2019 Season Countdown: #51 Quinn Nordin

2019 Season Countdown: #51 Quinn Nordin


July 13, 2019
Quinn Nordin (image via Wolverines Wire)

Name: Quinn Nordin
Height:
6’1″
Weight:
206 lbs.
High school:
Rockford (MI) Rockford
Position:
Kicker
Class:
Redshirt junior
Jersey number:
#3
Last year:
I ranked Nordin #12 and said he would be the start placekicker (LINK). He was 45/46 on extra points and 11/16 on field goals with a long of 50.
TTB Rating:
89

I will be the first to admit that I have no idea how this kicking situation will play out in 2019. Nordin was the starting kicker in 2017 and had a very good season. Things started off pretty well in 2018, too, but then Nordin seemed to lose his mojo. By the end of the year, he had ceded duties to Jake Moody; Nordin played against Ohio State only for an onside kick attempt, and he didn’t play in the bowl game against Florida.

Only the coaching staff knows how this will shake out, and even they might discover some extra turbulence. Nordin could do anything from handle every kickoff, extra point, and field goal attempt . . . to literally never stepping on the field in 2019. Either way, the Wolverines have two scholarships devoted to place kickers for 2019 and they probably don’t want to repeat that again in 2020, so this could be a make-or-break season for Nordin. If he permanently loses the job to Moody, he might end up in the Ex-Wolverine Updates.

Prediction: Backup kicker

3 comments

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    je93
    Jul 13, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Here’s another. We shouldn’t expect to keep two Kickers on scholly, and one struggled enough to be passed by a guy with more time left on campus. The former has also had drama attached since HS. “IF” one leaves, I will speculate (not hope or want) that it’s Nordin

    Best of luck to both

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    INTJohn
    Jul 13, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Zackley !
    This is a horribly important position. Going back decades Michigan has lost or failed to win (’73 tie vs osu) SOooo many games by a field goal or not making a field goal and I won’t even start on FSU’s history of Wide Right ad nausea against Miami not to mention the 2 Wide Lefts………..

    The position value (maybe not the jimy or joe)) needs to be ranked much higher………….intjohn

    • DonAZ
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      DonAZ
      Jul 13, 2019 at 9:40 PM

      1976 vs. Purdue … Michigan ranked #1 in the country … 16-14 loss when Bob Wood’s 37 yard attempt went wide left. I can still hear Bob Ufer’s call: “No good … no good … no good.”

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