College Football: An Early Look at The Michigan Wolverines' 2011 Depth Chart

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College Football: An Early Look at The Michigan Wolverines' 2011 Depth Chart
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Cam Gordon and Jordan Kovacs

The word has been out for a while that new Michigan head coach Brady Hoke promises extensive scheme changes on both sides of the ball. Michigan will run more I-formation power football, while keeping many spread and shotgun tendencies like Hoke’s San Diego State team ran in the Poinsettia Bowl against Navy. 

Defensively, Michigan plans on running more 4-3 sets, but don’t rule out the appearance of a nose guard in certain situations.

New defensive coordinator Greg Mattison has had a career loaded with success, most recently with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. Mattison seems like a good bet to totally rebuild a defense that was basically the worst in the country.

On offense, coordinator Al Borges brings two OC Coach of the Year honors with him. Recently he has made stops at Auburn and the last two seasons with Hoke at San Diego State. He plans to alter the offense enough to enable Denard Robinson to pass for 700 or more yards while running for 700 less.

The following is the projected 3-deep depth chart going into the 2011 season. More than a few freshmen should get extensive playing time.  Especially Matt Wile, who most likely will get an excellent shot at winning both the field goal and kickoff jobs.

Note: Previous starters are indicated in bold. There are 10 returning starters on offense, nine on defense. 

Al Borges (photo by JGlover)

 

OFFENSE

WR 

Junior Hemingway 6’1”, 225, SR

Jeremy Jackson 6’3”, 205, SO

J’Ron Stokes 6’3”, 200, JR

 

WR

Darryl Stonum  6’2”, 195, SR 

Martavious Odoms 5’8”, 180,  SR

Ricardo Miller 6’4”, 215, FR

 

SLOT

Roy Roundtree 6’0”, 185, JR

Jeremy Gallon 5’8”, 180, SO

Kelvin Grady 5’10”, 180, SR

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Junior Hemingway

 

TE/H-BACK

Kevin Koger 6’4”, 255, SR

Chris Barnett 6’6”, 250. FR

Brandon Moore 6’5”, 250, JR

 

QB

Denard Robinson 6’0”, 195, JR

Devin Gardner 6’4”, 215, SO

Russell Bellomy 6’4”, 190, FR

 

FB

Stephen Hopkins 6’0”, 235, SO

John McColgan, 6’1”, 231, SR

Joe Kerridge 6’1”, 230, FR*

Thomas Rawls 5’10”, 210, FR

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Denard Robinson

*walk-on

 

RB

Michael Shaw 6’1”, 190, SR

Vincent Smith 5’6”, 185, JR

Michael Cox 6’0”, 215, JR

Fitzgerald Toussaint 5’10”, 200, JR

Justice Hayes 5’10”, 185, FR

 

LT

Taylor Lewan 6’8”, 295, SO

Tony Posada 6’5”, 325, FR

Kristian Mateus 6’ 7”, 310, SO

 

LG

Ricky Barnum 6’3”, 286, JR

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Michael Shaw

Chris Bryant 6’5”, 330, FR

Christian Pace 6’2”, 280, SO

 

C

Dave Molk  6’2”, 285, SR

Rocko Khoury 6’4”, 295, JR

Jack Miller 6’4.5”, 265, FR

 

RG

Patrick Omameh 6’4”, 300, JR

Elliott Mealer 6’5”, 315, JR

Zac Ciullo 6’1”, 260, SR

 

RT

Mark Huyge 6’6”, 310, SR

Michael Schofield 6’7”, 295, SO

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David Molk

Erik Gunderson 6’8”, 300, SO

 

DEFENSE

 

DE 

Craig Roh 6’5”, 255, JR

Jordan Paskorz 6’3”, 245, FR

Brennen Beyer 6’4”, 220, FR

 

DT

Mike Martin 6’2”, 300, SR

Quinton Washington 6’4”, 315, SO

Richard Ash 6’3”, 320, FR

 

DT

Ryan Van Bergen 6’6”, 285, SR

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Greg Mattison

Terry Talbott 6’3”, 250, FR

William Campbell 6’5”, 320,  JR

 

DE

Jibreel Black 6’2”, 260, SO

Steve Watson 6’4”, 270, SR

Kenny Wilkins 6’3”, 265, FR

 

OLB

Cam Gordon 6’3”, 210, SO

Mike Jones 6’2”, 210, SO

Jake Ryan 6’3”, 225, FR

 

MLB

Kenny Demens 6’1”, 250, JR

Kellen Jones 6’1”, 210, FR

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Troy Woolfolk and Terrelle Pryor

Isaiah Bell 6’1”, 245, SO

 

OLB

J.B. Fitzgerald 6’3”, 245, SR

Thomas Gordon 5’11”, 205, SO

Brandon Herron 6’2”, 220, SR

 

CB

Troy Woolfolk 6’0”, 195, SR

Cullen Christian 6’0”, 190, SO

Terrence Talbott 5’11”, 175, SO

 

CB

J.T. Floyd 6’0”, 185, JR

Courtney Avery 5’11”, 170, SO

Greg Brown 5’10”, 195, FR

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Ryan Van Bergen

 

SS

Jordan Kovacs 6’0”, 195, JR

Marvin Robinson 6’2”, 200, SO

Brandon Hawthorne 6’0”, 205, JR

 

FS

Ray Vinopal 5’10”, 195, SO

Josh Furman 6’2”, 210, FR

Michael Williams 5’11”, 200, SR

 

SPECIALISTS

 

Punter

Will Hagerup 6’4”, 210, SO

Matt Wile 6’2”, 210, FR

2010 Poinsettia Bowl: A glimpse at Michigan's new offense.

 

Field Goal Kicker/Kickoffs

Matt Wile 6’2”, 210, FR

Brendan Gibbons 6’1”, 230, SO

 

Punt Returns

Jeremy Gallon 5’8”, 180, SO

J.R. Hemingway 6’1”, 225, SR

Drew Dileo 5’10”, 175, SO

 

Kick Off Returns

Darryl Stonum 6’2”, 195, SR

 

Long Snapper

Tom Pomarico 6’4”, 240, SR

 

 

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