MICHIGAN WOLVERINE FOOTBALL

Graham named MVP/2008 Awards

Shafer resigns, takes responsibility for "demise"

MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEPTH CHART 2008

Position 1st Team 2nd Team Injuries/Other Backups 2009 Recruits/Redshirts
QB Sheridan Feagin Cone/Threet Forcier
Power Back Moundros Grady
RB/All Purpose(APB)/Speed Back/Slot Minor Shaw/Brown McGuffie/Horn Jones/Smith/Touissant
Slot Wide Receiver Y Odoms Clemons Feagin Gallon/Robinson
WR Z Stonum Savoy Roundtree
WR X Mathews Rogers Hemingway
Large Wide Receiver Massey Koger Therman/Watson/Webb
RT Dorenstein Nowicki Schilling O'Neill/Lewan
RG Moosman Ferrara Huyge Mealer/Wermers
C Molk Moosman Huyge Khoury
LG Ferrara McAvoy Huyge Barnum
LT Ortmann Nowicki Omameh/Schofield
DE Jamison Butler/Banks Roh
DT Johnson Martin Helmuth Jones
DT Taylor Sagesse Criswell Graves
DE Graham VanBergen Patterson Lolata
OLB-SAM Thompson Evans Chambers Bell
ILB-MIKE Ezeh Fitzgerald
ILB-WILL Mouton Panter Leach/Herron Demens/Hawthorne
RCB Warren Cissoko Dutch Floyd
LCB Trent Wolfolk Peace
Nickel Stewart Dutch Williams Gordon
SS Harrison Stewart Edwards Smith/Jones
FS Brown Williams Turner/Emilien
PK Lopata Gingell Schrimscher Gibbons
P Mesko Berry Sheridan
Kickoffs Gingell Wright Olesnavage
Snapper Griffin Pomarico Morales
Holder Mesko Sheridan
Punt Returns Odoms Mathews Warren
Kickoff Returns Odoms Cissoko McGuffie/Horn/Shaw/Stonum/Harrison/Trent Touissant/Smith/Gallon

Official Roster

Michigan Football Travel Roster 2008

Michigan Football Coaching Staff

Schedule and Future Schedules

NCAA Statistics on Michigan Football

Big Ten Conference Statistics

Fall Media Guide: Meet the Wolverines--Part 1

Fall Media Guide: Meet the Wolverines--Part 2

Fall Media Guide: Meet the Wolverines--Part 3

Fall Media Guide: Recruiting Section--Part 1

Fall Media Guide: Recruiting Section--Part 2

Fall Media Guide: Recruiting Section--Part 3

Fall Media Guide: Recruiting Section--Part 4

Fall Media Guide: Coaching Staff--Part 1

Fall Media Guide: Coaching Staff--Part 2

Fall Media Guide: Strength & Conditioning Staff

Fall Media Guide: Support Staff

Fall Media Guide: Academic Staff

Fall Media Guide: The University of Michigan

Football in the West Quad

5 Players invited back to walk-on

Scholarship Situation for 2008

Developing Depth Chart for 2009

Developing Depth Chart for 2010

Developing Depth Chart for 2011

Depth Chart for 2007

Michigan Spring Scrimmage 2008

Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Features

Offense
Game-2008 Rushing Passing Total Yards First Downs 3rd/4th Down Efficiency Red Zones Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Time of Possession Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts
Utah 36 167 203 11 3 of 15 2 13 23 63 24:06:00 3 3 8 0
Miami-Ohio 178 103 281 15 2 of 11 2 13 16 53 24:47:00 0 0 7 0

Notre Dame
159 229 388 21 5 of 14 4 10 17 72 32:12:00 6 0 4 0
Wisconsin 172 96 268 14 6 of 17 1 7 27 65 23:56:00 5 0 8 0
Illinois 69 250 319 17 6 of 16 3 20 20 70 26:54:00 2 4 8 0
Toledo 170 120 290 19 5 of 15 3 3 10 66 26:52:00 3 1 5 0
Penn State 202 89 291 15 5 of 16 3 17 17 68 29:41:00 1 3 7 1
Michigan State 84 168 252 13 3 of 13 3 21 21 58 24:42:00 4 4 8 0
Purdue 177 123 300 15 6 of 14 3 21 42 58 22:18:00 1 3 6 0
Minnesota 232 203 435 20 10 of 20 6 23 29 72 34:13:00 1 0 3 0
Northwestern 181 83 264 15 8 of 26 2 7 14 82 32:41:00 2 1 7 1
Ohio State 111 87 198 11 3 of 19 2 7 7 66 29:25:00 2 3 12 0
Totals 1771 1718 3489 186 62 of 196 34 162 243 793 331:47:00 30 22 83 2

Comments: We were the worst offensive team in the Big 10, and one of the worst nationally. We ranked 97th in scoring offense, 60th in rushing offense, 108th in passing offense and 111th in total offense. Our passing game is practically non-existent! In the Big Ten, we rank last in scoring, passing and total offense, and 7th in rushing offense. We rank last in the Big Ten in time of possession, passing efficiency, 3rd down conversions and first downs. We led NCAA Division I football in three and outs and fumbles. Our coaches did not have this offense prepared, and our opponents didn't take us seriously; we were too easy to prepare for and adjust to. Threet is a capable quarterback, and our receivers are also capable; unfortunately, we aren't getting the job done. If one has capable players, does this mean coaching is contributing to the problem? I think so. Minor came in and really gave us hope for a solid running game with this offense. I wonder why he didn't start from the season opener? McGuffie has looked great at times, and our offensive line has improved; however, neither McGuffie nor our offensive line are capable of playing "mash-mouth" Big Ten football. 3rd down conversions and efficiency have improved, but red zone efficiency has cost us at least two wins. We ranked last in the Big Ten in 3rd down conversions and 10th in red zone efficiency. Obviously, we need to limit our turnovers, and points allowed off turnover; we are ranked 120th in fumbles and 103rd in turnover margin. Mental mistakes and/or missed assignments have a lot to do with preparation (coaching). There is enough talent on this team for the offense to be productive, but the coaching and preparation is poor and I don't think the players are performing to their capabilities (coaching again). Offensive Coordinator Calvin Magee has done a poor job developing this group, and in play calling. Many thought Coach DeBord was bad, Magee has been worse. The only saving grace to this offense is the steady improvement of the offensive line under Coach Frey.
Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
60th 7th Rushing 51st 6th
108th 11th Passing 87th 9th
111th 11th Total 66th 9th
97th 11th Scoring 90th 10th
113th 11th Pass Efficiency 81st 10th
107th 11th Turnover Margin n/a n/a
n/a n/a Sacks 35th 6th
61st 4th Sacks Allowed n/a n/a
n/a n/a Tackles for Loss 34th n/a
n/a 11th First Downs n/a 4th
n/a 11th 3rd Down Conversions n/a 9th
n/a 10th Red Zone n/a 5th
n/a 10th Time of Possession n/a n/a

Utah: Our offense and offensive coaching (Rodriquez and Magee) earned a failing grade: F in the first game.

Miami-OH: D for the second game; 16 points against a weak Miami team.

Notre Dame: B- against the Irish, but 6 special teams and offensive turnovers cost us the game.

Wisconsin: We earn an E for the first half, and a B+ for the second half with 3 touchdowns, and one for one in the red zone; overall, we get a C-.

Illinois: Give Michigan a C- for the Illinois game; we started well in the first quarter, but didn't score or move the ball in the 2nd or 3rd quarter when the Illini thwarted our offense 8 drives in a row.

Toledo: This is a no-brainer, obviously we failed with an E! First ever loss to a MAC team in Michigan football history!

Penn State: 3 red zones in the first quarter, and converting all three into 17 points was an excellent start. Penn State adjusted, we didn't. 202 net rushing yards was our best effort yet. Our defense and special teams were horrid!

Michigan State: The drive just before the half was great, and red zone efficiency was good; however, when we need to get a score, we simply can't get it done. No running game, no wins.

Purdue: Offense showed improvement with 3 red zone TDs, and some big plays. If someone had told me before the game that we'd score 42 points, I'd have guaranteed victory. Minor was particularly impressive. Offensive line is getting better. Threet kills the offense with overthrows, hurries, and a lack of poise.

Minnesota: Offense showed great improvement earning 6 red zones, a season high, and converting 5 into 23 points. We had 435 net offensive yards including 234 net yards rushing, our bests of the season, with 20 first downs and 10 of 20 in 3rd down conversions.

Northwestern: Offense was bad, very, very bad. 82 plays resulted in only 264 net offensive yards, 2 turnovers, 1 sack, 2 red zones with one converted, 8 of 26 on 3rd and 4th down conversions, and forced into 7 punts. Northwestern adjusted to us in the second half, and completely shut us down with zero points.

