Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 12

Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 12


November 19, 2018

 

Antwaine Richardson (#20, image via Times Union)

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TRANSFERS

Ahmir Mitchell, WR (Fort Scott Community College): Mitchell finished the season with 7 catches for 73 yards (10.4 YPC) and 1 touchdown.

Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight was 13/22 for 166 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception in a 34-27 win over USC. He also ran 7 times for 22 yards and 1 touchdown.

Kareem Walker, RB (Fort Scott Community College): Walker finished the season with 64 carries for 207 yards (3.2 YPC) and 1 touchdown. More significantly, he took a visit to Mississippi State this past weekend and committed to the Bulldogs.

Keith Washington, CB (West Virginia): Washington made 6 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 3 pass breakups, and 1 interception in a 45-41 loss to Oklahoma State.

Hit the jump for news on former commitments and coaches.

FORMER COMMITMENTS

George Campbell, WR (Florida State): Campbell made 2 catches for 6 yards in the 42-13 loss to Notre Dame.

A.J. Dillon, RB (Boston College): Dillon had 37 carries for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 22-21 loss to Florida State.

Dele’ Harding, LB (Illinois): Harding made 5 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 63-0 blowout loss to Iowa.

Damien Harris, RB (Alabama): Harris had 7 carries for 83 yards in a 50-17 win over the Citadel, but he left in the third quarter with an injury.

Drake Harris, WR (Western Michigan): Harris had 3 catches for 33 yards in a 42-41 loss to Ball State.

Darrin Kirkland, Jr., LB (Tennessee): Kirkland made 4 tackles in a 50-17 loss to Missouri.

David Reese II, LB (Florida): Reese made 2 tackles in a tough, hard-fought, dangerous 63-10 win over Idaho.

Otis Reese, LB (Georgia): Reese made 3 tackles in a tough, hard-fought, dangerous 66-27 win over UMass.

Antwaine Richardson, S (Maryland): Richardson made 11 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and a key pass interference penalty in a 52-51, overtime, near-upset loss against Ohio State.

Garrett Taylor, S (Penn State): Taylor made 5 tackles and 1 interception for 2 yards in a 20-7 win over Rutgers.

Victor Viramontes, LB (Riverside City College): Viramontes had 6 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, plus a 1-yard touchdown run, in a 63-24 win over El Camino in the first round of the playoffs.

Rashad Weaver, DE (Pitt): Weaver made 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 quarterback hurry in a 34-13 win over Wake Forest.

FORMER COACHES

Jay Hopson, Head Coach (Southern Mississippi): Hopson and his Golden Eagles beat Louisiana Tech by a score of 21-20 to move to 5-5 on the season.

Les Miles, Head Coach (Kansas): Yes, that’s right. Former Michigan assistant coach (and Oklahoma State and LSU head coach) Les Miles has been named the new head coach at Marklie Weisgino University.

11 comments

  1. Comments: 997
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    je93
    Nov 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Miles could have held out for a better opportunity. I know he’s been out for a couple years, but who’s available this round? Brohm to Louisville, unproven Matt Campbell or Dino Babbers?

    • Comments: 864
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      WindyCityBlue
      Nov 19, 2018 at 11:41 AM

      Yep, USC may be looking again soon. And a guy who coaches good defense and shitty offense will be lost in the Big 12.

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 3932
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Lanknows
      Nov 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM

      Hiring Miles is foolish. Any top-tier program can do better. Babers or Brohm would be an infinitely better hires. Other up-and-coming assistants to pluck. Coaching market will open up in the next few weeks.

      • Thunder
        Comments: 2668
        Joined: 7/13/2015
        Nov 19, 2018 at 8:19 PM

        Yeah, but Kansas isn’t getting any of those guys. Kansas needs to hire retreads or guys nobody has heard of. That’s where they are as a program right now.

      • Comments: 864
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        WindyCityBlue
        Nov 19, 2018 at 8:35 PM

        Kansas ain’t no top tier program. The question is, why would Miles go to a football backwater like Kansas, to coach a program that’s won one conference championship in the last 70 years?

        • DonAZ
          Comments: 403
          Joined: 8/12/2015
          DonAZ
          Nov 20, 2018 at 5:13 AM

          For the love of the game? Miles won’t get a top-tier job at this point, so his choice may be to hang it up, or take a job at a lesser school to keep his fingers in football. It’s either that, or he managed his money poorly and he needs a paycheck.

        • Lanknows
          Comments: 3932
          Joined: 8/11/2015
          Lanknows
          Nov 20, 2018 at 11:58 AM

          I don’t think Miles has earned (or would get) an opportunity at a top-tier program.

          • Thunder
            Comments: 2668
            Joined: 7/13/2015
            Nov 20, 2018 at 12:01 PM

            How top-tier are we talking? He did well at Oklahoma State and won a national championship at LSU. He has pretty much the best pedigree you could ask for, except he’s not a young up-and-comer with 20 years left in his career (probably).

            • Lanknows
              Comments: 3932
              Joined: 8/11/2015
              Lanknows
              Nov 20, 2018 at 12:31 PM

              The NCAA violations at OSU are well documented. At LSU less so, but still obvious. You know what you’re signing on for.

              If you look past that, he ‘produced’, but he’s still 65.

  2. Lanknows
    Comments: 3932
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    Lanknows
    Nov 19, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    Washington is a player. Not bad for a 3-star recruit. Would be nice to have him here but his departure is understandable and has payed off for him.

  3. Comments: 89
    Joined: 9/28/2015
    PapaBear
    Nov 19, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    Might not be the best spot for this, but wasn’t the O-lineman for Maryland too far downfield on their 2-pt conversion anyway?

    Thanks and sorry!

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