2017 All-Big Ten Defense

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25Sep 2017
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Michigan vs. Purdue Awards

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Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . John O’Korn. You don’t want to see anyone get injured, but O’Korn did a pretty good job in place of the banged up Wilton Speight. O’Korn was 18/26 for 270 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, and he put up the best quarterback performance of the season. He also led Michigan on its two longest drives of the season (84 and 86 yards), including going 3-for-3 in the red zone. O’Korn also passed the eye test with some very good throws, quick decisions, and scrambling ability. O’Korn should be the starter moving forward.

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6Aug 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #29 Brad Robbins

Brad Robbins (image via Westerville Schools)

 

Name: Brad Robbins
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 180 lbs.
High school: Westerville (OH) South
Position: Punter
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: #3
Last year: Robbins was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating: 70

Michigan was in good shape last year at punter with fifth year senior Kenny Allen. But his contract expired after the season and he was not re-signed, so now the Wolverines drafted a punter. On National Signing Day. Kind of like Mr. Irrelevant. Except he’s totally relevant. Walk-on Ryan Tice and redshirt freshman Quin Nordin both have the ability to punt, but the plan for Nordin is to be the placekicker, and it’s iffy whether someone so young should be pulling double duty. I think Robbins will win the punting job, but the efficacy of his kicking is up in the air.

Prediction: Starting punter; 42 yards/kick

15Feb 2017
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2017 Recruiting Grades: Defense

Aubrey Solomon (image via Scout)

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I posted the 2017 offensive recruiting grades last week (LINK), so here are my thoughts on the defensive side of the ball. Click on the player names below for their commitment posts.

DEFENSIVE END: B+
Commits (4): Deron Irving-Bey, Donovan JeterCorey Malone-Hatcher, Kwity Paye, Luiji Vilain
Decommits (0): N/A
Why? Michigan went after some elite rush ends (Jaelan Phillips, K’Lavon Chaisson, etc.) in this cycle, but none showed much interest. Instead, Michigan got home-stater Malone-Hatcher, Boston College decommit Paye, and Canada native Vilain as weakside end types. I thought Vilain improved significantly over the last couple years since moving from Ontario to Virginia. On the strong side, Michigan got Irving-Bey and Jeter, both of whom could end up as a 3-technique tackles. I don’t see dominant players here, but it is a solid group and they’ll get high-quality coaching.

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3Feb 2017
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Brad Robbins, Wolverine

Westerville (OH) South punter Brad Robbins

Westerville (OH) South punter Brad Robbins was offered by Michigan and committed to the Wolverines on Wednesday. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Illinois Navy, Nevada, and Rutgers.

Robbins is 6’2″, 180 lbs.

RATINGS
Kornblue Kicking: #1 P
ProKicker.com: #3 P, #6 specialist, #7 combo kicker
Rivals: 2-star K
247 Sports: 2-star, 73 grade, #7 P, #3232 overall

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