Michigan Football Preview 2013

2013 Michigan Football Preview

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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QB player bios Position Coach Al Borges is in his 26th year as a collegiate coach and second stint as a member of head man Brady Hoke's staff (San Diego State from 2009-10). A two-time nominee for the Frank Boyles Assistant Coach of the Year award, Borges enters his third year as Michigan's offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach. Under his watch, the U-M offense averaged 383.1 yards and 29.8 points per game en route to an 8-5 record and an appearance in the 2013 Outback Bowl. He orchestrated a varied offense in 2012, in which both Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner ran plays together on offense. With Robinson gone, Gardner must run the offense, and Borges looks to continue the positive momentum of the Maize and Blue ground attack with a stable of running backs ready to contribute. Prior to his position in Ann Arbor, he led offenses at San Diego State (2009-10), Auburn (2004-07), Indiana (2002-03), California (2001), UCLA (1996-2000) and Oregon (1995). Returning Players Shaun Austin • QB R-Fr. • Plymouth, Mich. Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 204 Career Highlights: Did not see game action in 2012. Prep: Attended Plymouth High School in 2012 and was a threeyear varsity letterman in football … Earned all-conference and all-district recognition as a quarterback during his junior and senior seasons. Personal: Born Shaun Ryan Austin on Oct. 16, 1994. Russell Bellomy • QB R-So. • Arlington, Texas Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 213 Career Highlights: Appeared in five contests as a reserve quarterback in 2012, completing 4 of 21 attempts (19.0 percent) for 46 yards with four interceptions … Made career debut against Alabama … Completed his first pass, good for eight yards, against Illinois … Struggled at Nebraska, completing 3 of 16 passes with three interceptions in relief of an injured Denard Robinson … Redshirted in 2011. Prep: Was a standout at Martin High School … Captained team to a 10-3 record and a Class 5A Division I regional semifinal appearance as a senior … Threw for 1,564 yards and 15 touchdowns, and compiled 804 yards and nine scores on the ground … A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com. Personal: Born Russell Lee Bellomy on Aug. 8, 1992. Brian Cleary • QB R-Fr. • Detroit Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 199 Career Highlights: Redshirted in 2012. Prep: Attended Detroit Jesuit High School … National Honor Society … Four-year varsity letterman in football … Earned first-team All-Catholic League honors as a quarterback during his junior and senior seasons … Added second-team all-city accolades as a senior. Personal: Born Brian Patrick Cleary on Sept. 2, 1993. Devin Gardner • QB R-Jr. • Inkster, Mich. Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 210 Career Highlights: Granted a medical redshirt and will have eligibility in 2014 … Spent time at wide receiver and quarterback during the 2012 season … Moved to receiver in 2012 spring practice, appearing in the first eight games with starts against Alabama, Air Force, Massachusetts. Notre Dame and Nebraska … Had 16 receptions for 266 yards and four touchdowns, including a 44-yard touchdown catch in season opener against the Crimson Tide … Started at quarterback against Minnesota in relief of an injured Denard Robinson, and played under center the final five games … Completed 75 of 126 attempts (59.5 percent) for 1,219 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions … Also rushed for 101 yards and seven scores on 47 attempts (2.1 yards per rush) … Was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after wins over Northwestern and Iowa … Against Iowa, became the first Wolverine to account for six touchdowns in a single game since Steve Smith posted six touchdowns at Minnesota in 1983 … Appeared in nine games at quarterback in 2011, completing 11 of 23 passes (47.8 percent) for 176 yards with one touchdown and one interception … Also carried the ball 25 times for 53 yards (2.1 yards per carry) and a score … Appeared in three contests at quarterback in 2010 … Made his collegiate debut versus UConn … Completed 7 of 10 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown versus Bowling Green. Prep: Three-year starter for Inkster High School and saw action all four seasons … Passed for 4,816 yards in his career and threw 41 touchdown passes in his final two seasons … Rushed for 991 yards and 12 touchdowns and also passed for 1,930 yards and 15 scores as a senior, earning Parade All-America honors … Considered a four-star prospect, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No 132 player in the nation by Rivals.com. Personal: Born Devin James Gardner on Dec. 14, 1991 … Brother, Deon, played football at Eastern Michigan … Prep teammate of U-M linebacker Cam Gordon … Holds degree in Afro-American and African studies. Year GP/GS Com. Att. Yds. TD INT 2010 3/0710 851 0 2011 9/01123 1761 1 2012 13/4 75 126 1,219 11 5 Total 25/4 93 1591,480 13 6 Alex Swieca • QB R-So. • New York Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 210 Career Highlights: Did not see game action in 2012. Prep: Did not play a down of high school football for The Frisch School. Personal: Born Alex Swieca on April 23, 1992 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared. Newcomer Shane Morris • QB Fr. • Warren, Mich. Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 183 Prep: Started three seasons on the De La Salle varsity, completing 290 of 568 pass attempts (51.1 percent) for 3,672 yards with 47 touchdowns and 33 interceptions … Rushed 157 times for 160 yards and eight touchdowns … Missed 4-plus games his senior year with mononucleosis … Connected on 61 of 113 attempts (54.0 percent) for 738 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions … Rated as a four-star prospect, the No. 1 player in Michigan, the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 81 overall player nationally by Rivals.com. Personal: Born Shane Ryan Morris on Aug. 4, 1994. Roster Russell Bellomy made his career debut last season versus Alabama, but for the season he completed just 4 of 21 attempts for 46 yards with four interceptions. photo by per kjeldsen No. Name 15 Shaun Austin 8 Russell Bellomy 6 Brian Cleary 7 Devin Gardner — Shane Morris 13 Alex Swieca Pos.Ht. QB 6-1 QB 6-3 QB 6-3 QB 6-4 QB 6-3 QB 6-1 Wt. 204 213 199 210 183 210 YearElig.Hometown (High School) So. Fr. Plymouth, Mich. (Plymouth) Jr. So. Arlington, Texas (Martin) So. Fr. Detroit (Detroit Jesuit) Sr. Jr. Detroit (Inkster) Fr. Fr. Warren, Mich. (De La Salle) Jr. So. New York (The Frisch School) The Wolverine 2013 Football Preview  ■ 83

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