2008 Football Team

Overall Record: 3-9 Conference Record: 2-6
Conference Finish: 9th [T]
National Ranking: AP - ; ESPN/USA Today -
Coach: Rich Rodriguez
Captain: Mike Massey, Tim Jamison, Will Johnson, Terrance Taylor
All-Americans:
All-Conference: Zoltan Mesko
Bo Schembechler Most Valuable Player: Brandon Graham
Meyer Morton Award: Stevie Brown
John Maulbetsch Award: J.T. Floyd, Patrick Omameh
Frederick Matthei Award: Mark Ortmann
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Will Johnson
Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Steve Schilling
Robert P. Ufer Award: Mike Massey
Roger Zatkoff Award: Obi Ezeh
Dick Katcher Award: Tim Jamison
Trainer: Mike Barwis
Assistant coaches: Calvin Magee, Tony Dews, Greg Frey, Tony Gibson, Jay Hopson, Fred Jackson, Rod Smith, Bruce Tall,
Student Managers:

Opponent Rank DateSiteResult Attend.
Utah -/- 8/30 H L 23-25 108,421
Miami (OH) -/- 9/5 H W 16-6 106,724
Notre Dame -/- 9/13 A L 17-35 80,795
Wisconsin - /9 9/27 H W 27-25 109,833
Illinois -/- 10/4 H L 20-45 109,750
Toledo  -/- 10/11 H L 10-13 107,267
Penn State -/3 10/18 A L 17-46 110,017
Michigan State  -/- 10/25 H L 21-35 110,146
Purdue -/- 11/1 A L 42-48 59,135
Minnesota -/- 11/8 A W 29-6 55,040
Northwestern -/- 11/15 H L 14-21 107,856
Ohio State  -/10 11/22 A L 7-42 105,564
Total 243-347 1,170,548

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Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
wr/split end Greg Matthews (8)
James Rogers (2)
Junior Hemingway (1)
Kevin Koger (1)*

left tackle Mark Ortmann (9)
Perry Dorrestein (3)

left guard Tim McAvoy (5)
John Ferrara (5)
Mark Ortmann (2)

center David Molk (12)
right guard David Mosman (12)
right tackle Stephen Schilling (11)
Perry Dorrestein (1)

tight end Mike Massey (3)
Carson Butler (3)
Mike Moundros (3)#
Kevin Koger (2)
Michael Shaw (1)%

wide receiver Darryl Stonum (10)
LaTerryal Savoy (1)
Zion Babb (1)
quarterback Steven Threet (8)
Nick Sheridan(4)

tailback

Sam McGuffie (6)
Brandon Minor (4)
Michael Shaw (1)
Carlos Brown (1)

wide receiver Martavious Odoms (12)
* = started in two tight end formation
# - started at fullback
% - started two tailbacks


Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
defensive end

Brandon Graham (11)
Ryan Van Bergen (1)


defensive tackle

Will Johnson (11)
Stevie Brown (1) *
defensive tackle Terrance Taylor (12)

defensive end Tim Jamison (12)
sam John thompson (9)
Charles Stewart (2)
Austin Paniter (1)
mike Obi Ezeh(12)
will Jonas Mouton (11)
Marell Evans (1)

left cornerback Morgan Trent (12)
strong safety Brandon Harrison (12)
free safety Stevie Brown (11)
Donovan Waren (1)
right cornerback

Donovan Waren (10)
Boubacar Cissoko (2)

* = started in 3-3-5 package

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Front Row:
Brandon Logan, Jason Gingell, K.C. Lopata, Austin Panter, Morgan Trent, John Thompson, Terrance Taylor, Will Johnson, head coach Rich Rodriguez, Tim Jamison, Mike Massey, Charles Stewart, Brandon Harrison, Sean Griffin, Doug Dutch, Shakir Edwards.
Second Row:
Nick Sheridan, Cory Zirbel, Ricky Reyes, Ohene Opong-Owusu, Andre Criswell, Tim North, Zoltan Mesko, Carson Butler, Mark Ortmann, Tim McAvoy, Jason Olesnavage, David Moosman, Kevin Grady, Mike Milano, LaTerryal Savoy, Stevie Brown
Third Row:
Jason Kates, Mike Therman, Greg Banks, Adam Patterson, Jon Conover, Mark Moundros, Carlos Brown, Brandon Graham, Brandon Minor, Bryant Nowicki, Michael Ramirez, Perry Dorrestein, Bryan Wright, John Ferrara, David Cone, Stephen Schilling, Obi Ezeh, Greg Mathews
Fourth Row:
Martell Webb, Toney Clemons, Zion Babb, Jonas Mouton, Donovan Warren, Jordan Reilly, Will Heininger, Karl Tech, Doug Rogan, Tom Pomarico, Steven Threet, David Molk, Junior Hemingway, Ryan Van Bergen, James Rogers, Brandon Herron, Artis Chambers, Jimmy Potempa, Troy Woolfolk, Michael Williams
Fifth Row.
Paul Gyarmati, Michael Shaw, Martavious Odoms, Mark Huyge, Avery Horn, Steve Watson, Marell Evans, Jon Bills, John McColgan, Zac Ciullo, Scott Schrimscher, Renaldo Sagesse, Kevin Leach, Vince Helmuth, Zach Johnson, Tony Anderson, Mike Fish, Roy Roundtree, Boubacar Cissoko, Brandon Smith
Sixth Row:
Floyd Simmons, Kurt Wermers, Taylor Hill, J.B. Fitzgerald, Kevin Koger, Michael Cox, Elliott Mealer, George Morales, Dann O'Neill, Mike Martin, Kenny Demens, Patrick Omameh, Brandon Moore, Rocko Khoury, Darryl Stonum, Ricky Barnum, Sam McGuffie, Terrence Robinson, Justin Feagin, J.T. Floyd
Seventh Row:
Matt Lewis, Bob Bland, Brett McGiness, Rick Brandt, Larry Martin, Kevin Undeen, Charlie Rhodes, Eric Wong, Taylor Morgan, Nick Shaw, Brent Pantaleo, Phil Bromley, Dr. Bruce Miller, Dr. Matt Smith, Dr. Daniel Hendrickson, Vahan Agbabian, Paul Schmidt, Lenny Navitskis, Phil Johnson, Erik Rodriguez
Eighth Row:
Bryan Wright, Dan Hott, Adam Braithwaite, Jahmile Addae, Bob McClain, Alex Herron, Mike Parrish, Dusty Rutledge, Autumn Barwis, Bobby Jarvis, Parker Whiteman, Dennis Murray, Eric Smith, Kentaro Tamura, Kassandra Baier, Jesse Miller, Josh Ison, Chris Allen, Chris Singletary, Scott Draper, Jon Falk, Brad Labadie
Eighth Row:
Mike Barwis, Rod Smith, Tony Gibson, Bruce Tall, Tony Dews, Scott Shafer, Calvin Magee, Fred Jackson, Jay Hopson, Greg Frey