MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEVELOPING DEPTH CHART 2009

Defensive Recruiting and Priorities in the Coach Rodriquez Era

Elliott Mealer Video on ESPN

Michigan Depth Chart

Inside Michigan Football

Observations on the win over Delaware State, 63-6!

Mid-Season Review: 6 Down 6 To Go

Observations on the loss to Iowa, 28-30!

Travel Rosters for Iowa and Michigan State

Observations on the loss to the Spartans, 20-26!

Observations on the win over Indiana, 36-33!

Observations on the win over Eastern Michigan, 45-17!

Observations on the GREAT win over Notre Dame, 38-34!

Observations on the win over Western Michigan, 31-7!

Thoughts After First Game: The Good and the Concerns

Fall 2009 Academic Calendar

Degree Requirements: Kinesiology(Most football players are enrolled here; 75% of incoming Freshman class is enrolled in LS&A)

Geoff Larcum: Memories from the Press Box

Pat Perry: Memories from the Press Box

Will Perry: Memories from the Press Box

John Borton: Memories from the Press Box

Jim Meyer: Memories from the Press Box

Dick Gaskill: Memories from the Press Box

Frank Beckmann: Memories from the Press Box

Michigan Football News Releases and Features

Freshmen who played after five games (9): Campbell, Emilien, Forcier, Hawthorne, T. Jones, Robinson, Roh, Smith, Stokes

2009 Captains

Game-2009 Defense Offense Offense Special Teams Honorary Honarary Honorary
Western Michigan Graham, Brandon Ortmann, Mark Brown, Carlos Mesko, Zoltan O'Donnell, Joe Hayes, Mercury Anderson, Erick
Notre Dame Brown, Stevie Moosman, David Grady, Kevin North, Tim Lilja, George Woodley, Lamarr Hamilton, Remy
Eastern Michigan Graham, Brandon

Conover, Jon

Savoy, LaTerryal Olesnavage, Jason Hutchinson, Chris Stanley, Buster Hanlon, Jerry
Indiana Brown, Stevie Mathews, Greg Cone, David Mesko, Zoltan Carter, Anthony Wangler, John Woolfolk, Butch
Michigan State Graham, Brandon

Minor, Brandon

Ortmann, Mark

Grady, Kevin None n/a n/a n/a
Iowa Brown, Stevie

Moosman, David

McAvoy, Tim North, Tim n/a n/a n/a
Delaware State Graham, Brandon

Ortmann, Mark

Opong-Owusu, Ohene Olesnavage, Jason n/a n/a n/a
Penn State n/a

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Illinois n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Purdue n/a

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Wisconsin n/a

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Ohio State n/a

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2009-2010 Bowl Schedule

NCAA Football Statistics

Big Ten Football Statistics

Michigan Football Statistics

Official Fall 2009 Roster

Position 1st Team 2nd Team Other Backups/Special Teams 2010 Recruits and 2009 Probable Redshirts
QB Forcier Robinson Sheridan/Cone Gardner/Jones
Power Back Grady Moundros McColgan
RB Minor Brown Shaw/Smith Hopkins/White/Touissaint
Slot Wide Receiver Y Odoms Grady Roundtree Drake/Dileo/Gallon
WR Z Hemingway Savoy Rogers Miller/Williamson/C.Gordon
WR X Stonum Mathews Stokes/Conover Jackson/Johnson
Large Wide Receiver Koger Webb   (Smith)
RT Dorenstein Omameh   Lewan
RG Huyge Ferrara Barnum/Mealer/Khoury
C Moosman Khoury McAvoy/Barnum Pace
LG Schilling Mealer Barnum/Khoury/McAvoy Washington
LT Ortmann Dorenstein   Schofield

DE

Graham

Heinager

Patterson Wilkins (Murphy)

OLB/Spinner/Quick

Roh Herron Watson/Therman Paskorz
NT Martin Campbell Sagesse Talbott (Thornton/Floyd/Allen)
DT VanBergen Banks   Lolata
OLB-SAM Brown Simmons M.Jones Robinson/Hawthorne/Bell
ILB-MIKE Ezeh Demens Fitzgerald Kinard
ILB-WILL Mouton Leach Smith Bell (Olaniyan/Furman/Barr)
LCB Warren T.Jones Cavanaugh Avery/Turner
RCB Wolfolk Floyd Anderson Talbott (Christian/Grimes/Shaw/Knight/Fulton/Witty)
FS Kovacs Williams   Gordon
SS Williams Van Slyke   Emilien (Parker/Swigert)

PK

Olesnavage

Wright

  Gibbons
P Mesko Wright Forcier Hagerup
Kickoffs Wright     Gibbons
Snapper Pomarico VanBergen  
Holder Mesko Sheridan
Punt Returns Hemingway Odoms/Mathews Warren/Stokes Gallon
Kickoff Returns Stonum/Odoms Grady/Shaw V.Smith/Stokes Gallon
Michigan Football Coaching Staff
Spring Football Media Guide 2009
Schedule and Future Schedules

Michigan Football Recruiting

Scholarship Situation for Michigan Football 2010

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting 2009

2010 High School All-American Game Roster including Devin Gardner

Offense

Game-2009 Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards First Downs 3rd/4th Down Conversions Red Zone Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Time Turnovers Sacks Allowed Punts Blocked Punts
Western Michigan 242 197 439 24 8 of 19 3 7 31 78 34:20:00 1 0 5 0
Notre Dame 190 240 430 21 7 of 16 4 21 38 71 28:35:00 1 2 5 0
Eastern Michigan 380 68 448 17 5 of 11 5 31 45 56 19:58:00 2 2 4 0
Indiana 149 223 372 20 9 of 17 3 15 36 74 29:08:00 2 2 7 0
Michigan State 28 223 251 14 7 of 17 4 13 20 60 20:14:00 2 3 5 1
Iowa 195 124 319 18 4 of 12 3 21 28 68 27:45:00 5 0 6 0
Delaware State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Totals 1184 1075 2259 114 40 of 92 22 108 198 407 160:00:00 13 9 32 1

Offfense has not looked good against Iowa or Michigan State. Total Offense is ranked #2 in Big Ten and #47 nationally. Rushing Offense is ranked #28 nationally and #1 in Big Ten. Passing Offense is ranked #80th nationally and #10 in the Big Ten. Scoring Offense is ranked #1 in Big Ten and #24 nationally. We have shown a quick strike capability, but we are not a good red zone offense and we can't grind it out with long time consuming drives when we need to.

