2023 Season Countdown: #56 Greg Crippen

2023 Season Countdown: #56 Greg Crippen

July 26, 2023
Greg Crippen

Name: Greg Crippen
301 lbs.
High school: 
Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I ranked Crippen #35 and said he would be a backup center (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating:

Crippen is taking a roller coaster ride in the season countdowns so far in his career. I ranked him in the 80s as a freshman, and he played in six games, burning his redshirt. Then I ranked him #35 last year as a backup center, but he played in just one game behind Olu Oluwatimi, getting his redshirt back. Now I’m putting him at #56 and he will probably win the Rimington.

More seriously, Crippen started for the Maize team in the spring game, but the spring game was sans Stanford transfer Drake Nugent. Nugent is expected to start, but there’s also competition from Raheem Anderson II. I was more impressed with Anderson (who started for the Blue team) than Crippen and I would rank the centers as Nugent, then Anderson, then Crippen. Crippen and Anderson can both play a little bit of guard, but they’re probably not the primary backups there. Whoever isn’t starting in 2023 needs to get some experience, because it’s possible that Michigan will lose all five starters to the NFL before 2024.

Prediction: Backup center

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