Morning Roundup: August 11, 2019

Tag: Benjamin St-Juste


11Aug 2019
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Morning Roundup: August 11, 2019

Zach Gentry in high school

Zach Gentry says he tried to transfer when Jim Harbaugh wanted him to switch from quarterback to tight end (LINK).

I don’t know why a war of words is developing between Josh Gattis and Mike Locksley, but it is (LINK).

Ted Nguyen singled out former Michigan lineman Graham Glasgow:

This was a pretty cool moment for a guy who fudged his way into a tryout, slept on the beach, used up his last few dollars to get to the tryout, and didn’t even have good shoes to wear in the game until Odell Beckham gave him the cleats right off his feet:

Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste is still upset that Michigan’s doctors thought he should retire from football:

25Jun 2019
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Ex-Wolverine Update: Transfers, Summer 2019

Oliver Martin (image via SI)

In keeping track of players who used to play for Michigan, here’s what I think is a comprehensive rundown of former Wolverines who still have eligibility remaining and have been pursuing college football careers. There may be former walk-ons who have transferred elsewhere, but I track mainly scholarship players.

TRANSFERS

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole is expected to start at nickel back for the Bulldogs.

Kekoa Crawford, WR (Cal): Crawford is in the two-deep for Cal, where he is expected to play mostly their Z receiver position.

Hit the jump for more.

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22May 2019
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Morning Roundup: May 22, 2019

Benjamin St-Juste

Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste is transferring to Minnesota (LINK).

How much will Michigan’s tight ends be used this year (LINK)?

LeBron James – notorious for being an OSU fan – endorses Juwan Howard as the next Michigan basketball coach (LINK). I like James, but I’m not sure how to feel about that.

7May 2019
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Nightly Roundup: May 8, 2019

Cornerback Benjamin St-Juste is transferring (LINK). We had heard before that he was medically retiring. This seems like an Ondre Pipkins situation, where Michigan didn’t think he could keep playing and/or didn’t want him taking up a scholarship, but he thought he could still play and went to Texas Tech to prove it.

Aaron McMann went out on a limb and predicted that Shea Patterson will be the starting QB in 2019 (LINK).

6Jul 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #72 Benjamin St-Juste

Benjamin St-Juste (image via Radio Canada)

Name: Benjamin St-Juste
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 193 lbs.
High school: Montreal (Quebec) Cegep du Vieux
Position: Cornerback
Class: Sophomore
Jersey number: #25
Last year: I ranked St-Juste #65 and said he would be a backup cornerback (LINK). He made 1 tackle.

St-Juste was an early enrollee in January of 2017, and he got torched in the spring game by fellow freshman Tarik Black. Based on that performance, it looked like St-Juste would not be a significant contributor in 2017, and that proved to be true. He was used on special teams, but Michigan went with the quartet of Lavert Hill, David Long, Ambry Thomas, and Brandon Watson at the cornerback positions.

All four of those guys are slated to return in 2018, so I see no upward mobility for St-Juste. He appears to be in a holding pattern, and there are several 2018 freshmen lurking, too. St-Juste should play on special teams once again, but defensively, there just won’t be many extra snaps to go around. Watson is a senior and Hill/Long could leave early for the draft, so maybe 2019 will be more sunny of an outlook for St-Juste.

Prediction: Backup cornerback, special teamer