The school soccer offseason is simply in its infancy, however we right here at Maize n Brew are fanatics of the game. We dwell, breathe, eat and sleep school soccer. There is nothing fairly prefer it and, frankly, it is one of many causes I really like this job a lot.
With that mentioned, let’s discuss the way forward for the Michigan Wolverines. The 2023 season appears to be one other probably nice one, as this system returns numerous contributors on each side of the ball. bulk of that manufacturing is on the offensive aspect. Guys like JJ McCarthy, Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards, Roman Wilson and extra are again in Ann Arbor and seeking to win their third consecutive Big Ten Championship.
Even although the offseason simply began, we’re going to dive into the 2023 depth chart for Michigan. We’ll check out the protection tomorrow however for as we speak, let’s check out the offense and the place I feel issues stand as of as we speak, Jan. 17
Note: * signifies a real freshman; ** signifies a switch
QB: JJ McCarthy, Davis Warren, Jack Tuttle**, Alex Orji, Jayden Denegal, Kendrick Bell*
RB: Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards, Kalel Mullings, CJ Stokes, Isaiah Gash, Tavierre Dunlap, Cole Cabana*, Benjamin Hall*
WR: Cornelius Johnson, Roman Wilson, AJ Henning, Tyler Morris, Darrius Clemons, Amorion Walker, Karmello English*, Semaj Morgan*, Fredrick Moore*
TE: Colston Loveland, AJ Barner**, Max Bredeson, Matthew Hibner, Marlin Klein, Deakon Tonielli*, Zack Marshall*
LT: LaDarius Henderson**, Jeff Persi, Andrew Gentry, Connor Jones, Evan Link*
LG: Trevor Keegan, Giovanni El-Hadi, LaDarius Henderson**, Nathan Efobi*
C: Drake Nugent**, Greg Crippen, Raheem Anderson, Amir Herring*
RG: Zak Zinter, Giovanni El-Hadi, Reece Atteberry, Nathan Efobi*
RT: Myles Hinton**, Karsen Barnhart/Trente Jones, Andrew Gentry, Tristan Bounds
Explaining my alternatives/common ideas
-First off, should you see some true freshmen above that you’ve excessive hopes for that you just suppose are approach too low down the depth chart, keep in mind that this can be a depth chart as of as we speak, not what I consider can be a closing depth chart Come September. I’ve excessive hopes for guys like English, Morgan and Cabana, however they should earn a better spot on the depth chart first.
-McCarthy is your starter at quarterback — that is as certain as sunshine. Davis Warren appeared good in his restricted snaps in 2022. Tuttle would be the “Alan Bowman” of the group who provides management and expertise. Everyone else has both little or no expertise, so the pecking order after Tuttle is actually a coin toss.
– Corum/Edwards is as soon as once more the 1A/1B two-headed monster. I do know Mullings left a foul style in everybody’s mouth after the Fiesta Bowl, however he edged out Stokes late final 12 months; hopefully the soon-to-be sophomore can emerge as a spring standout and make some noise heading into the autumn. Cabana has elite pace, so I count on to see him get some runs on offense and on particular groups.
-Wide receiver is a bit skinny, in my view. The Wolverines really want a few their second-year receivers — Walker, Morris and Clemons — to make a huge impact in 2023. Wilson, Johnson and Henning are all strong gamers, however in no way is that an elite group. I would not be shocked to see Michigan check out the portal for a wideout.
-It sucks shedding Erick All and Luke Schoonmaker, however Loveland is a star within the making. He constructed a robust rapport with McCarthy late in 2022 when Schoonmaker was out with an damage and has sky-high potential. Barner is a flexible veteran who ought to play quite a bit. Bredeson additionally acquired some first rate runs final 12 months and can be one of many go-to guys on the place transferring ahead. Hibner will present depth whereas Klein, Tonielli and Marshall are nonetheless studying the ropes.
-Finally, the offensive line goes to be stacked as soon as once more, however making this depth chart was fairly difficult. Henderson ought to have the ability to take over because the beginning left deal with for the departing Ryan Hayes; he performed there early in his profession at Arizona State. Keegan and Zinter each again is completely big. I’ve acquired a pair Stanford transfers in Nugent and Hinton penciled in on the beginning heart and proper deal with positions, respectively.
-As for the place the reserve offensive linemen fall…your guess is nearly as good as mine. Sherrone Moore cross-trains all his guys, so they might actually play any spot. El-Hadi, for instance, has primarily performed left guard, however he has the flexibility to maneuver to the best aspect if wanted. I’ve additionally acquired Gentry because the third-string left and proper deal with since he has positional versatility as nicely. Henderson, who I’ve slotted on the beginning left deal with, might additionally play left guard in a pinch if accidents occur, which is why I’ve him because the third-stringer.
What do you consider this depth chart? Anything egregious? Any complaints? Look good? Let me know down within the feedback what you suppose!