Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ex-Wolverine Updates

Josh Furman puts pressure on Jameis Winston in the Cowboy's 37-31 loss (image via KansasCity)
Former DT Richard Ash: Ash started at defensive tackle and made 7 tackles and 3 tackles for loss in Western Michigan's 43-34 loss to Purdue.

Former TE commit Pharaoh Brown: Brown caught 2 passes for 32 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown, in Oregon's 62-13 win over South Dakota.

Former CB commit Gareon Conley: Conley played but did not record any statistics in Ohio State's 34-17 win over Navy.

Former CB commit Dallas Crawford: Crawford - who played well as a running back last season - is now a starting safety for Miami. He made 7 tackles and 1 pass breakup in Miami's 31-13 loss to Louisville.

Former S Joshua Furman: Furman started at linebacker for Oklahoma State and made 5 tackles. The Cowboys played well against defending national champion Florida State, but ultimately lost by a score of 37-31.

Former K commit Matt Goudis: Goudis was 2/2 on field goals and 1/1 on extra points, but Miami lost to Louisville by a score of 31-13.

Former RB commit Demetrius Hart: Hart had 22 carries for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns, plus 3 catches for 35 yards, in Colorado State's 31-17 win over Colorado.

Former RB Thomas Rawls: Rawls carried the ball 25 times for 121 yards and 1 touchdown in Central Michigan's 20-16 win over Chattanooga. He also caught 2 passes for 7 yards.

Former head coach Rich Rodriguez: Arizona beat UNLV by a score of 58-13. New quarterback Anu Solomon went 25/44 for 425 yards and 4 touchdowns, and two running backs - senior Terris Jones-Grigsby and freshman Nick Wilson - rushed for over 100 yards.

Former CB commit Anthony Standifer: Standifer had 1 tackle in Eastern Illinois' 42-20 loss to Minnesota.

Former S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal made 2 tackles in Pitt's 62-0 win over Delaware.


  1. Former Michigan Commit Dee Hart had 139 yds on 22 carries and 2 TDs as Colorado State defeated Colorado last Friday as well.


    * I was sorry when Crawford decommitted. He seemed like a good player. I'd also be curious to see how Brown would have worked with Borgesball.

    * It's amazing to see how productive some guys (Mike Jones last year, Rawls and Ash this year) can be when they drop down a level.

    * For now, I think Furman is easily the most intriguing guy on this list. Too small for a UMich linebacker, presumably ... does Okie State run a defense where he can play closer to the line? Apparently so ...

    * I think Vinopal has exceeded the career expectations of a tiny 2-star DB.

  3. Of all those on the list, who do you -- using full 20/20 hindsight, including knowledge of the current roster and those in the pipeline -- now wish had stayed at Michigan?

    1. Choice #1 would probably be Dallas Crawford, who could be helping out at safety or at running back. I like him as a running back prospect more than Hayes - not as a full-time guy, but as a change-of-pace or third down player. Choice #2 would probably be Pharaoh Brown, who could be helping out as a DE or playing TE right now. He would probably be ahead of A.J. Williams, and that would be a good 1-2 combination with him and Jake Butt.