Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1


September 4, 2018

Wilton Speight (image via Larry Brown Sports)

TRANSFERS

Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi was suspended for the season opener.

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting played but did not record a catch in a 24-17 win over North Carolina.

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole made 2 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 63-6 win over Stephen F. Austin. He also had 2 kickoff returns for 59 yards (29.5 yards/return).

Kingston Davis, RB (UAB): Davis had 6 carries for 14 yards and 1 touchdown in a 52-0 win over Savannah State.

Drake Harris, WR (Western Michigan): Harris had 1 catch for 12 yards in a 55-42 loss to Syracuse.

Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight started in week one and was 8/12 for 45 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception; he also had 4 carries for 12 yards. Unfortunately, he left the game with an apparent back injury. UCLA lost to Cincinnati, 26-17.

Kareem Walker, RB (Fort Scott C.C.): Walker had 13 carries for 48 yards (3.7 yards/carry) in a 29-28 loss to Highland Community College.

Keith Washington, CB (West Virginia): Washington made 1 tackle in a 40-14 win over Tennessee.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 1 catch for 23 yards in a 24-17 win over North Carolina.

Tyrone Wheatley, Jr., TE (Stony Brook): Wheatley played but did not record any statistics in a 38-0 loss to Air Force.

Hit the jump for news on former commitments and coaches.

FORMER COMMITMENTS

Chris Clark, TE (Pittsburgh): Clark stepped away from the Pitt football program and is not playing anywhere right now, as far as I know.

Shaun Crawford, CB (Notre Dame): Crawford was slated to be either the #2 corner or the nickel corner for Notre Dame this season, but he suffered the third ACL injury of his career and will miss the season.

Messiah DeWeaver, QB (East Mississippi Community College): DeWeaver was 25/38 for 323 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in a 50-0 win over Hinds Community College. He also ran 10 times for 39 yards (3.9 YPC).

A.J. Dillon, RB (Boston College): Dillon had 20 carries for 98 yards in a 55-21 win over UMass.

Jordan Elliott, DT (Missouri): Elliott made 1 tackle, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 quarterback hurry in a 51-14 win over Tennessee-Martin.

Matt Falcon, RB (Western Michigan): Falcon played in just one game last season and ran 10 times for 37 yards. Unfortunately, he has been medically disqualified to continue playing at WMU due to the same knee injuries that caused Michigan to disqualify him.

Dele’ Harding, LB (Illinois): Harding made 3 tackles in a 31-24 win over Kent State.

Damien Harris, RB (Alabama): Harris totaled 7 carries for 55 yards in a 51-14 win over Louisville.

Jeremiah Holloman, WR (Georgia): Holloman made 1 catch for 7 yards in a 45-0 win over Austin Peay.

Darrin Kirkland Jr., LB (Tennessee): Kirkland made 10 tackles in a 40-14 loss to West Virginia.

David Reese II, LB (Florida): Reese missed the season-opener due to an injury.

Otis Reese, LB (Georgia): Reese made 1 tackle in a 45-0 win over Austin Peay.

Darian Roseboro, DE (North Carolina State): Roseboro made 4 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 24-13 win over James Madison University.

Garrett Taylor, S (Penn State): Taylor made his first career start at strong safety and made 8 tackles in a 45-38 overtime win against Appalachian State.

Vic Viramontes, QB/LB (Riverside City College): Viramontes was Riverside’s starting quarterback last year, but after spending the spring at Minnesota and losing the QB race, he has gone back to Riverside to play linebacker. He made 4 tackles in a 34-7 win over El Camino.

Rashad Weaver, DE (Pittsburgh): Weaver made 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 2 quarterback hurries in a 33-7 win over Albany.

Mike Weber, RB (Ohio State): Weber had 20 carries for 186 yards (9.3 YPC) and 3 touchdowns in a 77-31 win over Oregon State. He also made 1 catch for 3 yards.

FORMER COACHES

D.J. Durkin, Head Coach (Maryland): Durkin is still suspended from his head coaching job at Maryland as they investigate the death of a player. Interim head coach Matt Canada beat Texas, 34-29.

Jay Hopson, Head Coach (Southern Mississippi): Hopson and the Golden Eagles beat Jackson State, 55-7.

16 comments

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    je93
    Sep 04, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Thanks for this series Thunder, always like to follow our guys after their Ann Arbor days have ended

    • Thunder
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      Sep 04, 2018 at 10:31 AM

      I’m glad it’s appreciated. Thanks for reading!

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    michymich
    Sep 04, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    I can’t recall but did LK ever take the bet I offered to him that Speight would not get drafted by the NFL? I wonder if he would still take that bet offer? I think he believed he was going to play in the NFL? I don’t remember the specifics but something tells me than even LK is off the Speight bandwagon.

    • Thunder
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      Sep 04, 2018 at 1:36 PM

      I fairness to Lanknows, two back injuries might end the career of just about anyone prematurely. I hope Speight’s career isn’t over, but yeah, he’s not going to get drafted.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Sep 04, 2018 at 2:13 PM

        FWIW Early indications from Kelly are the injury isn’t that significant.

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Sep 04, 2018 at 2:07 PM

      Yes I still think he plays in the NFL. What’s the bet?

  3. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Sep 04, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Interesting that most of the guys who recently suited up for Michigan aren’t doing much anywhere else. Not surprising really (successful players more likely to stick than guys who don’t have it), but you’d think there would be a few more like Blake Countess out there.

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    michymich
    Sep 05, 2018 at 12:32 AM

    I believe that bet was either he will never start a game in the NFL OR he will not get drafted. I will give either option. Not practice squad or anything like that.

    You name the bet. Gentlemen or goods/services.

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Sep 05, 2018 at 1:18 PM

      Given what’s happened over the last 12 months and early returns on the UCLA offense, I don’t have much confidence he’ll get drafted. I still think he’ll make an NFL roster because the bar isn’t all that high.

      I’ve seen Speight as a player with similar talent level as Rudock, who played in the NFL but never started and was barely drafted.

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        michymich
        Sep 05, 2018 at 4:49 PM

        How do you make a NFL roster (not practice squad) if you don’t get drafted? Seems sort of hard to come in as a FA and get to be the #3 qb or in most cases make the #2 spot since most teams only carry 2 guys during the season, if I am not mistaken.

        Look at the Pats, Etling who was drafted didn’t make the regular roster. I’ll take you up on your bet but my question is why does Speight make a roster if he is a FA? Rudock was a much better qb and he was drafted in the 6th round.

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    johnnavarresrightarm
    Sep 05, 2018 at 11:26 AM

    Just a heads up: David Dawson is on the Ferris State roster. Looks like he was granted a sixth year.

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