Morning Roundup: January 19, 2020

Tag: Jon Runyan Jr.


18Jan 2020
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2020 East West Shrine Game

Jon Runyan, Jr.

The 2020 East West Shrine Game will take place at Tropicana Field today at 3:00 p.m. EST. It will be broadcast on NFL Network.

Here are some players to watch for Michigan and Big Ten fans:

EAST

  • DE #94 Michael Danna (Michigan)
  • DE #97 Joe Gaziano (Northwestern)
  • OG #74 Steven Gonzalez (Penn State)
  • OG #50 Michael Onwenu (Michigan)
  • CB #29 John Reid (Penn State)
  • OT #75 Jon Runyan, Jr. (Michigan)

WEST

  • OT #76 Branden Bowen (Ohio State)
  • RB #26 Reggie Corbin (Illinois)
  • DT #96 Carlos Davis (Nebraska)
  • DT #94 Khalil Davis (Nebraska)
  • S #36 David Dowell (Michigan State)
  • LB #29 Jordan Glasgow (Michigan)
  • LB #47 Dele’ Harding (Illinois)
  • OG #60 Tyler Higby (Michigan State)
  • WR #19 Binjimen Victor (Ohio State)
  • CB #28 Keith Washington (West Virginia)
  • WR #15 Nick Westbrook (Indiana)
  • DT #98 Raequan Williams (Michigan State)
  • CB #27 Chris Williamson (Minnesota)
14Jan 2020
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Goodbye, Jon Runyan, Jr.

Jon Runyan, Jr. (image via MLive)

Thanks to Keith, Ashley, Stephen, and Javier for the generous Paypal donations!

HIGH SCHOOL
Runyan, the son of former Michigan star tackle Jon Runyan, attended Philadelphia (NJ) St. Joseph’s. He only listed one offer on his recruiting pages, and that was from the Michigan Wolverines. His final ranking came in as a 3-star, the #124 offensive tackle, and #1138 overall. I gave him a final TTB Rating of 73 (LINK). From his commitment post:

Overall, I would have no problem playing Runyan at offensive tackle if he adds a little bit of length. He has the foot speed and coordination to be a blind side tackle if necessary. He may have to move inside to guard if he doesn’t hit that growth spurt. So much depends on size that it’s tough to project him far down the road, but based on his genes, athleticism, and technique, I think he could be a very good college player.

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3Jan 2020
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Change is Coming: Offense

Ben Bredeson (image via 247 Sports)

Every year the new season brings changes big and small. It seems that the 2020 season will bring some pretty significant changes to what we see on the field at Michigan, from players to coaches. Here’s a look at the expected changes and what we might see in 2020.

The impact is rated as being positive (+), negative (-), or neutral (=).

Out: QB Shea Patterson
In: Dylan McCaffrey/Joe Milton
Patterson was just the third quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a season, but many weren’t happy with his performance. Redshirt junior McCaffrey and redshirt sophomore Joe Milton will battle it out, and the belief (on my end) is that the loser of that battle will not finish out his career at Michigan. McCaffrey is the better overall player – both passing and running – but a concussion and a collarbone injury have ended his previous two seasons.
Impact: =

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