Jake Ryan, #47

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 8th, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Jake Ryan with a career day. 11 tackles and probably the most important stat, the pass knockdown at the end of the game to seal it. For the first time in 85 years, we saw a #47 suit up for Michigan today. He lives up to his past.

I'm positive he made the original #47 proud today and he watching.

Thanks Bennie Oosterbaan, Michigan Football Legend.




September 9th, 2012 at 1:54 AM ^

 Actually, during the game the espn announcing team made a big deal about Ryan wearing #47. It was pretty good. They explained the significance of the number and also about having had a previous discussion with Hoke and his expectation that due to blocking schemes of the triple option, Ryan was going to be very busy and alone on an island most of the time.


September 8th, 2012 at 7:51 PM ^

If you think Ryan had a great game, I must of been watching a different game than you.  It was OK at best.  He misread more than a handful of plays on the outside spread option.  He needed to light up the RB, not just sit there and wait for him to catch the ball.  


September 8th, 2012 at 8:01 PM ^

I think a lot of the fail was on our DB's and LB's.  The corners have to get off blocks in run support in the triple option.  And if they're sending blockers to the safeties, I have to think there should be unblocked LB's that need to persue.  Also the ends need to get off their blocks as well.  The DT's seem less at fault because it wasn't like they were gashing us up teh middle.  The perimeter was the problem.  Like last year.


September 8th, 2012 at 10:39 PM ^

and I don't believe it now.  If you have a single defender defending both men, it makes sense to wait and make the QB take longer to make a decision, so that some of your teammates can (hopefully) get over and help out. 

The longer it takes for the offense to "opt" the more time you have to flow defenders to the ball.

Plus you have to give Ryan some credit that he wouldn't continual do the wrong thing over and over and over.   You can tell he is a smart player from a positioning perspective, watching the way he was reading QB rollouts and RBs in the flat on pass plays, he's smart enough to know where he's supposed to be.


September 8th, 2012 at 8:58 PM ^

His job was the qb every time... He got less aggressive on the qb as the game went on because it was apparent that he had NO help coming from the DBs to cover the pitch man. The fact that he was sitting back a bit on the qb in the second half just gave his teammates an extra second or so to get to their assignment. That is a pathetic thing to have to do... But i honestly think that's what he was doing. The qb really never beat Jake today.


September 8th, 2012 at 9:47 PM ^

Whether his game was 11 tackles and let's ignore the rest or "can't hold the edge," TOTALLY co-sign on Ryan wearing Oosterbaan's number. I only hope more underclassmen who haven't made a certain number "theirs" are the recipients of future legendary numerals. Would far rather it be given to imperfect young guys who aspire to be Oosterbaans than established soon-to-be graduates replacing their own legacies at the last minute by someone else's.


September 9th, 2012 at 2:08 AM ^

He was at the Jug with Lewan. Im sure it's prevalent amongst all football players, but Lewan is no 6'8.  Id give him 6'5, 6'6 at the most.  Jake is at most 6'1".