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2006 Michigan Schedule
Vanderbilt (Sept. 2), W 27-7: "Bend, don't break" can't be
used to describe the defense after this impressive performance.
Michigan only gave up 171 yards of total offense and sacked the
quarterback six times. Somewhere Jim Herrmman is crying.
Central Michigan (Sept. 9): Each year the Wolverines
have a game that's as interesting as a biology lecture. Last
year it was Eastern Michigan and this weekend it'll be the
Chippewas. At least they can gamble when they return home.
Notre Dame (Sept. 16): Let's be honest, the Irish (3-1) have
LWowned Mtcbtgan the tast four seasons~it'tt be a toagb weekend in
SoutbBend but al good things must come to an end, rigbt? By
the way, did you know Brady Quinn is dating A.J. Hawk's sister?
Wisconsin (Sept. 23): It's time to play role reversal:
Tbe Badgers open up tbeir Big Ten season on tbe road
against Micbigan. The situation couldn't be sweeter for the
Wolverines to seek revenge for last year's loss in Madison.
Hopefully, Chad Henne can stay on his own two feet.
Minnesota (Sept. 30): The last time Michigan was in Golden
Gopher country, the Wolverines trailed 21-7 going into the
fourth quarter before scoring 31 points in the final frame to
', win 38-35. The player who booted kicked winning field goal?
Garrett Rivas. Let's hope it doesn't come to that again.
been incredible. Expect the same thing this year when the Spartans
come into town. Ron English will make sure that this year's
defense will punish Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton and
keep the Spartans down in the standings - where they belong.
Penn State (Oct. 14): Maybe Joe Paterno should place the
number "one" all over the team's locker room. Not to remind the
players they're No. 1, but to remind them they were just one second
away from victory and a possible undefeated regular season. Happy
Valley will be Happier Valley with this 8 p.m. kickoff time.
Iowa (Oct. 22): Thanks to Iowa's recent success, the Big Ten
is now the Big Three and Little Eight. This year should be no
different. Michigan has won the last two meetings, so Iowa will feel
it's due for a win. Will Drew Tate be the second mobile quarterback
in three weeks that the defense effectively stops? Only time will tell.
11C - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 6, 2006
This year's Wolverine squad features eight returning starters on both offense and defense. Even with all that experience, a
number of newcomers have already made an impact, including freshmen running backs Brandon Minor and Carlos Brown.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year/Elie.
