Name: John McColgan
Weight: 231 lbs.
High school: Nouvel Catholic High School in Saginaw, MI
Class: Redshirt senior
Jersey number: #49
Last year: I didn’t rank McColgan. He had 1 catch for 2 yards and a touchdown, plus 1 tackle on special teams.
Michigan generally eschewed the fullback with Denard Robinson at quarterback, which meant very little playing time for McColgan. He did play in 10 games at the fullback position, but that was mostly limited to short yardage and goal line plays rather than part of the base offense. I remember some good blocks and some not-so-good blocks, but mostly, you know fullbacks exist but end up ignoring them. They’re like fat girls at the bar.
I really don’t know what to expect from McColgan. I can only say what I would do with him, and that’s leave him on the bench most of the time. I come from the school of thought that preaches “Get your best athletes on the field.” Since Stephen Hopkins is practically as big (1 inch shorter and 4 pounds lighter) but a better athlete overall, then I think Hopkins ought to play fullback, at least in the West Coast, split-back, play-action passing style. McColgan could still carry on his role of lead blocking on short yardage and goal line plays, but when Michigan is on its own 30-yard line starting a drive . . . what’s the point of leaving your array of dangerous (though unproven) backs on the sideline?
It remains to be seen whether Al Borges thinks like me. The only thing I can tell you for sure is that Al Borges eats like me.
Prediction: Goal line and short yardage fullback; 3 carries, 10 yards
You need to login in order to vote