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2005 Michigan Roster

The Michigan Daily - Football
M' looks to bounce back after lacklu

2005 Michigan Schedule

No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. YearElig.

Notre Dame (Sept. 10), L 17-10: Not an unfamilar sight for
Michigan -a September loss. The Irish usedcan effective opening
drive to take a 7-0 lead. They never looked back and were able to
hold off the Wolverines, despite Michigan's late-game comeback.

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Wisconsin (Sept. 24): Let's be honest, Temple never
had a chance against the Badgers. Wisconsin led 51-0,
at halftime. That's pretty pathetic even for a Division II
program. Senior tight end Owen Daniels caught a career-
high three touchdown passes in the blowout win.

Shawn Crable OLB
Kevin Grady RB
Ross Ryan P
Darnell Hood CB
Charles Stewart CB
Prescott Burgess OLB
Chad Henne QB
Jason Avant WR
Matt Wilde QB
Anton Campbell S
Matt Gutierrez QB
Landon Smith WR
Jeff Kastl QB
Grant Mason CB
Tyrone Jordan 11 WR
Morgan Trent CB
Steve Breaston WR
Chip Cartwright ILB
Adrian Arrington WR
James Bloomsburgh P K
Carl Tabb WR
Antonio Bass WR
Ben Wright WR
Willis Barringer S
Jason Forcier QB
Mike Hart RB
Ryan Mundy S
Jamar Adams S
Kyle Plummer CB
Max Martin RB
Jerome Jackson RB
Johnny Sears Jr. CB
Alijah Bradley RB
Mike Carl S
Shakir Edwards DB
Brandon Harrison S

6-5 247
5-9 228
6-0 206
5-11190
6-1 194
6-3 236
6-2 225
6-1 210
6-2 195
5-11 191
6-4 232
5-8 167
6-3 223
6-0 196
5-10 186.
6-0 185
6-1 179
6-1 232
6-3 184
5-10194
6-2 192
6-2 191
5-9 182
6-0 202
6-2 208
5-9 192
6-1 204
6-2 207
5-10 167
6-1 215
5-11200
6-1 175
5-6 170
6-0 204
6-0 207
5-11 198

Jr. So.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
So. Fr.
Jr. Jr.
So.So.
Sr. Sr.
Sr. Jr.
Jr. So.
Sr. Jr.
Jr. S.
Sr. Jr.
5th Sr.
Jr. So.
So. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
So.So.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
So. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
So. So.
Jr. Jr.
So. So.
Jr. So.
So.So.
Jr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
So. Fr.
Fr. Fr.

28 Dan Moore ILB
28 Chris Richards CB
29 Leon Hall CB
31 Brandent Englemon S
31 Craig Moore PK
32 Mister Simpson RB
33 Scott Hamel RB
34 Jason Gingell PK
35 Brian Thompson FB
36 Scott McClintock ILB
37 Chris Graham ILB
37 James Logan DB
38 B.J. Opong-Owusu S
38 Garrett Rivas PK
39 Andre Criswell FB
40 Obi Oluigbo FB
41 Zoltan Mesko P
42 Chris McLaurin LB
43 Mark Spencer P
44 Jason Eldridge RB
44 Jim McKinney RLB
45 Brad Cischke WR
45 David Harris ILB
46 Brandon Logan LB
49 John Thompson ILB
49 Eric Van Beek FB
50 Jeremy Van AlstyneDE
53 Kyle Myers LB
54 Mark Bihl OL
56 LaMarr Woodley RLB
57 Adam Kraus OL
60 Patrick Lyall OL
60 Dave Moosman OL
61 Turner Booth LS
62 Tim McAvoy OL
62 Jon Saigh OL
64 Grant DeBenedictisOL

6-0 226
5-11175
5-11191
5-11 199
5-10 181
6-0 220
5-10 207
5-9 183
6-2 230
6-2 246
5-11225
5-10 179
5-11 196
5-9 216
6-2 250
6-0 237
6-4 225
6-4 215
6-0 223
5-8 180
6-3 265
6-4 201
6-2 246
6-1 218
6-0 229
6-0 208
6-4 262
6-0 230
6-4 297
6-2 268
6-6 311
6-0 289
6-5 275
6-2 255
6-5 275
6-5 287
6-5 308

Jr. So.
Fr. Fr.
Jr. J r.
Jr. So.
Sr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
So. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
5th Sr.
So. So.
So. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Jr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
So. Fr.
So. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
Sr. Jr.
Jr. Jr.
Jr. So.
So. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Fr. Fr.
So. Fr.
So. Fr.

