Hello: Ryan Glasgow (Pref. Walk-on 2012)

Submitted by ish on March 12th, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Walk-on OL from Illinois.  Class of 2012.

[Ed-S: He's Graham's brother. Link]



March 12th, 2012 at 9:33 PM ^

Not to be demeaning, but he's got a LOT of good competition coming his way if he wants to see the field. You never know what could happen though. 

Congrats to him. Pretty sweet last name if I do say so myself.


March 12th, 2012 at 10:30 PM ^

That wasn't my intention, but I see where you're coming from there. I'm definitely happy for the guy, hence the congrats. 

And yes, as a walk-on I'm sure he's excited just to have the opportunity more than anything. 

Dumb post on my part.

Welcome to the family, Mr. Glasgow.


March 12th, 2012 at 10:17 PM ^

Isn't that kind of understood when you're a walkon?

He gets to be on the practice squad for a potential national championship contender and compete for playing time with everyone else, get a fantastic education, and probably never play in the pros.  vs.  Getting to compete for playing time at a lesser school with a good chance at seeing the field, get a slightly less prestigious degree, and probably never play in the pros. Different guys would weigh these options differently.


March 12th, 2012 at 10:34 PM ^

In a prior analysis it was shown that there is no difference within a program in the rates of 2-, 3- and 4-star recruits eventually going pro... unless a program also signed more than 0.5 to 1 5-star recruit per year.

Within a sub-group made up of Cal, Iowa, Oregon and Va Tech: 12.2%, 12.99% and 13.43% of 2-, 3- and 4-stars (respectively) from the 2002-2005 recruiting cycles eventually went pro.

Within a sub-group made up of Georgia, ohio, and Penn St:  12.5%, 16.2%, and 24.0% of 2-, 3- and 4-stars (respectively) from the 2002-2005 recruiting cycles eventually went pro.

In summary:  If we consider our walk-ons (especially with scholarship offers to other D-1 programs) to be 2- to 3-star material, then we should expect an NFL caliber football player to be produced from among every 8 walk-ons.  I would also surmise that a team with 4 coaches along the lines would be a great place for walk-on linemen to be sculpted into NFL-type talent.

Welcome Mr. Glasgow.  We will all be rooting for you!


March 12th, 2012 at 10:49 PM ^

I guess this was where my "you never know what could happen" part came from.  I know I made it sound pretty awful, but that's what was intended.

As Michigan fans, we of all people should know not to discard one of our athletes just because he wasn't offered a scholarship day 1 of freshman year.  Walk-ons have heavily contributed to our program recently, and I am fully aware of that.  And their contributions to our program as well as every other football program cannot solely be weighed by on-field production.

I'd go ahead and edit my first statement, but maybe it's best to use that as an example to everyone of what not to say if you don't want to look like a dick. Ha.

Sextus Empiricus

March 13th, 2012 at 6:39 AM ^

Can Kovacs play on Sundays? It would be sweet to see him make a roster. He's the only walk on showing that sort of potential. Just thinking about it...1 in 8 seems like a stretch...it's so hard to Goggle those sort of things when you can just speculate. Maybe 1 in 8 who actually start a game.


March 12th, 2012 at 9:50 PM ^

the Glasgow brothers on the team is gonna be great. Now I am starting to think almost all the OL/DL walk on preffered or not all want to play for Hoke. This has to be testament to Hoke and his working with OL/DL players right?

Michigan J. Frog

March 12th, 2012 at 10:10 PM ^

The guy I was responding to stated something to the effect that our success recruiting at that position must be because Hoke is a Dline coach. I think depth comes more into play, particularly at O line. I have nothing against walk-ons, and would be fine accepting them even if we were stacked at those positions. Kovacs is my favorite player.


March 12th, 2012 at 11:09 PM ^

I thought for sure I saw a Big Ten Network show on him last year saying he played OL well my bad. Nevermind he was a linebacker in college, and linebacker, defensive end in high school. Learn something new every night on here.

rob f

March 12th, 2012 at 11:51 PM ^

We only get two of the Glasgow brothers, at least for now.  Big brother Graham, and now Ryan, but according to that linked article, there's another brother rising up thru the ranks -he's now a freshman--Jordan Glasgow.

I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned who his High School assistant coach is---Kurt Becker, who was an All-American for Meeeechigan (I'll take the liberty of using that spelling, as he played back in the day that ol' Bob Ufer---God Bless his cotton-pickin' heart!--- did our play-by-play).  In that linked article in the thread header, Becker gives both Glasgow brothers props, gushing about their athleticism, and about Ryan's aggressiveness. 




March 12th, 2012 at 10:24 PM ^

At his height - he could be a walk-on center, which would be great.  He's a 2012 recruit, so he'll be here this fall.  Then, in 2013, when our only scholarship centers are RS Soph Jack Miller and true frosh Kugler, maybe Ryan Glasgow could add some depth at that spot.  I'm not saying he'll jump Kugler just by being a year older, but the more depth and competition there, the better.

rob f

March 12th, 2012 at 10:34 PM ^

I was thinking of the same thing (center) as I watched the video.  Right combination of height, size, smarts, and aggressiveness to be a good center.  All-in-all, a good late addition to the 2012 class to add depth, competition,  and versatility---welcome aboard, Ryan!


March 12th, 2012 at 11:01 PM ^

No doubt about.  And with how difficult OL is to project, he could be absolutely be a contributor down the road.  Who would have thought that Huyge or Omameh would be starters when guys like Dann O'Niell or Kurt Wermers couldn't sniff the depth chart. 


March 12th, 2012 at 10:37 PM ^

Welcome to the Wolverine family, Ryan!


Also, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. And I love Scotch. Do I love Ryan Glasgow? Well... only time will tell.