Ex-Wolverine Updates

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2Oct 2012
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Ex-Wolverine Updates

Sam McGuffie flipped his way to Rice’s only two scores

Former Michigan RB Michael Cox: Cox had 30 carries for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns in UMass’s 27-16 loss to Miami-OH two Saturdays ago. This week he had 22 carries for 80 yards in a 37-34 loss to Ohio. On the season, he has 90 carries for 376 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Former Michigan S Vladimir Emilien: Emilien had 3 tackles, .5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception in Toledo’s 37-17 victory over Western Michigan.

Former Michigan RB commit Demetrius Hart: Hart had 1 carry for 7 yards and 1 catch for 12 yards in Alabama’s 33-14 victory over Ole Miss.  Unfortunately, he tore his ACL for the second time and will miss the rest of the season.

Former Michigan RB Sam McGuffie: McGuffie had 6 catches for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns, but Rice lost to Houston by a score of 35-14.  One of those touchdowns was an 88-yard catch-and-run.  He now has 22 receptions for 303 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Former Michigan WR/CB commit Dewayne Peace: Peace had 1 reception for 16 yards in Houston’s 35-14 victory over Rice.  He now has 24 receptions for 273 yards and 1 touchdown.

Former Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez: Arizona lost to Oregon State by a score of 38-35.  Quarterback Matt Scott was 31/53 for 403 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, and the team ran for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Former Michigan WR Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 1 reception for 9 yards in Bowling Green’s 48-8 victory over Rhode Island.

Former Michigan WR Darryl Stonum: Stonum had 1 catch for 10 yards for Baylor, but the Bears lost to West Virginia by a score of 70-63.

19Sep 2012
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Ex-Wolverine Updates

The guy in black was Jake Fisher in high school.

Former Michigan TE/DE commit Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 1 catch for 26 yards as Oregon beat Tennessee Tech by a score of 63-14.  He has 2 receptions for 42 yards on the season.

Former Michigan CB commit Demar Dorsey: Dorsey and former Michigan LB commit Antonio Kinard are both on Western Arizona Community College’s football roster.  Dorsey was supposed to head to Hawaii and Kinard was supposed to be at Miami by now, but both have run into academic and/or legal issues.  Western Arizona CC is a repository of former high school talent, including former USC wide receiver Markeith Ambles and former South Carolina quarterback Tanner McEvoy.

Former Michigan OT commit Jake Fisher: Fisher jumped on a De’Anthony Thomas fumble in the end zone after Thomas caught a pass at Tennessee Tech’s 49-yard line and almost scored himself.  It was Fisher’s first career touchdown, which is probably an obvious statement.

Former Michigan RB commit Dee Hart: Hart had 4 runs for 21 yards as Alabama beat Arkansas by a score of 52-0.

Former Michigan S Carvin Johnson: Johnson had 5 tackles and 2 pass breakups, but Hampton lost to Florida A&M by a score of 44-20.

Former Michigan DT commit DeQuinta Jones: Jones had just 1 tackle as Alabama ran over Arkansas, 52-0.

Former Michigan RB Sam McGuffie: McGuffie did not have a good day on Saturday, as he had 1 rush for -5 yards, 1 catch for -3 yards, and 2 kickoff returns for 25 yards.  Rice lost to Louisiana Tech by a score of 56-37.

Former Michigan WR/CB commit Dewayne Peace: Peace had 10 receptions for 103 yards, but Houston lost to UCLA by a score of 37-6.

Former Michigan WR Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 1 reception for 12 yards, but Bowling Green State lost to Toledo by a score of 27-15.  By the way, Denard Robinson’s former teammate Cassius McDowell plays for Toledo now; he had 8 carries for 40 yards and 4 receptions for 40 yards for the Rockets.

Former Michigan S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 1 tackle in Pitt’s 35-17 upset of Virginia Tech.

6Sep 2012
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Ex-Wolverine Updates

Rich Rodriguez won his debut as the Arizona Wildcats head coach

Former Michigan TE/DE commit Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 1 reception for 16 yards in Oregon’s 57-34 win over Arkansas State.

Former Michigan CB Cullen Christian: Christian had 5 tackles, but Pitt lost to Youngstown State by a score of 31-17.

Former Michigan RB commit Dee Hart: Hart had 9 carries for 19 yards as a backup running back in Alabama’s 41-14 demolition of Michigan.

Former Michigan RB Sam McGuffie: McGuffie is now a full-time slot receiver for the spread offense at Rice.  In a 49-24 loss to UCLA, he had 8 receptions for 63 yards and 1 touchdown.

Former Michigan WR/CB commit Dewayne Peace: Peace, now a wide receiver for the Houston Cougars, had 2 receptions for 13 yards in UH’s 30-13 loss to Texas State.

Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez: Rodriguez won his first game as Arizona’s head coach, a 24-17 victory over Toledo in overtime.  The Wildcats had 624 total yards of offense.

Former Michigan WR Je’ron Stokes: Stokes, now playing for Bowling Green State University, had 4 receptions for 32 yards in BGSU’s 27-14 loss to the Florida Gators.

Former Michigan S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal, a current teammate of Christian at Pitt, had 3 tackles in the 31-17 loss to Youngstown State.

10Jan 2011
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2011 Offer Board Update

Safety Wayne Lyons committed to Stanford

The 2011 Offer Board has been updated.  As you can imagine at this point, none of these recent commitments have gone in Michigan’s favor:

Jon Lewis (DT) committed to Texas Tech.

Keith Lewis (OLB) committed to Ole Miss.

Armstead Williams (ILB) committed to Purdue.

Demetrius Hart (SB) changed his commitment from Michigan to Alabama.

Kris Frost (LB) committed to Auburn.

Wayne Lyons (SS) committed to Stanford.

Devondrick Nealy (SB) committed to Iowa State.

Quan Bray (SB) committed to Auburn.

Doran Grant (CB) committed to Ohio State.

Anthony Zettel (DE) committed to Penn State

3Jan 2011
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Demetrius Hart, ex-Wolverine

Demetrius Hart (#3) got going when the going got tough

Florida running back Demetrius Hart decommitted from Michigan and will likely take his talents to Tuscaloosa.  Hart is a 4-star back and roundly regarded as one of the top few backs in the country.  Here’s his commitment post from a couple months back.  Hart committed when Michigan was 5-0 but stated several times that Rich Rodriguez’s murky coaching future was weighing heavily on his decision.  Well, Michigan finished 7-6 and got plastered by Mississippi State in a bowl game, so perhaps Hart saw the writing on the wall.

As I’ve said a few times since his commitment, Hart would have been a luxury.  While I don’t want to understate his talent, he would have been added to a team that already has 6 scholarship running backs.  It would not have been impossible for him to leap to the front of the pack, but if players like Fitzgerald Toussaint, Michael Shaw, and Michael Cox can stay healthy and learn the playbook, they should be impactful runners, too – in limited carries this season, both Toussaint and Cox averaged more than 9 yards per attempt.

This leaves Michigan with approximately 7 scholarships to fill between now and February.  I would not be surprised to find another running back in this class, such as Thomas Rawls or Devondrick Nealy, but it’s not a pressing need with this roster.