Ohio State: Offense was forced into the most punts in the season: 12, and had the least yards gained, least first downs, least points scored, worst 3rd and 4th down conversion percentage, etc. Offense has an early red zone with zero points, and a season high with 9 three and outs. Offense had the most three and outs and fumbles in the NCAA Division I in 2008. Offense was the worst in the Big Ten, and one of the worst in NCAA Division I football. Even Bump Elliott's worst teams in the 1960's were not this bad. Coach Rod and Coach Magee were miserable failures offensively in play calling, offensive schemes, developing and improving the offense, etc. Offense and offensive coaching both earn E's.
Game-2008 Offense Defense Outcome
Utah F B- Loss, Defense gave offense a chance to win the game, but offense wasn't up to the task.
Miami-Ohio D A Win, Defense wins this one!
Notre Dame B- C- Loss, Special Teams hands the Irish the game with two early turnovers, and Defense can't hold Irish in the Red Zone.
Wisconsin C- A- Win, Defense stops Wisconsin cold in the second half, scores a defensive TD to put us ahead for good, and we stop a 2 point conversion to tie the game and force overtime on a penalty.
Illinois C- D- Loss, Defense can't hold an 11 point lead that the offense creates in the first quarter. Defense gives us numerous big play TDs of 77 and 57 yards and allows a huge time of possession advantage for the loss.
Toledo F B- Loss, offense can't score in the second half, capitalizes on 3 points in 3 red zones, gives Toledo a TD on a 100 yard interception in the red zone (14 point turnaround), and misses field goal to tie the game and force overtime.
Penn State C+ E Offense gives defense a 2 score lead, but Special Teams and Defense let Penn State make it a one score lead at half. Then, defense and special teams let Penn State produce a 32-0 second half onslaught!
Michigan State D D 21-21 tie after 3 quarters, and MSU owns the 4th quarter. Offense gives up 2 turnovers by Threet, and defense can't stop MSU when we needed a stop. 4 offensive turnovers negates a potential C+/B- grade.
Purdue B E Defense gives up 6 red zones TDs for 42 points, then after offense ties the game with 1:20 to go allowed a 4 play TD drive. Defense gives up 522 net yards, 10 of 19 in 3rd and 4th down conversions with 25 first downs to a Purdue offense that came into the game as the #10 scoring offense, #11 rushing offense, #10 red zone offense, #9 in time of possession and #9 total offense in the Big Ten. This allows Purdue to dominate the time of possession by over 15 minutes and execute 22 more offensive plays.
Minnesota A- A Solid game, playing for pride proves we are capable.
Northwestern E C+ Offense was bad, very, very bad. Defense forces two turnovers, but gives up 3 big plays for TDs, two on 3rd and 18 and 3rd and 17 following sacks and a 53 yard pass in the middle of the field where both our safeties were beat. Every team designs and executes plays exposing and defeating our poor safety play.
Ohio State E C- 9 three and outs, 197 yards of net offense, one of two in red zone for 7 points, 3 of 19 in 3rd down conversions; this is easily a failing grade offensively. Defense had a solid B except for the big plays of 59, 52 and 49 yards resulting in 3 TDs.

Grades for Coaching Staff on Offense

Rich Rodriquez: F (Head Coach and former Offensive Coordinator: Game preparation, adjustments, etc.)

Calvin Magee: F (Offensive Coordinator: Game preparation, offensive schemes, play calling, passing game, Tight Ends, etc.)

Rod Smith: F (Quarterbacks: Little improvement and development at this position)

Fred Jackson: B (Running Backs: Minor is a Stud!!! Steady improvement and development of McGuffie and Shaw)

Greg Frey: B (Offensive Line-steady improvement-development of Ferrara)

Tony Dews: F (Wide Receivers-poor routes, poor schemes, little improvement, etc.)

Quarterback
Sheridan
Feagin/Cone
Threet, Steven 10 QB 1 Fr. 6'6" 230 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sheridan, Nick 8 QB 2 So. 6'1" 207 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cone, David 12 QB 3 So. 6'7" 219 Backup 5.1 29" n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Sheridan rushed 42 times for a net of 92 yards, completed 63 of 137 for 613 yards, 2 TDs, 5 interceptions, 4 sacks, a safety, a fumbled snap that he recovered and a fumble on a handoff to Shaw that set Utah up in the red zone. Sheridan started 4 games, and Threet started 8. Threet was 102 of 200 for 1105 yards, 9 TDs, 14 sacks, 2 fumbles, 7 interceptions and 72 carries for 189 yards and 2 TDs after deducting the 157 yards in sacks. He hurried, underthrew, overthrew, made many poor decisions and didn't give us the leadership or poise we have become accustomed to from this position. Combined passing showed 165 for 338, 1718 yards, 11 TDs, 22 sacks, a safety and 12 interceptions; we are ranked 113th in NCAA Team Passing Efficiency with a paltry 95.13 rating. Our passing offense ranked 106th nationally, and #11 in the Big Ten. Our scoring and total offense ranked last in the Big Ten and 87th and 105th respectively nationally. Without a doubt, we got little from this position, but we did what we needed to do to get three wins. Feagin was recruited as a quarterback, but has moved to slot wide receiver, and contributed on special teams against Purdue, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State. Cone was the #4 quarterback, but didn't play at all. Commitments Shavodrick Beaver and Tate Forcier for 2009!!! Both will enroll January, 2009 and participate in Spring pracices, 2009 although Beaver had surgery on a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder so he probably won't play! Will we add Devin Gardner, Robert Bolden or others for 2010?

Nick Sheridan and Steven Threet

Getting to Know Steven Threet

Getting to Know David Cone

Nick Sheridan on Fall Camp

Feagin Audio Clip

Rodriquez on Quarterbacks after Spring Scrimmage

Threet and Sheridan speak after Spring Scrimmage

Rod Smith on Quarterbacks

Passing Drills
Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Odoms, Martavious 1040 10 443 587 6 0 0 6 5
McGuffie, Sam 796 486 175 135 24 0 0 24 1
Mathews, Greg 463 0 409 54 12 0 0 12 1
Lopata, KC 0 0 0 0 0 30 27 57 0
Threet, Steven 201 201 0 0 12 0 0 12 10
Harrison, Brandon 111 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0
Minor, Brandon 592 533 59 0 66 0 0 66 2
Shaw, Michael 258 215 32 11 6 0 0 6 3
Cissoko, Boubacar 467 0 0 467 0 0 0 0 3
Stonum, DC 200 0 176 24 6 0 0 6 0
Babb, Zion 45 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hemingway, JR 41 0 41 0 6 0 0 6 0
Mesko, Zoltan 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grady, Kevin 33 33 0 0 6 0 0 6 1
Koger, Kevin 93 0 93 0 6 0 0 6 0
Thompson, John 25 0 0 25 6 0 0 6 0
Warren, Donovan 39 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0
Rogers, James 88 0 64 24 0 0 0 0 0
Trent, Morgan 21 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0
Horn, Avery 104 0 0 104 0 0 0 0 0
Ezeh, Obi 18 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
Butler, Carson 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brown, Stevie 66 0 0 66 0 0 0 0 0
Brown, Carlos 145 122 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clemons, Toney 107 6 101 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feagin, Justin 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sheridan, Nick 92 92 0 0 6 0 0 6 4
Savoy, Laterryal 38 0 38 0 6 0 0 6 0
Moundros, Mark 17 14 2 1 12 0 0 12 0
Reyes, Ricky 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 6 0
Stewart, Charles 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Team -13 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 5181 1771 1718 1692 186 30 27 243 30

Running Back: Minor/Brown/Shaw/McGuffie
Minor, Brandon 4 RB 1 Jr. 6'1" 208 Starter 4.5 38" 335 n/a n/a
McGuffie, Sam 2 RB 2 Fr. 5'11" 185 Backup 4.32 n/a 355 n/a 3.2
Shaw, Michael 20 RB 3 Fr. 6'0" 177 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brown, Carlos 23 RB 4 Jr. 6'0" 207 Injured 4.47 n/a n/a 890 n/a
Horn, Avery 34 RB 5 Fr. 5'10" 185 Backup 4.4 35" 310 n/a 2.8
Potemba, Jim 35 RB 6 So. 5'7" 167 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cox, Mike 15 RB 7 Fr. 6'0" 208 Redshirt 4.47 36" n/a n/a 2.1
Milano, Mike 38 RB 8 Jr. 5'7" 194 Suspended n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Power Back: Moundros/Grady
Grady, Kevin 24 Power Back 1 Jr. 5'9" 228 Starter 4.48 n/a 350 n/a 2.7
Moundros, Mark 44 Power Back 2 So. 6'1" 230 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McColgan, John 43 Power Back 3 Fr. 6'1" 230 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Our rushing offense ranked 60th nationally. Brandon Minor carried 103 carries for 533 yards, and 9 TDs plus 5 catches for 59 yards and another 2 TDs. He gave us hope with his solid, tough running; he is cut in the mold of a Michigan tailback, and it was great to see that we had one tough player on offense. McGuffie had 118 carries for 486 yards, 3 TDs plus 19 catches for 176 yards and another TD; however, he had a concussion in the MSU game and missed the Purdue game. He also had a death in his family to deal with so the year ended on a sour note after a great start. Shaw had 42 carries for 215 yards, 3 turnovers and 6 catches for 32 yards; he was not 100% with a groin pull, but looks like a great offensive player for the next three years. Carlos Brown had 29 carries for 122 yards and caught 6 passes for 23 yards; however, he nursed shoulder and foot injuries, and didn't play much of the season. Overall, we had 453 carries for a net of 1771 yards taking away 22 sacks and a couple "knees" with 17 rushing TDs. A telling tale in the Toledo game was zero rushing TDs. Avery Horn has played on kickoff returns, but not at running back. Kevin Grady was suspended for the first game, but carried 14 times for 33 yards and a TD carrying a Notre Dame defender into the end zone. All those squats have paid off. Moundros saw action at Power Back and on special teams gaining 11 yards in two carries, and scored his first TD against Illinois with a 2 yard grab. Helmuth saw action only on special teams, and has now moved to defensive line. Jim Potemba made all travel teams, but didn't see action at running back. Mike Cox redshirted, but may transfer.

