November 26th, 2012 at 7:37 PM ^

I find that hard to fathom honestly, that he would merely get an honorable mention from the coaches. Ryan literally accounts for about 10% of the team's total tackles, as well as 20% of all TFL and about the same percentage of sacks. He is undeniably a presence out there. 

Wolverine In Iowa

November 26th, 2012 at 8:02 PM ^

OK, I was good and pissed about JMFR not getting the accolades we all believe he deserves, but then they insult my intelligence with Micah Hyde, not only first-team coaches and media All-B1G, but he wins the DB of the year?  I think Hyde got torched constantly this year, but more importantly, he had one (1) INT!!!!!  So confused.  I like Micah -- he's a good kid, but wtf?

I would've thought that one of the MSU DB's would've won this award.


November 26th, 2012 at 2:22 PM ^…

for those saying "who finished ahead of Ryan & Kovacs?" ...


1st - Bullough, Mauti, Borland
2nd - Compton, Shazier, Hodges
HM - RYAN, et al.

1st - Hyde, Roby, Dennard, Adams
2nd - Stafford, Bryant, Allen, KOVACS


1st - Shazier, Mauti, Taylor
2nd - Bullough, Hodges, RYAN

1st - Hyde, Stafford, Howard, Roby
2nd - Adams, Dennard, Johnson, Smith
HM - KOVACS, et al.




1st - Omameh, Lewan
2nd - Roh, Kovacs
HM - Floyd, Gallon, Gibbons, Hagerup, Roundtree, Ryan


1st - Lewan, Hagerup
2nd - Ryan
HM - Campbell, Floyd, Funchess, Gallon, Gibbons, Kovacs, Omameh, D.Robinson, Roh, Roundtree



November 26th, 2012 at 9:25 PM ^

If Neb and MSU and OSU and PSU have 50-100% more stars than UM, then Hoke must be the best coach to keep us competitive. I'm looking for Denard among the running back as he out rushed some and Jake Ryan was annointed king.

I'm being halfway sarcastic as these lists are a joke.

The Shredder

November 26th, 2012 at 9:50 PM ^

Pretty much no one watches the games and just got by pre-season talk and who are seniors and what not. It has always been this way. The year you blow up and have maybe your best year is the year you don't make 1st and 2nd teams. Next year he will be all over it. Its pretty dumb.


November 26th, 2012 at 10:06 PM ^

There are honestly no words...


The only explanation is people didn't watch any Michigan games this year. If they had they would know Jake MF Ryan was a beast the likes of which has never been seen.


November 26th, 2012 at 10:56 PM ^

Ryan should have at least been second team across the board, at the very least (I realize the media voted him 2nd team). Kovacs got shafted too. They definitely seem to put a lot of weight into seniority, and trying to spread the picks out evenly across the conference (not sure what the rules are there).


November 26th, 2012 at 11:09 PM ^

Is he really all conference worthy as a db? He basically plays linebacker. There were games where he missed quite a few tackles and took some poor angles. He isn't a difference maker on defense, he is a leader though. He doesn't really have ball skills as a safety either. Jamar Adams was probably a ether prototypical safety.

Space Coyote

November 26th, 2012 at 11:12 PM ^

But will say it again here. The B1G is loaded with very good LBs. While I think Ryan is at least a second team B1G player, it's not nearly the snub people are acting like because of the quality around Ryan. This really speaks to the quality of LB play in the B1G more than anything else.

Space Coyote

November 26th, 2012 at 11:15 PM ^

Johnny Adams was a but exposed this year and got first team based on reputation and how good he was last year. Don't get me wrong, the guy can play and has the talent, but he didn't play like a first team all conference player this year.