Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

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4Sep 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

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.

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12Apr 2018
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Ranking Michigan’s Quarterbacks

Drew Henson (image via Detroit News)

Sports fans love to debate the greatness of players and rank them in order from most revered to most despised. And while despised probably doesn’t fit any of these players, since they played for the University of Michigan, we all have our favorites. I have endeavored to achieve the un-possible: Rank all of Michigan’s starting quarterbacks.

Okay, that’s too tall of a task for me right now. I’m working up to it. So I’m only going back to 1995, which was the beginning of the Lloyd Carr era. That’s the earliest full coaching tenure where I can count on my recollections of Michigan football. I was a big fan of Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller, and the Michigan Wolverines before then, but I’ll be damned if I say I was aware enough to understand what was happening on the field.

This ranking only takes into account what the quarterbacks achieved wearing the winged helmet. High school highlight tapes and NFL performance aren’t taken into account. (After all, we can agree that Tom Brady is far and away the best quarterback who ever played the game of football, and that includes Uncle Rico.)

So if you were starting a season with your pick of any Michigan QB since 1995, which one would you take?

On with the show:

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26Nov 2017
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Wilton Speight, Ex-Wolverine

Wilton Speight (image via AP)

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight announced via Instagram on Sunday afternoon that he would be transferring elsewhere for his fifth year senior season. Speight started 12 games in 2016 and 4 more in 2017 before breaking a few vertebrae in his back against Purdue. He redshirted in 2014 before playing a backup role to Jake Rudock in 2015.

Hit the jump for more on the transfer.

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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.

Hit the jump for the rest of the awards.

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