2019 Season Countdown: #51 Quinn Nordin

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13Jul 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #51 Quinn Nordin

Quinn Nordin (image via Wolverines Wire)

Name: Quinn Nordin
Height:
6’1″
Weight:
206 lbs.
High school:
Rockford (MI) Rockford
Position:
Kicker
Class:
Redshirt junior
Jersey number:
#3
Last year:
I ranked Nordin #12 and said he would be the start placekicker (LINK). He was 45/46 on extra points and 11/16 on field goals with a long of 50.
TTB Rating:
89

I will be the first to admit that I have no idea how this kicking situation will play out in 2019. Nordin was the starting kicker in 2017 and had a very good season. Things started off pretty well in 2018, too, but then Nordin seemed to lose his mojo. By the end of the year, he had ceded duties to Jake Moody; Nordin played against Ohio State only for an onside kick attempt, and he didn’t play in the bowl game against Florida.

Only the coaching staff knows how this will shake out, and even they might discover some extra turbulence. Nordin could do anything from handle every kickoff, extra point, and field goal attempt . . . to literally never stepping on the field in 2019. Either way, the Wolverines have two scholarships devoted to place kickers for 2019 and they probably don’t want to repeat that again in 2020, so this could be a make-or-break season for Nordin. If he permanently loses the job to Moody, he might end up in the Ex-Wolverine Updates.

Prediction: Backup kicker

7Mar 2019
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Nightly Roundup: March 7, 2019

Quinn Nordin

Can Quinn Nordin win his job back (LINK)?

Here’s a nice interview with Ben Wallace from The Athletic (LINK). Wallace is my favorite Piston of all time. I’ve owned exactly one shirt/jersey in my lifetime with a player’s name on the back, and it was his. I wore that until a sleeve got torn when I was playing basketball, and then I tore off the sleeve and continued to wear the shirt until it totally died.

4Nov 2018
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Michigan 42, Penn State 7

Brandon Watson (image via Freep)

Holy blowout. I thought Michigan would win by about 10 points, and I think this outcome surprised just about everyone. Michigan’s domination of Penn State’s offense wasn’t too much of a surprise, but the Wolverines’ putting up 42 points was. I was thinking more along the lines of 24-14.

Hit the jump for the rest of the recap.

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16Aug 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #12 Quinn Nordin

Quinn Nordin (image via Detroit Free Press)

Name: Quinn Nordin
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 206 lbs.
High school: Rockford (MI) Rockford
Position: Kicker
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #3
Last year: I ranked Nordin #10 and said he would be the starting placekicker (LINK). He was 19/24 (79.2%) on field goals and 35/38 on extra points.
TTB Rating: 89

Nordin was expected to contribute in 2016, but an injury held him back. Last year he started off with a bang when he hit two 50+ yard field goals against Florida in the 2017 opener. He went 4/6 in that game and then hit 10 in a row. After that he hit a snag, missing 3 in a row, before hitting 5 in a row to end the season, including a 4-for-4 performance in the Outback Bowl. Nordin has a very strong leg, but he’s inconsistent at this point in his career.

I strongly considered ranking Nordin higher on this list. I had a very hard time ordering the players in the top 15 or so. I could probably make a case for Nordin to be as high as #3 on the list, and probably not lower than #15. I settled on him here because he’s not an every-down player, but he should still have a heavy impact on how the 2018 season goes. Michigan has some tough games on the docket this season, and not many of them should be blowouts either way. Having an effective field goal kicker could be the difference in several games. Nordin has the potential to be one of the top few guys at his position in the country, but he shouldn’t be missing 3 extra points and going several games between made field goals.

Prediction: Starting placekicker