Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 8

Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 8


October 23, 2018

Wilton Speight (image via Daily News)

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TRANSFERS

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.

FORMER COMMITMENTS

Messiah DeWeaver, QB (East Mississippi Community College): DeWeaver was 12/17 for 76 yards and 1 touchdown, along with 6 carries for 30 yards and 1 touchdown, in a 47-0 win over Coahoma Community College.

Damien Harris, RB (Alabama): Harris had 3 carries for 12 yards and 1 touchdown, along with 1 catch for 11 yards, in a 58-21 win over Tennessee.

Darrin Kirkland, Jr., LB (Tennessee): Kirkland made 2 tackles in a 58-21 loss to Alabama.

Ahmir Mitchell, WR (Fort Scott Community College): Mitchell made 3 catches for 26 yards in a 36-30 win over Ellsworth Community College on October 13. Those are his first receptions at Fort Scott.

Antwaine Richardson, S (Maryland): Richardson made 4 tackles in a 23-0 loss to Iowa.

Garrett Taylor, S (Penn State): Taylor made 3 tackles in a 33-28 win over Indiana.

Victor Viramontes, LB (Riverside City College): Viramontes made 5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery, which he returned 25 yards, in a 24-6 win over Golden West.

Mike Weber, RB (Ohio State): Weber had 9 carries for 45 yards and 4 catches for 22 yards in a 49-20 loss to unranked Purdue. Ohio State was #2 at the time.

FORMER COACHES

Jay Hopson, Head Coach (Southern Mississippi): Hopson and his Golden Eagles beat UTSA by a score of 27-17, moving the team back to .500 at 3-3.

7 comments

  1. DonAZ
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    DonAZ
    Oct 23, 2018 at 7:30 AM

    Good to see Speight healthy and active again.

  2. Comments: 997
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    je93
    Oct 23, 2018 at 9:09 AM

    I watched that UCLA-Zona game. Absolutely no Defense played, but that TD pass to Asiasi was a thing of beauty. Speight also had a nice keeper for a 1stDown

  3. JC
    Comments: 211
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    JC
    Oct 23, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Poor bunting. His team is out there beating Oregon State and he’s still losing to UCLA, presumably in the rap game.

  4. Comments: 531
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    michymich
    Oct 23, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    Nice pass to Asiasi. I was actually watching some of that game. I thought Speight looked like a better version of himself at UM. It’s amazing how many qb’s just can’t look off their primary wr.

  5. UM_1973
    Comments: 61
    Joined: 10/14/2015
    UM_1973
    Oct 23, 2018 at 11:53 PM

    I love seeing how these former commits are doing in the other school. I think there are none among the former commits that I felt would have been a huge upgrade for this team. I know there has been people clamoring for Mike Weber/AJ Dillon/Damien Harris in the past. But simply based on this season’s performance, I would take Karan Higdon over the above trio.

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Oct 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM

      Asiasi would be helpful. That may be about it.

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        WindyCityBlue
        Oct 26, 2018 at 6:19 AM

        Yes, that probably is about it. And even then, we still have three capable, if unspectacular, TEs available right now, and a couple more good prospects in the wings.

        For all of the handwringing over transfers (of which I’ve been guilty myself), there really is no one who’s left the program who’s out there killing it at another school, especially not at any position where we could use help. The meritocracy seems to be working.

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