65
66
67
67
68
69
70
71
71

Patrick Sharrow OL
David Schoonover OL
Jeremy Ciulla OL
Sean Griffin LS
Mark Ortmann OL

72 Rueben Riley
73 Alex Mitchell
74 Brett Gallimore
75 Cory Zirbel
76 Mike Kolodziej
77 Jake Long
78 Justin Schifano
78 Gabriel Watson
79 Adam Stenavich
80 Alan Branch
81 Doug Dutch
82 LaTerryal Savoy
83 K.C. Lopata
83 Mike Massey

OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
DT
OL
DT
WR
WR
PK
TE

Leo Henige Jr.
Paul Sarantos
Matt Lentz
Terrance Taylor

OL
DT
OL
DT

6-4 301
6-3 297
6-4 305
6-3 242
6-7 285
6-3 304
6-5 319
6-4 302
6-7 305
6-7 328
6-7 338
6-5 295
6-4 331
6-5 317
6-6 323
5-10 195
6-3 200
6-2 190
6-3 232
6-5 235
6-1 185
6-4 248
6-6 247
6-3 250

Jr. So.
5th Sr.
So. Fr.
So. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
So. Fr.
So. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Jr. So.
Fr. Fr.
Sr. Sr.
5th Sr.
So.So.
So. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
So. Fr.
So. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
5th Sr.
Sr. Jr.
So. Fr.
Sr. Jr.
Jr. So.
5th Sr.
So. Fr.
Fr. Fr.
So. Fr.
Jr. So.
5th Sr.

6-4
6-3
6-6
6-2

339 5th Sr.
261 Sr. Jr.
305 5th Sr.
295 Fr. Fr.

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Minnesota (Oct. 8): Laurence Maroney continued
his early Heisman candidancy. The junior running back
ran 26 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns against
Colorado State. The Gophers rushed for 355 yards in all,
and held the Rams to just 59 yards on 25 carries.

23
24
25
26
26
27
27

85
86
88
89
90
91
92
94
95
96
97
97
99

Rondell Biggs
William Paul
Pat Massey
Marques Walton
Eugene Germany
Will Johnson
Max Pollock
Pierre Woods

DE
FB
DT
DT
DE
DT
OLB
OLB

6-2
6-3
6-8
6-0
6-3
6-4
6-1
6-5

278
264
284
280
255
287
223
247

Carson Butler Jr. TE
Mario ManninghamWR
Tim Massaquoi TE
Tyler Ecker TE
Tim Jamison RLB

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Iowa (Oct. 22): In a major upset, the Cyclones of Iowa State
defeated the intrastate-rival Hawkeyes - ranked eighth at the
time - 23-3. Iowa missed quarterback Drew Tate, who left
with a concussion after completing 5-of-lI passes. Iowa also
got a 140-yard performance from running back Albert Young.

FOOTBALL SATURDAY PRODUCTION CREW
Gabe Edelson
Ian Herbert
Matt Venegoni

Indiana (Nov. 12): The Hoosiers went to 2-0 with a 35-31
victory over Division I-AA doormat Nicholls State. Blake
Powers led Indiana's air attack, throwing for 307 yards and four
touchdowns. On the receiving end of Powers's passes were James
Hardy and Jahkeen Gilmore, who each had over 100 yards.

