The 2010 Michigan Football roster has been released. As with last year, I just happened to be on MGoBlue.com, mid-Diary, when it was put up. Either this is an amazing coincidence, or I spend way too much time making MGoDiaries.
If you're anything like me, you like to sit around imaging incoming freshman in their proper numbers becoming awesome (or just have a worrisome obsession with numeric accuracy in your NCAA dynasties). As you imagine the Class of 2010 winning Big Ten Championships and Heisman Trophies, and wrecking people wearing scarlet shirts with gray hats covered in bird poop, may your imaginations now reflect accurate jersey numerals.
|24||Cullen Christian||CB||6'0||187||Wore 24 in HS|
Teric Jones is listed at safety, which, okay, a 5'9 converted tailback to cornerback is now at safety when cornerback depth is – we know this – terrifying. That just made me so much more comfortable with safety. Actually, it did.
Moundros is listed as "FB/LB" – he will try to earn a linebacker spot in Fall. If he makes it, expect to not see a fullback very much next year (RR at WVa. used to use walk-ons here but only one other guy, junior John McColgan, is listed at FB).
Justin Turner is listed at 6'2, 198, and a cornerback. He is also a redshirt freshman, by the way, for those ready to yell "bust" or demand a position switch.
Brandin Hawthorne, a linebacker before, is listed at Safety. I believe he is on the depth chart for Steve Brown's old position, the "Meat Raw" or "Spur" or "Spinner" or "Deathbacking Deathbacker of Dealt Doom" spot, since other guys mentioned this spring at Spinner were Thomas "Prison Abs" Gordon and Mike Williams, both listed as "S."
Ricardo Miller, as we learned in Spring Ball, got 82. Prediction based on zero evidence other than pixie dust and dreams: those digits eventually work their way down to a much smaller number.
In case one being 6'3, 248 and the other being 5'11, 171, isn't enough to tell Terry Talbott from Terrence Talbott, the elder/larger/DT one is 96, the younger/more slender/CB one is 22.
Six of the 33 walk-ons (not including Kovacs) are safeties. These include Zac Johnson, Jordan Reilly, Floyd Simmons, Matthew Cavanaugh, Jared Van Slyke and Karl Tech. The scholarship safeties are Cam Gordon, Vlad Emilien, Brandin Hawthorne, Thomas Gordon, Teric Jones, Carvin Johnson, Marvin Robinson, Josh Furman, Ray Vinopal, Jordan Kovacs and Mike Williams. That's four linebackers, a converted RB/CB, four true freshmen, a former walk-on, and a terror.
Also on Ware's profile is a link to a contest to win a Michigan-painted Deuce Coupe at the MSU game for buying $X worth of Adidas gift cards. If anyone wins this, can I have it?
Former preferred walk-on QB Nader Furrha wasn't on the roster. Is he done? His bro's still around.