Scorer/Offensive Producer Total Yards Rush Yards Pass Yards Return Yards TD Points Field Goal Points Extra Points Total Points Turnovers
Brown, Carlos 479 336 119 0 24 0 0 24 0
Stonum, Daryl 713 0 170 543 12 0 0 12 1
Odoms, Martavious 347 5 213 129 12 0 0 12 0
Robinson, Denard 219 219 0 0 24 0 0 18 4
Minor, Brandon 275 274 1 0 24 0 0 24 1
Forcier, Tate 180 180 0 0 14 0 0 14 5
Hemingway, JR 166 0 146 20 12 0 0 12 0
Mathews, Greg 110 0 86 24 6 0 0 6 1
Koger, Kevin 174 0 174 0 12 0 0 12 0
Shaw, Michael 109 109 0 0 6 0 0 6 0
Grady, Kelvin 79 11 54 14 0 0 0 0 0
Savoy, Laterryal 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grady, Kevin 43 7 22 14 0 0 0 0 0
Roundtree, Roy 44 0 44 0 6 0 0 6 0
Smith, Vincent 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cox, Mike 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, Brandon 30 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0
Brown, Stevie 18 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
Cissoko, Boubacar 14 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
Sheridan, Nick 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Webb, Martell 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warren, Donovan 42 0 0 42 6 0 0 0 0
Mesko, Zoltan -3 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Olesnavage, Jason 0 0 0 0 0 15 25 40 0
Team -30 -30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 3125 1178 1075 848 158 15 25 186 13
Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category Defensive Rank Big Ten Rank
23rd 2nd Rushing 70th 8th
96th 9th Passing 96th 11th
60th 6th Total 84th 10th
25th 1st Scoring 63rd 7th
81st 9th Pass Efficiency 52nd 5th
76th 7th Turnover Margin n/a n/a
n/a n/a Sacks 90th 10th
58th 7th Sacks Allowed n/a n/a
n/a n/a Tackles for Loss 38th n/a
n/a 6th First Downs n/a 8th
n/a 7th 3rd Down Conversions n/a 5th
n/a 10th Red Zone n/a 3rd
n/a 11th Time of Possession n/a n/a

Quarterback
Forcier
Robinson

Forcier, Tate 5 QB 1 Fr. 6'1" 188 Recruit 4.55 33" n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Denard 16 QB 2 Fr. 6'0" 185 Recruit 4.38 36" 315 19 2.9
Sheridan, Nick 8 QB 3 Jr. 6'1" 218 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cone, David 17 QB 4 Jr. 6'7" 222 Backup 5.1 29" n/a n/a n/a
Kennedy, Jack 20 QB 5 Fr. 5'10" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Furrha, Nader 14 QB 6 Fr. 5'11" 175 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Tate Forcier has an efficiency rating of 133.11 ranking him #55 nationally. He was incredible in the last 4:47 of the MSU game, and gave us a chance to win the game. He has completed 79 of 138 for 9 TDs, 988 yards and 4 interceptions plus 61 rushes for 180 yards and 2 TDs plus a 2 point conversion. Forcier bruised his ribs in the EMU game, and was hurt again in the Indiana game; we can't afford to lose him. Two Minute Drill with Tate Forcier Denard Robinson has 41 rushes for 219 yards and 4 TDs plus 7 of 15 for 87 yards in the air with 3 interceptions. Denard "Shoelace" Robinson brings a new dimension to the position, and hopefully we'll see him used more at Slot. Two Minute Drill with Denard Robinson Nick Sheridan brings experience and is a capable backup. Two Minute Drill with Nick Sheridan Nader Furrha walks on from Ann Arbor Pioneer, but separated his shoulder. Devin Gardner and Cornelius Jones have committed for 2010. Jason Forcier is not eligible to return to play at Michigan. What I've learned with David Cone

Running Back:

Minor
Brown/Shaw/Smith
Brown, Carlos 23 RB 1 Sr. 6'0" 210 Starter 4.47 n/a n/a 890 n/a
Minor, Brandon 4 RB 2 Sr. 6'1" 218 Backup 4.5 38" 335 n/a n/a
Shaw, Michael 20 RB 3 So. 6'0" 178 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, Vincent 2 RB 4 Fr. 5'6" 168 Recruit 4.4 29.5" n/a n/a n/a
Cox, Mike 15 RB 5 Fr. 6'0" 208 Redshirt 4.47 36" n/a n/a 2.1
Toussaint, Fitzgerald 28 RB 6 Fr. 5'10" 185 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bakey, Al 42 RB 7 Fr. 5'9" 170 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swanson, O'Neill 32 RB 7 Fr. 5'10" 156 Walk-on 4.63 32" n/a n/a n/a

Power Back: Moundros/Grady/McColgan
Moundros, Mark 44 Power Back 1 Jr. 6'1" 233 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grady, Kevin 24 Power Back 2 Sr. 5'9" 230 Backup 4.48 n/a 350 n/a 2.7
McColgan, John 43 Power Back 3 So. 6'1" 227 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Childers, Jonny 36 Power Back 4 Fr. 6'2" 216 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: We are ranked #23 nationally in Net Rushing!!! MSU was ready for our running game, and stopped us flat with only 28 net yards. Carlos Brown gained 336 yards in 44 carries for 3 TDs plus 8 catches for 119 yards and another TD. Brown did not make the trip to Iowa due to a concussion. Two Minute Drill with Carlos Brown Brandon Minor has 274 yards in 57 carries for 4 TDs. Minor has a high ankle sprain so he is not at full speed. Brandon Minor Video Net rushing is 1184 yards in 6 games with 15 TDs. Shaw has 18 carries for 92 yards and a TD. Stephen Hopkins and Austin White have pledged for 2010! Kevin Grady has 2 carries for 7 yards and 3 catches for 22 yards.Two Minute Drill with Kevin Grady. Fitzgerald Touissaint looks to redshirt after shoulder and groin injuries.

