Michigan Starting True Freshman at Left Tackle

August 25, 2014 at 11:09a    by DJ Byrnes    
51 Comments

Kyle Kalis was one of Ohio's top high school players in 2012. He committed to Ohio State in 2010, but due to the fallout from Tatgate, Kalis switched allegiances to Michigan. 

On his way out of the state of Ohio — and after being threatened by moronic Ohio State fans without the ability to breathe through their nose on command — Kalis promised vengeance against Ohio State:

"There will be blood on the field and it won't be mine. … Quote it. Let them know."

Kalis is 0-2 against Ohio State in his career, although to be fair, he watched the 2012 game as a redshirt.

If the redshirt sophomore wants to make good on his pledge to put blood on the field, he better get to work. Michigan released their depth chart today, and Kalis isn't starting:

LT: Mason Cole (Freshman)
LG: Erik Magnuson (RS Sophomore, who also trash-talked OSU and is since 0-2).
C: Jack Miller (RS Junior) 
RG: Joey Burzynski (RS Senior) or Kyle Bosch (Sophomore)
RT: Ben Braden (RS Sophomore)

Derrick Green, a former five-star recruit, will get the start at running back.

Michigan finished No. 97 in the country last year in rushing.

Source: @ESPNRittenberg

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Oyster's picture

It was reported that he has a back injury, which probably explains why he is not starting against Appy St.  My guess is they are letting him rest this week.

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Yes, Kyle hurt his back while bending over to pick up a tampon.

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Riggins's picture

Well if he's wearing one of those I guess he is right. The blood on the field really won't be his.

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InTressITrust's picture

Shocked to see a Freshman at LT.  Thought they would try for more experience there.

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Break in a frosh, maybe they'll get good enough for when there is a real QB back there that needs protection.

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

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mh277907's picture

The coaching staff has said that they don't notice him out there. Which, as a true freshman playing left tackle, is actually quite a compliment. It looks like he will probably be a really good one. 

buckeyebobcat

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jkrk's picture

It must be nice for their coaching staff to get someone who's already solid enough that nobody will notice when they don't develop.

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mh277907's picture

DeVeon Smith is actually starting at RB, at least, according to MGoBlog. 

buckeyebobcat

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I remember when Derrick Green committed...I thought, damn he's going to hurt us.

Yay for apparent busts!

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

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Earle's picture

And for actual ones, too.

Italics are for emphasis.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Not ready to call a sophomore a bust, but I thought he was going to be Beanie Wells-esque

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

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Earle's picture

Not what I was talking about...

Can't embed videos from work anymore.  Someone help me out.  You know the one I mean...

Italics are for emphasis.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I'm confused, Frank.

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

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Earle's picture

Wait for it.  Someone will provide clarity soon.  My money's on UnkyBuck...

Italics are for emphasis.

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Squirrel Master's picture

this is what Earle was talking about,

thank god for these!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Unky Buck's picture

I'm busy at work today. Haven't time to peruse through the links much. Glad Squirrel took it upon himself to take the reigns of it.

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Butch_Driveshaft's picture

"Is this some kinda bust?"

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Earle's picture

Very impressive, but I was hoping for the video clip.

Italics are for emphasis.

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Squirrel Master's picture

okay, if I must.

show this bust! and stop calling me shirley!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Unky Buck's picture

Thank you, Squirrel! I didn't think there'd be so many comments before someone actually got what Earle was getting at...

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Earle's picture

It's all these new kids on here, harrumph, harrumph...and this never would have taken so long if we still had Recent Comments.

Italics are for emphasis.

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Unky Buck's picture

Pourin' one out for Recent Comments...

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Oyster's picture

A red X is a red X.  Not sure what all the fuss is about...

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

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Patriot4098's picture

It never empties!

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Oh. Boobs!

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

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bethmowins's picture

IIRC Green wanted to come to OSU but Meyer wanted EzE instead. I'd say that was the right call.

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J.Mo's picture

Please don't break character like this Beth Mowins...

Darren Green wanted to be a Buckeye but Urban Myers wanted Elijah Elliot instead!

FTFY 

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buckeyedude's picture

Didn't Green gain like 60lbs over the summer or something? Or was that last summer?

 

 

BlueBayou's picture

Last Summer, as a true freshman, he reported to school at 248 lbs with 27% body fat.  This year he is at 220 lbs and 9% body fat.  So he obviously has bought into the S&C program, now we'll see if it makes a difference on the field (if the OL performance is good enough that is). 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

mh277907's picture

Never trusting MGoBlog ever again. 

buckeyebobcat

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Hovenaut's picture

Again?

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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BlueBayou's picture

A couple days ago Hoke did have Smith first.  I think at varying times over camp every running back spent some time at the top of the depth chart.  I guess its the whole "everyones a winner" approach.

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droessl's picture

Well, he IS right about it not being his blood on the field. His blood will be on the sideline. 

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gumtape's picture

His blood left a stain on the bench because it leaked out of his tampon.

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

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bleedscarletpissmaize's picture

That's just nasty to think about sir.

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kholmes's picture

Hoke in his press conference today said Kalis could start this weekend.Clearly his position on the chart is just because of his injury. Hoke had said Kalis was leading at that position before he got hurt. If healthy, Kalis will likely be the guy at LG and nothing has really changed.

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Squirrel Master's picture

nothing has really changed

Yep!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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original buckeye's picture

That it's even a question--what with Michigan's recent O-line woes and attrition--is very telling as to Kyle's performance thus far.

osu07asu10's picture

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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tussey's picture

Can't help but laugh at this one, lolz

Squirrel Master's picture

WIZEAK!
 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Hoke won't name captains until the end of the season.

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QueenCityBuckeye's picture

I thought this was a joke when I first read it... Turns out it's true! *shakes head*

"Captains will be voted on after the Ohio State game, with seniors representing the team at each coin toss" - MGoBlog

I'm going to really miss Hoke when he's gone after this season....

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The Rill Dill's picture

Who is this Ohio State team he speaks of?

Jugdish's picture

On a serious note, Mason Cole must be a tremendous athlete. To start at LT as a true freshman has to be a great accomplishment at any university. Their line is really young which will pay dividends in the future. On the flip side, it could point out how they are suffering with poor upperclassmen at these positions. 

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

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cajunbuckeye's picture

If Michigan could suck just a little bit more, Windsor would be in downtown Detroit.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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What Would Troy Smith Do's picture

I want to laugh but then I remember that he is just a kid who was responding to our sides black sheeps.  Then, I remember that even at 18 you are considered an adult and are responsible for your own actions (more so than being a kid).  So, while I won't laugh I won't feel bad about it and I will probably smile smugly while in the comfort of my own living room.

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

And scum still sucks.