2011 Countdown: #84 Russell Bellomy

2011 Countdown: #84 Russell Bellomy

June 6, 2011
Russell Bellomy

Name: Russell Bellomy
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 180 lbs.
High school: James Martin High School in Arlington, TX
Position: Quarterback
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Bellomy was a high school senior (commitment post here)

TTB Rating: 74

When I wrote the commitment post a few months ago, I compared Bellomy to Al Borges’ old protege Cade McNown.  Both players are/were mobile with mediocre arm strength and accuracy.  Bellomy doesn’t have physical talents that are off the charts, but he does seem like a quality kid and a good leader.  If nothing else, those are good qualities for a backup quarterback to have while he plays second (or third) fiddle to guys who have more natural skills like Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner.

Bellomy ought to be able to redshirt in 2011, at least if everything goes according to plan.  With third-year Robinson and second-year Gardner in the mix, the only reason a freshman might see the field is if there’s an injury (or two).  And Michigan fans definitely want Robinson and Gardner to stay healthy.  Bellomy ought to be capable in a few years, but for now he doesn’t belong on the field.

Prediction: Redshirt

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  1. Comments: 21383
    Jun 06, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Any chance that next year when Denard is more comfortable in the offense Gardner redshirts?

  2. Comments: 21383
    Jun 06, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    @ KB 2:20 p.m.

    I sincerely doubt it. And it looks like Gardner might get his redshirt from 2010, anyway, so he couldn't redshirt for a second time.

  3. Comments: 21383
    Jun 06, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    If we end up in a blowout, I think that it might be worth it to burn the kid's redshirt. If he doesn't play, it'll be the first time since at least 2007 that we don't have a three-QB season. That is, unless, the coaches would rather have a walk-on take 3rd sting.

  4. Comments: 21383
    Jun 08, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    @Anonymous 3:51

    I don't think burning a redshirt due to a blowout is ever "worth it" unless the player is either buried under piles of other players around his same age or is projected to play in non-blowout situations as well.

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