Y Slot Wide Receiver (Flanker)
Odoms
Grady/Roundtree

Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 Y Slot WR 1 So. 5'9" 172 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grady, Kelvin 19 Y Slot WR 2 So. 5'9" 168 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Terrence 7 Y Slot WR 3 Fr. 5'9" 171 Backup 4.33 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Roundtree, Roy "Randy Tree" 12 Y Slot WR 4 Fr. 6'0" 170 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gallon, Jeremy 3 Y Slot WR 5 Fr. 5'8" 165 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Koenighsknecht, Nick 26 Y Slot WR 6 Jr. 5'10" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Owens, Jordan 27 Y Slot WR 6 Fr. 5'9" 170 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reyes, Ricky 37 Y Slot WR 6 So. 5'11" 184 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rogan, Doug 25 Y Slot WR 6 So. 6'1" 184 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Martavious Odoms is our leading receiver; he has 18 catches for 231 yards and a TD, 2 runs for 9 yards and another TD plus 7 kickoff returns for 129 yards. Kelvin Grady has 8 catches for 54 yards. Roundtree caught his first TD pass against MSU, and has 2 receptions for 44 yards. We haven't seen either Terrence Robinson or Jeremy Gallon thus far; possibly Gallon will redshirt. Neither made the travel team to East Lansing or Iowa. Justin Feagin has been dismissed from the team. Tony Drake and Drew Dileo commit to play Slot for 2010. Roundtree Sees the Light, and the Football, too.

Wide Receiver-Left (Z)
Hemingway
Savoy

Matthews, Greg 13 Z Wide Receiver 1 Sr. 6'3" 209 Starter 4.51 28" 235 n/a 2.7
Savoy, LaTerryal 82 Z Wide Receiver 2 Sr. 6'3" 214 Starter 4.59 37" 300 15 2.8
Rogers, James 18 Z Wide Receiver 3 Jr. 6'1" 182 Backup 4.39 n/a 275 n/a 3.2
Conover, Jon 83 Z Wide Receiver 4 Jr. 6'3" 199 Walk-on 4.55 n/a 285 n/a 3.7
Gordon, Cameron 84 Z Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'2" 208 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reynolds, Joe 85 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'1" 175 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sutton, Ben 49 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 5'11" 196 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Hemingway had 11 catches for 146 yards, 2 TDs including a 44 yarder; he is now returning punts and has 3 for 20 yards. Savoy has 4 catches for 42 yards. Rogers is another backup. We have added Jeremy Jackson, Ricardo Miller, Jerald Robinson and D.J. Williamson for 2010! Hemingway got a medical redshirt in 2008.

Hemingway tries to make the most out of his "Mulligan" Year

Wide Receiver-Right (X)
Stonum
Mathews

Hemingway, J.R. 21 X Wide Receiver 1 Jr. 6'1" 220 Starter 4.4 n/a 275 n/a 3.5
Stonum, Darryl DC 22 X Wide Receiver 2 So. 6'2" 196 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stokes, Je'Ron 4 X Wide Receiver 3 Fr. 6'0" 188 Recruit 4.45 35" 265 1400 3.2
Baker, Zac 40 X Wide Receiver 4 Sr. 5'9" 192 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Collins, Patrick 89 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'0" 189 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Greg Mathews has 7 catches for 84 yards and the game winning TD against Notre Dame; he also has 6 punt returns for 24 yards and a fumble. Stonum has 11 catches for 170 yards and a TD plus a 94 yard kickoff return for a TD. Stokes will also see action here. Joe Reynolds walks on Toney Clemons transferred to Colorado. Stonum Video

Large Wide Receiver
Koger
Webb

Koger, Kevin 86 Large WR 1 So. 6'4" 249 Starter 4.65 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Webb, Martell 80 Large WR 2 Jr. 6'4" 245 Backup 4.57 n/a 305 18 2.8
Moore, Brandon 88 Large WR 4 Fr. 6'6" 243 Redshirt 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 4.2
Bills, John 46 Large WR 5 So. 6'3" 224 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kevin Koger has 12 catches for 174 yards and two TDs; he had a touchdown saving tackle on the fumble take away by Kirlew just before the half. Martell Webb is his backup, and has one catch for 4 yards, and a couple of drops. Brandon Moore didn't make the travel team to East Lansing or Iowa.

Receivers

Receiver Receptions Yards TDs
Odoms, Martavious 18 213 1
Hemingway, JR 11 146 2
Stonum, Daryl 11 170 1
Koger, Kevin 12 174 2
Grady, Kelvin 8 54 0
Brown, Carlos 8 119 1
Mathews, Greg 7 86 1
Savoy, Laterryal 4 42 0
Grady, Kevin 3 22 0
Roundtree, Roy 2 44 1
Webb, Martell 1 4 0
Minor, Brandon 1 1 0
Totals 86 1075 9

Passing attack is ranked #111 in the Big Ten and 96th nationally of 120 teams. We are only averaging 14 catches, 1 TD and 179 yards per game. We'll need to do better against Iowa and other Big Ten opponents if we are pose any true offensive threat.

Right Tackle
Dorenstein
Omameh

Huyge, Mark 72 RT 1 So. 6'6" 288 Starter 5 n/a 315 28 4.75
Omameh, Patrick 65 RT 2 So. 6'4" 276 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lewan, Taylor 77 RT 3 Fr. 6'7" 268 Redshirt 4.72 26.5" 315 n/a n/a
Gunderson, Erik 69 RT 4 Fr. 6'8" 300 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Dorenstein is now the starter at Right Tackle with Huyge moving to Right Guard and Moosman to Center with the injury to Molk. Omameh is the backup. Taylor Lewan redshirts. Dann O'Neill has transferred to Western Michigan. Erik Gunderson walks on

Taylor Lewan: The Next Jake Long?

Right Guard
Huyge
Ferrara/Barnum

Moosman, David 60 RG 1 Sr. 6'5" 293 Starter 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9
Ferrara, John 74 RG 2 Jr. 6'4" 279 Backup 5.1 n/a 335 1650 4
Mealer, Elliott 57 RG 3 Fr. 6'6" 299 Redshirt 5.2 n/a 305 n/a 3.1
Lindley, Tom 59 RG 4 Fr. 6'2" 290 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brandt, Christian 66 RG 5 Fr. 6'6" 300 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Moosman separated his shoulder, but returned to start at Center after the injury to Molk. Now, Huyge moved over from Right Tackle to be the new starter at Right Guard. Ferrara did start one game, but is now the backup to Huyge. Redshirts Mealer, Barnum and Khoury are also be competing for playing time. Wermers transferred to Ball State. Tom Lindley, Christian Brandt and Sean Desmond are also a new walk-ons.