Stephanie Wright
Jason Pesick
Ian Herbert
Alison Go
Ryan Weiner
Ryan Weiner
Jonathan Dobberstein
Christine Hua
Trent Busakowski
Erica Brehmer

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Football Saturday
There's something special about
football Saturdays in Ann Arbor.
Tradition is everywhere, from stu-
dents and alumni singing "The
Victors" to the team running onto
the field and jumping to touch the
banner. One hundred twenty-six
years after the Wolverines first
suited up for a football game,
those traditions are part of what
makes Michigan football what it
is today.
Football Saturday is one of our
traditions at The Michigan Daily.
In each section, we preview Mich-
igan's upcoming opponent, pro-
viding our breakdown of how the
two teams' offenses, defenses and
special teams match up. We also
profile players and coaches to give
our readers a better understanding
of what the Wolverines are like on
and off the field. And we have a lit-
tle fun, too, simulating Michigan's
game in Procrastination Station
and making our picks for some of
the weekend's biggest games.
After this issue, there will be
four additional Football Saturdays,
one for each of the remaining home
games, including the 102nd meet-
ing between Michigan and Ohio
State. Every week, we seek to pro-
vide the most in-depth coverage of
Michigan football in the country.
We hope you enjoy it.
Gabe Edelson " Ian Herbert
Matt Venegoni - Stephanie Wright

By Gabe Edelson
Daily Sports Writer
As Michigan's disappointing 17-10 upset loss, to
Notre Dame last Saturday begins to fade into his-
tory, the Wolverines shift their attention to another
opponent coming to the Big House tomorrow. East-
ern Michigan is the second Mid-American team the
No. 14 Wolverines have faced this year - Northern
Illinois was the first - and Michigan is looking to
remain perfect against MAC competition. The meet-
ing is the seventh between the two schools, with
Michigan winning the previous six, including a59-20
victory in 1998 on the most recent occasion. Here's a
look at how the opposing units stack up:
Michigan passing offense vs. Eastern Michigan
passing defense:
Chad Henne had a nightmare game against Notre
Dame, completing just 19 of his 44 attempts and
throwing a costly interception on the one-yard line to
end a potential scoring drive. Henne's lone touchdown
pass came with just a few minutes remaining, and
the quarterback failed to get the Wolverines into the
end zone after the scoring gap closed to seven points.
Yet Henne looked fantastic in his last action against a
MAC secondary, striking for 198 aerial yards and two
passing touchdowns in the first half of the Northern
Illinois game alone. And even though tight end Tim
Massaquoi is out with an injury, Tyler Ecker showed
that he is more than capable of reeling in Henne's
throws - the backup hauled in seven receptions for
74 yards against the Irish.
Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, hasn't inter-
cepted a single pass this season. The Eagles
allowed Cincinnati quarterback Dustin Grutza to
complete 17 of his 26 attempts with two touch-
downs in their first game. Even Jerry Babb, Loui-
siana-Lafayette's signal-caller, went 21-for-29
and rolled up 228 yards against Eastern last week.
That's not exactly effective pass defense.
Edge: Michigan
Michigan rushing offense vs. Eastern Michigan
rushing defense:
The big story last week didn't center so much
around freshman Kevin Grady, who ran for 79
yards on 18 carries against Notre Dame in his
first game carrying the bulk of the rushing load.
Instead, most people are worried about Mike Hart,
the sophomore backfield star who was forced out
of the contest early with what appeared to be a leg
to see, e'
VEN EG ON pull the
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example, all the critics are right - the came wh
crowd really is quiet. I always thought intercep
people were biased. But no, the Big line. I ha
House is more like the Big Silent most gasp -i
of the game. That's why it was almost above, I
refreshing to see the students throwing surreal.:
stuff. I don't condone that behavior been kic
(please, editor, take the electrodes off But e
my body now - so maybe a small actions,
portion of my life depends on my that I ex
editor) because it's childish and not "media.'
in line with good sportsmanship. But section,
the students showed a pulse. It was time ton
finally loud. You cared at last. Fur- timeout
thermore, while I was standing on the allowed
field (yeah, I get to stand on the field get to ex
for part of the game, it's pretty sweet), breaks a
the noise was almost deafening. I guy in t
was so happy; I was actually jumping me whei
around - yet another example of me boo him
not being a media member. Could you he was s
imagine Mitch Albom (if he actually job. I th
went to games) or John Clayton doing have sa
that? But anyway, it was a great scene required

