I'm guessing it means that BWC and Q are in on the D-line rotation, and their actual positions listed won't mean much; will vary situationally. 59 players have played on Special Teams in 2011-2012: Tony Anderson, Courtney Avery, Brennan Beyer, Jibreel Black, Nate Brink, Gregg Brown, Will Campbell, Matt Cavanaugh, Frank Clark, Blake Countess, Mike Cox, Kenny Demens, Drew Dileo, J.B. Fitzgerald, J.T. The Wolverines improved to 10–0 in the all-time series against Eastern Michigan. Matt Wile strong Fall Camp may lead to history: Placekicking, Kickoffs and Punting! Wile had 17 punts for a 41.6 yard average including a 58 yarder in the Sugar Bowl, four fair caught and four downed inside the 20. Gallon M. Odoms TE K. Koger B. Moore S. Watson LT T. Lewan M. Schofield LG R. Barnum E. Mealer C D. Molk R. Khoury RG … Michigan rushed for 363 yards of offense, its third straight game of rushing for more than 300 yards. Josh Furman also blocked a punt in the third quarter, the first punt block by Michigan since 2009. Denard Robinson moved to ninth place all-time on the Michigan career rushing yards list, with his then total of 2,933 yards surpassing Gordon Bell's total of 2,900 yards. The Apollo 15 flight crew, which consisted of all Michigan graduates, was honored during the first quarter. At strong safety, former walk-on Jordan Kovacs brings stability and sound tackling skills. also i'm pretty sure hoke said if the season were to start today brink would be the starter. The Wolverines sealed the victory when Courtney Avery intercepted a Braxton Miller pass with 39 seconds remaining. 7) to get more reps than a year ago. or so we've been told. Michigan Defensive Highlights for 2011. Odoms will probably still see a lot of action, but it is encouraging that others are stepping up as well. What ever happened to 4 star Ash? White did get 11 receptions in the first game, but broke no big plays. , In its final game of non-conference play, Michigan hosted the San Diego State Aztecs. The 58–0 win over the Golden Gophers was Michigan's largest margin of victory over Minnesota in the series' history.  It was not ranked by ESPN. , After the battle for the Little Brown Jug, Michigan traveled to Evanston, Illinois, for the first time since 2007 to play the Northwestern Wildcats. Wile looked much better than Hagerup.  Toussaint's 65-yard touchdown run and his total of 192 rushing yards were career highs. If this was a Forcier vs. Robinson situation, where the starter changes the game plan significantly I'd see your point, but...I no opponent would adjust their gameplan because Heininger beat out Brink or Jones beat out Herron/Morgan/Evans/etc. Mike Cox finally saw action on special teams against Ohio State, Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois and Iowa and had a 2 yard kickoff return to start the Sugar Bowl; he didn't dress for Minnesota, nor did he travel to Northwestern and is behind 5 guys this year. Brandon Moore was the third tight end, and caught a red zone pass for 9 yards against Purdue. It appears that speedster Thomas Gordon will start at free safety, but there's plenty of depth with Carvin Johnson, "Marvelous" Marvin Johnson and Josh Furman all vying for playing time. Your email address will not be published. Chris Spielman's analysis of "head up" on tackling is something we need to do more. In the second quarter, each team scored once. Ray Vinopal transferred to Pittsburgh. I had heard here and there mentions of Heiniger but nothing about starting.. Name * Email * Website. , Michigan dominated Nebraska, winning 45–17. Taylor/Hollowell. We have 2 other walk-ons with Esterline and Allspach. , Virginia Tech dominated the majority of the first half. When the teams last met in 2009, the Wolverines won 31–7. Ohio State responded with a 43-yard touchdown pass to DeVier Posey and led 24–23 at halftime. Head coach Brady Hoke tailored the 2011 offense to fit Denard Robinson's attributes. The Wolverines improved to 58–44–6 in the all-time series against the Buckeyes. Comments: True Freshman Blake Countess unseated 6th year Senior Troy Woolfolk as starter, and had 41 tackles, 3 on special teams and 5 pass break ups. He and Molk were our two best offensive linemen. Jared Van Slyke has two tackles plus a pass break up, and backed up Kovacs and Woolfolk along with Furman. Apparently, Terrence Talbott had left the team, but has returned. He did make the travel team to