The Great Heisman Campaign: Martin v. Koger

Mike Martin burst onto the scene as a true freshman, getting significant playing time in the defentive tackle rotation alongside Terrance Taylor and Will Johnson. Now, he’ll be the main man in the middle. If he can progress from what he accomplished last year, his increased playing time should give him the opportunity to make a lot of plays for the Michigan defense. The Wolverines will need him to perform if they want to have a competent defense.

When Rich Rodriguez came to Michigan, there was fear that he wouldn’t know how to use the tight end position, since he hadn’t in his years at West Virginia. Kevin Koger, however, managed to be too much of a weapon to keep off the field, and Koger caught a touchdown for the Wolverines against Wisconsin. The Michigan staff collaborated with Oklahoma’s in the offseason, and looks to use the tight end much more this year. With Koger the main man at the position, he could see a lot more action come his way in 2009.

Mike Martin v. Kevin Koger

  • 3 Mike Martin (58%, 402 Votes)
  • 6 Kevin Koger (42%, 289 Votes)

Total Voters: 691

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The poll will remain open for 7 days, closing at 5PM next Tuesday. Have your heart set on a particular candidate? Try to sway others in the comments. The full bracket is visible here.

Other Open Polls:
Forcier v. Patterson.
Stonum v. Roundtree.
Graham v. Banks.
Robinson v. Woolfolk.
Odoms v. Shaw.

Completed 1st Round Poll:
Minor defeats Sheridan, 952-53.
Van Bergen defeats Gibbons, 516-201.
Warren defeats Stokes, 646-113.
Schilling v. Emilien, 487-248.
Mesko defeats Ortmann, 634-85.
Cissoko defeats Toussaint, appx. 460-270.

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2 Comments so far

  1. chris says...

    Look for Koger to get a real chance to show he’s a good pass catching tight end this year. With RichRod sharing ideas with Stoops (OK) he should have a lot of balls thrown his way.

  2. Grob says...

    Anyone bothered by Josh’s article in the FREEP, I thnk we are so focused on beating MSU in in-state recruitng that we aren’t going necessarily for the best players. Tiny Austin White does nothing for me.


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