2 Shawn Crable OLB 6-5 241 Sr. Jr.
2 Landon Smith WR 5-8 174 Sr. Jr.
3 Kevin Grady RB 5-9 216 So. So.
3 Ross Ryan P 6-1 203 5th Sr.
4 Darnell Hood CB 5-11192 5th Sr.
4 Brandon Minor RB 6-0 210 Fr. Fr.
5 Charles Stewart CB 6-1 196 Jr. So.
6 Prescott BurgessOLB 6-3 235 Sr. Sr.
7 Chad Henne QB 6-2 224 Jr. Jr.
8 Jonas Mouton S 6-2 217 Fr. Fr.
8 Nick Sheridan QB 6-1 190 Fr. Fr.
9 Anton Campbell S 5-11196 Sr. Jr.
10 Jeff Ziegler QB 6-6 205 Fr. Fr.
12 David Cone QB 6-6 201 Fr. Fr.
12 Matt Hornaday S 5-10188 So. So.
13 Jeff Kasti QB 6-3 214 5th Sr.
13 Greg Mathews WR 6-3 195 Fr. Fr.
14 Tyrone Jordan II WR 5-10186 Sr. Jr.
14 Morgan Trent CB 6-1 184 Jr. So.
15 Steve Breaston WR 6-1 180 5th Sr.
16 Adrian Arrington WR 6-3 190 Jr. Jr.
17 Carl Tabb WR 6-2 204 5th. Sr.
18 Antonio Bass WR 6-0 197 So. So.
18 Ben Wright WR 5-9 196 Jr. So.
19 Willis Barringer S 6-0 210 5th Sr.
19 Jason Forcier QB 6-2 218 So. Fr.
20 Mike Hart RB 5-9 196 Jr. Jr.
21 Ryan Mundy S 6-1 208 Sr. Sr.
22 Jamar Adams S 6-2 210 Jr. Jr.
22 Kyle Plummer CB 5-10166 Sr. Jr.
23 Carlos Brown RB 6-0 200 Fr. Fr.
24 Jerome Jackson RB 5-11206 Sr. Sr.
25 Johnny Sears Jr. CB 6-0 184 So. Fr.
26 Robbie Thornbladh FB 6;1 225 Fr. Fr.
26 Alijah Bradley WR 5-6 171 5th Sr.
26 Mike Carl S 6-0 202 5th Sr.
27 Shakir Edwards DB 6-0 207 Jr. So.
27 Brandon Harrison S/CB5-8 206 So. So.
28 Dan Moore ILB 6-0 219 Sr. Jr.
28 Chris Richards CB 5-11176 So. Fr.
29 Leon Hall CB 5-11193 Sr. Sr.
30 Stevie Brown S 6-0 205 Fr. Fr.
31 Brandent EnglemonS 5-11 205 Sr. Jr.
32 Mister Simpson RB 5-10 195 So. So.
33 Cobrani Mixon RB 6-1 226 Fr. Fr.
33 Mark Moundros FB 6-1 212 Fr. Fr.
34 Jason Gingell PK 5-9 188 Jr. So.
34 Will Paul FB 6-2 251 Sr. Jr.
35 Brian Thompson TE 6-2 240 5th Sr.
36 Quentin Patilla LB 6-1 216 Fr. Fr.
37 Chris Graham ILB 5-11220 Jr. Jr.
38 B.J. Opong-Owusu S 5-11201 Sth.Sr.
38 Garrett Rivas PK 5-9 211 Sr. Sr.
39 Andre Criswell FB 6-1 258 So. Fr.
40 Obi Oluigbo FB 6-0 229 5th Sr.
41 Zoltan Mesko P 6-4 230 So. Fr.
42 Chris McLaurin TE 6-3 234 So. Fr.
43 Bryan Wright PK 6-1 206 Fr. Fr.
44 Obinna Ezeh LB 6-2 213 Fr. Fr.
44 James McKinney DT 6-2 285 So. Fr.
45 David Harris ILB 6-2 239 5th Sr.
46 Brandon Logan LB 6-1 218 Fr. Fr.
49 John Thompson ILB 6-1 234 Jr. So.
50 Jeremy Van AlstyneDE 6-4 266 5th Sr.
51 Max Pollock ILB 6-1 218 Sr. Jr.
52 Stephen SchillingOL 6-5 300 Fr. Fr.
54 Mark Bihl OL 6-5 299 5th Sr.
55 Brandon Graham DE 6-2 274 Fr. Fr.
55 0. Opong-Owusu LB 6-1 230 So. Fr.