John Ferrara: Michigan's 9/11 Hero

Center
Moosman
Khoury

2009 MICHIGAN Football Player # Position Depth Class Height Weight Status 40 yd. Vertical Jump Bench Press Maximun in High School ACT Composite/SAT I Total Score Grade Point Average in High School
Molk, Dave 50 C 1 So. 6'2" 275 Broken Foot 5 n/a 410 26 3
Moosman, David 60 C 2 Sr. 6'5" 293 Separated Shoulder 5.3 n/a 360 27 2.9
Khoury, Rocko 63 C 3 Fr. 6'5" 283 Backup 5 n/a 315 n/a 3.6
McAvoy, Tim 62 C 3 Sr. 6'6" 291 Knee ACL injury 4.8 n/a n/a 24 3.3
Ciullo, Zac 61 C 4 So. 6'1" 258 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Molk has broken his foot and will be out for 4-6 weeks so Moosman is the new starter. He has had several bad snaps. Molk may return for Penn State. McAvoy returned to practice after a bad knee injury so he and Khoury are backing up Moosman. Adam Barker, Tom Lindley, Jason Nyhof and Eric Alamat are walk-ons. Dave Molk Video David Moosman Video

Left Guard
Schilling
Mealer/Barnum

Schilling, Steve 52 LG 1 Jr. 6'5" 304 Starter 4.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Barnum, Ricky 56 LG 2 Fr. 6'2" 275 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mealer, Elliott 57 LG 3 Fr. 6'6" 299 Backup 5.2 n/a 305 n/a 3.1
Washington, Quinton 76 LG 3 Fr. 6'3" 325 Redshirt 5.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Schilling is the starter at Left Guard. Barnum and Mealer are the backups. Quinton Washington is unmoveable according to Steve Schilling, and redshirts in 2009.

Two Minute Drill with Stephen Schilling

Left Tackle
Ortmann
Dorenstein

Ortmann, Mark 71 LT 1 Sr. 6'7" 284 Starter 5.06 n/a 350 1130 3.9
Dorenstein, Perry 79 LT 2 Jr. 6'7" 306 Backup 5.25 23" 315 24/1560 4.3
Nowicki, Bryant 70 LT 3 Jr. 6'9" 325 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Schofield, Mike 75 LT 4 Fr. 6'6" 268 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ortmann has started all 6 games; Dorenstein and Omameh are backups. Schofield redshirts.

What I've Learned with Mark Ortmann

Michigan's Offensive Line Grows Up

Offensive Line Preview

Offensive Line Coach Greg Frey

Schilling Impressed with 3 New Frosh Offensive Linemen

Defense

Game-2009 Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards First Downs 3rd/4th Down Conversions Red Zone Red Zone Points Total Points Plays Possession Time Turnovers Sacks Forced Punts Blocked Punts
Western Michigan 38 263 301 15 5 of 15 2 0 7 63 25:40:00 3 2 6 0
Notre Dame 154 336 490 27 7 of 15 5 24 34 72 31:25:00 1 0 4 0
Eastern Michigan 179 106 285 17 9 of 21 4 17 17 74 40:02:00 2 1 7 0
Indiana 197 270 467 20 4 of 16 5 16 33 71 30:52:00 1 1 6 0
Michigan State 197 220 417 20 9 of 20 6 26 26 78 39:46:00 3 2 3 0
Iowa 83 284 367 17 8 of 19 3 10 30 72 32:15:00 1 2 6 0
Delaware State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00:00 0 0 0 0
Totals 848 1479 2327 116 42 of 116 25 93 147 430 200:00 11 8 32 0

Our defense is one of the worst in the nation and the Big Ten; we are 84th in total defense, 70th in rushing defense and 96th in pass defense. Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and other Big Ten opponents plan to run the ball down our throats like Michigan State, Eastern Michigan, Indiana and Notre Dame did. When teams need to throw, they certainly know they can as our defensive backfield is one of the worst in the nation. Teams may possess the ball up to 40 minutes a game due to such poor play, and it give our offense little time to do much. It creates more possessions for our opponents and limits our possessions.

Defensive Unit Percent of Total Tackles Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks
Backs 34.23% 153 5 0 1 0 4 11
Linebackers 43.18% 193 13.5 1 2 4 3 7
Line  18.57% 83 20 7 1 1 0 6
Special Teams-Other 4.03% 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 100% 447 38.5 8 4 5 7 24

2008 versus 2009: Lack of Michigan Defense

2008 Big Ten Rank NCAA Category 2009 Big Ten Rank
51st 6th Rushing 70th 8th
87th 9th Passing 96th 9th
66th 9th Total 84th 9th
90th 10th Scoring 63rd 4th
81st 10th Pass Efficiency 52nd 5th
107th 11th Turnover Margin 76th 5th
35th 6th Sacks 90th 10th

Nose Tackle
Martin
Campbell
/Sagesse

Martin, Mike 68 NT 1 So. 6'2" 292 Starter 4.9 n/a 460 n/a 4.9
Sagesse, Renaldo Ray Ray 95 NT 2 Jr. 6'4" 279 Backup 4.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Campbell, Will 73 NT 3 Fr. 6'5" 318 Backup 5 n/a 425 n/a 3.2
Ware, Dominique 62 NT 4 Fr. 6'7" 248 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mike Martin has 20 tackles, 3 for loss including a sack. Renaldo Sagesse has 4 tackles, 2 for loss. Will Campbell has 3 tackles, one for loss. It looks like Campbell is now the first backup to Martin. Vince Helmuth transferred to Miami-Ohio. Terry Talbott has committed for 2010.

Defensive Tackle
VanBergen
Banks

VanBergen, Ryan 53 DT 1 So. 6'6" 271 Starter 4.9 n/a 345 27 3.7
Banks, Greg 92 DT 2 Jr. 6'4" 266 Backup 4.7 n/a 310 n/a 3

Comments: VanBergen has 24 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks and 3 tipped passes. Greg Banks is backing him up; he has been in on one tackle.

Defensive End
Graham
Heinager/Patterson

Graham, Brandon 55 DE 1 Sr. 6'2" 263 Starter 4.63 26" 385 n/a 3.2
Heinager, Will 39 DE 2 So. 6'6" 261 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Patterson, Adam 99 DE 3 Sr. 6'3" 263 Backup 4.64 n/a 360 n/a 2.6
Watson, Steve 81 DE 4 So. 6'4" 257 Backup 4.7 n/a 305 n/a 3.2
Lolata, Anthony 90 DE 5 Fr. 6'4" 256 Recruit 4.64 n/a n/a 1310 3.7
North, Tim 89 DE 5 Sr. 6'1" 246 Special Teams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brink, Nate 67 DE 7 Fr. 6'5" 223 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Graham has 27 tackles, 10 for loss, 3 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 2 pass break ups. Walk-on Will Heinager is his backup, and he has been in on 4 tackles, 0.5 sacks. Adam Patterson is another caddy. Kenny Wilkins had pledged for 2010!