McGuffie Interview McGuffie Audio Clip
Brandon Minor Interview Minor Audio Clip

Getting to know Brandon Minor

Getting to Know Carlos Brown

Brown Audio Clip

Grady has DUI hearing on July 9

Kevin Grady Interview after Spring practice

Getting to Know Avery Horn

Wide Receiver-Left (Z)
Stonum
Savoy
Stonum, Darryl DC 22 Z Wide Receiver 1 Fr. 6'2" 184 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Savoy, LaTerryal 82 Z Wide Receiver 2 Jr. 6'3" 206 Backup 4.59 37" 300 15 2.8
Hemingway, J.R. 21 Z Wide Receiver 4 So. 6'1" 214 Mono 4.4 n/a 275 n/a 3.5
Roundtree, Roy "Randy Tree" 16 Z Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'0" 166 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Conover, Jon 89 Z Wide Receiver 6 So. 6'3" 203 Walk-on 4.55 n/a 285 n/a 3.7
Kos, Elias 84 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'5" 207 Walk-on n/a n/a 340 n/a n/a

Comments: DC Stonum started most games, but was out against Illinois for a violation of team rules; he caught 14 passes for 176 yards, and his first TD as a Wolverine against Purdue on a 51 yarder. Savoy started in his absence and had 4 catches for 38 yards; he also caught a 11 yarder for a TD against Purdue. Babb caught two passes against the Irish for 45 yards, and started against Toledo; however, he was dismissed from the team on November 16.

Getting to Know LaTerryal Savoy

Getting to Know Roy Roundtree

Wide Receiver-Slot (Flanker)-Y
Odoms
Clemons
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 Y Slot WR 1 Fr. 5'9" 168 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Clemons, Toney "Vaughn" 17 Y Slot WR 2 So. 6'3" 200 Backup 4.4 n/a 225 n/a 3
Feagin, Justin 30 Y Slot WR 3 Fr. 6'0" 193 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Terrence 7 Y Slot WR 4 Fr. 5'9" 167 Redshirt 4.33 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reyes, Ricky 37 Y Slot WR 5 Fr. 5'11" 176 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Odoms had 49 catches for 443 yards to lead our receiving attack. He is fast, and will continue to be a big offensive contributor; he had a shoulder injury that kept him out aginst Toledo. Clemons backed up Odoms, and started against Toledo; he had 11 catches for 101 yards, and 2 carries for 6 yards; he really messed up on two tipped passes, one was catchable that resulted in interceptions. Robinson redshirted due to knee injury. Roundtree also redshirted.

Getting to Know Toney Clemons

Wide Receiver-Right "X"
Mathews
Rogers
Rogers, James 18 X Wide Receiver 1 So. 6'1" 183 Starter 4.39 n/a 275 n/a 3.2
Matthews, Greg 13 X Wide Receiver 2 Jr. 6'3" 206 Backup 4.51 28" 235 n/a 2.7
Van Slyke, Jared 29 X Wide Receiver 3 Fr. 6'3" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mathews caught 35 for 409 yards, and 2 TDs; he had no catches against Ohio State, and has to learn to back up the constant running of his mouth. Hemingway started the second game when Mathews injured his ankle; he caught the TD toss of 33 yards plus an 8 yarder. Hemingway nursed a shoulder injury, and was out for the rest of the year with "Mono." Rogers had 3 catches for 64 yards, and has been utilized on kickoff returns; he gets his first start of the season and his career against MSU and also started the Purdue game. Elias Kos and Jared Van Slyke were walk-on candidates that made the Fall roster.

Greg Mathews Interview

Getting to Know James Rogers

Large Wide Reciever (Tight End position no longer exists)
Massey
Koger
Koger, Kevin 86 Large WR/TE 1 Fr. 6'4" 238 Starter 4.65 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Massey, Mike 83 Large WR/TE 2 Sr. 6'5" 228 Backup 4.7 n/a 285 980 2.5
Webb, Martell 80 Large WR/TE 3 So. 6'4" 253 Backup 4.57 n/a 305 18 2.8
Therman, Mike 96 Large WR/TE 4 Fr. 6'4" 238 Special Teams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moore, Brandon 88 Large WR/TE 5 Fr. 6'6" 250 Redshirt 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 4.2
Watson, Steve 81 Large WR/TE 6 Fr. 6'4" 244 Backup 4.7 n/a 305 n/a 3.2
Bills, John 86 Large WR/TE 7 Fr. 6'3" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Koger started the most games, and had 6 catches for 93 yards and a TD. Massey started against Wisconsin and Ohio State, and has been named as game Captain 4 times this season including permanent captain, but had no catches. Butler embarassed himself again by being ejected at Notre Dame; he has caught 2 for 17 yards in 3 games. He also got his usual illegal procedure call jumping the snap count in the Utah game and set us up with 10 men on the field during one Miami game play. Butler found the Rodriquez "doghouse," changed jerseys from 5 to 85, and was moved to defensive end. Therman has seen action on special teams, and made the travel team for every away game. Large Wide Receiver position had 8 catches for 110 yards in 12 games for 1 TD

Coach Magee is the Offensive Coordinator and "Tight Ends" Coach, need I say more?

Receivers

Stonum-Mathews-Massey-Odoms

Savoy-Rogers-Koger-Clemons

Comments: Receivers had 165 catches for 1718 yards, and 11 TDs. This averages less than 14 catches, 143 yards and a TD per game. Our passing game was no threat to our opponents. Coach Dews didn't do much with this group! I wish we had Soup back.
Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Odoms, Martavious 49 443 0
Mathews, Greg 35 409 2
McGuffie, Sam 19 175 1
Stonum, DC 14 176 1
Clemons, Tony 11 101 0
Koger, Kevin 6 93 1
Shaw, Michael 6 32 1
Brown, Carlos 6 23 0
Minor, Brandon 5 59 2
Savoy, Laterryal 4 38 1
Rogers, James 3 64 0
Hemingway, JR 2 41 1
Butler, Carson 2 17 0
Babb, Zion 2 45 0
Moundros, Mark 1 2 1
Totals 165 1718 11
Right Tackle
Dorenstein
Nowicki/Schilling
Schilling, Steve 52 RT 1 So. 6'5" 295 Starter 4.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dorenstein, Perry 79 RT 2 So. 6'7" 313 Backup 5.25 23" 315 24/1560 4.3
O'Neill, Dann 78 RT 3 Fr. 6'7" 317 Redshirt n/a n/a 275 n/a 3.4

Comments: Schilling sprained his knee, and did not start against the Bucks. One tends to notice opposing defensive tackles and ends pushing him into our ball carriers. Anderson got many sacks over Schilling. Dorenstein backed, and got a few starts this year doing a capable job. Nowicki also backed up. O'Neill redshirted.

Schilling Interview with Brandstatter

Schilling Interview

Getting to know Stephen Schilling

Right Guard
Moosman
Huyge
Moosman, David 60 RG 1 Jr. 6'5" 286 Starter 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9
Huyge, Mark 72 RG 2 Fr. 6'6" 288 Backup 5 n/a 315 28 4.75
Barnum, Ricky 56 RG 3 Fr. 6'2" 273 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wermers, Kurt 64 RG 4 Fr. 6'5" 292 Redshirt 5.1 n/a n/a n/a 3.7
Mealer, Elliott 57 RG 5 Fr. 6'6" 298 Redshirt 5.2 n/a 305 n/a 3.1
Zirbel, Cory 75 RG 6 Jr. 6'5" 286 Injured 5.1 n/a 365 19 3.1

Comments: Moosman did fine job at Right Guard. Hugye backed up, but didn't play much. Frosh Wermers, Mealer and Khoury redshirted. Zirbel missed the season following knee surgery, and may not be able to play again.

Getting to Know David Moosman

Center
Molk
Moosman
2008 MICHIGAN Football Player Jersey # Position Depth Class Height Listed Weight Role/Status 40 yd. Dash in High School Vertical Jump Bench Press Maximum in High School ACT Composite/SAT I Total Score Grade Point Average in High School
Moosman, David 60 C 1 Jr. 6'5" 292 Backup 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9
Molk, Dave 50 C 2 Fr. 6'2" 284 Starter 5 n/a 410 26 3
Ciullo, Zac 57 C 4 Fr. 6'1" 281 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Molk, Dave 50 C 1 Fr. 6'2" 284 Starter 5 n/a 410 26 3
Moosman, David 60 C 2 Jr. 6'5" 286 Backup 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9
Khoury, Rocko 63 C 3 Fr. 6'5" 279 Redshirt 5 n/a 315 n/a 3.6
Ciullo, Zac 57 C 4 Fr. 6'1" 281 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Molk has started every game, and Moosman switched over when Molk injured his toe against Minnesota.

Left Guard
Ferrara
McAvoy/Huyge
Ferrara, John 74 LG 1 So. 6'4" 283 Starter 5.1 n/a 335 1650 4
McAvoy, Tim 62 LG 2 Jr. 6'6" 284 Backup 4.8 n/a n/a 24 3.3
Ortmann, Mark 71 LG 3 Jr. 6'7" 287 Backup 5.06 n/a 350 1130 3.9
Huyge, Mark 72 LG 4 Fr. 6'6" 288 Backup 5 n/a 315 28 4.75
Comments: Ortmann started against Illinois and Toledo, but McAvoy started all other games except Ferrara started against Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue. Barnum redshirted. This position improved, but was weak early in the season.

