Defensive Attrition By Class / Position 2016-2020

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From my research:
2016 - 8 of 9 defenders have moved on / used up eligibility
2017 - 7 of 12 defenders have left
2018 - 5 of 10 defenders have left
2019 - 1 player no longer with team
2020 - 1 no longer with team


Defensive Line

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Tai'yon Devers Gone
2016 Merrick Jackson Gone
2016 TaMarion Johnson Gone


Transfer Seniors
2019 Keonte Schad
2019 Micah Dew-Treadway

Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Malcolm Robinson Gone
2017 Royal Silver Gone
2017 Austin Schirck Gone

2017 Noah Hickcox
2017 Boye Mafe
2017 Esezi Otomewo

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Jamaal Teague - Opt OUT
2018 Abi N-Okonji Gone
2018 Mayan Ahanotu Gone
2018 Alex Reigelsperger Gone


Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 DeAngelo Carter
2019 Rashad Cheney
2019 MJ Anderson
2019 D'Vion Harris
2019 Logan Richter - (OG in H.S.)

True Freshmen
2020 Ali Saad
2020 Gage Keys
2020 Melle Kreuder Gone
2020 Jah Joyner
2020 Danny Striggow
2020 Jalen Logan-Redding

Linebacker

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Carter Coughlin Gone
2016 Kamal Martin Gone
2016 Thomas Barber Gone


Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Trenton Guthrie

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Josh Aune
2018 Braelen Oliver - Out
2018 Thomas Rush
2018 Mariano Sori-Marin

Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 James Gordon IV
2019 Donald Willis

True Freshmen
2020 Itayvion Brown
2020 Jaqwondis Burns
2020 Lucas Finnessy
2020 Cody Lindenberg


Secondary

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Antoine Winfield Gone
2016 Coney Durr
2016 Kiondre Thomas Gone

Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Rey Estes Gone
2017 Demetrius Douglas Gone
2017 Adam Beck Gone

2017 Justus Harris
2017 Kendarian Handy-Holly Gone

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Benjamin Sapp III Gone
2018 C.J. Smith Gone

2018 Terell Smith

Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 Solomon Brown
2019 Kelvin Clemmons Gone
2019 Tyler Nubin

True Freshmen
2020 Miles Fleming
2020 Victor Pless
2020 Jalen Glaze
2020 Michael Dixon
2020 Abner Dubar
 
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Teague opted out for COVID this year
Schad and Dew-Treadway are Seniors, and Schad has missed the last 3 games.
D'Vion Harris played last night
 
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From my research:
2016 - 8 of 9 defenders have moved on / used up eligibility
2017 - 7 of 12 defenders have left
2018 - 5 of 10 defenders have left
2019 - 2 left?
2020 - 1 no longer with team


Defensive Line

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Tai'yon Devers Gone
2016 Merrick Jackson Gone
2016 TaMarion Johnson Gone

Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Malcolm Robinson Gone
2017 Royal Silver Gone
2017 Austin Schirck Gone
2017 Noah Hickcox
2017 Boye Mafe
2017 Esezi Otomewo

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Jamaal Teague
2018 Abi N-Okonji Gone
2018 Mayan Ahanotu Gone
2018 Alex Reigelsperger Gone

Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 DeAngelo Carter
2019 Rashad Cheney
2019 Keonte Schad
2019 Micah Dew-Treadway
2019 MJ Anderson
2019 D'Vion Harris Gone?

True Freshmen
2020 Ali Saad
2020 Gage Keys
2020 Melle Kreuder Gone
2020 Jah Joyner
2020 Danny Striggow
2020 Jalen Logan-Redding

Linebacker

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Carter Coughlin Gone
2016 Kamal Martin Gone
2016 Thomas Barber Gone

Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Trenton Guthrie

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Josh Aune
2018 Braelen Oliver - Out
2018 Thomas Rush
2018 Mariano Sori-Marin

Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 James Gordon IV
2019 Donald Willis

True Freshmen
2020 Itayvion Brown
2020 Jaqwondis Burns
2020 Lucas Finnessy
2020 Cody Lindenberg


Secondary

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Antoine Winfield Gone
2016 Coney Durr
2016 Kiondre Thomas Gone

Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Rey Estes Gone
2017 Demetrius Douglas Gone
2017 Adam Beck Gone
2017 Justus Harris
2017 Kendarian Handy-Holly Gone

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Benjamin Sapp III Gone
2018 C.J. Smith Gone
2018 Terell Smith

Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 Solomon Brown
2019 Kelvin Clemmons Gone
2019 Tyler Nubin

True Freshmen
2020 Miles Fleming
2020 Victor Pless
2020 Jalen Glaze
2020 Michael Dixon
2020 Abner Dubar
Merci
 

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From my research:
2016 - 8 of 9 defenders have moved on / used up eligibility
2017 - 7 of 12 defenders have left
2018 - 5 of 10 defenders have left
2019 - 2 left?
2020 - 1 no longer with team