Defensive Line

Defensive Lineman Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Deflections/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Graham, Brandon 27 10 3 1 1 0 2 DE Starter
VanBergen, Ryan 24 3.5 2.5 0 0 0 3 DT Starter
Martin, Mike 20 3 1 0 0 0 1 NT Starter
Sagesse, Renaldo 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Heinager, Will 4 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 DE Backup
Campbell, Will 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 NT Backup
Banks, Greg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT Backup
Totals 83 20 7 1 1 0 6 Totals

Outside Linebacker-SAM/Hybrid Strong Safety
Brown
Simmons/Jones

Brown, Steve 3 OLB-SAM 1 Sr. 6'0" 211 Starter 4.4 35" 350 n/a n/a
Simmons, Floyd 23 OLB-SAM 2 Fr. 5'10" 190 Backup 4.5 33" n/a n/a 3.7
Jones, Mike 27 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'2" 203 Recruit 4.5 36" 305 910 3.2
Hawthorne, Brandin 7 OLB-SAM 4 Fr. 6'0" 198 Recruit 4.5 35.5" n/a 17/1110 3.5
Bell, Isaiah 26 OLB-SAM 5 Fr. 6'1" 220 Redshirt 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Stevie Brown has 41 tackles, 4.5 for loss, an interception, a tipped pass and a forced fumble at Hybrid Outside SAM Linebacker/Safety position. Floyd Simmons has 3 tackles, 1 for loss as his backup. Mike Jones got 2 tackles in the Indiana game. Brandin Hawthorne and Isaiah Bell are redshirting. Marvin Robinson has pledged for 2010!

OLB/Spinner/Quick Linebacker
Roh
Herron/Watson/Therman

Roh, Craig 88 Quick LB 1 Fr. 6'4" 238 Starter 4.6 n/a n/a n/a 4
Herron, Brandon 58 Quick LB 2 So. 6'2" 220 Backup 4.43 37.4" 330 n/a 3
Watson, Steve 81 Quick LB 3 So. 6'4" 257 Backup 4.7 n/a 305 n/a 3.2
Therman, Mike 96 Quick LB 4 Jr. 6'4" 239 Special Teams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: True Frosh Craig Roh earned the starting position, but only has 16 tackles in 6 games, 2 for loss including a sack and an interception. Brandon Herron is the backup; he has 14 tackles, 0.5 for loss and a fumble recovery. We are not getting a lot of production from this position and scheme thus far. Herron has been rumored as lifting 26 reps with 225 lbs. and a single at 435 lbs., 38.5" vertical jump and a 4.48 40 yard dash. Pretty impressive if true. Jordan Paskorz has committed for 2010.

Standouts on Defense have Long Standing Rapport

Inside Linebacker-MIKE
Ezeh
Demens

Ezeh, Obi 45 ILB-MIKE 1 Jr. 6'2" 243 Starter 4.48 n/a 350 25 3.7
Demens, Kenny 25 ILB-MIKE 2 Fr. 6'1" 236 Redshirt 4.6 n/a 375 n/a 3.6
Fitzgerald, J.B. 42 ILB-MIKE 3 So. 6'3" 232 Backup 4.7 n/a 235 n/a 3.4
Lolata, Anthony 90 ILB-MIKE 4 Fr. 6'4" 256 Recruit 4.64 n/a n/a 1310 3.7

Comments: Obi Ezeh leads the defense with 55 tackles, 3.5 for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 2 pass break ups. He really let Cousins off the hook with numerous scrambles that netted 75 yards. Our middle is vulnerable and offensive teams know it. Capturing the Moment with Obi Ezeh He is backed up by Kenny Demens with 3 tackles. J.B. Fitzgerald has 4 tackles on special teams kickoffs.Marell Evans transfers. Antonio Kinard has pledged for 2010. Two Minute Drill with Obi Ezeh

Inside Linebacker-WILL
Mouton
Leach/Smith

Mouton, Jonas 8 ILB-WILL 1 Jr. 6'2" 228 Starter 4.5 n/a 375 n/a 2.6
Leach, Kevin 52 ILB-WILL 2 So. 6'1" 206 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, Brandon 28 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'3" 209 Redshirt 4.5 n/a 260 n/a n/a
Furrha, Rushdi 36 ILB-WILL 4 Fr. 6'1" 204 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gyarmati, Paul 59 ILB-WILL 4 Fr. 6'2" 204 Walk-on 4.65 n/a n/a n/a 3
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50 ILB-WILL 4 Sr. 6'2" 239 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mouton has 38 tackles, 2 for loss plus an interception, a tipped pass and a fumble recovery; he was suspended for EMU for throwing a punch in the Notre Dame game. Kevin Leach picked up 10 tackles to lead the defense in his absence; he now has 13 for the season. Brandon Smith is the other backup; he has 4 tackles and is playing on special teams; he brought back two kickoffs against Iowa. Can we get pledges from Josh Furman, Anthony Barr or Aramide Olaniyan?

Rodriquez won't discipline Mouton so Big Ten has to

Kevin Leach Video Feature

Linebackers

Defensive Linebacker Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Kicks Role/Status
Ezeh, Obi 55 3.5 0 1 1 0 2 ILB-MIKE Starter
Brown, Stevie 41 4.5 0 1 0 1 2 OLB-SAM Starter
Mouton, Jonas 38 2 0 0 1 1 1 ILB-WILL Starter
Roh, Craig 16 2 1 0 0 1 2 Quick OLB/Spinner Starter
Leach, Kevin 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 ILB-WILL backup
Herron, Brandon 14 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 Quick OLB/Spinner Backup
Smith, Brandon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-WILL backup
Demens, Kenny 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-MIKE Backup
Fitzgerald, JB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 ILB-MIKE Backup
Simmons, Floyd 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM Backup
Jones, Mike 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 OLB-SAM Backup
Totals 193 13.5 1 2 4 3 7 Totals

Defensive Back-Wideside (RCB )
Woolfolk
Floyd

Cissoko, Boubacar 33 LCB 1 So. 5'9" 177 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Floyd, J.T. 12 LCB 2 Fr. 6'0" 183 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, Teric 14 LCB 3 Fr. 5'8" 193 Recruit 4.39 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anderson, Tony 17 LCB 5 So. 5'11" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 LCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 179 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Troy Wolfolk is now the starter at Right Corner Back, moving from Free Safety. Wolfolk got his first pass break up in 6 games against Iowa; he now has 27 tackles. J.T. Floyd has 12 tackles and got his first pass break up against MSU; he got chewed out in the Iowa game for poor special teams play. Cissoko contributed 13 tackles, two pass break ups and an interception; he was replaced after the 58 yard bomb in the first half against Indiana. After he was benched, he pouted and didn't cheer on J.T. Floyd. His attitude has contributed to his suspension for violating team rules, and he didn't make the trip to Iowa. He may very well be off the team. Courtney Avery and Terrence Talbott have committed for 2010. Will we get pledges from Cullen Christian, Tony Grimes, Rashad Knight, John Fulton or others? We obviously need cornerbacks; this is a very weak position for us.

