The first and most interesting of the year.
[Walk-ons denoted with #; players not on the official two-deep in italics.]
|MICHIGAN UNOFFICIAL TWO DEEP 8/30/2010|
Denard Robinson OR
Vincent Smith OR
|Mike Cox||4:Fitzgerald Toussaint
|WR1||Darryl Stonum OR
|Je'Ron Stokes||Ricardo Miller|
|WR2||Martavious Odoms||Jeremy Jackson||Jerald Robinson|
Roy Roundtree OR
|Terrance Robinson||Jeremy Gallon|
|TE||Kevin Koger||Martell Webb||Brandon Moore|
|LT||Mark Huyge||Taylor Lewan||Erik Gunderson#|
|LG||Steve Schilling||Quinton Washington||Elliot Mealer|
|C||David Molk||Rocko Khoury||Christian Pace|
|RG||Patrick Omameh||Ricky Barnum||John Ferrara|
|RT||Perry Dorrestein||Michael Schofield||Zac Ciullo#|
|DE||Ryan Van Bergen||Jibreel Black||Steve Watson|
|NT||Mike Martin||Adam Patterson||William Campbell|
|DE/DT||Greg Banks||Renaldo Sagesse||Terry Talbott|
|LB/DE||Craig Roh||Brandon Herron OR
|MLB||Obi Ezeh OR
|WLB||Jonas Mouton||Mike Jones||Kevin Leach#|
|Spur||Carvin Johnson||Thomas Gordon||
|Bandit||Jordan Kovacs#||Marvin Robinson||--|
|FS||Cam Gordon||Jared Van Slyke#||Vlad Emilien|
|CB1||James Rogers||Terrence Talbott OR
|CB2||JT Floyd||Courtney Avery||--|
|P||Will Hagerup||Seth Broekhuizen#||---|
|K||Brendan Gibbons OR
|PR||Jeremy Gallon OR
Martavious Odoms OR
Martavious Odoms OR
Gardner. You've probably already been bombarded by this fact on twitter, but Rodriguez specifically stated that freshmen on the two-deep are not going to redshirt this season, which includes Devin Gardner. Grumble.
Other freshmen slotted to play in groups:
- Obvious: all three cornerbacks, Stephen Hopkins
- Encouraging sign: Jibreel Black, Carvin Johnson, Marvin Robinson.
- Surprising: Jeremy Jackson
Carvin Johnson's audition at spur in the Beanie Bowl went well enough that he is the starter, no OR, there. This site's prediction that he'd outperform his recruiting rankings more than anyone else is moving along smoothly, but the secondary just got a tiny bit less experienced… or did it? More in the secondary preview dropping later today.
James Rogers is, at least temporarily, a starting corner.
Kelvin Grady's frequent appearances on fall highlight film have evidently paid off, as with Martavious Odoms' seeming permanent move outside he moves up to co-starter with Roundtree.
Teric Jones is back at running back, his defensive experiment over. Probably for the best given his performance against DSU last year and his obvious speed.
Veterans win at tackle… so far.
Bizarre switch: 289 pound Sagesse is the primary backup at DE/DT and 276 pound Adam Patterson is the primary backup at nose. Theory: Mike Martin isn't coming off the field much and M plans to platoon Sagesse and Banks extensively.
Should we start getting worried about:
- Vlad Emilien: behind a walk-on after a year and a half (he enrolled early).
- Anthony LaLota: behind Steve Watson, also after a year and a half.
- Will Campbell: behind perpetual non-entity Adam Patterson, a guy who moved positions this spring.