Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

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2Sep 2019
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

Brandon Peters (image via Alton Telegraph)

TRANSFERS

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole made 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 kickoff return for 18 yards in a 38-28 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

Kekoa Crawford, WR (Cal): Crawford made 3 catches for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-13 win over UC-Davis.

Ja’Raymond Hall, OT (Central Michigan): Hall did not play in the 38-21 win over South Dakota State.

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14Aug 2019
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Morning Roundup: August 14, 2019

Ambry Thomas (image via MLive)

Former Ohio State player and coach Luke Fickell apparently thinks Michigan is blocking James Hudson’s immediate eligibility:

It finally became public that Michigan cornerback Ambry Thomas’s “issue” is colitis (LINK).

Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead (the former OC at Penn State) says Josh Gattis is ready to be a play-caller (LINK).

Much like The Blair Witch Project, this video made me sick. But it’s still cool that Hunter Renfrow strapped on a camera to run some routes:

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.

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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.

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2Jan 2019
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Ex-Wolverine Player Updates: Post-2018 Recap

Keith Washington (#28, image via Zimbio)

At this point in Michigan’s program, along with the college football landscape, there are too many players to include in one post. There are at least 53 players who have either transferred or decommitted from Michigan in the last five full classes (2014-2018), plus the incomplete 2019 class. So I’m temporarily breaking up this concept into three separate posts, one for transfers, one for former commits, and one for coaches. It’s a lot easier to manage during the season when people are injured, redshirting, etc.

TRANSFERS

Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi was second on the depth chart at tight end behind Caleb Wilson, who was the team’s leading receiver. Asiasi himself made 6 catches for 130 yards (21.7 YPC) and 1 touchdown. UCLA went 3-9 and missed out on bowl eligibility.

Ian Bunting, TE (Cal): Bunting was Cal’s leading tight end, finishing with 18 catches for 195 yards (10.8 YPC) and 0 touchdowns. Cal went 7-6.

Freddy Canteen, WR (Tulane): Canteen – who had injuries at Michigan, transferred to Notre Dame, had more injuries at Notre Dame, and then transferred to Tulane – missed the 2018 season with yet another shoulder injury. His spate of injuries may allow him to apply for a sixth year of eligibility in 2019 if he wants to continue playing.

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole played in the first five games of the season for Mississippi State until a shoulder injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year. During those five games, he made 11 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, and 10 kickoff returns for 225 yards (22.5 yards/return). Mississippi State went 8-4.

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22Oct 2018
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James Hudson, Ex-Wolverine

James Hudson

Redshirt freshman offensive tackle James Hudson has decided to move on from the Michigan football program.

Hudson was a class of 2017 recruit who was a 247 Composite 4-star, the #13 defensive tackle, and #231 overall. I gave him a TTB Rating of 85 (LINK). Hudson started off playing defensive tackle at Michigan, but he switched to the offensive side of the ball, which is where I saw him fitting best when he came out of high school. Rumors out of this summer were that Hudson was pushing Juwann Bushell-Beatty for a starting offensive tackle spot, but obviously he lost that battle and had only been playing backup snaps so far this year.

This is an unfortunate development for Michigan. I thought Hudson was going to be a good offensive tackle, but he probably needed some more time to develop. Michigan needs offensive tackles and can’t afford to lose the good ones it has. It’s somewhat baffling that an offensive tackle would leave at this point with Bushell-Beatty graduating this year and Jon Runyan, Jr. done after next year.

Michigan now has just 80 scholarship players on the roster (LINK), so with 11 seniors graduating, the 2019 class should be at least 16 players strong.