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The Michigan Daily - Football

2005 Michigan Roster

2005 Michigan Schedule

No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. YearElig.

Notre Dame (Sept. 10), L 17-10: Not an unfamiliar sight for
Michigan - a September loss. The Irish used an 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), L 20-23: Last season the Wolverines
couldn't stop mobile quarterbacks, but in this game it was the immobile
quarterback that sealed the deal. John Stocco's four-yard scamper
capped an 11-play, 54-yard game-winning drive. Chad Henne's "I've
fallen and I can't get up" impersonation was just a dagger to the heart.

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 Kasti QB
Grant Mason CB
Tyrone Jordan Il WR
Morgan Trent CB
Steve Breaston WR
Chip Cartwright ILB
Adrian Arrington WR
James BloomsburghPK
Carl Tabb W R
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
5-11 200
6-1 175
5-6 170
6-0 204
6-0 207
5-11 198

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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 Mc Kinney 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
5-10181
6-0 220
5-10207
5-9 183
6-2 230
6-2 246
5-11 225
5-10179
5-11196
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

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65 Leo Henige Jr.
66 Paul Sarantos
67 Matt Lentz
67 Terrance Taylor
68 Patrick Sharrow
69 David Schoonover
70 Jeremy Ciulla
71 Sean Griffin
71 Mark Ortmann
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
85 Carson Butler Jr.
86 Mario Manningham
88 Tim Massaquoi
89 Tyler Ecker
90 Tim Jamison
91 Rondell Biggs
92 William Paul
94 Pat Massey
95 Marques Walton
96 Eugene Germany
97 Will Johnson
97 Max Pollock
99 Pierre Woods

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OL 6-7 285
OL 6-3 304
OL 6-5 319
OL 6-4 302
OL 6-7 305
OL 6-7 328
OL 6-7 338
OL 6-5 295
DT 6-4 331
OL 6-5 317
DT 6-6 323
W R 5-10 195
W R 6-3 200
PK 6-2 190
TE 6-3 232
TE 6-5 235
nWR 6-1 185
TE 6-4 248
TE 6-6 247
RLB 6-3 250
DE 6-2 278
FB 6-3 264
DT 6-8 284
DT 6-0 280
DE 6-3 255
DT 6-4 287
OLB 6-1 223
OLB 6-5 247

6-4
6-3
6-6
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Minnesota (Oct. 8): When you manage just 113 yards on the
ground AND have the nation's leading rusher, it's going to be a
long day. The passing game didn't fare much better either. Bryan
Cupito managed just 174 yards through the air. One hundred
yards seventy-four when you're forced to air it out? Ouch.

Larger Than Life
In honor of Homecoming, The Michigan Daily sat down with former All-
American Ed Muransky. This is part one of a two-part series with the former
offensive tackle. In the first installment, Muransky reflects upon his days
under Bo Schembechler as one of Michigan's first 300-pound athletes.
By Gabe Edelson 9 Daily Sports Writer

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Iowa (Oct. 22): The Hawkeyes bounced back from a tough road loss
to Ohio State with a 35-7 win against Illinois. Quarterback Drew Tate
wasn't spectacular, but he got the job done with his 179 yards passing and
two touchdowns. The game was ho-hum, but Iowa was able to extend its
home winning streak to 21. Perfect for its date with Michigan on Oct. 22.

FOOTBALL SATURDAY PRODUCTION CREW
Gabe Edelson
Ian Herbert
Matt Venegoni

Indiana (Nov. 12): If wins against Central Michigan, Nicholls
St. and Kentucky didn't prove what kind of team Indiana is,
then its 42-24 loss to No. 17 Wisconsin sure did. The Hoosiers
were never in this game, and they won't be in too many other
Big Ten games this season. Indiana should just stick to futbol.

Stephanie Wright
Jason Pesick
Alison Go
Ian Herbert
Ryan Weiner
Ryan Weiner
Jonathan Dobberstein
Christine Hua
Trent Busakowski
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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
three additional Football Satur-
days, one for each of the remain-
ing home games, including the
102nd meeting between Michigan
and Ohio State. Every week, we
seek to provide the most in-depth
coverage of Michigan football in
the country. We hope you enjoy it.
Gabe Edelson " Ian Herbert
Matt Venegoni " Stephanie Wright

The Michigan Daily: What are your
favorite memories from playing against
Minnesota, with the Brown Jug at stake?
Ed Muransky: I think my favorite
memory was actually not in Ann Arbor.
It was in Minneapolis, and it was prior
to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
They played at the university, and it was
a cold November day. It was snowing.
Minnesota had a great team, and it was a
great college stadium. An old, 100-year-
old stadium with the Jug sitting on the.
sidelines. The end of the game with us
carrying it across the field, that's how I
remember the Jug.
TMD: Which Minnesota players do
you have the fondest memories of going
up against?
EM: The one I remember was a defen-
sive tackle, Karl Mecklenburg. He ended
up being a great outside pass rusher and
linebacker for the Denver Broncos for
many years.
TMD: Did you go against him when you
were with the Raiders (from 1982-84)?
EM: I did. And also the Fahnhorst
brothers. (Jim) was a linebacker, (Keith)
was an offensive tackle for the 49ers for a
long time. I played against Marion Barber
III's dad, also. He was Minnesota's back
when I was at Michigan (from 1978-81).
TMD: Did the son remind you of his
father?
EM: Yeah. Exactly the same type of
runner.
TMD: You and (offensive tackle)
Bubba Paris were the first 300-pounders
at Michigan. Do you take pride in that?
EM: It's kind of interesting. If you
head back to 1978, my freshman year, I
think Bubba and I were legitimately under
300 pounds. And then for four years, Bo
insisted that we stay under 300. Even if
you were 320 at the time, you were always
(listed at) 299. Nobody was ever allowed
to get to that weight. Bubba and I were
kind of in the next stratosphere, being 6-
foot-6 and 6-foot-7, (respectively) and 270
pounds. When we arrived at Michigan, it
was kind of taboo to hit the 300-pound
mark.
TMD: Did you ever do anything to try
to stay under the 300-pound limit?
EM: My junior year, Bubba and I were
Honorable Mention All-Americans and
we both made the All-Big Ten team as
juniors. I was a Playboy All-American
going into my senior year. And Bo told
us after spring practice that we each had
to weigh 285 pounds or less. During the
spring, Bubba was 310 and I was about
300. We were going to run every day of
double-sessions, and we would run every
day after practice, because Bo was not
having an offensive lineman over 300
pounds.
TMD: Was it perceived that, if you
weighed that much, you were out of shape?

