Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 8

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23Oct 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 8

Wilton Speight (image via Daily News)

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Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi caught 1 pass for a 24-yard touchdown in a 31-30 win over Arizona.

 

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting made 2 catches for 24 yards in a 37-7 loss to UCLA, which is the Bruins’ first victory this season.

Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight was 17/27 for 204 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in the 31-30 win over Arizona. He also ran 4 times for -2 yards.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 1 catch for 14 yards in a 49-7 win over Oregon State.

Hit the jump for news on former commitments and coaches.

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22Oct 2018
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James Hudson, Ex-Wolverine

James Hudson

Redshirt freshman offensive tackle James Hudson has decided to move on from the Michigan football program.

Hudson was a class of 2017 recruit who was a 247 Composite 4-star, the #13 defensive tackle, and #231 overall. I gave him a TTB Rating of 85 (LINK). Hudson started off playing defensive tackle at Michigan, but he switched to the offensive side of the ball, which is where I saw him fitting best when he came out of high school. Rumors out of this summer were that Hudson was pushing Juwann Bushell-Beatty for a starting offensive tackle spot, but obviously he lost that battle and had only been playing backup snaps so far this year.

This is an unfortunate development for Michigan. I thought Hudson was going to be a good offensive tackle, but he probably needed some more time to develop. Michigan needs offensive tackles and can’t afford to lose the good ones it has. It’s somewhat baffling that an offensive tackle would leave at this point with Bushell-Beatty graduating this year and Jon Runyan, Jr. done after next year.

Michigan now has just 80 scholarship players on the roster (LINK), so with 11 seniors graduating, the 2019 class should be at least 16 players strong.

22Oct 2018
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Michigan vs. Michigan State Awards

Donovan Peoples-Jones (image via Twitter)

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Dylan McCaffrey. We have seen Penn State use two quarterbacks on the field at the same time with some effectiveness in recent years, and they also let running backs take direct snaps on occasion. I would like to see the Wolverines give McCaffrey a couple plays on the field with Shea Patterson, like they did briefly against Wisconsin. McCaffrey is a good enough athlete to do a few different things (run, catch, and throw).

Hit the jump for the rest of the awards.

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