Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 8

Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 8

November 3, 2020
Brady Hoke (image via SDSU)


WR Tarik Black (Texas): Black did not record any stats in a 41-34 win over Oklahoma State.

DT Michael Dwumfour (Rutgers): Dwumfour made 1 tackle in a 37-21 win over Indiana.

OT James Hudson III (Cincinnati): Hudson started at left tackle in a 49-10 win over Memphis.

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WR Oliver Martin (Nebraska): Nebraska (0-1) had its game against Wisconsin canceled to COVID-19.

TE Mustapha Muhammad (Kilgore Junior College): Muhammad transferred from Michigan to Houston and is now at Kilgore Junior College, which has canceled its season due to COVID.

QB Brandon Peters (Illinois): Peters tested positive for COVID-19 and had to sit out for the 31-24 loss to Purdue. In his place, Coran Taylor completed 17/29 passes for 273 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.

CB Myles Sims (Georgia Tech): Sims made 2 tackles in a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame.

LB Drew Singleton (Rutgers): Singleton made 2 tackles in a 37-21 loss to Indiana.

DT Aubrey Solomon (Tennessee): Tennessee (2-3) had a bye.

OG Stephen Spanellis (Vanderbilt): Spanellis opted out of the 2020 season.

CB Benjamin St-Juste (Minnesota): St-Juste made 4 tackles in a 45-44 loss to Maryland.

RB Kareem Walker (Mississippi State): Walker entered the transfer portal and is leaving Mississippi State.

S J’Marick Woods (Duke): Woods made 1 tackle in a 53-19 win over Charlotte.


RB Tim Baldwin (Indiana): Baldwin did not play in the 37-21 win over Rutgers.

WR Kalil Branham (Kentucky): Branham did not play in a 14-3 loss to Georgia.

CB Te’Cory Couch (Miami): Miami (5-1) had a bye.

CB Shaun Crawford (Notre Dame): Crawford made 3 tackles and 1 sack in a 31-13 win over Georgia Tech.

OG Emil Ekiyor (Alabama): Ekiyor started at left guard in a 41-0 win over Mississippi State.

RB Eric Gray (Tennessee): Tennessee (2-3) had a bye.

OT Devery Hamilton (Duke): Hamilton started at right tackle in a 53-19 win over Charlotte.

OT Kai-Leon Herbert (Miami): Herbert is out for the season for Miami.

WR Jeremiah Holloman (FIU): Florida International (0-3) had a bye.

C Jalil Irvin (Auburn): Irvin played as a backup in a 48-11 win over LSU.

LB Chase Lasater (FAU): Lasater made 3 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 24-3 win over UTSA.

OT Micah Mazzccua (Baylor): Mazzccua did not play in a 33-23 loss to TCU.

TE Nick Patterson (Choate Rosemary Hall): Patterson, who decommitted from Michigan and signed with Princeton, decided to take a prep year and enroll at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. That would make him a teammate of class of 2021 Michigan commit Tristan Bounds, though with Connecticut football being canceled, I’m not sure if Patterson is truly there or not.

Amauri Pesek-Hickson (Kansas): Pesek-Hickson did not play in a 52-22 loss to Iowa State.

S Otis Reese (Ole Miss): Reese has transferred from Georgia to Ole Miss, but he has not received a waiver to be immediately eligible for the Rebels, who beat Vanderbilt by a score of 54-21.

S Antwaine Richardson (Maryland): Richardson did not record any stats in a 45-44 win over Minnesota.

OT Erik Swenson (Oklahoma): Swenson started for the Sooners in a 62-28 win over Texas Tech.

TE Leonard Taylor (Cincinnati): Taylor caught 1 pass for 25 yards in a 49-10 win over Memphis. He has at least one catch in every game this season.

LB Vic Viramontes (UNLV): Viramontes made 7 tackles in a 37-19 loss to Nevada.

DE Rashad Weaver (Pitt): Pitt (3-4) had a bye.


D.J. Durkin (Co-Defensive Coordinator, Ole Miss): Ole Miss had its best performance of the year in a 54-21 win over winless Vanderbilt. The Rebels gave up 421 total yards. They were now #99 in total defense and #94 in scoring defense out of 103 teams.

Brady Hoke (Head Coach, San Diego State): Hoke and the Aztecs moved to 2-0 with a 38-7 win over Utah State.

Les Miles (Head Coach, Kansas): Kansas (0-6) lost to Iowa State by a score of 52-22. The fewest points the Jayhawks have given up this season is 38, and the most they’ve scored is 23. Yikes.

Chris Partridge (C-Defensive Coordinator, Ole Miss): Partridge’s defense, coincidentally, suffered the same exact fate as Durkin’s (see above).


  1. Comments: 522
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Nov 03, 2020 at 7:41 AM

    Kansas hasn’t had a good football team in years. The last time they had a winning record was 2008, when Mark Mangino took them to a 8-5 record. Since then it’s been pretty miserable. It does not look like Les Miles is going to make any progress either. I wonder what’s keeping them down? Is it a structural problem where regardless of coach they’re now a perennial 3-9 type team?

    Good to see Hoke doing well (at least for now) at San Diego State.

    College football is in a weird state of flux … COVID being the most prominent thing impacting the game this year, but also the increase of transfers, and the growing awareness that the game is becoming more and more about money and winning, and less about the pageantry and spirit of a school community.

  2. Comments: 16
    Joined: 9/2/2018
    Nov 03, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Thunder, what’s your take on J’marick Woods? Do you think he would have started over Green or Gray? I think it may have been Spring 2018 or 2019 when the coaches were raving about him. It was weird because he transferred before the season. I am not sure if it was because he lost out to Ambry Thomas for the #2 corner spot, but I can’t help but think he and Thomas would have been a successful duo this year.

    • Comments: 30
      Joined: 9/3/2015
      Nov 03, 2020 at 1:40 PM

      Woods was always a safety here, not a CB. I wonder if you’re thinking of Keith Washington from a couple years back?

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Nov 03, 2020 at 2:56 PM

      Yeah, as Joby said above, Woods was a safety. There was talk that he would end up moving to Viper, too, so he was more a hybrid LB/S than a S/CB combo. I think he transferred because he was going to be a backup safety for a fourth straight year, and I don’t think he would have beaten out Barrett, either.

      I think St-Juste could be starting at Michigan right now, and I’m not sure about Myles Sims, because I haven’t watched Georgia Tech. But I think all the other defensive backs who are playing elsewhere would not be playing at Michigan right now, anyway.

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