Getting to Know John Ferrara

Team Change: Ferrara to Offensive Line

Left Tackle
Ortmann
Dorenstein/Nowicki
Ortmann, Mark 71 LT 1 Jr. 6'7" 287 Starter 5.06 n/a 350 1130 3.9
Dorenstein, Perry 79 LT 2 So. 6'7" 313 Backup 5.25 23" 315 24/1560 4.3
Nowicki, Bryant 70 LT 2 So. 6'9" 326 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ortmann started all games with Dorenstein replacing him when he moved to Left Guard. Dorenstein started the Notre Dame, Toledo, Ohio State and Illinois games, and played well. Walk-on Nowicki played most of the second half against Miami when Ortmann injured his arm. Omameh made travel rosters, but redshirted.

Getting to Know Perry Dorenstein

Offensive Line

Ortmann-Ferrara-Molk-Moosman-Dorenstein

Schilling-McAvoy-Huyge-Nowicki

Redshirts: Omameh-Barnum-Wermers-Khoury-Mealer-O'Neill

This group showed steady improvement. At least Coach Frey is helping get the job done for our offense, and our recruiting in Florida.

Redshirts(11) Frosh Played (9)

Barnum, Ricky

Cox, Mike

Cissoko, Boubacar
Demens, Kenny Feagin, Justin
Floyd, J.T. Fitzgerald, J.B.
Mealer, Elliott Koger, Kevin
Moore, Brandon Martin, Mike
O'Neill, Dan McGuffie, Sam
Robinson, Terrence Odoms, Martavious
Roundtree, Randy Shaw, Michael
Smith, Brandon Stonum, Darryl
Wermers, Kurt Transfers(2): Hill, Witherspoon

2008 Captains

Game-2008 Defense Defense Offense Special Teams Honorary Honarary Honorary
Utah Jamison, Tim Trent, Morgan Massey, Mike Griffin, Sean McKenzie, Reggie Kramer, Ron Chappuis, Bob
Miami-Ohio Johnson, Will Stewart, Charles n/a Lopata, KC Caldarazzo, Dick Elliot, Pete Simpkins, Ron
Notre Dame Harrison, Brandon

Taylor, Terrence

Thompson, John

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wisconsin Panter, Austin Dutch, Doug Massey, Mike Gingell, Jason Thomas, Anthony Jackson, Marlin Haji-Sheikh, Ali
Illinois Jamison, Tim

Trent, Morgan

Johnson, Will

n/a Griffin, Sean Shea, Aaron McGee, Tony Messner, Mark
Toledo Taylor, Terrence

Thompson, John

Edwards, Shakir

n/a Olesnavage, Jason Strenger, Rich Townsend, Brian Foote, Larry
Penn State Johnson, Will

Stewart, Charles

Harrison, Brandon

n/a Gingell, Jason n/a n/a n/a
Michigan State Johnson, Will

Thompson, John

Stewart, Charles

n/a Griffin, Sean Don E. Dufek, Don P. Dufek Bill Dufek Butch Woolfolk
Purdue Panter, Austin Dutch, Doug Massey, Mike Lopata, K.C. n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota Taylor, Terrence

Trent, Morgan

Jamison, Tim

n/a Gingell, Jason n/a n/a n/a
Northwestern Johnson, Will

Harrison, Brandon

Logan, Brandon

Massey, Mike n/a Everitt, Steve Lytle, Rob Murray, Vada
Ohio State Johnson, Will

Taylor, Terrence

Jamison, Tim

Massey, Mike n/a n/a n/a n/a

Michigan names 4 Permanent Captains: Taylor, Jamison, Johnson and Massey

List of Transfers/Decommitments/Resignations
Decommits/Transfers School/Status

Babb, Zion

Barnes, Jordan

Beaver, Shadrovic

Boren, Justin

Butler, Carson

Transfer to ???

Purdue, Alabama, Wisconsin, etc.

Tulsa

Ohio State

Pro-NFL/CFL???

Campbell, Will

Chambers, Artis

Clemons, Toney

Ciulla, Jeremy

LSU/Miami-FL/Florida

Transfer to ???

Will he transfer???

Wasn't asked back for 5th year

Cox, Mike Will he transfer?

Fera, Anthony

Hill, Taylor

Penn State

Kent State

Horn, Avery

Kates, Jason

Transfer to ???

Transfer to ???

Mallett, Ryan

Mathews, Greg

McGuffie, Sam

McNeal, Bryce

Arkansas

Will he transfer???

Rice, Houston or Texas Tech

Clemson, Minnesota, Oregon or Colorado

Mitchell, Alex Wasn't asked back for 5th year
Newsome, Kevin Penn State
Patilla, Quinton Grand Valley
Slocum, Marques Grades/Conflict with Coach Rod

Warren, Donovan

Webb, Martell

Wienke, John

Will he transfer???

Will he transfer???

Iowa

Wilson, Christian

Witherspoon, Marcus

North Carolina

Rutgers

 

All Big Ten/All Opponent Team 2008
Position 1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team Honorable Mention
QB Williams Clark Pryor Bacher/Weber
RB Green Royster Hill Dufrene
RB Ringer Sheets Thigpen Clay
WR Decker Butler Lane Graham/Dell
WR Benn Orton Tardy Peterman/White
TE Beckum Cumberland
OT Boone Fulton
OT Cadogan Sester Vanden Heuval
OG Rehring
OG Ohrnberger
C McDonald Shipley Cordle Perry
PK Kelly Mossbrucker Welch Swenson
P Mesko Bates
DE Graham Vandesteeg Wooten
DT Anderson King
DT Middleton Gill Taylor
DE Maybin Kirlew Kerrigan
LB Miller Heygood Jones Bowman
LB Laurinitis Ezeh Angerer Kwateng
DB Simmons Sherels McManus
DB Langford Jenkins Davis
SS Phillips Coleman
FS Wiley
PR/KR Williams Small Tardy Sherels

Big Ten All Conference Team 2008

Michigan Football Players on Track Roster:

Zion Babb, Toney Clemons, Shakir Edwards, Brandon Harrison, Vince Helmuth, Morgan Trent and Troy Woolfolk

Wolfolk stars on 400 Relay

Defense
Game-2008 Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards First Downs 3rd/4th Down Efficiency Red Zones Red Zone Points Total Points Total Plays Time of Possession Turnovers Sacks Punts Blocked Punts
Utah 36 305 341 16 5 of 20 5 16 25 77 35:54:00 3 6 7 1
Miami-Ohio 47 205 252 16 8 of 21 2 6 6 72 35:13:00 1 3 7 0

Notre Dame
113 147 260 14 3 of 14 4 21 35 55 27:48:00 2 0 6 1
Wisconsin 158 226 384 18 6 of 19 4 10 25 81 36:04:00 4 4 6 0
Illinois 191 310 501 19 6 of 15 4 28 45 73 33:06:00 0 0 6 0
Toledo 70 257 327 17 8 of 20 2 3 13 72 33:08:00 1 1 5 0
Penn State 231 251 482 22 7 of 14 5 23 46 71 30:19:00 1 0 3 0
Michigan State 167 306 473 22 10 of 19 5 21 35 78 35:18:00 3 5 4 0
Purdue 256 266 522 25 10 of 19 6 42 48 80 37:42:00 1 0 6 0
Minnesota 83 105 188 8 5 of 15 2 6 6 52 25:47:00 1 4 7 0
Northwestern 59 198 257 14 6 of 17 2 14 21 66 27:19:00 2 3 9 1
Ohio State 232 184 416 13 6 of 15 3 21 42 59 30:35:00 1 3 7 0
Totals 1643 2760 4403 204 80 of 208 44 211 347 836 388:13:00 20 29 73 3
Comments on Defense:

Utah: Our defensive coaches (Shafer, Hopson, Tall and Gibson) did not prepare our team for the Utah offense; however, we did adjust well at halftime. Our defense responded in the second half, and gave the offense a chance to win it; unfortunately, our offense wasn't capable and/or up to the challenge. Our defensive backs looked very mediocre with only two pass break ups, one that resulted in an interception in the red zone. Our linebacking looked mediocre to below average especially on pass coverage; Ezeh was outstanding at MIKE though. Our defensive line did not pressure in the first half, but finished the game with 6 sacks, and a lot of hurries. We forced Utah into 7 punts, 3 turnovers and two blocked kicks. Utah converted three of five red zones for 16 points, 2 TDs (one rushing, one passing) and a field goal. Our defense earns a B- for the game (E in the first half, A+ in the second half).

Miami-OH: We get an A for the performance against Miami-OH.

Notre Dame: Give the defense a C- for their Notre Dame performance; we did stop one red zone with a turnover, but let the other three go for 21 points although we almost forced a turnover on another one. The 60 yard bomb was inexcusable. Defense didn't stop the Irish when necessary. After getting to 10-21, we give up a drive for a TD making the two score game into a three score game. Offense makes it a two score game by halftime, but gives up a second half TD so the 2nd quarter breakdown by the defense really cost us. Any time 35 points are scored with 28 on the defense, one cannot expect a grade much higher than a C-.

Wisconsin: Give the defense an A- for their performance against Wisconsin! They held one of the most powerful rushing offenses in the nation to oly 159 yards, 54 in the second half, one rushing TD, 13 points in 4 red zones and 13 points off 5 Michigan turnovers, 4 sacks, 4 turnovers.

