Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 13

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28Nov 2017
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 13

A.J. Dillon (image via Boston Herald)

TRANSFERS

Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will presumably stick around to play for Chip Kelly as a redshirt sophomore in 2018.

Kyle Bosch, OG (West Virginia): Bosch has started 11 games for West Virginia, who suffered a 59-31 loss to Oklahoma. The Mountaineers went 7-5 in the regular season.

Ross Douglas, LB (Rutgers): Douglas made 4 tackles in a 40-7 loss to Michigan State. Rutgers is 4-8 and won’t play in a bowl game, so Douglas finishes his final college season with 37 tackles, 4 pass breakups, and 1 quarterback hurry.

Shane Morris, QB (Central Michigan): Morris completed 19/37 passes for 247 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 31-24 win over Northern Illinois. He also had 6 carries for -37 yards.

Dan Samuelson, OG (Eastern Michigan): Samuelson was a part-time starter for EMU this season. They went 5-7 after a 34-31 win over Bowling Green to end the season.

Wyatt Shallman, DE (Ohio): Shallman did not play in Ohio’s season finale, a 31-24 loss to Buffalo. At 8-4 the Bobcats will presumably play in a bowl game. Shallman has only played during a five-game stretch in the middle of the season, totaling 13 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 pass breakup so far.

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9Oct 2017
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 6

Wyatt Shallman (image via Twitter)

TRANSFERS

Kingston Davis, RB (Independence C.C.): Davis had 4 carries for 4 yards in a 44-38 win over Ellsworth Community College. He now has 18 carries for 37 yards this season.

Shane Morris, QB (CMU): Morris completed 25/35 passes for 249 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 26-23 win over Ohio.

Wyatt Shallman, DE (Ohio): Shallman, who did not play in Ohio’s first four games, broke out with 5 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack in his debut. Who was his sack victim? None other than Shane Morris, his former teammate at Michigan. Ohio lost by a score of 26-23.

Keith Washington, CB (Copiah-Lincoln C.C.): Washington made 1 tackle and 1 pass breakup in a 27-24 win over East Central Community College in week five. No stats are available for week six yet.

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2Dec 2015
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Coaching Search: Defensive Coordinator

Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer worked with Morgan Trent (#14)

Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin is reportedly heading to Maryland to be their new head coach, where he will replace interim coach Mike Locksley, who replaced Randy Edsall.

Here are some potential replacements for Durkin at Michigan, listed in order of likelihood:

SCOTT SHAFER
Previously:
Syracuse head coach (2013-2015)
Pros: Worked with Jim Harbaugh as Harbaugh’s defensive coordinator at Stanford in 2007. Familiar with the tradition and atmosphere at Michigan after working under Rich Rodriguez at Michigan in 2008; also spent two years as Western Michigan defensive coordinator. Twelve years of experience as a defensive coordinator. Head coach experience. Consistently had solid defenses as defensive coordinator for struggling Syracuse program. Available immediately.
Cons: Had bad experience at Michigan when forced to run Rich Rodriguez’s 3-3-5 defense in 2008. If things go poorly early, fans will not forget 2008. Has never fielded elite defenses. No experience coaching linebackers or defensive line, which would be the potential openings. Mostly a 4-3 guy, a departure from Michigan’s current unit.

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8Jan 2014
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Post-Bowl Edition

Ray Vinopal

CB Dallas Crawford: In the Russell Athletic Bowl, Crawford had 11 carries for 35 yards and 3 catches for 22 yards in 36-9 loss to Louisville.

K/P Anthony Fera: Fera was 1/1 on extra points and averaged 42.1 yards on 7 punts, including landing 4 inside the 20-yard line, in the 30-7 loss to Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.

K Matt Goudis: Goudis was 1/1 on extra points in Miami’s loss to Louisville.

Head coach Rich Rodriguez: Rodriguez and his Arizona Wildcats finished the season with a 42-19 win over Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl. Running back Ka’Deem Carey finished with 27 carries for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Ken Griffey, Jr.’s son Trey had 3 catches for 41 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rodriguez finishes at 8-5 for the second year in a row, making him 16-10 during his time in Tucson.

Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer: Shafer and his Syracuse Orangemen achieved a 21-17 victory over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl. Shafer finishes at 7-6 in his first season as a head coach.

S Ray Vinopal: In the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Vinopal led his Pitt team his tackles with 11, adding 1 sack. The Panthers beat Bowling Green by a score of 30-27.

CB Adrian Witty: Witty had 4 tackles and 1 pass breakup as his Cincinnati Bearcats lost to North Carolina by a score of 39-17.

8Oct 2013
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Ex-Wolverine Encyclopedia

Mike Jones (#27) had a solid game for Western Michigan

TE Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 1 catch for 24 yards, made 1 tackle, and ran in a 2-point conversion for Oregon as they handled the Colorado Buffaloes by a score of 57-16.

CB Dallas Crawford: Crawford had 5 carries for 31 yards and 2 touchdowns, plus a 6-yard reception and 1 tackle, in Miami’s 45-30 win over Georgia Tech.

K Matt Goudis: Goudis was 6/6 on extra points and 1/1 from 24 yards on a field goal. Miami beat Georgia Tech, 45-30.

LB Mike Jones: Jones had 7 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in Western Michigan’s 47-20 loss to Toledo.

TE Ricardo Miller: Miller started at tight end and caught 1 pass for 6 yards in UMass’s 28-7 loss to Bowling Green.

WR Jerald Robinson: Robinson had 3 catches for 87 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown. Unfortunately for him, Walsh lost to Ohio Dominican by a score of 33-20.

S Marvin Robinson: Robinson had 4 tackles and 1 pass breakup as Ferris State lost a 31-28 decision to Saginaw Valley State.

Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer: Shafer’s Syracuse Orangemen fell to 2-3 after a 49-14 home loss to Clemson. Former Michigan target Sammy Watkins had 4 catches for 126 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown, in the game.

WR Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 2 catches for 19 yards and 1 carry for 2 yards in Norfolk State’s 26-24 win over Savannah State.

CB Adrian Witty: Witty had 2 tackles in Cincinnati’s 26-20 loss to South Florida.

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