2015 Season Countdown List

2015 Season Countdown List

September 2, 2015

Phew! This all started on May 31st with John O’Korn, and now I can breathe a sigh of relief. After 91 profiles of Michigan football players, yet another season of the countdown is complete. Some players have disappeared (Dennis Norfleet, Ondre Pipkins, Dan Samuelson), some have suffered injuries (Bryan Mone), and some have already seemingly outplayed their rankings in practice. In the meantime, I spent a couple weeks on vacation, started two-a-day football practices at the beginning of August, and launched the new website. Way back in May, I scheduled this post to go up on September 1 – here it is 24 hours late. I hope you enjoyed the countdown, and Go Blue!

(Due to the length of the post, please hit the jump and click on any of the names for their individual profiles. Profiles #21-61 will take you to the old site due to some technical issues with the transfer.)

  1. Jake Rudock
  2. Jake Butt
  3. Jabrill Peppers
  4. Graham Glasgow
  5. Jourdan Lewis
  6. Amara Darboh
  7. Willie Henry
  8. Mason Cole
  9. Jarrod Wilson
  10. Kyle Kalis
  11. Erik Magnuson
  12. Desmond Morgan
  13. Wayne Lyons
  14. Mario Ojemudia
  15. Joe Bolden
  16. Chris Wormley
  17. Ben Braden
  18. Jehu Chesson
  19. Joe Kerridge
  20. James Ross III
  21. De’Veon Smith
  22. Blake O’Neill
  23. Bryan Mone
  24. Kyle Seychel
  25. Ryan Glasgow
  26. Scott Sypniewski
  27. Delano Hill
  28. Ben Gedeon
  29. Patrick Kugler
  30. Shane Morris
  31. Taco Charlton
  32. Mike McCray II
  33. Ty Isaac
  34. Brandon Watson
  35. Channing Stribling
  36. Matt Godin
  37. Drake Harris
  38. Derrick Green
  39. Maurice Hurst, Jr.
  40. Maurice Ways
  41. Khalid Hill
  42. Royce Jenkins-Stone
  43. Lawrence Marshall
  44. Freddy Canteen
  45. Zach Gentry
  46. Dennis Norfleet
  47. Jeremy Clark
  48. Brian Cole
  49. Chase Winovich
  50. Drake Johnson
  51. Dymonte Thomas
  52. Logan Tuley-Tillman
  53. Henry Poggi
  54. A.J. Williams
  55. Sione Houma
  56. David Dawson
  57. Tyrone Whatley, Jr.
  58. Terry Richardson
  59. Da’Mario Jones
  60. Allen Gant
  61. Jaron Dukes
  62. Ian Bunting
  63. Wyatt Shallman
  64. Ross Taylor-Douglas
  65. Shelton Johnson
  66. Ondre Pipkins
  67. Bo Dever
  68. Blake Bars
  69. Andrew David
  70. Grant Perry
  71. Tyree Kinnel
  72. Jared Wangler
  73. Brady Pallante
  74. Keith Washington
  75. Alex Malzone
  76. Reon Dawson
  77. Tom Strobel
  78. Reuben Jones
  79. Dan Samuelson
  80. Kenny Allen
  81. Noah Furbush
  82. Juwann Bushell-Beatty
  83. Dan Liesman
  84. Michael Jocz
  85. Karan Higdon
  86. Wilton Speight
  87. Grant Newsome
  88. Nolan Ulizio
  89. Jon Runyan, Jr.
  90. Chris Fox
  91. John O’Korn


  1. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Sep 02, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Great job!

  2. Comments: 522
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Sep 02, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Seeing it all in summary context like this is like reading it all new and fresh all over again.

    You were quite prescient with your pick of Andrew David at 69 with Kyle Seychel coming in at #24. The depth chart bears this out.

    As I sit here a few hours over 24 before kickoff, I’m thinking this season really could swing wildly — 6-6 or 10-2 — depending on a lot of factors.

    I am eagerly awaiting tomorrow night’s game. The crazed sports fan in me would love to see big plays and a wild game; the Michigan fan in me wants to see a remorseless grinding down of Utah with the outcome not in doubt from the first set of plays on. I hope beyond hope we see Michigan offensive line dominate Utah; and Michigan’s defensive line in the backfield all night long. I want to see Utah players standing sullen on their sideline while Michigan players, even in certain victory, staying focused and intent on the game.


    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 02, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      WOTS is that Kenny Allen may be the placekicker tomorrow. Either way, it seems David is 3rd on the depth chart.

  3. Comments: 48
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Sep 02, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Great work Thunder. I know this is time consuming, but it is fun to watch as the countdown goes on.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 02, 2015 at 2:27 PM

      Thanks! It’s fun to do, too. The biggest issue is when the countdown post + the nightly link + whatever else (commitments, recruiting updates, rankings updates, etc.) make me have to do three posts a day…

      But oh well. I lived!

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