Illinois: Give the defense a D- for their performance against the Illini! No sacks! They allowed 501 yards in net offense, 19 first downs, 4 of 5 in red zone efficiency for 28 points, 2 big play TDs of 77 and 57 yards, a six minute time of possession advantage (19 of 30 minutes in the second half) and were 6 of 15 on 3rd down conversions.

Toledo: Give the defense a B-! They played a fairly strong game especially with two starters out: Warren and Graham. No offensive points allowed in the first half; however, with the game on the line, they allowed Toledo to manuever into three second half field goal attempts; two were good including the game winner, and that was the difference in the game. They only achieved one sack, and 4 tackles for loss while allowing the Rockets to posses the ball 19 of 30 minutes in the 2nd half with the game on the line.

Penn State: Defense failed miserably, and earns an E. Defense can't hold a two score lead, and gives up 23 points on five red zones plus two big play TDs of 80 and 44 yards. Defense gives up 482 total offensive yards, 22 first downs, loses a 5 minute halftime time of possession advantage created by the offense, allows 50% 3rd down conversions with 7 of 14, and can only hold Penn State to 3 punts, no sacks and only forces one turnover.

Michigan State: Defense gave up two big play TDs, and two TDs in the 4th quarter when the score was tied. Defense did force 3 turnovers, and stopped 3 Spartan field goal attempts including one block; however, overall grade of D for giving up 473 yards in total offense with 10 of 19 in 3rd and 4th down conversions.

Purdue: Shafer moves defense to a 3-3-5 scheme, and fails miserabily. Defense gives up 6 red zones TDs for 42 points, then after offense ties the game with 1:20 to go allowed a 4 play TD drive. Defense gives up 522 net yards, 10 of 19 in 3rd and 4th down conversions with 25 first downs to a Purdue offense that came into the game as the #10 scoring offense, #11 rushing offense, #10 red zone offense, #9 in time of possession and #9 total offense in the Big Ten. This allows Purdue to dominate the time of possession by over 15 minutes and execute 22 more offensive plays.

Minnesota: Defense earns an A for an outstanding performance. 6 three and outs, 4 sacks, 7 punts, 3 fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception, 83 net yards rushing and only 188 net offensive yards. Shafer moving back to a 4 man front really paid dividends.

Northwestern: Our defense played well enough for us to win this game except for 3 plays. Two were following sacks on 3rd and long. In the first quarter, we give up a 3rd and 17 draw play with two missed tackles by Stevie Brown and Charles Stewart for a TD, and in the 3rd quarter, we give up a 3rd and 18 TD pass where Donovan Warren was beat in the end zone with poor coverage. Also, in the 3rd quarter, our safeties allow a 53 yard down the middle pass play for a TD, and this ends up being the game winner because our pathetic offense couldn't respond. Defense forced 9 punts, 2 turnovers, and allowed only 14 first downs, 257 net offensive yards; however, 3 big plays ruined the day.

Ohio State: Our defense played well except giving up the big plays. In the end, it simply wasn't a good enough effort. Ohio State adjusted, and opened up the big plays that we couldn't recover from.

Grades for Coaching Staff on Defense

Rich Rodriquez: F (Head Coach: Game preparation, adjustments, etc.)

Scott Shafer: F (Defensive Coordinator: Game preparation, defensive schemes, play calling, in press box and not on the field coaching, etc.)

Bruce Tall: B (Defensive Line: Solid group, but couldn't carry the team; development of Martin and Vanbergen)

Jay Hobson: D (Linebackers: Poor job in developing key backups Marell Evans and Austin Panter; this group couldn't fill the gap and gave up several big plays, poor on pass coverage)

Gibson: D- (Defensive Backs: Poor job with safeties and corners with talent available, not much improvement show although Stevie Brown did look good with two interceptions in the last two games; this group was poor on pass coverage, but good on run support)
Year Sacks

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

29

32

42

24

21

2003 29
2002 42
2001 50
2000 21
1999 29
1998 37

Left Defensive Tackle
Taylor
Martin
Taylor, Terry 67 LDT 1 Sr. 6'0" 308 Starter 4.9 n/a 550 20 2.8
Martin, Mike 68 LDT 2 Fr. 6'2" 284 Backup 4.9 n/a 460 n/a 4.9

Comments: Taylor was named Captain for the Notre Dame, Toledo and Minnesota games and had 35 tackles, 4 for loss, 1.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries plus a blocked extra point; he had no tackles against Purdue. Martin had 20 tackles, 4.5 for loss, 2 sacks and looks like he'll be starting in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Martin nursed a shoulder injury. Kates didn't make any travel squads in four road trips, and has left the team.

Taylor Halftime Speech Contributes to 2nd Half Comeback Win over Wisconsin

Taylor sold on new coaching staff

Martin Audio Clip

Right Defensive Tackle
Johnson-Sr.
Sagesse
Taylor, Terry 67 LDT 1 Sr. 6'0" 308 Starter 4.9 n/a 550 20 2.8
Martin, Mike 68 LDT 2 Fr. 6'2" 284 Backup 4.9 n/a 460 n/a 4.9
Kates, Jason 93 LDT 3 So. 6'2" 339 Backup 5 n/a n/a n/a 2.7
Ware, Dominique 62 LDT 4 Fr. 6'7" 245 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Johnson was Captain for the Miami, Illinois, Penn State, Northwestern and Michigan State games; he contributed 29 tackles, 3 for loss, 2 sacks. Rumor has it that his Bench Press is up to 545 x 2 reps; Sagesse backed him up, and contributed 3 tackles.

Getting to Know Will Johnson

Muscle Man Will Johnson

Renaldo Sagesse: Canadian Import

Defensive End-Weak Side
Jamison-Sr.
Butler
Jamison, Tim 90 DE-weak 1 Sr. 6'3" 265 Starter 4.7 n/a 300 n/a 2.6
Butler, Carson 85 DE-weak 2 Jr. 6'5" 244 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 2.9
Banks, Greg 92 DE-weak 3 So. 6'4" 266 Backup 4.7 n/a 310 n/a 3
Patterson, Adam 99 DE-weak 4 Jr. 6'3" 259 Backup 4.64 n/a 360 n/a 2.6
Heinager, Will 39 DE-weak 5 Fr. 6'6" 232 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jamison was named Captain of the defense for the Utah, Illinois and Minnesota games; he had 50 tackles, 10.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 tipped passes and 2 forced fumbles. Jamison had zero tackles in the Toledo game, and was boxed out by their Left Tackle all day. Penn State's Cadogan manhandled him. Carson Butler is now backing up Jamison, and had 8 tackles. Banks has also played, and contributed 6 tackles. Patterson forced a fumble late in the Utah game, but didn't make any travel squads this year.

Getting to Know Tim Jamison

Getting to Know Carson Butler

Defensive End-Strong Side
Graham
VanBergen
Graham, Brandon 55 DE-strong 1 Jr. 6'2" 273 Starter 4.63 26" 385 n/a 3.2
VanBergen, Ryan 53 DE-strong 2 Fr. 6'6" 267 Backup 4.9 n/a 345 27 3.7
Patterson, Adam 99 DE-strong 3 Jr. 6'3" 259 Backup 4.64 n/a 360 n/a 2.6
North, Tim 89 DE-strong 4 Jr. 6'1" 258 Special Teams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Graham had 46 tackles, 20 for loss including 10 sacks and 2 forced fumbles to lead the defense; he now can bench press 475 x 2. He is playing with a leg infection. Will he go the the NFL after the 2008 season? My guess is yes. VanBergen has 13 tackles with a pass deflection and looked good as his back up; however, he has been nursing an injury.

Brandon Graham interview

Getting to know Brandon Graham

Getting to know Ryan VanBergen

Defensive Line

Jamison-Taylor-Johnson-Graham

VanBergen-Sagesse-Martin-Butler

North-Criswell-Helmuth-Kates-Patterson-Banks-Ware
Defensive Lineman Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Jamison, Tim 50 10.5 5.5 2 0 0 2 DE Starter
Graham, Brandon 46 20 10 2 0 0 0 DE Starter
Taylor, Terry 35 4 1.5 0 2 0 1 NT Starter
Johnson, Will 29 3 2 0 1 0 0 DT Starter
Martin, Mike 20 4.5 2 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
VanBergen, Ryan 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 DE Backup
Butler, Carson 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Banks, Greg 6 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Sagesse, Renaldo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
North, Tim 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 DE Backup
Patterson, Adam 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 DE Backup
Totals 163 32 15.5 4 3 0 2 Totals
Our rushing defense has fallen to #51 nationally, and total defense has plummeted to 66th nationally. We went down to being ranked #35 nationally in sacks and #34 in tackles for loss after being a national leader in these categories. We took a huge step backwards in the Illinois game by allowing Juice Williams all day to throw the ball coming up with zero sacks although we did have 11 tackles for loss for 35 yards. Then, our defense allows Toledo to maintain possession of the football for 19 of 30 minutes in the second half leading to two field goals including the game winner. In the Penn State game, we get no sacks, only two tackles for loss for 2 yards, one pass break up, one turnover, and allow 482 net yards, 22 first downs, 50% 3rd down conversions (7 of 14), 5 red zones, 2 big play TDs of 80 and 44 yards; it was truly a failing effort. Purdue ran all over us for 256 net yards and 4 rushing TDs; we had no sacks and no answers for 522 net offensive yards by the Boilermakers. Brandon Graham has guaranteed victory over Michigan State, but talk is cheap; actions will speak the loudest. Ohio State put 232 rushing yards on us including 3 rushing TDs.