East Lansing. Vincent Smith had 7 returns for 129 yards, Kevin Grady had 3 returns for 57 yards, Jeremy Gallon had 3 for 46 yards, Kevin Koger had one for eight yards and Mike Cox had a 2 yarder to start the Sugar Bowl. Delonte Hollowell made the travel team to Iowa, and got his first tackle as a Wolverine on the kickoff team; he ended up with 5 tackles, 4 on special teams and a fumble recovery. At the end of the half, however, Denard Robinson threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Junior Hemingway to give Michigan a 7–6 lead and on the ensuing kickoff, Michigan's J.B. Fitzgerald forced a fumble, which Michigan recovered. They ranked 57th nationally and 5th in the Big Ten. Later in the third quarter, Nebraska closed the gap to 31–17 on a three-yard touchdown run by Ameer Abdullah. , Michigan scored 28 unanswered points to erase a ten-point deficit and defeat Northwestern 42–24. do you have your safeties backwards. David Molk, Taylor Lewan and Patrick Omameh anchor the line, which will be bigger and more experienced than 2010. Hoke, hired in January 2011 following the firing of previous head coach Rich Rodriguez, was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by both the media and the coaches and was a finalist for national coach of the year honors. Ricardo Miller wasn't on the depth chart, but did play on special teams in all 13 games; he took a block in the back penalty on one punt return. Am a little worried about the backend speed we have at S, but hopefully they are going to count on Avery and Woolfolk to be better than average on the corner. Jeremy Gallon finished third in the conference with an average of 10.11 yards per punt return. Christian Pace took a medical scholarship due to knee issues. Change ). The previous best was 51 (58–7) in 1993. We averaged 12 catches and 183 yards per game as a unit. On fourth down from the one-yard line, Robinson was stopped after a low snap slowed his momentum. There are 10 returning starters on offense, nine on defense. After halftime, Michigan's Brendan Gibbons scored the only points of the 3rd quarter with a 32-yard field goal.  In the first quarter Vincent Smith ran in a three-yard touchdown, which was followed by a Denard Robinson nine-yard touchdown run. Like deep safety, the cornerback depth chart has lots of young bodies, but an elite player likely sees the field immediately. The Wolverines responded to Purdue's touchdown with a touchdown of their own, a two-yard run by Denard Robinson, which was its fifth consecutive opening drive touchdown. Vincent Smith: Little Big Man Senior Michael Shaw had 31 carries for 199 yards and 3 TDs, and started against Notre Dame.  Michigan finished the regular season ranked #12 in the Coaches' Poll, and #13 in the AP and BCS Polls. Michigan responded with a seven-yard touchdown catch by Kevin Koger. Floyd had 48 tackles, 8 pass break ups, a forced fumble and 2 interceptions in 12 games. And didn't Hoke excplicetly say that they were gonna wait till later this week to name a starter (in the press conference write up Heiko did yesterday)? He and Russell Wilson were the two best quarterback in the Big Ten for 2011. S = Starter in Depth Chart #2 = Back up….. Are you a local insider? Comments: Fitzgerald Touissaint started 11 games, and had 1041 yards in 187 carries and 9 TDs plus 6 receptions for 28 yards and 2 TDs. Quinten Washington was backup, and played against Notre Dame and EMU with one tackle. Is it just me or does it seem like the guys with the most seniority won a lot of the disputed position battles? Big Ten Football Recruiting for 2012. The per game team rankings below include 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams and 12 Big Ten Conference teams. Odoms is the one exception to this that jumps out. Look for this battle to continue until the Big Ten season begins. Floyd against San Diego State. SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE: 1. The teams traded scores in the final quarter. To help keep the Heisman Trophy candidate healthy, look for backup quarterback Devin Gardner (No. In the third quarter, Michigan added two more touchdowns on a one-yard touchdown run by Fitzgerald Toussaint and a 19-yard touchdown catch by Drew Dileo.  The temperature on the field at kickoff was over 137 °F, and by the end of the game it had dropped to 84 °F, a difference of 53 °F. 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