RYAN wEINER/Daily
Freshman Kevin Grady (3) will most likely get the start and the majority of the carries for Michigan tomorrow.
Grady rumbled for 79 yards on 18 carries last week against Notre Dame in his second career game.

injury. It's expected that Hart won't see the field
this week. The good news is that, even without
Hart, the Wolverines are still more than capable of
putting together an effective ground game. Despite
some fumbling issues, Grady has looked very solid
in the first two games of his collegiate career, while
Max Martin, Jerome Jackson and Alijah Bradley
give Michigan even more options.
The Eagles have given up an astounding 475 rush-
ing yards and three ground scores in their first two
games while allowing their opponents to carry the
ball for more than five yards per attempt. Eastern has
also managed just two sacks and five tackles for loss
on the year to this point. This looks to be an extremely
one-sided matchup.
Edge: Michigan
Eastern Michigan passing offense vs. Michigan
passing defense:
The Eagles feature a spread offense, a system the
Wolverines had trouble stopping last year. It's pretty
safe to assume Eastern was scheduled specifically for
that reason, since practice makes perfect. But Eagles
quarterback Matt Bohnet is the real deal. Bohnet
came to Eastern from Iowa, and last year, in his first
season in Ypsilanti, the quarterback threw for over
2,800 yards and 21 touchdowns. This season, he has
430 passing yards while completing nearly 70 percent

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of his attempts. Bohnet also has three scoring tosses
with no interceptions. Eric Deslauriers and A.J. Ben-
nett lead the receiving corps with a combined 28
catches for 275 yards and all three of Bohnet's passing
touchdowns.
Michigan's secondary allowed Notre Dame quar-
terback Brady Quinn to complete 19 of 30 passes
with a pair of touchdowns last week. The Wolver-
ines sacked Quinn three times - including two by
cornerback Leon Hall - but the Irish quarterback
spread the ball around to seven different receivers.
Corner Grant Mason led Michigan with 16 tackles
last week, but this unit has managed just one intercep-
tion in the first two games.

Eastern Michigan rushing offense vs. Michigan
rushing defense:
Bohnet is a running threat as well. The quar-
terback leads the Eagles with 150 yards and two
rushing touchdowns this year. As far as running
backs go, freshmen Tim Conner and Dwayne
Harrison have each seen significant playing
time, but neither has been impressive. The duo
has carried the ball for just 127 yards total
through two games.
Compared to its showing against Northern Illi-
nois on Sept. 3, the Wolverines' rushing defense

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ven though Michigan couldn't
game out.
ther end of that spectrum
hen Chad Henne threw an
ion at the Notre Dame goal
d never heard 111,000 people
it was crazy. Since I'm high
could see the reaction; it was
It sounded like everyone had
ked in the pants.
ven more than these game
there are the small things
perience as part of the
" When I sat in the student
I was too busy having a good
notice how long some of the
s can be. Now that I'm not
to be as chatty or excitable, I
.perience how extensive these
re. But the best part is the
he red hat. Holy hell, it kills
n some people notice him and
. I wonder if he knew what
igning up for when he got his
ink the job description should
d something like, "Thick skin
." Really, who wants to be

booed every week and be so blatantly
obvious to 111,000 people by being
the only guy on the field wearing a
red hat? It shouldn't amuse me so
much, but since I can't get drunk and
wild before games anymore, I take
comfort in the small pleasures of the
Big House.
So what's the point? Well, you usu-
ally get this column at the end of the
year, right before the last home game.
But I'm switching things up because
of the last game. Savor those Satur-
day afternoons because even though
I love covering the team - and it's a
lot of fun - once it's gone, it's gone.
And you can't go back. We lost and
that hurt, but Michigan Stadium is
still the one place I would want to be
on a given fall Saturday, even if I'm
eating awful press box food and not
playing beer pong.
- Coach Carr: If you liked what I
said about taking over for Brandstatter,
just let me know. Venegoni can be
reached at mvgoni@umich.edu

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