Outside Linebacker-SAM
Thompson
Evans
Thompson, John 49 OLB-SAM 1 Sr. 6'1" 235 Starter 4.55 n/a 410 17 3.2
Evans, Marell 9 OLB-SAM 2 So. 6'3" 231 Backup 4.6 26" 250 850 2.4
Leach, Kevin 52 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'1" 202 Special Teams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Overall, Thompson had 53 tackles, 2.5 for loss, a blocked field goal and an interception for a TD plus 3 forced fumbles. He had zero tackles against Northwestern for the second week in a row. He had zero tackles against Minnesota, and when they ran the draw twice to the open side of the field, it exposed his weakness in tackling. Thompson was named Captain for the Notre Dame, Toledo and MSU games. Pass coverage from this position is lacking, and our opponents will continue to expoit this weakness. Thompson had a poor game against the Illini; he had 1.5 tackles. He should be played inside by Shafer and Hobson as he is not mobile enough to play the outside positon, and can't cover on passing situations. Evans started against Utah, and contributed 4 tackles; he did not have a good game. Artis Chambers had 4 tackles, and is no longer a Wolverine as he has left the team. We really need to upgrade this position in 2009. Look for Fitzgerald and Evans to be the leading candidates for this position in 2009, and Jelani Jenkins if we sign him. If I were coaching or had input, I might suggest that Stevie Brown move to SAM when obvious passing situations occur in a 3-3-5 scheme as he is good in run support, but more mobile than our linebackers in pass coverage. This would insert Williams into the Free Safety position in these situations.

Getting to Know Marell Evans

Getting to Know Kevin Leach

Inside Linebacker-MIKE
Ezeh
Fitzgerald
Ezeh, Obi 45 ILB-MIKE 1 So. 6'2" 248 Starter 4.48 n/a 350 25 3.7
Thompson, John 49 ILB-MIKE 2 Sr. 6'1" 235 Backup 4.55 n/a 410 17 3.2
Fitzgerald, J.B. 42 ILB-MIKE 3 Fr. 6'3" 230 Backup 4.7 n/a 235 n/a 3.4
Comments: Ezeh had 98 tackles, 7 for loss including one sack, a fumble recovery, an interception and 2 pass break ups to lead the defense. Ezeh did not have a good game against Purdue as he did not fill the gaps effectively in the Shafer 3-3-5 scheme that calls for solid linebacker gap play, and also played poorly against Ohio State with only 2 tackles. Fitzgerald saw action on the kickoff team, and had 7 tackles; he will probably move to SAM next year and backup MIKE.

Getting to know Obi Ezeh

Inside Linebacker-WILL
Mouton
Panter
Mouton, Jonas 8 ILB-WILL 1 So. 6'2" 214 Starter 4.5 n/a 375 n/a 2.6
Panter, Austin 54 ILB-WILL 2 Sr. 6'3" 231 Shoulder 4.5 35" 375 25 3.8
Herron, Brandon 58 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'2" 218 Backup 4.43 37.4" 330 n/a 3
Logan, Brandon 46 ILB-WILL 4 Sr. 6'1" 212 Backup 4.5 33" 325 17 2.5
Demens, Kenny 25 ILB-WILL 5 Fr. 6'1" 235 Redshirt 4.6 n/a 375 n/a 3.6
Fish, Mike 51 ILB-WILL 6 So. 6'0" 212 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gyarmati, Paul 59 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'2" 211 Walk-on 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 3
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50 ILB-WILL 6 Jr. 6'2" 237 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Furrha, Rushdi 36 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'1" 215 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Mouton had 76 tackles, 6.5 for loss, a forced fumble, a pass break up and a sack; he had a good, but not a great year. Mouton should be much better in 2009. Panter contributed on 8 tackles including .5 sack and a fumble recovery. Panter was named as a Captain for the Wisconsin game, and injured his shoulder so he missed the Toledo and Penn State games. Herron also contributed 7 tackles, mostly on special teams. Walk-on Leach has 2 tackles, and he recovered a fumble on the first punt; he has a high ankle sprain. Brandon Logan was named Captain for the Northwestern game, but didn't play all year. Kenny Demens redshirts after seeing action with one tackle, but didn't make either travel squad. Taylor Hill and Marcus Witherspoon have left the team, and have transferred to Penn State and Rutgers.

Getting to Know Austin Panter

Linebackers

Thompson-Ezeh-Mouton

Panter-Fitzgerald-Evans

Logan-Herron-Demens-Leach-Gyarmati

Michigan Linebackers
Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Ezeh, Obi 98 7 1 0 1 1 2 ILB-Mike Starter
Mouton, Jonas 76 6.5 1 1 0 0 1 ILB-WILL Starter
Thompson, John 53 2.5 0 3 0 1 1 OLB-SAM starter
Panter, Austin 8 0.5 0.5 0 1 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Fitzgerald, JB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-Mike Backup
Herron, Brandon 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Evans, Marell 4 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM Backup
Chambers, Artis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 OLB Backup
Leach, Kevin 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 OLB-SAM backup
Demens, Kenny 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL Backup
Totals 261 17 3 4 3 2 4 Totals
Comments: Our linebacking corps are adequate to above average against the run, but well below average to poor against the pass. They are not mobile enough, take poor angles on tackles, don't tackle well and there isn't great depth for the three positions. Ezeh is playing well enough to be 1st Team Big Ten, but there is a sharp drop off at the other positions and depth. Coach Hobson really needs to improve this position.

Defensive Back-Wideside(LCB )
Trent-Sr.
Wolfolk
Trent, Morgan 14 LCB 1 Sr. 6'1" 193 Starter 4.4 35" n/a 20 3.5
Wolfolk, Troy 29 LCB 2 So. 6'0" 189 Backup 4.41 n/a 275 1400 2.9
Floyd, J.T. 12 LCB 3 Fr. 6'0" 190 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anderson, Tony 17 LCB 4 Fr. 5'11" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 LCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Simmons, Floyd 23 LCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 185 Walk-on 4.5 33" n/a n/a 3.7

Comments: Trent has 41 tackles, 2.5 for loss, two pass break ups and 3 interceptions. He knocked Decker out of the Minnesota game with a great hit. He was burned for 2 passing TDs against the Irish, another late TD against the Badgers. He had only one tackle against Illinois, and no pass break ups. Trent has been good on run support, and did have a much better 2nd half against the Irish; however, the game was already decided by halftime. Cissoko split time with Trent against MSU. Wolfolk contributed 9 tackles, and had a big fumble recovery when Warren fumbled the punt return.

Morgan Trent Interview

Defensive Back-Shortside(RCB)
Warren
Cissoko
Cissoko, Boubacar 33 RCB 1 Fr. 5'9" 183 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dutch, Doug 35 RCB 2 Sr. 5'11" 204 Backup 4.3 n/a 330 1000 3.8
Johnson, Zach 19 RCB 3 Fr. 6'2" 195 Special Teams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Centelivre, Bobby 22 RCB 4 So. 6'0" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Donovan Warren moved to Free Safety because of poor play by Brown and Harrison, but moved back to corner against Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State. Warren had 53 tackles, 3.5 for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and 4 pass break ups, but he doesn't look ready for the NFL. Apparently, he fought a quadricep injury; he didn't play against Toledo. Warren was burned for a TD on 3rd and 18 after a sack to tie the game against Northwestern in the 3rd quarter. Warren and Stewart were burned for the 77 yard TD by Cumberland to start the 2nd half. Cissoko got his first start as a Wolverine against Toledo, and contributed 15 tackles, 1 for loss and three pass break ups against Purdue, Illinois, MSU and Toledo. Doug Dutch backed up Warren and Cissoko, but saw little action. Walk-on from Morenci, Zac Johnson, had 8 tackles on special teams, and did a great job in punt coverage.

Wolfolk: A New Generation

Cissoko Audio Clip

Getting to Know Zach Johnson

Nickel
Stewart
Williams
Stewart, Charles 5 Nickel 1 Sr. 6'2" 208 Starter 4.45 28" 310 21 3.5
Williams, Michael 40 Nickel 2 Fr. 5'11" 186 Injured 4.44 40" 275 n/a 3.5
Comments: Charles Stewart saw most of the action at Nickel, and was burned for the 77 yard TD to start the 2nd half against Illinois and the 53 yard go ahead and winning TD against Northwestern.

Strong Safety
Harrison
Stewart-Sr.
Harrison, Brandon 27 SS 1 Sr. 5'9" 208 Starter 4.25 37.3" 330 17 3
Brown, Steve 3 SS 2 Jr. 6'0" 209 Backup 4.4 35" 350 n/a n/a
Stewart, Charles 5 SS 2 Sr. 6'2" 208 Backup 4.45 28" 310 21 3.5
Smith, Brandon 28 SS 4 Fr. 6'3" 200 Redshirt 4.5 n/a 260 n/a n/a
Edwards, Shakir 30 SS 5 Sr. 6'0" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Brandon Harrison had 69 tackles, 7 for loss, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble and 3 pass break ups. Harrison was named Captain for the Penn State, Northwestern and Notre Dame games, and has rotated between Strong and Free Safety. He was on the ground when Dufrene rumbled for the 57 yard screen pass for a TD. Charles Stewart had 38 tackles, 1 interception and two pass breakups at Nickel and Strong Safety; he was named Captain for the Miami, MSU and Penn State games. Shakir Edwards was named Captain for the Toledo game. Brandon Smith is our strong safety of the future, and is redshirting.

