2018 Freshman Jersey Numbers

2018 Freshman Jersey Numbers


July 25, 2018

Gemon Green

If you’re the type of fan interested in jersey numbers, here are some that have popped up in the past couple days. Sometimes these are fluid when the staff realizes they’ve got two guys playing on the punt team who have the same number, so there’s a good chance some of these will change. Nonetheless, here you go with the names:

QB Joe Milton, #5
RB Hassan Haskins, #25
RB Christian Turner, #28
FB Ben VanSumeren, #20
WR Michael Barrett, #6
WR Ronnie Bell, #8
TE Ryan Hayes, #80
TE Mustapha Muhammad, #85
TE Luke Schoonmaker, #44
OT Jalen Mayfield, #73
DE Aidan Hutchinson, #97
DE Taylor Upshaw, #91
LB Cameron McGrone, #44
CB Vincent Gray, #31
CB Gemon Green, #9
CB Myles Sims, #6
S German Green, #13

9 comments

  1. Comments: 18
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    leftrare
    Jul 25, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Ryan Hayes has a TE jersey. And there’s no #1 on offense. Not saying either of those facts are astonishing, but, this is a fluid situation.

    • Thunder
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      Jul 25, 2018 at 10:15 AM

      I expect Hayes to be a TE this season. There’s no real reason to move him to OT right now, because he’s not going to play. They might as well preserve the chance to play him as a TE while he bulks up and works on his fundamentals.

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        leftrare
        Jul 25, 2018 at 10:46 AM

        yeah, that makes sense particularly with the freedom to play without losing the redshirt.

        BTW, this blogosphere needs to come up with a handle for that. If a freshman plays in a couple games he’s still a “true” freshman and next year can still be a “redshirt” freshman, but in this current year, he can also be referred to as a “CF”?

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        WindyCityBlue
        Jul 25, 2018 at 10:46 AM

        Even at that, it’s bad balance. You should never have as many tight ends as offensive linemen in a class, especially not when your offensive line is sadly lacking in talent and depth.

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          je93
          Jul 25, 2018 at 11:21 AM

          Yep. We play 5-6 OL per play, but recruited 1… we don’t play a FB every play, and recruited 1…

          • Thunder
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            Jul 25, 2018 at 11:34 AM

            I mean, yeah, but that FB is probably going to play a lot this year. The OL probably wouldn’t, which means Hayes can play elsewhere while getting primed for OT.

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              WindyCityBlue
              Jul 25, 2018 at 12:24 PM

              Well, this season is not the issue. It’s 3-5 years down the road, when these guys would (or at least should) be an important part of the depth chart at OL. This coaching staff has seen first hand the problems that come from having a roster hole at that position group, so you wonder why they are leaving themselves open for another one.

              Except in very unusual circumstances, you should always take a minimum of 3 offensive linemen in every class. That’s how you develop a steady pipeline of experienced talent and depth, something we have yet to see under Harbaugh. And unless it’s a huge class or you have had significant attrition, it rarely makes sense to take more than one scholarship TE a year.

              • Thunder
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                Jul 25, 2018 at 1:08 PM

                Right. So if we’re talking 3-5 years down the road and Hayes is only going to spend a year or two at TE, then the number of OL in the 2018 class is effectively 2, not 1.

                Truthfully, we took 3 OL in 2016, 6 in 2017, 2 in 2018, and we currently have 5 in 2019. That’s 16 OL over four classes, or 4 per year. I do think Michigan should have taken 1 or 2 more linemen in 2018, but I don’t think it’s egregious after taking 6 in 2017. That’s 8 dudes over 2 classes.

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                  je93
                  Jul 25, 2018 at 2:38 PM

                  Considering the poor job we’ve done on OL the last decade, I’d say OL is without a doubt the biggest need (every year)

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