Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Countdown is Coming
It's that time of year. The 2015 season countdown will begin here very shortly, and this is my annual explanation and disclaimer. The countdown will consist of at least one daily profile of a player on the team, from least important to most important for the 2015 season. This is not a rundown from worst to best, or from least favorite to most favorite. The #1 player on the list will be the least expendable guy. For example, Jake Ryan might very well have been Michigan's best player last season, but the presence of other talented, experienced linebackers (Desmond Morgan, Joe Bolden, James Ross, Ben Gedeon, etc.) allowed me to put him at #6 in the 2014 season countdown. On the flip side, Devin Gardner had some clear weaknesses, but the dropoff from Gardner to backup Shane Morris was evident on a team lacking playmakers, so Gardner was ranked #1. For the complete 2014 countdown list, you can go here (LINK).
So from here until September 3, you can expect roughly one player profile per day. Happy countdowning!
NOTE: All players who have not yet been announced as departing will be accounted for in the countdown, and any unannounced incoming transfers will have to be shoehorned in at a later date.