2011 Spring Game Statistics, Part Deux

2011 Spring Game Statistics, Part Deux

May 17, 2011
Here’s a contribution from reader/commenter ironman4579, who went back and tallied Michigan’s spring game statistics.  There are a few somewhat minor differences between his and those from Rivals that I posted last week, but he adds a more specific breakdown that might be interesting to you.  Kudos to him for his work:
I messed up somewhere on QB rushing, so I haven’t included those numbers.  I’ve included a passing breakdown of short (under 10 yards) intermediate (10-20) and long (20+).  The yards after catch and run after catch numbers might seem off (Mike Cox has more yards after contact than yards), but I went with the place a guy was first hit (or caught the ball) as the starting point.  Obviously if he was hit 3 yards in the backfield, and managed to get back to the original line, he shouldn’t get 0 YAC.  Also tackles are basically just the guy I felt was “most” responsible for the tackle.  I didn’t break it down into half tackles or anything.  The receiving numbers should be off by one.  Gardner completed a pass to a guy that I never got a look at.
As a final note, I only included the guys that we all actually expect might see some time this year, or were at least somewhat well known prospects.  The odds of a guy like Teric Jones seeing much action probably aren’t great.
Denard Robinson– 5/14 (35.7%), 66 yards, 1 INT (completions of 7, 28, 20, 11, 0) (Short: 4/6 (66.7%), Intermediate: 1/7 (14.3%) 1 INT, 1 throwaway)
Devin Gardner– 6/12 (50%), 113 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT (completions of 48, 10, 10, 5, 11, 29) (Short: 2/3 (66.7), Intermediate: 2/4 (50%) 1 INT, Long: 2/5 (40%) 1 INT)
Mike Cox– 4 carries, 82 yards (20.5 YPC) 1 TD (runs of 68, 10, -1, 5), 84 Yards After Contact, 3 broken tackles
Mike Shaw– 3 carries, 39 yards (13 YPC), (runs of 9, 5, 25), 11 YAC, 1 Broken Tackle
Fitzgerald Toussaint– 7 carries, 14 yards (2 YPC), (runs of 2, -2, 5, 0, 5, 2, 2), 3 YAC, 1 Broken Tackle
Stephen Hopkins– 6 carries, 16 yards (2.7 YPC), (runs of 2, 4, 3, 0, 3, 4), 10 YAC
Vincent Smith– 1 carry, 0 yards
Kevin Koger– 1 catch, 7 yards
Vincent Smith– 1 catch, 28 yards, 25 Run After Catch
Junior Hemingway– 1 catch, 20 yards, 17 RAC
Roy Roundtree– 1 catch, 12 yards
Darryl Stonum– 1 catch, 0 yards, 3 RAC, 1 Drop
Kelvin Grady– 1 catch, 10 yards
Jeremy Jackson– 1 catch, 10 yards
Jordan Barpal– 1 catch, 48 yards
Je’Ron Stokes– 2 catches, 34 yards, 1 TD
Mike Jones- 3
Jordan Kovacs- 2
Tony Anderson- 2
Mike Jones- 2
Mike Martin- 2
Carvin Johnson- 2
Marvin Robinson- 2
Thomas Gordon- 2
Kenny Wilkins- 2
JB Fitzgerald- 2
Richard Ash- 2
Terrence Talbott- 2
Quinton Washington- 2
Craig Roh- 1
Jibreel Black- 1
Floyd Simmons- 1
Jake Ryan- 1
Jordan Paskorz- 1
 Tackles For Loss
Craig Roh- 1
Carvin Johnson- 1
Jake Ryan- 1
Marvin Robinson- 1
JB Fitzgerald- 1
Thomas Gordon- 1
Carvin Johnson- 1
Jake Ryan- 1
JB Fitzgerald- 1
Carvin Johnson- 2
Jake Ryan- 1
Marell Evans- 1
 Pass Breakups
Tony Anderson- 1
Josh Furman- 1
 Missed Tackles (basically just broken tackles)
Jordan Kovacs- 1
Brandon Herron- 1
Floyd Simmons- 1
Jake Ryan- 1
Courtney Avery- 1

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  1. Comments: 21386
    May 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    If Mike Cox isn't the starter this year or at least the primary backup, I have to assume he either impregnated someone's daughter AND wife, or he's one of the worst practice players in the history of football, practice and history.

  2. Comments: 21386
    May 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Do you see any of the "larger" running backs we already have being turned into Fullbacks or Tailbacks? I would assume more FB than TB.

  3. Comments: 21386
    May 17, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    @ Anonymous 8:24 a.m.

    Agreed. Other than perhaps Fitzgerald Toussaint (who's always injured), Mike Cox looks to me like the most physically talented runner on the team.

  4. Comments: 21386
    May 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    @ Anonymous 10:34 a.m.

    The only bigger running back I can see turning into a fullback is Stephen Hopkins. The other guys don't really have the build to be lead blockers, although guys like Cox and Rawls could play "fullback" from a split-back formation.

  5. Comments: 21386
    May 17, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Hopkins was the one that I would have guessed, just figured I would get another opinion on it. Thanks.

  6. Comments: 21386
    May 18, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    I'm rather disappointed in Stonum with his recent repeat encounter with the law. Makes me wonder if Hoke will dock his playing time if he doesn't keep his nose squeaky clean.

    Magnus, how ready do you think Stokes is to be a legitimate deep threat if something happens to Stonum? I know we haven't seen much of him (which could answer my question), but maybe some things have popped out to you.

  7. Comments: 21386
    May 18, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    @ David 2:57 p.m.

    I haven't really seen enough of Stokes to lean one way or the other. I don't remember him being a blazer coming out of high school. He had good speed, but not great. I haven't really seen anything in the spring games or in his limited playing time to suggest that he could be Mario Manningham 2.0, either. I don't see him being a consistent deep threat, but he has enough speed to make a play deep if the defense makes a mistake.

    The only deep threat beyond Stonum seems to be Hemingway (who doesn't have great speed but can go get a jump ball). And Jerald Robinson might be a wild card there, too.

  8. Comments: 21386
    May 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Not sure if you have the time or the resources, but I'd be interested in your breakdown of each Running Back (projections, strengths, weaknesses) perhaps even using a quick video clip for each back, to show examples where they demonstrated their strength/weakness. (e.g. In the spring game, I couldn't tell if Mike Cox had a great day, or if the o-line played better for him.)

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