The Wolverine

October 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 3 of 75

4 THE WOLVERINE OCTOBER 2017 DON'T FORGET THE WALK-ONS Dear The Wolverine: As a longtime subscriber to The Wolverine and a Michigan football fan for way over a half-century I was most disappointed in the 2017, $11.95 "Football Preview Issue." You totally left out all of the walk- ons in the player bios. I have always enjoyed reading about them. Isn't it appropriate to honor their effort and dedication? This left out the flanker Coach Har- baugh said might get playing time after the spring game, the fifth-year senior lineman and the half dozen or so sons of Michigan players. I have to assume I am not the only one who would like to read about them. I think this is a failure of report- ing and/or editing. I know you quit historic statistics several years ago, but it would be interesting to know how the current players stack up in the list of passing, rushing, receiving and intercepting. I was let down by this year's ver- sion of the preview issue. Frank Spies '61, '64 East Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr. Spies, With Jim Harbaugh's decision to not release a 2017 roster until Aug. 30 at 5:29 a.m. via his Twitter account, we were not able to include walk-on bios in our football preview issue — which was sent to the printer June 9. At that time, Michigan had no official 2017 ros- ter (only the 2016 roster was available until Harbaugh's tweet), and many walk- ons did not have a photo or biography on We tried to include walk-ons on the rosters throughout the magazine to the best of our ability, but were not going to include them in the bio section without the information needed. We will re-examine how we do this, but can only work with the information that Michigan provides in such a situation. In terms of the historical statistics, we removed them because they are widely available online and to help control rising printing and postage costs. Any player with a notable statistical standing among Michigan's career lists would have been noted in his individual bio — but with such a young team, we did not have to worry about that this year. Next year could be a different story. From Our Website October 2017 • Vol. 29, No. 3 ISSN 1048-9940 Editor John Borton The Editor Chris Balas Football Recruiting Writer Brandon Brown Staff Writers Austin Fox Andrew Vailliencourt Managing Editor Ryan Tice Contributing Editor Steve Downey Layout And Design Jeanette Blankenship Chris Miller Contributing Photographers Lon Horwedel Per Kjeldsen Cover Photo Per Kjeldsen Publisher Stu Coman Business Manager Linda Autry Circulation Manager Gail Evans Marketing/Merchandise Manager Beverly Taylor Director Of Advertising Michelle Delee-Hamilton Customer Service Lauren Saunders The Wolverine is published monthly. A one-year (12 issues) subscription is $52.99. The Wolverine is printed at The Papers in Milford, Ind. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Wolverine, P.O. Box 2331, Durham, NC 27702. Periodical postage paid at Durham, NC 27702 and additional offices. For advertising or subscription information, call 1-800-421-7751 or write The Wolverine, P.O. Box 1304, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. The Wolverine is a publication of Coman Publishing Company, 905 W. Main St, Suite 24F, Durham, NC 27701. E-Mail Address: Subscription questions: Web Site:   FROM OUR READERS On the emergence of fifth-year se- nior running back Ty Isaac, who ran for 247 yards during the first two games … • Is anybody else surprised that Isaac has become the No. 1 back, and it's not close? Two straight 100-yard rushing games. Didn't see that coming. I figured [sophomore Chris] Evans or [ junior Karan] Higdon, with Ty mopping up, would be the go-to running back. Very glad to see Isaac coming into his own. Dude has the size and talent to play on Sundays. GeorgeJones • A pleasant surprise. I didn't care who won the job, but I'm just glad someone has stepped up. Only disappointed in Evans due to preseason hype. Take that away and I'm not — he's still a sopho- more with a big career ahead of him. bluex2 • According to my math he'll need to average 68 yards a game for the rest of the season. Things could always change, but it looks like he's gonna get bulk of carries for now. He'll get 1,000. disjr5 • If he's finally put everything together, Ty Isaac's average of 123.5 yards per game after the first two contests ranked sixth in the Big Ten. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Wolverine - October 2017