Defensive Back-Shortside (LCB)
Warren
Jones/Turner/Anderson/Cavanaugh

Warren, Donovan 6 LCB 1 Jr. 6'0" 185 Starter 4.4 n/a 240 n/a 2.9
Jones, Teric 14 LCB 2 Fr. 5'8" 193 Recruit 4.39 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Turner, J.T. 2 LCB 3 Fr. 6'2" 187 Redshirt 4.45 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anderson, Tony 17 LCB 4 So. 5'11" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 LCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 179 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Donovan Warren has 33 tackles, 3 interceptions, one for a TD and 7 pass break ups. J.T. Turner made the trips to MSU and Iowa, but hasn't played; he will probably redshirt. Teric Jones is the other backup, and has seen action on special teams and also traveled to Iowa and East Lansing. Matt Cavanaugh and Tony Anderson made the trip to Iowa, and played on special teams. Adrian Witty is not eligible due to NCAA Clearinghouse requirements; perhaps he'll resign for 2010. Donovan Warren Audio

Free Safety
Kovacs
Williams

Williams, Michael 40 FS 1 So. 5'11" 188 Starter 4.44 40" 275 n/a 3.5
Kovacs, Jordan 32 FS 2 Fr. 5'10" 194 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Emilien, Vladimir 5 FS 3 Fr. 6'1" 198 Recruit 4.5 35" n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jordan Kovacs has unseated Michael Williams as starter due to several injury issues with Williams, and his outstanding play. Kovacs had 17 tackles, 2 for loss and a forced fumble against MSU to lead the defense. Overall, he has 42 tackles, 4.5 for loss and a forced fumble to lead the defensive backfield. Emilien looks to redshirt.

Kovacs Relishes Rags to Riches Tale

Williams and Wolfolk likely to emerge at Safety

Strong Safety
Williams
Van Slyke
Wolfolk, Troy 29 SS 1 Jr. 6'0" 193 Starter 4.41 n/a 275 1400 2.9
Van Slyke, Jared 31 SS 2 So. 6'3" 197 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gordon, Thomas 15 SS 3 Fr. 5'11" 205 Recruit 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reilly, Jordan 21 SS 4 So. 5'10" 185 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tech, Karl 35 SS 5 Jr. 5'10" 194 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Michael Williams has 22 tackles, 0.5 for loss and no pass break ups in 6 games, and one wonders when he'll make some plays back there. We are extremely weak at this position. Walk-on Jared Van Slyke is his backup, and he got his first tackle against MSU. It looks like Thomas Gordon will redshirt. Can we get pledges from Bobby Swigert or Sean Parker?

Two Minute Drill with Troy Wolfolk

Defensive Backfield
Defensive Back Total Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions Pass Break Ups/Blocked Punts Role/Status
Kovacs, Jordan 42 4.5 0 1 0 0 0 SS Starter
Warren, Donovan 33 0 0 0 0 3 7 LCB Starter
Wolfolk, Troy 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 RCB Starter
Williams, Michael 22 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 FS Starter
Cissoko, Boubacar 16 0 0 0 0 1 2 Suspended
Floyd, J.T. 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 RCB Backup
Van Slyke, Jared 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 FS Backup
Totals 153 5 0 1 0 4 11 Totals

Special Teams

Offensive Rank Big Ten Rank Category
n/a 5th Kickoffs
37th 4th Kickoff Returns
3rd 1st Net Punting
105th 11th Punt Returns
Special Teams-Other Role Total Tackles Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Blocked Kicks
Moundros, Mark 1 0 0 0
Mathews, Greg 2
Koger, Kevin 2
Smith, Vincent 1
Johnson, Zach 2
Odoms, Martavious 1
Wright, Bryan 2
Forcier, Tate 1
Pomarico, Tom 1
Rogers, James 3
Jones, Teric 1
North, Tim 1 0
Totals n/a 18 0 0 0

Placekicker: Field Goals/Extra Points
Olesnavage

Olesnavage, Jason 92 FG/EP 1 Jr. 6'5" 213 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wright, Bryan 43 FG/EP 2 Jr. 6'1" 217 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.6
Gibbons, Brendan 34 FG/EP 3 Fr. 6'0" 229 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Schrimscher, Scott 97 FG/EP 4 So. 5'10" 188 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Broekhuisen, Seth 46 FG/EP 5 Fr. 6'0" 184 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Murray, Eddie 39 FG/EP 5 Fr. 6'0" 180 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pauloski, Kris 83 FG/EP 5 Fr. 6'2" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


Comments: Jason Olesnavage has kicked 5 of 6 field goals, and all 25 extra points so far; he has scored 40 points to lead the team. Brendon Gibbons and Kris Pauloski redshirt. Eddie Murray and Seth Broehuisen also are in the mix. Kicking Battle Two Minute Drill with Jason Olesnavage

Kickoffs
Wright

Wright, Bryan 43 Kickoffs 1 Jr. 6'1" 217 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.6
Gibbons, Brendan 34 Kickoffs 2 Fr. 6'0" 229 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Bryan Wright has 35 kickoffs for a 63.6 yard average, one out of bounds and 7 touchbacks. Greg Banks kicked the onside out of bounds against Iowa. Our kickoff coverage is ranked #4 in the Big Ten. Brendon Gibbons and Kris Pauloski will probably redshirt.

Long Snapper
Pomarico

Pomarico, Tom 91 Snapper 1 So. 6'4" 245 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Glanda, Jareth 54 Snapper 2 Fr. 6'3" 265 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morales, George 66 Snapper 3 Fr. 6'0" 220 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a 4
Barker, Adam 67 Snapper 4 Fr. 6'1" 278 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Graman, Curt 94 Snapper 4 Fr. 6'5" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Tom Pomarico won the snapper position; he is backed up by Jared Glanda and Ryan VanBergen. Tommy Hates Michigan Football

Holder
Mesko, Zoltan 41 Holder 1 Sr. 6'5" 231 Starter 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9
Sheridan, Nick 8 Holder 2 Jr. 6'1" 218 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mesko returns as holder with Sheridan as backup.
Punter
Mesko
Mesko, Zoltan 41 P 1 Sr. 6'5" 231 Starter 4.8 n/a n/a 1200 3.9
Wright, Bryan 43 P 2 Jr. 6'1" 217 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.6
Berry, Chris 30 P 3 Jr. 6'3" 208 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mesko has 30 punts for 45.6 yard average, 1 touchback, 10 fair catches and 9 inside the 20; he earned Playboy All-American honors, and is ranked #12 nationally. Our net punting is ranked #8 nationally and #1 in the Big Ten. Wright is also the backup punter to Mesko. Forcier punted twice for 38 yards with both inside the 20.

