Weight Updates

Submitted by jbibiza on August 6th, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Mgoblue.com now has an updated roster - it says "Spring Roster" but that's a misprint.  Some of the weights are different from the earlier ones posted in the Media Guide, and a few are interesting:

T. Rich + 8. to 162 (soaking wet?)

Funchess +4 to 229  (close to legit TE size) 

B. Moore +7 to 268

Drake Johnson +6 to 209

Hopkins +5 to 240 (not sure if this is a good thing)

J. Clark +9 to 200

Houma +6 to 227

Wilkins +4 to 294 

Wormley +11(!) to 279 (playable)

RJS +7 to 213 (that's more like it)

Ojemudia +8 to 231 (ditto)

Willie Henry +12 (!) to 314 (good weight??)

Braden -11 to 308 (probably a good sign)

Blake Bars + 8 to 291

Godin +7 to 277 (playable)

Ryan Glasgow +9 to 294 (Pfd. WO Freshman DL)




August 6th, 2012 at 8:54 AM ^

Willie Henry at 314 seems a bit high, in the sense that he should probably start heading the other way to get to his ideal playing size. I doubt that's good weight, but I could be wrong.


August 6th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

you admit just started playing football late in his life is going to be a gut feeling for starting on the OL as a true freshman.  He doesn't understand the game as much as he should nor does he have the technique down to contribute right away.

....................but OK



August 6th, 2012 at 9:11 AM ^

if he's a nose, which I bet Henry will be.

According to my Phil Steele, MSU, OSU, Wisconsin, FSU, MIami, Va Tech, TCU, South Carolina, Florida, LSU, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, Oregon, Auburn, Oklahoma, and USC are just some of the programs with DTs or NTs listed at 300+.


August 6th, 2012 at 9:55 AM ^

It might be too high if he was only 270 a few months ago.  Admittedly, the recruiting sites could have been behind the times in regard to his senior year weight, but adding 44 pounds in the span of about 6 months is a lot.

Also, he really needs to play 3-tech if the coaches were honest about all those other guys (Godin, Wormley, Strobel) being headed for 5-tech.  I don't believe for a second that all three guys will play 5-tech, and I'm guessing both Godin and Wormley will eventually be 3-tech DTs.  But just based on the general dispersion of what positions these guys were recruited for, having both Pipkins and Henry as nose tackles would leave a hole at 3-tech.


August 6th, 2012 at 3:00 PM ^

I don't think anyone is saying that it's bad to have a DT over 300lb, but that usually freshmen DTs who are over 310 are probably bigger than they want to be. Especially those who were under 280 a year ago.

I watched Henry's highlight tapes, and he looked pretty athletic. If he was doing that at 300+, he would have been a top-100 guy.

Maybe he's another Pipkins-esque monster. But all signs point to him being a guy who needs to burn about 20 pounds of fat before seeing the field. Since he was a guy heading toward a redshirt anyway, this is likely not a big deal.


August 6th, 2012 at 10:55 AM ^

if it's just him needing a breather situationally I'm guessing Jake Ryan will put his hand down in nickle situations or right will slide over from adequate and they will sub whoever is 2nd sde for right.

if long term injury depends how good the fresh are. I'm guessing more of the same as above, with emphasis on Ryan with maybe Mario getting reps at both Wde and Slb


August 6th, 2012 at 11:02 AM ^

I don't think that's really a viable option.  If both Beyer and Ryan are starting and the coaches are rotating guys in and out to keep them fresh, then Ryan would be on the field 100% of the time (either starting at SAM or subbing at WDE).

Also, the second SDE is likely to be Keith Heitzman or Nathan Brink, neither of whom can hold down the WDE position, in my opinion.

I think Strobel is the best fit there outside of Ojemudia, but if Clark could play situationally last year, I don't see why Ojemudia can't do it.  It's not ideal, but that's what happens when you run into trouble with the law - the whole team is put into a bind.


August 6th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

I can see Ojemudia as a backup if Clark is not available (pleeze no), but if Beyer gets hurt then you might see Roe shift back to WDE with Heitzman, Brink and one of the big freshmen (Godin or Wormley) backing up at SDE.  So let's hope that none of this happens and Clark is given a slap on the wrist and has a great season.


August 6th, 2012 at 10:13 PM ^

Are you suggesting that all three play both positions?  That's not how I interpreted it.

If you're saying that Ryan, Beyer, and Gordon should all play both SAM and WDE, then yeah, everyone could get a breather.