Harrison Interview

Harrison Audio Clip

Stevie Brown Interview

Sibling Rivalry

Free Safety
Brown
Williams
Warren, Donovan 6 FS 1 So. 6'0" 185 Starter 4.4 n/a 240 n/a 2.9
Williams, Michael 40 FS 2 Fr. 5'11" 186 Injured 4.44 40" 275 n/a 3.5
Reilly, Jordan 21 FS 3 Fr. 5'10" 181 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Koenighsknecht, Nick 26 FS 4 So. 5'10" 178 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rogan, Doug 25 FS 4 Fr. 6'1" 184 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tech, Karl 32 FS 4 So. 5'10" 191 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Stevie Brown contributed 64 tackles, 1.5 for loss, 1 sack with 2 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions and 3 pass break ups; he looked better against Minnesota and Ohio State, but we really need to upgrade this position for 2009. Brown continues to take bad angles and looks well below average in pass coverage. Hartline burned him on a bomb for a TD in the 2nd quarter. He missed the tackle on the draw on 3rd and 17 following a sack that Simmons went for a TD against Northwestern. The 57 yard screen that went for a TD against Illinois was his responsibility to stop and White burned him as he missed the tackle on his 61 yard romp against MSU. He works and tries hard, but we really need better safety play. Michael Williams contributed 18 tackles, 2 for loss and one sack plus a blocked punt; he is contributing more with poor safety play by Harrison, Brown and Stewart. Williams missed the trip to Purdue because of a concussion.

Defensive Backfield

Trent-Brown-Stewart-Warren-Harrison

Wolfolk-Cissoko-Dutch-Williams
Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Punts Role/Status
Harrison, Brandon 69 7 3 1 2 0 3 SS Starter
Brown, Stevie 64 1.5 1 2 1 2 3 FS Starter
Warren, Donovan 52 3.5 0 1 1 1 4 RCB Starter
Trent, Morgan 41 2.5 0 0 0 3 2 LCB Starter
Stewart, Charles 38 0 0 0 0 1 2 Nickel/SS Backup
Williams, Michael 18 2 1 0 0 0 1 FS Backup
Cissoko, Boubacar 15 1 0 0 0 0 3 RCB Backup
Wolfolk, Troy 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 LCB Backup
Totals 306 17.5 5 4 4 7 18 Totals
Comments: The best one can say about our defensive backfield is that it was not a very good group. Pass efficiency defense ranked 81st nationally! We did not show a great ability to cover receivers nor stop drives when needed, and they have allowed 19 TD passes in 12 games, and our linebackers and backs had only 22 pass break ups in those 12 games with 9 interceptions. We are ranked 9th in the Big Ten in pass defense, and 87th nationally! This group allowed one receiver to set a Michigan Stadium record with 20 receptions, and allowed Toledo to maintain a huge 2nd half time of possession advantage leading to two field goals that decided the game.
Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks
Backs 37.68% 306 17.5 5 4 4 7 18
Linebackers 32.14% 261 17 3 4 3 2 4
Line 26.23% 213 42.5 21 6 3 0 4
Special Teams-Other 4.18% 34 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 100% 814 77 29 14 10 9 29
We are ranked 10th in the Big 10 in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense, and 9th in total defense and pass defense to go with 6th in rushing defense. Nationally, we rank 66th in total defense, 90th in scoring defense. Brandon Graham is the only player who will make 1st team All Big Ten. Defensive Backfield is particularly weak, and Linebacking is below average overall and pathetic on pass coverage. Our defensive line is mediocre. Although a by product of a poor offense means keeping the defense out on the field way too much, there was no excuse for our poor play and giving up so many big plays in 2008.

Special Teams
Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
58th n/a Kickoff Returns n/a 4th
n/a n/a Kickoffs n/a 8th
66th 9th Punt Returns n/a n/a
n/a n/a Net Punting 5th 1st
n/a 9th Field Goals n/a n/a

Placekicker
Lopata
Gingell
Lopata, K.C. 84 FG/EP 1 Sr. 6'2" 233 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gingell, Jason 34 FG/EP 2 Sr. 5'9" 190 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Schrimscher, Scott 97 FG/EP 3 Fr. 5'10" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Kickoffs
Gingell
Wright/Lopata
Gingell, Jason 34 Kickoffs 1 Sr. 5'9" 190 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wright, Bryan 43 Kickoffs 2 So. 6'1" 220 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.6
Olesnavage, Jason 92 Kickoffs 3 So. 6'5" 212 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Gingell was named Captain for the Wisconsin, Penn State and Minnesota games, and has 39 kickoffs, 4 touchbacks, 1 out of bounds and a 61.4 yard average. Wright had 14 kickoffs with a 62.57 yard average, no touchbacks and was beaten out for the kickoff assignment. Zac Johnson and J.B. Fitzgerald have been great on kickoff and punt coverages. Lopata was named Captain for the Miami and Purdue games. He kicked a 50 yarder, and has hit 10 of 15 attempts on field goals with 25 of 26 on extra points due to a bad hold. Lopata was the #9 field goal kicker in the Big Ten of 11 kickers. The miss at Toledo cost us an opportunity to salvage the game in overtime. Jason Olesnavage was named Captain for the Toledo game.

Getting to Know K.C. Lopata

Getting to Know Jason Gingell

Long Snapper
Griffin
Pomarico
Griffin, Sean 59 Snapper 1 Sr. 6'2" 240 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pomarico, Tom 91 Snapper 2 Fr. 6'4" 252 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morales, George 73 Snapper 3 Fr. 6'0" 268 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a 4

Comments: Sean Griffin was named Captain for the Utah, Illinois and MSU games; Pomarico is his backup.

Getting to Know Sean Griffin

Holder
Mesko
Sheridan
Mesko, Zoltan 41 Holder 1 Jr. 6'5" 234 Starter 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9
Sheridan, Nick 8 Holder 2 So. 6'1" 207 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Mesko messed up a snap leading to a missed extra point, and we missed the critical field goal against Toledo; Sheridan is backup.

Punter
Mesko
Berry/Sheridan
Mesko, Zoltan 41 P 1 Jr. 6'5" 234 Starter 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9
Berry, Chris 37 P 2 Fr. 6'3" 203 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mesko punted 80 times for a 43.0 yard average; 24 were inside the 20, 3 touchbacks and 21 fair catches; he ranked #19 nationally. Mesko is a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award. Sheridan pooched a 35 yarder inside the 20 to the 11. Our net punting is ranked 5th nationally.

Mesko prevails from Romania into the Maize & Blue

Interview with Zoltan Mesko

Punt Returns
Odoms
Mathews/Warren
Warren, Donovan 6 PR 1 So. 6'0" 185 Starter 4.4 n/a 240 n/a 2.9
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 PR 2 Fr. 5'9" 168 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Odoms took one "to the house" against Purdue; then, he fumbles one giving Purdue a red zone that they converted into a TD. He had 10 returns for 126 yards and a TD plus 3 fumbles giving the opposition 2 TDs. Mathews had 6 returns for 54 yards, and was called "lazy" by Chris Spielman for his effort on the first punt return against Penn State. Warren has 9 punts for 24 yards, and Michael Williams has one return for 17 yards. Our punt return team ranks 66th nationally with almost 9 yards per return.

Kickoff Returns
Odoms/Cissoko
McGuffie/Horn/Shaw/Trent/Harrison
Harrison, Brandon 27 KR 1 Sr. 5'9" 208 Starter 4.25 37.3" 330 17 3
Trent, Morgan 14 KR 1 Sr. 6'1" 193 Starter 4.4 35" n/a 20 3.5
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 KR 2 Fr. 5'9" 168 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shaw, Michael 20 KR 2 Fr. 6'0" 177 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Odoms had 20 kickoffs for 461 yards, 1 turnover. Cissoko had 20 for 467 yards with one called back on a holding call on Hemingway, and 2 turnovers leading to TDs for Notre Dame and Ohio State; he fumbled twice on one kickoff against Minnesota. Harrison has 6 returns for 111 yards. Sam McGuffie has 7 returns for 148 yards, and a fumble. Shaw had a 12 yarder, and 2 turnovers. Stonum got a 24 yarder as Harrison tired playing defense. Avery Horn has 104 yards in 5 returns, and made a poor decision trying to run out a kick deep in the end zone after fumbling. James Rogers got a 24 yarder against Toledo. Moundros got a one yard return. Kickoff return team is ranked 58th nationally with a 21.44 yard average, and 5 turnovers. They are getting a lot of reps with other teams scoring on us so often.

Special Teams was not good in 2008. Offensively, kickoff return team sucks with 5 turnovers, a mediocre 21.44 average on 64 kicks with a long of 53 yards ranking them 58th nationally. Punt returns ranked 66th nationally. Our field goal and extra point team has not been good either, and certainly inconsistent. Lopata's miss could have salvaged the game in overtime, and we had a blocked field goal against Northwestern plus a missed red zone conversion against Ohio State. Defensively, our kickoff coverageranked 8th in the Big Ten, and although our net punting is #5 in the nation; we managed to have a punt blocked against Penn State. We also blocked a couple field goals, a few punts and two extra points. Overall, we do not have good special teams, and attribute special teams play to coaching!