Punt Returner
Hemingway

Matthews, Greg 13 PR 1 Sr. 6'3" 209 Starter 4.51 28" 235 n/a 2.7
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 PR 2 So. 5'9" 172 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Greg Mathews returned 5 punts for 24 yards in 5 games, and a fumble. Junior Hemingway has 20 yards on 3 returns. Our punt returns are ranked #107 nationally and #6 in the Big Ten.
Kickoff Returns
Stonum/Odoms
Grady/Shaw/V.Smith/Stokes
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9 KR 1 So. 5'9" 172 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stonum, Darryl DC 22 KR 1 So. 6'2" 196 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cissoko, Boubacar 33 KR 2 So. 5'9" 177 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Terrence 7 KR 2 Fr. 5'9" 171 Redshirt 4.33 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gallon, Jeremy 3 KR 3 Fr. 5'8" 165 Recruit 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rogers, James 18 KR 3 Jr. 6'1" 182 Backup 4.39 n/a 275 n/a 3.2

Comments: Stonum has looked good so far. He is ranked #15 nationally with a 27.1 yard average per return and 1 TD on 20 returns. Odoms has 7 returns for and 18 yard average, and Grady has one return for 14 yards. Brandon Smith has two returns for 20 yards. Our kickoff return team is ranked #22 nationally and #2 in the Big Ten.

Walk-Ons 2009

Anderson, Tony 17 LCB 5 So. 5'11" 190
Baker, Zac 40 X Wide Receiver 5 Sr. 5'9" 192
Bakey, Al 42 RB 7 Fr. 5'9" 170
Barker, Adam 67 Snapper 3 Fr. 6'1" 278
Berry, Chris 30 P 2 Jr. 6'3" 208
Bills, John 46 Large WR 4 So. 6'3" 224
Brandt, Christian 66 RG 5 Fr. 6'6" 300
Brink, Nate 67 DE-strong 5 Fr. 6'5" 223
Broekhuisen, Seth 46 FG/EP 4 Fr. 6'0" 184
Cavanaugh, Matt 28 LCB 5 Fr. 5'10" 179
Childers, Jonny 36 Power Back 4 Fr. 6'2" 216
Ciullo, Zac 61 C 4 So. 6'1" 258
Collins, Patrick 89 X Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'0" 189
Conover, Jon 83 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 6'3" 199
Furrha, Nader 14 QB 6 Fr. 5'11" 175
Furrha, Rushdi 36 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 6'1" 204
Glanda, Jareth 54 C 5 Fr. 6'3" 265
Grady, Kelvin 19 Y Slot WR 2 So. 5'9" 168
Graman, Curt 94 Snapper 4 Fr. 6'5" 200
Gunderson, Erik 69 RT 4 Fr. 6'8" 300
Gyarmati, Paul 59 ILB-WILL 7 Fr. 6'2" 204
Heinager, Will 39 DE-strong 2 So. 6'6" 261
Kennedy, Jack 20 QB 5 Fr. 5'10" 190
Koenighsknecht, Nick 26 FS 4 Jr. 5'10" 183
Kovacs, Jordan 32 FS 2 Fr. 5'10" 194
Lindley, Tom 59 RG 4 Fr. 6'2" 290
McColgan, John 43 Power Back 3 So. 6'1" 227
Murray, Eddie 39 FG/EP 4 Fr. 6'0" 180
Olesnavage, Jason 92 FG/EP 2 Jr. 6'5" 213
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50 ILB-WILL 7 Sr. 6'2" 239
Owens, Jordan 27 Y Slot WR 7 Fr. 5'9" 170
Pauloski, Kris 83 FG/EP 4 Fr. 6'2" 190
Pomarico, Tom 91 Snapper 1 So. 6'4" 245
Reilly, Jordan 21 FS 4 So. 5'10" 185
Reyes, Ricky 37 Y Slot WR 7 So. 5'11" 184
Reynolds, Joe 85 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'1" 175
Rogan, Doug 25 Y Slot WR 7 So. 6'1" 184
Schrimscher, Scott 97 FG/EP 4 So. 5'10" 188
Simmons, Floyd 23 LCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 190
Sutton, Ben 49 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 5'11" 196
Swanson, O'Neill 32 RB 7 Fr. 5'10" 156
Tech, Karl 35 FS 4 Jr. 5'10" 194
Van Slyke, Jared 31 FS 4 So. 6'3" 197
Ware, Dominique 62 NT 3 Fr. 6'7" 248