This is how I interpreted your suggestion, though:

Snap 1: Ryan at SAM, Beyer at WDE
Snap 2: Ryan at SAM, Beyer at WDE
Snap 3: Gordon at SAM, Ryan at WDE
Snap 4: Gordon at SAM, Ryan at WDE
Snap 5: Ryan at SAM, Beyer at WDE

Besides, I don't think you want one guy constantly bouncing back and forth between positions.  You would probably be better off playing a slightly less talented guy at a position he knows well.

Frito Bandito

August 6th, 2012 at 10:27 PM ^

Gordon being strictly a Sam and Beyer strictly a wde. Ryan either or.  I think it's better flipping Ryan up and down than bringing in Mario if he's not ready. Gordon is quite talented as many people have forgotten and Ryan has put on some good pounds. Frank really hurt the depth at wde.

Perkis-Size Me

August 6th, 2012 at 10:08 AM ^

I looked on MGoBlue's roster yesterday, looks like most of the starting lineman outside of Barnum are at 300+ lbs. Looks like a good sign. I might be wrong, but I think for most of last year, all the linemen outside of Lewan were under 300.

Good to see them beefing up.

Blue boy johnson

August 6th, 2012 at 3:37 PM ^

50 David Molk OL 6-2 286 RS SR Lemont, Ill. (Lemont Township)
52 Ricky Barnum OL 6-3 292 RS JR Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson)
56 Joey Burzynski OL 6-1 284 RS FR Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad)
57 Elliott Mealer OL 6-5 310 RS JR Wauseon, Ohio (Wauseon)
58 Chris Bryant OL 6-4 341 FR Chicago, Ill. (Simeon)
60 Jack Miller OL 6-4 263 FR Perrysburg, Ohio (St. John's Jesuit)
61 Graham Glasgow OL 6-6 314 FR Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy)
63 Rocko Khoury OL 6-4 287 RS JR Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West)
65 Patrick Omameh OL 6-4 299 RS JR Columbus, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales)
69 Erik Gunderson OL 6-8 312 RS SO Milan, Mich. (Milan)
70 Kristian Mateus OL 6-7 285 RS FR Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Central)
72 Mark Huyge OL 6-6 302 RS SR Wyoming, Mich. (Catholic Central)
75 Michael Schofield OL 6-7 299 RS SO Orland Park, Ill. (Carl Sandburg)
77 Taylor Lewan OL 6-8 302 RS SO Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)



August 6th, 2012 at 10:16 AM ^

I don't know if the Hopkins gain is a bad thing. It would be nice to see him be bigger at fullback. 

I would agree though with Magnus that Henry gaining that much weight is probably not a good thing. Of course the recruiting sites may have been a little off, but that seems like a ton (not literally) of weight to gain this quickly. Hopefully he is able to get in shape and push for some playing time or at least push the others and increase the competition.

Blue boy johnson

August 6th, 2012 at 4:08 PM ^

Look 17 OL on the Roster up from 14 last year. 18 if you throw AJ Williams in with the OL

  Blake Bars OL 6-5 291 FR Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy)
63 Ben Pliska OL 6-3 269 FR Kirkland, Wash. (Lake Washington HS)
67 Kyle Kalis OL 6-5 294 FR Lakewood, Ohio (Saint Edward HS)
71 Ben Braden OL 6-6 308 FR Rockford, Mich. (Rockford HS)
78 Erik Magnuson OL 6-6 285 FR San Diego, Calif. (La Costa Canyon HS)
79 Dan Gibbs OL 6-7 311 FR Birmingham, Mich. (Seaholm HS)
58 Chris Bryant OL 6-4 318 RS FR Chicago, Ill. (Simeon)
60 Jack Miller OL 6-4 288 RS FR Perrysburg, Ohio (St. John's Jesuit)
61 Graham Glasgow OL 6-6 305 RS FR Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy)
56 Joey Burzynski OL 6-1 295 RS SO Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad)
70 Kristian Mateus OL 6-7 309 RS SO Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Central)
69 Erik Gunderson OL 6-8 303 RS JR Milan, Mich. (Milan)
75 Michael Schofield OL 6-7 300 RS JR Orland Park, Ill. (Carl Sandburg)
77 Taylor Lewan OL 6-8 309 RS JR Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)
52 Ricky Barnum OL 6-3 296 RS SR Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson)
57 Elliott Mealer OL 6-5 308 RS SR Wauseon, Ohio (Wauseon)
65 Patrick Omameh OL 6-4 305 RS SR Columbus, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales)
84 A.J. Williams TE 6-6 283 FR Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore HS)