Jordan Anthony, Ex-Wolverine

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23Sep 2019
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Michigan vs. Wisconsin Awards

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Mike Sainristil. Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis promised Michigan fans #speedinspace when he was hired. During the spring and then the summer, Jim Harbaugh said Sainristil was the starter at the H receiver position. We’re three games into the 2019 season, and the supposedly healthy Sainristil has yet to touch the ball even once. Not on jet sweeps. Not on screens. Not on kick returns or punt returns. Not on downfield shots.

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9Sep 2019
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Michigan vs. Army Awards

Zach Charbonnet (image via MLive)

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Jon Runyan, Jr. Ryan Hayes had an excellent debut against Middle Tennessee State last week, and this week he fell back to Earth. He was (from what I could tell) responsible for two sacks, both of which resulted in fumbles by Shea Patterson. I think he will be a good player in the long run, but he’s not ready yet.

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29Jul 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #35 Jordan Anthony

Jordan Anthony (image via Twitter)

Name: Jordan Anthony
245 lbs.
High school:
Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
Last year:
I ranked Anthony #78 and said he would be a backup linebacker and special teamer (LINK). He played in seven games and made 4 tackles.
TTB Rating:

Some people might say it’s getting late early for Jordan Anthony. It’s hard to remember that he was a 5-star prospect to Rivals in 2017 and ranked no lower than #107 overall to any of the sites (that was 247 Sports). He redshirted as a freshman and only played linebacker in four games as a redshirt freshman.

Don Brown has rather consistently just stuck with a three-man rotation at inside linebacker during key moments during his three years as Michigan’s defensive coordinator. Anthony was the odd man out last season when Joshua Ross got a bunch of snaps, and this year that odd man out looks to be Cameron McGrone. I think the battle between Anthony and McGrone is a pretty tight one, but I think Anthony will take the victory by a hair. The big question is what happens going forward into 2020. Anthony, McGrone, and the two starters (Ross and Devin Gil) will still have eligibility, leaving a logjam at the position unless someone leaves for the NFL.

Prediction: Backup inside linebacker

8Nov 2018
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Michigan vs. Penn State Awards

Shea Patterson (image via Bleacher Report)

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Christian Turner. Why Christian Turner? Toward the end of last week’s blowout win against Penn State, Michigan was still running zone read options with quarterbacks Shea Patterson and Dylan McCaffrey. I was afraid it would get one of them injured, and it turns out McCaffrey broke his right collarbone and will be out for the year. If Michigan gets in another blowout situation – which is a strong possibility this week against Rutgers – then I would prefer to see the quarterbacks hand off to Turner (or other backup running backs).

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