Nightly Roundup: December 2, 2019

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2Dec 2019
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 14

Eric Gray (#3, image via Knoxville News Sentinel)

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Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi caught 8 passes for 99 yards in a 28-18 loss to Cal. Overall, Asiasi caught 44 passes for 641 yards (14.6 yards/catch) and 4 touchdowns. Cal finished the year at 4-8. He was one year of eligibility remaining.

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole made 5 tackles and 1 quarterback hurry in a 21-20 win over Ole Miss, which made the Bulldogs bowl eligible.

Kekoa Crawford, WR (Cal): Crawford did not play in the 28-18 win over UCLA.

Ja’Raymond Hall, OT (CMU): Hall did not play.

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1Dec 2019
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Way Too Early 2020 Depth Chart: November 2019

Zach Charbonnet (image via MLive)

Based on how the 2019 regular season has gone, here’s a look at what the depth chart could look like in 2020.

NOTE: It’s hard to anticipate departures and there are a few I have in mind for transfer, but there have been rumblings about numerous players leaving early. Josh Uche has already accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl, so I removed him. DT Carlo Kemp and WR Tarik Black have previously given indications that this would be their final season in Ann Arbor, but I left them on here. Other players with decisions to make regarding the NFL: WR Nico Collins, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, C Cesar Ruiz.

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1Dec 2019
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Maybe This Is As Good As It Gets

The Ohio State program is humming along at a pace that’s unprecedented for the Buckeyes. They have finished 1st or tied for 1st in their Big Ten division for the last eight seasons. To put that in perspective, Woody Hayes had six straight seasons finishing #1 or tied for #1 in the Big Ten, and Jim Tressel had five (six if you count the aborted Tatgate season). They have also beaten Michigan 15 out of the last 16 meetings, with the lone blip coming against one-year interim head coach Luke Fickell.

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30Nov 2019
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Wild Haskins 4th-and-1 Failure

The game was pretty much decided by this point, but on 4th-and-1, the Wolverines decided to run the (a.k.a. my) dreaded Wild Haskins formation. Michigan did indeed throw a changeup at Ohio State’s defense, sending sidecar fullback Ben Mason from the playside to the backside of the play, where he was kicking out the defensive end. (Most Wild Haskins plays have Hassan Haskins following Mason.)

This is one of those plays where I’m not sure who to blame based on the film.

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