56 LaMarr Woodley DE 6-2 269 Sr. Sr.
57 Adam Kraus OL 6-6 297 Sr. Jr.
58 Tim North DE 6-1 255 So. Fr.
59 Sean Griffin LS 6-2 229 Jr. So.
60 Patrick Lyall OL 6-0 279 Jr. So.
60 Dave Moosman OL 6-4 298 So. Fr.
61 Turner Booth LS 6-2 259 5th Sr.
62 Tim McAvoy OL 6-5 290 So. Fr.
62 Jon Saigh OL 6-5 287 So. Fr.
63 Mike Knill DL 6-5 285 Sr. Sr.
64 Grant DeBenedictisOL 6-5 286 Jr. So.
65 Justin Boren OL 6-3 314 Fr. Fr.
67 Terrance Taylor DT 6-0 305 So. So.
70 Jeremy Ciulla OL 6-4 292 Jr. So.
71 Mark Ortmann OL 6-6 298 Fr. Fr.
72 Rueben Riley OL 6-4 305 5th Sr.
73 Alex Mitchell OL 6-4 317 Jr. So.
74 Brett Gallimore OL 6-4 308 Jr. So.
75 Cory Zirbel OL 6-5 296 So. Fr.
76 Mike Kolodziej OL 6-7 305 5th Sr.
77 Jake Long OL 6-7 313 Sr. Jr.
78 Justin Schifano OL 6-4 300 So. Fr.
79 Perry Dorrestein OL 6-7 317 Fr. Fr.
80 Alan Branch DT 6-6 331 Jr. Jr.
81 Doug Dutch WR 5-11201 Jr. So.
82 LaTerryal Savoy WR 6-2 205 So Fr.
83 Mike Massey TE 6-4 234 Jr. So.
84 K.C. Lopata PK 6-2 215 Jr. So.
85 Carsonr Butler Jr. TE 6-4 247 So. Fr.
86 Mario ManninghamWR 6-0 182 So. So.
88 Quintin Woods TE 6-6 246 Fr. Fr.
89 Tyler Ecker TE 6-6 246 5th Sr.
90 Tim Jamison DE 6-3 254 Jr. So.
91 Rondell Biggs DE 6-3 278 5th Sr.
92 Greg Banks DE 6-4 246 Fr. Fr.
92 Jason OlesnavagePK 6-4 205 So. Fr.
93 Jason Kates DT 6-3 352 Fr. Fr.
94 John Ferrara DT 6-4 285 Fr. Fr.
95 Marques Walton DT 6-0 280 Jr. So.
96 Eugene Germany DE 6-2 279 So. Fr.
97 Will Johnson DT 6-5 291 Jr. So.
99 Adam Patterson DE 6-2 250 Fr. Fr.
The best part of Michigan football? A winning
tradition that SpanS more than 100 years.
Is Ohio State a lock to win the Big Ten title?
Read our conference preview to find out.
Healthy and hungry (but not literally),
captain Jake Long is ready to shine.
Will the Michigan 'D' regain its swagger
under defensive coordinator Ron English?
Meet the 2006 Wolverines and see how
this summer's position battles turned out.
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2006 Depth Chart
Northwestern (Oct. 28): Northwestern loves to be Big Ten
giant killers, and the Wolverines are no strangers to losing
an "easy" game against the Wildcats. This will be the final
Big Ten game played at the Big House this season, and you
can expect the outgoing seniors will want to go out on top.
Ball State (Nov. 4): Despite being David Letterman's
claimed alma mater, there won't be anything funny about this
game. Michigan should continue its dominance of the Mid-
American Conference in this late-season nonconference game.
Indiana (Nov. 11): Coach Terry Hoeppner claims the new team
motto is "If you can run, you can play," emphasizing team speed.
What he really means is that if you can functionally run, you can play
because this team is awful. At least basketball season will have begun.
Ohio State (Nov. 18): The Horseshoe will be rocking as this
game will most likely have BigTen championship implications and
possible national title implications. If Lloyd Carr can win this one
on the road, he may consider dropping the extra "L" in his name.
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D. Harris C. Graham S. Crable
J. Thompson B. Logan P. Burgess
L. Hall DE DT DT DE C. Stewart
M. Trent R. Biggs T. Taylor A. Branch L. Woodley B. Harrison
T. Jamison M. Walton W. Johnson J. Van Alstyne
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LT LG C RG Rr
J. Long A. Kraus M. Bihl A. Mitchell R. Riley
M. Ortmann J. Ciulla D. Moosman J. Schifano C. Zirbel
KICKOFF 2006 PRODUCTION CREW
Stephanie Wright Football Writes
Donn M. Fresard Editor in Chief
Jack Herman Managing Sports Editor
Jeffrey Bloomer ManagngEditor
Mike Hulsebus Managing Photo Editors
Mike Hulsebus Cover
David Tuman Cover Photo
Alexis Floyd Business Manager
RobertChin Display Sales Manager
Ben Schrotenboer Assoc. Display Sales Manager
David Dai Special Project Manager
Special thanks to: H. Jose Bosch, Amber Colvin, Ian Herbert, John Lowe, Nate
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