Michigan Shuffles Their Offensive Line

By DJ Byrnes on October 18, 2013 at 7:57p

Ah, Friday night; a time usually reserved for organizations dumping news that's unfavorable in hopes of it being missed by the news cycle. Good try, Michigan:

Michigan coach Brady Hoke announced Friday in an interview with MGoBlue.com that junior walk-on Joey Burzynski (6-foot-1, 293) and redshirt freshman Erik Magnuson (6-foot-6, 285) will be the team's starting guards Saturday against Indiana (3:30 p.m., BTN).

Meaning redshirt freshman Kyle Kalis and Chris Bryant will head to the bench.

"Joey's going to step up, he did a nice job last week," Hoke said. "And so is Erik Magnuson.

Michigan has started eight offensive linemen this season. Given their run production — or lack thereof — it was probably time to shuffle some things around to see if it produced any results. 


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Nick's picture

The blood is from Kalis' tampon.

osu07asu10's picture

Greatest 11w comment, ever.

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gumtape's picture

That is because he said "There will be blood on the field and it won't be mine"
And because he has a vagina.
-Fake Ben Roethlisberger

High and tight boo boo

JLP36's picture

because his is on the bench


Menexenus's picture

I hope K.K. sees the field for The Game so that he can feel the helplessness that comes from being utterly dominated.  If he isn't already ruing his poor decision making skills, he will be on that glorious day!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Matt Gutridge's picture

I also hope he is on the field and gets dominated.
Did anybody else see Michigan Shuffles Their Offensive Line and imagine Kalis doing this?

Brutus's picture

Is it childish of me to find some satisfaction in Kalis being benched?

Poison nuts's picture


"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Knarcisi's picture

No.  Fuck him.

GoBucksOSU's picture

No and the funny thing is a walk-on took his place.

Cusbuck's picture

these guys agree

I'm not saying,  I'm just saying.

Phoenix824's picture

Yes but we should all feed our inner child it keeps us young at heart

Hovenaut's picture

Bold decision by their coaching staff.

Now, those in-game decisions......

buckguyfan1's picture

I couldn't kalis.... Go Buckeyes!

MN Buckeye's picture

Whatever. I hope MI is still limping along when we play them next month.

cplunk's picture

I guess there will be blood on the bench

Knarcisi's picture

New opening Lyrics to The Doors song "Peace Frog":
There's blood on the bench in the town of Ann Arbor.

Earle's picture

A gazillion upvotes for Peace Frog.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

Oldschoolbuck's picture

And for The Doors, Earle...
I'm thinking a different song from The Stones may better represent what scUM's O-line will be looking for during The Game: "Gimme Shelter"!

gumtape's picture

I love how the Friday night eleven warriors crowd is a little less mature and more colorful than the stuffy puritans we get most of the time. This is cracking me up.

High and tight boo boo

Knarcisi's picture

... happy hour ...

rjenkins26's picture

My thoughts on Kalis getting benched...HAHAHAHAHA IN YO FACE SUCKA!
Ok, sorry. I had to get that out of my system lol.

sharks's picture

His dad must seriously be embarrassed...

A man got to have a code...

Phoenix824's picture

His dad probably disowned him when he went up north

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

So all these great OL recruiting classes by Jabba the Hoke and a walk on is now starting at guard? Yikes!!

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

If he gets benched at TSUN, you know he'd be a pine-rider at TOSU...from game 1.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Unless, perhaps, he got some real coaching..... 

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RedQueenRace's picture

That's something I wondered about immediately upon seeing this.  Did the Bucks not really lose anything by him going north or is this an indictment of the S&C and/or line coaching up there?

buckz4evr's picture

Well the same people who are coaching the walk-on are also coaching him, so I say it's him.

BTBuckeye's picture

So epic. 1000000000 up votes to you all

harleymanjax's picture

A walk-on?

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Alex Boones Liver's picture

No matter how you look at it (or where you play it in this case), you cannot polish a turd.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

The young man made some pretty classless and petty statements about our program at a time we were somewhat vulnerable, he underestimated the capacity of Buckeye Nation to rebound from adversity.  He is just a kid, let's take the high road and not take pleasure in this development that must be pretty demoralizing and embarrassing for him.
Just kidding!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Oldschoolbuck's picture

I just woke my wife up laughing at your post, S&G01!

Kaceybrown's picture

Shuffle shuffle shuffle.... You still suck. 

Canukbuck's picture

Very happy that KK decided to play up north, since there's no way he would have cracked our starting line.  Frankly speaking, the big boy was all show and no go .....

dwcbuckeye's picture

kyle-ly say it aint so.  Benched for a walk on?  Oh crap, at least you are in a safer environment.  Good job buddy

geoffrsc's picture

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. 

buckskin's picture

Just shows you still gotta develop 4-5 star talent.

BrewstersMillions's picture

With all the blood he's going to spill, its good he gets in tight and spends some QT with the towel boy.

JLP36's picture

Now all of these running plays with 6 blockers to block 8 defenders are going to work great!


d1145fresh's picture

No. No. No. No. I want to see him playing again by the time OSU travels to that whore of a city. Our D line must make him cry. 
Also I am pretty sure our 2014 offensive line recruiting class would start over all of their guys save Lewan. 

ATLBuckeye09's picture

We're going to kick the living hell out of that team in November and I can't wait to see it!!!

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987

BuckeyeMark's picture

When someone is panicking because we didn't land the latest and greatest super recruit who is going to do everything and be everything I'm just going to say "Kalis."  'Nuff said.

razrback16's picture

Man I love it. Talk about Karma. Looks like Bert & Jen Bielema are having to share their Karma with Kalis.

Buckidelphia's picture

But wait, I thought Kyle Kalis was the second coming?

J.Mo's picture

Kind of relieved we didn't flip Kalis back - he would have been a wasted scholarship for a good-for-nothing player.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

I'd be very interested to learn about his attitude, level of effort, and actual ability not based off of recruiting rankings since he's been there.  I can't help but wonder why he sucks so much.  Is he a smug entitled douche?  A talented but lazy jock?  A raw specimen that coaches have failed?  Maybe an overrated 7 on 7 superstar?  I dunno.  I'm happy he's proven himself to be worthless but still really curious as to why.  

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.