EM: No, it had nothing to do with physi-
cal shape. We worked out like fiends. We
didn't know what the hell steroids were.
We were big guys who liked to eat. We had
the same conditioning coach that had been
there since 1978, Mike Gittleson (who is
still with the team). He was there for our
freshman year, and we were kind of a test
group. We were trying to do as much as
we could from a running standpoint. We
lifted weights like crazy and we were very
strong.
But sometime in the beginning of
July, Bubba said, "We have to get mov-
ing on this. I have these plastic suits, and
I'm going to take some Exlax to get this
started." Bubba weighed about 335 at the
time. I was about 315. We were five weeks
away from camp. So we started working
out, and after about 10 days of running our
butts off, lifting and starving, I think he
lost three pounds and I lost two pounds.
We were very, very depressed that we
weren't going to make the weight. But we
continued to work out.
The following Sunday, I was in my
apartment and I got a call telling me
to come down to the football building
immediately. We used to have these meat
scales in our locker room. Bubba had a
friend who used to service them. So here's
this guy on the scale, and Bubba says,
"We might have something we can work
with here." He got tongue depressors and
one by one, put them under the pad of the
scale so that, the first time Bubba got on
the scale, it would only go to 305. He put
a couple more tongue depressors under
the scale, Bubba got back on, and we got
it to the point that, no matter how much
weight you put on the scale, it would read
284 pounds.
So we made our mile-and-a-half time
because we were in shape. Then we had
to come in for the big weigh-in. You have
all the freshmen, all the coaches, we're all

soaking wet from running. We starved our-
selves the night before. And Bubba gets on
there, and WHOOM! The scale goes up to
284 pounds. There's a cheer, everybody's
hugging him. Nobody had any idea. I got
on the scale, 283 7/8, everybody's going
crazy. So the entire year during the season,
on Tuesday and Wednesday, you had to
weigh in after practice and before, so you
wouldn't get dehydrated. Bubba and I were
between 282 and 285 the entire year.
We go to Ohio State, and it's an autumn,
Indian Summer day. Mike Gittleson told
everybody to weigh in to make sure that
nobody got dehydrated. It was 80 degrees
in November. So Bubba and I looked at
each other. We were in a strange locker
room, a scale that we did not have fixed,
and we didn't know what the hell to do.
Just about the time everybody was leav-
ing the locker room, Bo said from around
the corner, "You two fat-asses, don't leave
before you weigh in. We don't want you
dehydrated." So now, there was a small
group gathered of Gittleson, Bubba, me,
Bo and Jerry Hanlon, the line coach.
Bubba got on the scale: 337. I got on the
scale: 315. Bo gave us one of his looks
where he didn't have to say a thing. He just
shook his head.
It was Ohio State, and there was no
damned way we were going to play the
game. We were going to be kicked off the
team or suspended. He and I were room-
mates, and the night before the game, Bo
would come up to say goodnight and tell
us what we would work on tomorrow. So
we were dreading getting the knock on
the door. At 10 o'clock, it's Bo. Bubba and
I, for the last half an hour, were figuring
out how to explain this to our parents. It
was so embarrassing. So Bo comes in, he
looks at us, shakes his head again, and he
says, "Do you fat-asses really think that
I thought you weighed 284 pounds the
entire year? Go kick some ass tomorrow."

BREAKDOWN
Continued from page 3
them last week. Led by tailback Tony
Hunt's 114 yards and two scores, the Nitta-
ny Lions' balanced rushing attack gained
364 yards. But quarterback Michael Rob-
inson got in on the act as well, amassing
110 yards on the ground. Henne won't
provide quite.the same threat this week,
but Minnesota will be hard-pressed to
stop Hart.
Edge: Michigan
Minnesota passing offense vs. Michi-
gan passing defense:
Redshirt junior quarterback Bryan
Cupito has had a career full of ups and
downs, and he still hasn't gotten over the
hump yet. Cupito comes in having thrown
for 1,069 yards, with nine touchdowns
and six interceptions. While his numbers
are solid, teams aren't scared of the signal
caller beating them.
Leon Hall leads the secondary, but
safeties Brandent Englemon and Willis
Barringer have played well, even though
they were not highly regarded entering
the season. The Wolverines will proba-
bly make Cupito try to beat them but the
Gophers have the receivers - namely
Ernest Wheelwright III and Logan Payne
- to make Michigan pay. But look for
the Michigan secondary to finish the day
with at least two interceptions.
Edge: Michigan
Minnesota rushing
offense vs. Michigan rushing defense:
Every team knows that the key to stop-
ping the Gophers is stopping the dynamic
Maroney. The junior started the season
with a bang, gaining 698 yards and six
touchdowns in the first four games. But
Penn State shut down Maroney, holding
him to just 48 yards on 16 carries while
handing the Gophers their first defeat.
Michigan comes into Saturday's match-
up feeling much better about its defense
after holding Michigan State - one of

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