28 tried out in September, 5 asked to return for further evaluation

5 Walk-Ons Invited Back of 26 Try-Outs
Martinez Twins may walk-on
Calvin Smith to Walk-on

Michigan taps top walk-on talent

Roster By The Numbers

Smith, Vincent 2
Turner, J.T. 2
Brown, Steve 3
Gallon, Jeremy 3
Minor, Brandon 4
Stokes, Je'Ron 4
Emilien, Vladimir 5
Forcier, Tate 5
Warren, Donovan 6
Hawthorne, Brandin 7
Robinson, Terrence 7
Mouton, Jonas 8
Sheridan, Nick 8
Odoms, Martavious "Tae" 9
Floyd, J.T. 12
Roundtree, Roy "Randy Tree" 12
Matthews, Greg 13
Furrha, Nader 14
Jones, Teric 14
Cox, Mike 15
Gordon, Thomas 15
Robinson, Denard 16
Anderson, Tony 17
Cone, David 17
Rogers, James 18
Grady, Kelvin 19
Johnson, Zach 19
Kennedy, Jack 20
Shaw, Michael 20
Hemingway, J.R. 21
Reilly, Jordan 21
Kovacs, Jordan 32
Stonum, Darryl DC 22
Brown, Carlos 23
Simmons, Floyd 23
Grady, Kevin 24
Demens, Kenny 25
Rogan, Doug 25
Bell, Isaiah 26
Koenighsknecht, Nick 26
Jones, Mike 27
Owens, Jordan 27
Cavanaugh, Matt 28
Smith, Brandon 28
Toussaint, Fitzgerald 28
Wolfolk, Troy 29
Berry, Chris 30
Van Slyke, Jared 31
Swanson, O'Neill 32
Tech, Karl 35
Cissoko, Boubacar 33
Gibbons, Brendan 34
Childers, Jonny 36
Furrha, Rushdi 36
Reyes, Ricky 37
Heinager, Will 39
Murray, Eddie 39
Baker, Zac 40
Williams, Michael 40
Mesko, Zoltan 41
Bakey, Al 42
Fitzgerald, J.B. 42
McColgan, John 43
Wright, Bryan 43
Moundros, Mark 44
Ezeh, Obi 45
Bills, John 46
Broekhuisen, Seth 46
Sutton, Ben 49
Molk, Dave 50
Opong-Owusu, Ohene 50
Leach, Kevin 52
Schilling, Steve 52
VanBergen, Ryan 53
Glanda, Jareth 54
Graham, Brandon 55
Barnum, Ricky 56
Mealer, Elliott 57
Herron, Brandon 58
Gyarmati, Paul 59
Lindley, Tom 59
Moosman, David 60
Ciullo, Zac 61
McAvoy, Tim 62
Ware, Dominique 62
Khoury, Rocko 63
Omameh, Patrick 65
Brandt, Christian 66
Morales, George 66
Barker, Adam 67
Brink, Nate 67
Martin, Mike 68
Gunderson, Erik 69
Nowicki, Bryant 70
Ortmann, Mark 71
Huyge, Mark 72
Campbell, Will 73
Ferrara, John 74
Schofield, Mike 75
Washington, Quinton 76
Lewan, Taylor 77
Dorenstein, Perry 79
Webb, Martell 80
Watson, Steve 81
Savoy, LaTerryal 82
Conover, Jon 83
Pauloski, Kris 83
Gordon, Cameron 84
Reynolds, Joe 85
Koger, Kevin 86
Moore, Brandon 88
Roh, Craig 88
Collins, Patrick 89
North, Tim 89
Lolata, Anthony 90
Pomarico, Tom 91
Banks, Greg 92
Olesnavage, Jason 92
Graman, Curt 94
Sagesse, Renaldo Ray Ray 95
Therman, Mike 96
Schrimscher, Scott 97
Patterson, Adam 99

 

Big Ten Starters Returning 2009
Ohio State 12
Penn State 9
Illinois 14
Michigan State 15
Iowa 14
Michigan  16
Minnesota 18
Purdue 11
Indiana 15
Northwestern
Wisconsin 11

Schedule and Observation-2009 Michigan Football Season
September 5-Observations on the win over Western Michigan, 31-7!
September 12-Observations on the GREAT win over Notre Dame, 38-34!
September 19-Observations on the win over Eastern Michigan, 45-17!
September 26-Observations on the win over Indiana, 36-33!
October 3-Observations on the loss to the Spartans, 20-26!

October 10-
Observations on the loss to Iowa, 28-30!
October 17-Observations on the win over Delaware State, 63-6!
October 24-#15 Penn State
October 31-at Illinois
November 7-Purdue

November 14-at #30 Wisconsin(Depth Chart)
November 21-#9 Ohio State

No Minnesota or Northwestern

Michigan Contracts with Bowling Green, Connecticut and Massachusetts for 2010

ESPN's Spring Wrap for the Big Ten

Revised Comments on schedule and season (October 11):

Well, we are now 4-2. Penn State will be a tough game at home, and Illinois on the road; however, if we play our best, we may be able to come away with two key Big Ten wins. That probably isn't likely. We could split, lose both or win both; it depends on how much we improve and if we can play over our injuries. If Northern Illinois can beat Purdue, we should also be up to the task; however, Purdue is an explosive team and the game won't be a cake walk. Wisconsin is a tough place to play, and if Michigan State couldn't win there, we will have trouble as well. The Ohio State game is alway unpredictable even when one team is heavily favored or superior in talent, but this game at home plus the incentive of a possible bowl qualifier may boost our chances for an upset and an end to the streak of 6 wins in a row. Ohio State's smothering defense is always a huge factor in this one.

Our success this season will be to significantly reduce turnovers, and have a plus turnover margin. Our defensive depth is our biggest team problem over a 12 game schedule with one true Frosh starter (Roh), and four walk-ons backing up: Leach, Kovacs, Heinager and Van Slyke. We have to be the type of team that is capable of stopping solid rushing attacks especially in the Big Ten, and it doesn't really matter whether the team is a spread or pro style offense; we must be capable of stopping the run. We have not shown in the Michigan State, Notre Dame and Eastern Michigan games that we'll be capable of stopping solid running attacks.

Our offense is improved, and barring turnovers, we can move against anyone. We have found a solid quarterback in Forcier, and the addition of Denard Robinson gives us a real dangerous attack that is hard to defend. Brandon Minor is one tough dude, and as good a running back as there is nationally. Carlos Brown is solid, and we have three more capable runners in Shaw, Smith and Cox. Hemingway has shown he can be out "go to" guy, and Koger is also capable along with Mathews and Odoms. Our other receivers: Stonum, Savoy, Grady, etc. must continue to improve so our passing attack will balance out our running threat.

Our special teams should be solid in punt coverage with Senior Mesko, and Bryan Wright is a solid kickoff specialist. Stonum gives us some punch on kickoffs, but Mathews is only a punt catcher and no threat on returns. Olesnavage has been dependable so far.

Winnable games: Delaware State, Purdue at home; Illinois on the road

Tough games to Win: Wisconsin on the road; Penn State at home

Rivalry games (anything may happen, but all signs point to a loss): Ohio State at home

6-6 or 7-5 Looks to be our our probably outcome which at least puts us in a bowl game (maybe the EagleBank Bowl with Navy or Little Caesar's Bowl with Central Michigan)

Michigan Decommitments, Transfers and Resignations in Coach Rod's Era

Big Ten Composite Schedule 2009

Big Ten Media Guides and Team Pages

Big Ten Media Guide

Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Recruits for 2010
Michigan Football Scholarship Situation 2010
Scholarship Summary Update
Michigan Football Visitors and Evaluations 2009 and 2008
Developing Depth Chart for 2010
Developing Depth Chart for 2011
Depth Chart 2008
Depth Chart 2007
Depth Chart 2006
Depth Chart 2005
Depth Chart 2004
Depth Chart 2003
Depth Chart 2002
Depth Chart 2001