Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2013 Season Countdown List

Whew. Ninety-five player profiles over 95 days. It is finished. I think I'll go nap until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

I had some people ask me to link each profile, but that's a crap ton of linking and time I don't have. I apologize, and while it does take some scrolling, you can click on "2013 Season Countdown" at the bottom of this post to read all the profiles.

1. Devin Gardner
2. Taylor Lewan
3. Jeremy Gallon
4. Thomas Gordon
5. Michael Schofield
6. James Ross III
7. Frank Clark
8. Fitzgerald Toussaint
9. Blake Countess
10. Devin Funchess
11. Quinton Washington
12. Cameron Gordon
13. Desmond Morgan
14. Raymon Taylor
15. Matt Wile
16. Derrick Green
17. Jack Miller
18. Jibreel Black
19. Drew Dileo
20. Jarrod Wilson
21. Dennis Norfleet, #23
22. Brendan Gibbons
23. Ben Braden
24. Jake Ryan
25. Amara Darboh
26. Keith Heitzman
27. Jareth Glanda
28. A.J. Williams
29. Kyle Kalis
30. Joe Bolden
31. Ondre Pipkins
32. Mario Ojemudia
33. Dymonte Thomas
34. Courtney Avery
35. Jehu Chesson
36. Willie Henry
37. Matt Godin
38. Brennen Beyer
39. Delonte Hollowell
40. Jake Butt
41. Royce Jenkins-Stone
42. Joe Kerridge
43. Jeremy Jackson
44. Shane Morris
45. Graham Glasgow
46. Taco Charlton
47. Chris Wormley
48. Josh Furman
49. Joe Reynolds
50. Jeremy Clark
51. Thomas Rawls
52. Sione Houma
53. Joe Burzynski
54. Richard Ash
55. Justice Hayes
56. Chris Bryant
57. Brian Cleary
58. Mike McCray II
59. Dylan Esterline
60. Antonio Poole
61. Terry Richardson
62. Drake Johnson, #20
63. Allen Gant
64. Tom Strobel
65. Da'Mario Jones
66. Ross Douglas, #29
67. Erik Gunderson
68. Ben Gedeon
69. Mark Lawson
70. Russell Bellomy
71. Jourdan Lewis
72. Delano Hill
73. Khalid Hill
74. Kristian Mateus
75. Jordan Paskorz
76. Erik Magnuson
77. Blake Bars
78. Kyle Bosch
79. Kenneth Allen
80. Jaron Dukes
81. Alex Swieca
82. Maurice Hurst, Jr.
83. Channing Stribling
84. Henry Poggi
85. Wyatt Shallman
86. DeVeon Smith
87. Patrick Kugler
88. Reon Dawson
89. Csont'e York
90. Logan Tuley-Tillman
91. David Dawson
92. Chris Fox
93. Dan Samuelson
94. Scott Sypniewski
95. Will Hagerup


  1. Thanks for all the work basically for our amusement. No rest for the wicked, though; do you have a game Friday night to coach?

    1. Yep, no free Friday nights for the next several weeks...

  2. Thanks for all of these; I looked forward to them everyday. Great work!

  3. I look forward to this list every year. You do a great job and I love reading this website. Keep it up! GO BLUE!

  4. Nice work, as always. Appreciate all the time you put into this.

    Imitation intended as flattery: here are the 2013 Countdown List AWARDS:

    Most obvious rank: #1 Devin Gardner - this was a no-brainer from the day Bellomy went down

    Most bold rank: #59 Dylan Esterline - a walk-on TE ahead of Paskorz and Hill was unexpected; and may yet be justified. Borges loves his blocking TEs.

    Coachiest rankings: Glanda, Wile, and Gibbons all making the top 30 is something only a special-teams-are-more-important-than-you-think Coach would do.

    Most underrated: #83 Channing Stribling - this is the kind of unknowable thing that happens when you start a list in May. Stribling making the 2-deep was predicted by exactly no one till that scrimmage video surfaced recently.

    Honorable Mention: #29 Kyle Kalis, #34 Courtney Avery, #62 Drake Johnson, Graham Glasgow #45

    Most overrated rank: #16 Derrick Green - could still emerge later in the year but he's overweight and 6th on the depth chart for now

    Honorable Mention: #25 Darboh :( #36 C.Henry #41 RJS #51 T.Rawls

  5. Great work.

    When does your top 95 girlie pics list come out?

  6. Think of it like the SI swimsuit edition. It will get you the most page views. Personally, I'd prefer the top 50 Michigan girls.

  7. I am probably putting Ryan Glasgow somewhere between Richard Ash at 54 and Ben Gedeon at 68 as opposed to nowhere. I think he'll get some snaps.

    Aside from that small quibble it's a good list.

    I suspect that Kerridge will connect with some hapless linebacker early and as a result will get the coaching staffs attention. Maybe I move him up around Bolden. A kick ass lead blocker would be nice with this batch of backs.

  8. Thunder - I am sure there are folks here, including me, who will not mind doing all the linking for you if you provide a place for them to do so. Leverage your crowd - it's the future.