2017 Season Countdown: #25 Jordan Glasgow

2017 Season Countdown: #25 Jordan Glasgow

August 9, 2017

Jordan Glasgow (image via Orlando Sentinel)

Name: Jordan Glasgow
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 210 lbs.
High school: Aurora (IL) Marmion Academy
Position: Safety
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #29
Last year: I ranked Glasgow #84 and said he would be a backup safety and special teamer. He made 12 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.
TTB Rating: N/A

Before the spring game of 2017, you probably knew two things about Jordan Glasgow. One, he’s the youngest of the Glasgow brothers, all of whom walked on to Michigan’s program and got drafted so far. Two, he was the dude who missed the tackle on Florida State’s kickoff returner, Keith Gavin, in the Orange Bowl. The latter is probably the most embarrassing moment of the youngest Glasgow’s whole football career, because there’s a very good chance that Michigan would have won the bowl game and been 11-2 to end the season.

Surely he wants to give people something else to remember. Of course, this didn’t erase the Orange Bowl gaffe, but he did make an endzone interception in the spring game and return it 103 yards for a touchdown against a Wilton Speight-led offense. He also made 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup on defense in the spring game. He probably won’t start this fall unless injuries occur, but right now he appears to be a primary backup to Viper Khaleke Hudson and strong safety Joshua Metellus. He should get a fair amount of playing time, and maybe he can make something happen in game action to forget his most embarrassing moment.

Prediction: Backup Viper/strong safety, special teamer


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    Aug 09, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    Funny, the first play that comes to mind for me is the tackle on the punt fake against OSU. He beat a block and stopped him well short. He was such a sure tackler for most of the season on special teams, that the Orange Bowl play was notable for how unlikely it was. Couple with the FSU TD at the end against Lewis and it felt like Michigan wasn’t supposed to win that game.

    • Lanknows
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      Aug 09, 2017 at 1:31 PM

      To us yes. To an FSU fan they dominated early, eased up and let Michigan get back into it, then slammed the door when they had to.

      The OSU and Iowa games are bigger “should have won” situations to me. Especially since either probably would have gotten us into the playoff.

  2. Lanknows
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    Aug 09, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    So what happens if Kinnel gets hurt? More likely that Woods slides in or that Metellus slides over and Glasgow comes in?

    Good write-up. I agree with the rank and had Glasgow at 25 also.

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    Aug 09, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    If I were Don Brown, our depth at safety would be keeping me up at night. I’d be inclined to assign a personal bodyguard to Kinnel. He may be the most irreplaceable guy on the team.

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      Aug 09, 2017 at 9:17 PM

      And that’s why you are a constant complainer on a message board and not a well paid DC. Don Brown doesn’t sit back and worry, he solves his problems with aggression.

      The coaching staff is very confident in their abilities, and worries far less then the fans do. If they don’t get a recruit, they move on to the next one instead of giving up because they can’t beat OSU without 5 stars. If a starter goes down, it’s next man up and make the defense work with the players they have. They will limit contact when it’s not necessary, but the way to get better at football is to play football. So Kinnel will go out there and practice and hit and risk injury because that is how these coaches operate.

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        Aug 10, 2017 at 1:10 PM

        See: MSU, Narduzzi Patrick, 2013 – 2015 Football seasons.

  4. Lanknows
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    Aug 15, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Is Jordan Glasgow working out with you guys or is he more at that Viper spot?

    “Those guys, those spots are kind of almost interchangeable so we’ve got a bunch of guys that have the ability to do both. He’s definitely a guy that could fill in that role if you needed him to.”

    -Brian Smith

    To anyone still arguing that Viper is a LB position, Brian Smith and Don Brown have both said in the last week Michigan plays 3 safeties.

    It’s a 4-2-5 defense.

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