Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 12

Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 12

November 21, 2017

A.J. Dillon (#2, image via The Intelligencer)


Ross Douglas, LB (Rutgers): Douglas made 3 tackles while his team got drubbed 41-0 by Indiana.

Shane Morris, QB (Central Michigan): Morris completed 14/22 passes for 297 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 42-23 win over Kent State. He also ran 8 times for 50 yards.

Hit the jump for news on former commitments and coaches.


George Campbell, WR (Florida State): Campbell is out for the season after suffering complications from the abdominal injury that also ended his 2016 season. He made 6 catches for 122 yards in four games before the re-injury.

Chris Clark, TE (Pittsburgh): Clark made 1 catch for 11 yards in a 20-14 loss to Virginia Tech.

Shaun Crawford, CB (Notre Dame): Crawford made 7 tackles in a 24-17 win over Navy.

A.J. Dillon, RB (Boston College): Dillon ran 24 times for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 39-16 win over Connecticut. He’s #18 in rushing yards in the nation.

Damien Harris, RB (Alabama): Harris had 6 carries for 32 yards in a 56-0 blowout of powerhouse Mercer.

David Reese II, LB (Florida): Reese made 4 tackles in a 36-7 win over UAB.

Antwaine Richardson, CB (Maryland): Richardson made 5 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 17-7 loss to Michigan State.

Garrett Taylor, S (Penn State): Taylor made 3 tackles in the 56-44 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Vic Viramontes, QB (Riverside City College): Viramontes’s season is over. Overall this season, Viramontes was 92/151 (60.9%) passing for 1,243 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. He also ran 146 times for 1,210 yards (8.3 yards/carry) and 16 touchdowns.

Rashad Weaver, DE (Pittsburgh): Weaver made 1 tackle and 1 quarterback hurry in a 20-14 loss to Virginia Tech.

Mike Weber, RB (Ohio State): Weber had 11 carries for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 52-14 win over Illinois.


D.J. Durkin, Head Coach (Maryland): Durkin and the Terrapins fell to 4-7 with a 17-7 loss to Michigan State. With just one game left against Penn State, the Terps are looking at a likely 4-8 season with no bowl game.

Jedd Fisch, Offensive Coordinator Head Coach (UCLA): Fisch was elevated to interim head coach at UCLA after the Bruins suffered a 28-23 loss to USC, resulting in the firing of Jim Mora.

Brady Hoke, Defensive Line Coach Head Coach (Tennessee): Hoke is now 0-1 as the head coach at Tennessee after Butch Jones got fired. The Volunteers suffered a 30-10 loss to LSU.

Rich Rodriguez, Head Coach (Arizona): The Wildcats fell to 7-4 with a 48-28 loss to Oregon. Standout quarterback Khalil Tate was held to 32 rushing yards on 14 carries, and even so, he’s averaging almost 150 yards per contest. He also completed 18/35 passes for 159 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions.


  1. Avatar
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    Nov 21, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    Either you, I or both of us have that thing back that wants to throw me to the bottom of the page.

    I went through every setting i have for Touch the Banner and can’t find it.

    I can get around it by coming back in through your recruiting board tab on your menu at the bottom, the back to the home page.

    I keep thinking either you or Amazon is desperate for my business.

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      Nov 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM

      Have the same problem on occasion…this site has issues

  2. DonAZ
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    Nov 21, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    I didn’t get to see the Arizona-Oregon game, but I’d love to know what Oregon’s defensive game plan was. Khalil Tate was tearing it up, game after game, then suddenly he’s held to 32 yards on 14 attempts (2.3 / carry). Overall, Arizona was held to just 171 yards rushing on 45 attempts (3.8 / carry). That’s well below their season average of 7 / carry. Whatever Oregon did, they did it well.

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    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Sugar Shane (Michigan Man forever) ..out playing JOK…
    should have kept him and jettisoned O’Korn like I said !!

    • Thunder
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      Nov 21, 2017 at 11:58 AM

      LOL. Shane Morris never, ever accounted for a Michigan touchdown when he was in a Michigan uniform. He played in three separate seasons (and redshirted during one) and never threw for or ran for a score. I talked about how poorly he played here:


      He’s playing well…against Kansas and MAC teams. He played poorly against Syracuse and Boston College, teams that are closer to the level of the teams in the Big Ten.

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        Nov 21, 2017 at 1:18 PM

        He’s doing well in the MAC, and that’s an appropriate fit

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    Nov 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    I don’t mean to hack this post, (conversation on this site is usually so much more mature and I am desperate for an answer!…..Looking at next year’s schedule and the narrative that we are on track (which I think we are), what is our record next year? Not easy!

    Sept. 1 — at Notre Dame
    Sept. 8 — Western Michigan
    Sept. 15 — Southern Methodist
    Sept. 22 — Nebraska*
    Sept. 29 — at Northwestern*
    Oct. 6 — Maryland* (Homecoming)
    Oct. 13 — Wisconsin*
    Oct. 20 — at Michigan State*
    Oct. 27 — Bye Week
    Nov. 3 — Penn State*
    Nov. 10 — at Rutgers*
    Nov. 17 — Indiana*
    Nov. 24 — at Ohio State*

    • Thunder
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      Nov 21, 2017 at 1:59 PM

      I would say we’ll probably be back to the 10-2 range with a loss at OSU and another loss between PSU, MSU, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. Our defense should still be excellent, and our offense should be better because almost everyone returns. If our offense were better this year, we would have beaten MSU and Wisconsin.

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      Nov 21, 2017 at 3:28 PM

      Will be another disappointing under-performing season…
      8 – 4 or possibly 7 – 5…
      I see 1 – 3 or 2 – 2 in the tough road games.. ND, NW, MSU, OSU

      2019 will be the year we might finally crawl back to 10 win level again.

  5. crazyjoedavola
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    Nov 21, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    I’d probably want Shaun Crawford or David Reese the most from that list. Dillon would be nice too but we have a pretty solid stable of backs. Also it would have been interesting to see where Viramontes would wind up.

    • Thunder
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      Nov 21, 2017 at 6:45 PM

      From that list, yes, but of all the guys who could be on the list, I would probably prefer to have Logan Tuley-Tillman or maybe Kyle Bosch. They weren’t included because linemen are boring and don’t have stats, but we could use a true left tackle. And if Bosch were here, it would free up Ben Bredeson to play the other guard or tackle spot.

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        Nov 22, 2017 at 12:26 AM

        Man, I underestimated how much losing Bosch would hurt… Either that or I overestimated how well we’d recruit & develop OL

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