Walk-Ons 2008

20 walk-ons made the roster, more will be announced later this Fall (Division I)--Walk-ons who contributed so far include: Sheridan-Starting QB, LT Bryant Nowicki, DE Tim North (forced fumble), LB Kevin Leach (fumble recovery), Sean Griffin (Captain and Snapper), FB Mark Moundros, TE Mike Therman, DB Zach Johnson, WR Jon Conover, and Jordan Reilly on special teams. Tony Anderson and Will Heinager have made travel squads this year, and Shakir Edwards was named Captain for Toledo, and Special Teams Captiains include Jason Gingell, Sean Griffin, K.C. Lopata and Jason Olesnavage.
Anderson, Tony 17 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 5'11" 183
Berry, Chris 37 P 2 Fr. 6'3" 203
Bills, John 86 TE 7 Fr. 6'3" 225
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 LCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 183
Centelivre, Bobby 22 RCB 5 So. 6'0" 183
Ciullo, Zac 57 C 5 Fr. 6'1" 281
Conover, Jon 89 Z Wide Receiver 4 So. 6'3" 203
Edwards, Shakir 30 SS 5 Sr. 6'0" 205
Fish, Mike 51 ILB-WILL 6 So. 6'0" 212
Fortier, Zach n/a ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'2" 215
Furrha, Rushdi 36 ILB-WILL 9 Fr. 6'1" 215
Gyarmati, Paul 59 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'2" 211
Heinager, Will 39 DE-weak 4 Fr. 6'6" 232
Koenighsknecht, Nick 26 FS 4 So. 5'10" 178
Kos, Elias 84 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'5" 207
McColgan, John 43 Power Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 230
Meyers, Ryan 31 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'3" 197
Olesnavage, Jason 92 Kickoffs 3 So. 6'5" 212
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50 ILB-WILL 6 Jr. 6'2" 237
Pomarico, Tom 91 Snapper 2 Fr. 6'4" 252
Potemba, Jim 35 RB 6 So. 5'7" 167
Ramirez, Michael 69 C 4 So. 6'3" 283
Reilly, Jordan 21 FS 3 Fr. 5'10" 181
Reyes, Ricky 37 Y Slot WR 5 Fr. 5'11" 176
Rogan, Doug 25 FS 4 Fr. 6'1" 184
Schrimscher, Scott 97 FG/EP 3 Fr. 5'10" 183
Simmons, Floyd 23 LCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 185
Tech, Karl 32 FS 4 So. 5'10" 191
Van Slyke, Jared 29 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'3" 205
Ware, Dominique 62 LDT 5 Fr. 6'7" 245

Numerical Roster 2008
McGuffie, Sam 2 RB
Feagin, Justin 30 Y Slot WR
Brown, Steve 3 SS
Minor, Brandon 4 RB
Stewart, Charles 5 SS
Stewart, Charles 5 Nickel
Warren, Donovan 6 PR
Warren, Donovan 6 RCB
Robinson, Terrence 7 Y Slot WR
Sheridan, Nick 8 Holder
Sheridan, Nick 8 QB
Mouton, Jonas 8 ILB-WILL
Evans, Marell 9 OLB-SAM
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 PR
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 KR
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 Y Slot WR
Threet, Steven 10 QB
Cone, David 12 QB
Floyd, J.T. 12 LCB
Matthews, Greg 13 PR
Matthews, Greg 13 X Wide Receiver
Trent, Morgan 14 LCB
Cox, Mike 15 RB
Roundtree, Roy "Randy Tree" 16 Z Wide Receiver
Clemons, Toney "Vaughn" 17 Y Slot WR
Anderson, Tony 17 X Wide Receiver
Rogers, James 18 X Wide Receiver
Johnson, Zach 19 RCB
Shaw, Michael 20 KR
Shaw, Michael 20 RB
Hemingway, J.R. 21 Z Wide Receiver
Reilly, Jordan 21 FS
Stonum, Darryl DC 22 KR
Stonum, Darryl DC 22 Z Wide Receiver
Centelivre, Bobby 22 RCB
Brown, Carlos 23 RB
Simmons, Floyd 23 LCB
Grady, Kevin 24 Power Back
Demens, Kenny 25 ILB-WILL
Rogan, Doug 25 FS
Koenighsknecht, Nick 26 FS
Harrison, Brandon 27 KR
Harrison, Brandon 27 FS
Smith, Brandon 28 SS
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 LCB
Wolfolk, Troy 29 LCB
Van Slyke, Jared 29 X Wide Receiver
Edwards, Shakir 30 SS
Meyers, Ryan 31 X Wide Receiver
Helmuth, Vince 32 Power Back
Tech, Karl 32 FS
Cissoko, Boubacar 33 Nickel
Cissoko, Boubacar 33 RCB
Gingell, Jason 34 FG/EP
Horn, Avery 34 RB
Horn, Avery 34 KR
Dutch, Doug 35 RCB
Potemba, Jim 35 RB
Furrha, Rushdi 36 ILB-WILL
Berry, Chris 37 P
Reyes, Ricky 37 Y Slot WR
Chambers, Artis 38 OLB-SAM
Chambers, Artis 38 SS
Milano, Mike 38 RB
Heinager, Will 39 DE-weak
Williams, Michael 40 FS
Mesko, Zoltan 41 Holder
Mesko, Zoltan 41 P
Fitzgerald, J.B. 42 ILB-MIKE
Wright, Bryan 43 Kickoffs
McColgan, John 43 Power Back
Moundros, Mark 44 Power Back
Ezeh, Obi 45 ILB-MIKE
Logan, Brandon 46 ILB-WILL
Thompson, John 49 ILB-MIKE
Thompson, John 49 OLB-SAM
Molk, Dave 50 C
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50 ILB-WILL
Fish, Mike 51 ILB-WILL
Leach, Kevin 52 OLB-SAM
Schilling, Steve 52 RT
VanBergen, Ryan 53 DE-strong
Panter, Austin 54 ILB-WILL
Graham, Brandon 55 DE-strong
Barnum, Ricky 56 RG
Mealer, Elliott 57 RG
Ciullo, Zac 57 C
Herron, Brandon 58 ILB-WILL
Griffin, Sean 59 Snapper
Gyarmati, Paul 59 ILB-WILL
Moosman, David 60 C
Moosman, David 60 RG
McAvoy, Tim 62 LG
Ware, Dominique 62 LDT
Khoury, Rocko 63 C
Wermers, Kurt 64 RG
Taylor, Terry 67 LDT
Martin, Mike 68 LDT
Ramirez, Michael 69 C
Nowicki, Bryant 70 LT
Ortmann, Mark 71 LG
Ortmann, Mark 71 LT
Huyge, Mark 72 LG
Huyge, Mark 72 RG
Morales, George 73 Snapper
Ferrara, John 74 RG
Zirbel, Cory 75 RG
O'Neill, Dann 78 RT
Dorenstein, Perry 79 LT
Dorenstein, Perry 79 RT
Webb, Martell 80 TE
Watson, Steve 81 TE
Savoy, LaTerryal 82 Z Wide Receiver
Massey, Mike 83 TE
Lopata, K.C. 84 FG/EP
Lopata, K.C. 84 Kickoffs
Kos, Elias 84 Z Wide Receiver
Butler, Carson 85 TE
Koger, Kevin 86 TE
Bills, John 86 TE
Criswell, Andre 88 RDT
Moore, Brandon 88 TE
North, Tim 89 DE-strong
Conover, Jon 89 Z Wide Receiver
Jamison, Tim 90 DE-weak
Pomarico, Tom 91 Snapper
Banks, Greg 92 DE-weak
Olesnavage, Jason 92 Kickoffs
Kates, Jason 93 LDT
Sagesse, Renaldo Ray Ray 95 RDT
Therman, Mike 96 TE
Johnson, Will 97 RDT
Schrimscher, Scott 97 FG/EP
Patterson, Adam 99 DE-strong
Patterson, Adam 99 DE-weak

Numbers available: 61, 65, 66, 76, 77, 94

Michigan Football Press Clippings 2008

Doug Karsch chats with players

Former Michigan Players react to Wisconsin win

Tracking Rich Rodriquez's first recruiting class

Projected Line-Up in Pictures

MLive Depth Chart

Friday Walk Through

Coach Jackson and Shafer preview Utah

Rodriquez Press Conference--Monday, August 25

Desmond Howard Interview

Beanie Bowl: Stadium Scrimmage and Walk Through

Bowling for Brock

Camp Confidential: Week 3

Notes from Camp: Day 11

Notes from Camp: Day 9

Camp Confidential: Week 2

Notes from Camp: Day 3

Camp Confidential: Week 1

Michigan Football Fan Day on August 17

NASCAR celebrities invade Fall practice

1st Full Day of Contact

Day Three Notes: Witherspoon not eligible

Will Jerome Swinton transfer from West Virginia to Michigan?

1st Day of Fall Camp

Players Arrive on campus for Fall practice

Rodriquez formal interview at Big Ten Media Day

Rodriquez informal interview at Big Ten Media Day

2008 Fall Roster: No Slocum

July 24, 2008 Weekly Release

2008 Michigan Football Media Guide

New Uniforms

Adidas Video Clip

Adidas deal gives Michigan Football a new look

Michigan may rotate quarterbacks

Rodriquez lost in transition

Michigan Football Players, Rodriquez endure transition

Local players among stars at recruiting showcase

Barwis Goal: Tireless U-M

Offseason Program has Michigan looking, feeling different

Reclamation Project

Rodriquez on WTKA: Offensive Line has a long way to go

Rodriquez scoffs at transfer's complaint

Michigan Stadium Project

Big House Reconstruction

Lloyd Carr on Michigan Experience