12-'13: Depth Chart

Quick Look @ '12-'13: Depth Chart

Submitted by Mr. Yost on October 5th, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I know, I know...it's waaaay to early. How could I possibly know? How could I possibly predict redshirts for kids who are in high school? "Oh wonderful, guess we don't need spring, summer and fall to figure out the depth chart!" ...and so on, and so forth.
But it's a message board. It's for fun. For the occasional prediction or daydream. So for those getting all huffy...breathe, I'm a fan focused on this year just like you. This is purely information (or speculation) to build on for the future.

With that said...my '12-'13 Depth Chart!

 

QB
1. Denard Robinson
2. Devin Gardner
3. Russell Bellomy

RB
1. Fitzgerald Toussaint
2. Vincent Smith
3. Thomas Rawls
4a. Stephan Hopkins
4b. Justice Hayes

FB
1a. Joey Kerridge
1b. Stephan Hopkins
rs: Sione Houma

WR1
1. Darryl Stonum
2. Jeremy Jackson

WR2
1. Roy Roundtree
2. Jerald Robinson

Slot
1. Jeremy Gallon
2. Drew Dileo

TE
1. Brandon Moore
2. Ricardo Miller
3. Devin Funchess
rs: A.J. Williams

LT
1. Taylor Lewan
2. Erik Gunderson
3. Kyle Kalis*
rs: Ben Braden
rs: Erik Magnuson

LG
1. Ricky Barnum
2. Chris Bryant

C
1. Rocko Khoury
2. Jack Miller

RG
1. Patrick Omameh
2. Chris Bryant
rs: Caleb Stacey

RT
1. Michael Schofield
2. Erik Gunderson
3. Kyle Kalis*
rs: Blake Bars

------------------------------------------------------------------------

WDE
1. Craig Roh
2. Jibreel Black
3. Frank Clark
4. Brennen Beyer
rs: Mario Ojemudia
rs: Pharaoh Brown

NG
1. Quinton Washington
2. Richard Ash

DT
1. Will Campbell
2. Kenny Wilkins
3. Ondre Pipkins**
rs: Matt Godin
rs: Chris Wormley

SDE
1a. Jibreel Black
1b. Nathan Brink
2. Keith Heitzman
3. Chris Rock
rs: Tom Strobel

WLB
1. Brandin Hawthorne
2. Desmond Morgan
3a. Antonio Poole
3b. Joe Bolden

MLB
1. Kenny Demens
2a. Mike Jones
2b. James Ross
rs: Kaleb Ringer

SLB
1. Jake Ryan
2. Cam Gordon
3. Jordan Paskorz
rs: Royce Jenkins-Stone

WCB
1. Blake Countess
2. Gregg Brown
3a. Delonte Hollowell
3b. Terrence Talbott
rs: Terry Richardson

SCB
1. JT Floyd
2. Courtney Avery
3. Raymon Taylor
rs: Anthony Standifer

FS
1. Thomas Gordon
2. Carvin Johnson
3. Tamani Carter
rs: Jarrod Wilson

SS
1. Jordan Kovacs
2. Marvin Robinson
3. Josh Furman
rs: Allen Gant

 

* - I don't think Kalis will redshirt. I think he'll play OT his freshman year before moving inside to LG for the remainder of his career
** - I don't think Pipkins will redshirt. I think he'll play DT his freshman year before moving to NG for the remainder of his career.
FB & Slot - Notice these positions are in italics. I realize you can't have 12 players on the field at once. This is my way of recognizing that.