Brendan Gibbons is an incoming freshman kicker out of Palm Beach, Florida. With Michigan’s kickers Jason Gingell and KC Lopata departing, somebody’s got to step in and kick the ball, no? Gibbons, among the nation’s top kicker recruits in the class of 2009, is the leading candidate.
Ryan Van Bergen enters his redshirt sophomore year, after earning some playing time as a strongside defensive end in 2008. He should be a starter this year, playing both defensive end and possibly the hybrid roles that new defensive coordinator GERG Robinson favors. If Van Bergen takes a big step forward in 2009, it will go a long way to settling the Wolverines defense.
Brendan Gibbons v. Ryan Van Bergen
- 5 Ryan Van Bergen (72%, 516 Votes)
- 4 Brendan Gibbons (28%, 201 Votes)
Total Voters: 717
The poll will remain open for 7 days, closing at 5PM next Friday. Have your heart set on a particular candidate? Try to sway others in the comments. The full bracket is visible here.
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