Defensive Line

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Tai'yon Devers Gone
2016 Merrick Jackson Gone
2016 TaMarion Johnson Gone


Transfer Seniors
2019 Keonte Schad
2019 Micah Dew-Treadway

Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Malcolm Robinson Gone
2017 Royal Silver Gone
2017 Austin Schirck Gone

2017 Noah Hickcox
2017 Boye Mafe
2017 Esezi Otomewo

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Jamaal Teague - Opt OUT
2018 Abi N-Okonji Gone
2018 Mayan Ahanotu Gone
2018 Alex Reigelsperger Gone


Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 DeAngelo Carter
2019 Rashad Cheney
2019 MJ Anderson
2019 D'Vion Harris
2019 Logan Richter - (OG in H.S.)

True Freshmen
2020 Ali Saad
2020 Gage Keys
2020 Melle Kreuder Gone
2020 Jah Joyner
2020 Danny Striggow
2020 Jalen Logan-Redding

Linebacker

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Carter Coughlin Gone
2016 Kamal Martin Gone
2016 Thomas Barber Gone


Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Trenton Guthrie

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Josh Aune
2018 Braelen Oliver - Out
2018 Thomas Rush
2018 Mariano Sori-Marin

Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 James Gordon IV
2019 Donald Willis

True Freshmen
2020 Itayvion Brown
2020 Jaqwondis Burns
2020 Lucas Finnessy
2020 Cody Lindenberg


Secondary

Redshirt Seniors

2016 Antoine Winfield Gone
2016 Coney Durr
2016 Kiondre Thomas Gone

Seniors / Redshirt Juniors
2017 Rey Estes Gone
2017 Demetrius Douglas Gone
2017 Adam Beck Gone

2017 Justus Harris
2017 Kendarian Handy-Holly Gone

Juniors / Redshirt Sophomores
2018 Benjamin Sapp III Gone
2018 C.J. Smith Gone

2018 Terell Smith

Sophomores / Redshirt Freshman
2019 Solomon Brown
2019 Kelvin Clemmons Gone
2019 Tyler Nubin

True Freshmen
2020 Miles Fleming
2020 Victor Pless
2020 Jalen Glaze
2020 Michael Dixon
2020 Abner Dubar
Nice write up FTF. Given all that do you think Gophers will be able to stop a nose bleed next year? Looks like yes, but I have not put in the work you have.
 

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Nice write up FTF. Given all that do you think Gophers will be able to stop a nose bleed next year? Looks like yes, but I have not put in the work you have.

I think they will be able to stop a nosebleed by a potential bowl game if we get one. (Bowl rules are odd this year).

PJ says the best teams are player led teams.
We can probably assume our defense is not player-led right now.
 

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I'll add, in the players I still have in a black font, many still have a pretty optimistic bright side.

I think a few from the 2018 class we have a pretty good idea of what they are, but each of them have a potential 3 years left to become veteran leaders for the next few classes.
And we know those who aren't will transfer for better options or retire.
 

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I’ll bet the 2020 LB class yields some players. Hope that the experience they gain in 2020 (like a redshirt year, only you can play) helps development.
 

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With how underwhelming the defense has looked in 2020, and knowing we should have better athletes ready in 2021/2022, I’m expecting PJ to hit the grad transfer market hard in the off-season. If they could pick up an experienced starting LB, it would be huge. Add a DT/DE and S, and it could make a terrible defense into a tolerable one.
 

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Was wondering about him. With our lack of depth he'd have to be pretty bad to not be getting snaps this year.
I don't think you can read into it too much.

1. Coaches might be trying to stay patient with their #1's since there was no spring camp. They might see more upside than fans who just see the games.

2. PJ has said some guys will only play when they are ready. Some freshman are ready right away and some are not ready. This could be physically, mentally, attitude, confidence. Could be a lot of things.

My guess is PJ and Rossi are being very patient so the #1's get more reps considering the short season and many will be leading the defense next year.
 

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With how underwhelming the defense has looked in 2020, and knowing we should have better athletes ready in 2021/2022, I’m expecting PJ to hit the grad transfer market hard in the off-season. If they could pick up an experienced starting LB, it would be huge. Add a DT/DE and S, and it could make a terrible defense into a tolerable one.
PJ will go after grad transfers but I don't know if he will this next year. Maybe one. At most two.
He's got a ton of young guys that he'll want to start playing, especially if the 2021 class stays strong, he will want many of those 2021 players playing in 2022 I would guess, not stuck behind a grad transfer 5th / 6th year senior.
 

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PJ will go after grad transfers but I don't know if he will this next year. Maybe one. At most two.
He's got a ton of young guys that he'll want to start playing, especially if the 2021 class stays strong, he will want many of those 2021 players playing in 2022 I would guess, not stuck behind a grad transfer 5th / 6th year senior.
Quite possibly. That’s why I could see him going after a couple one-year guys, instead of his preferred 2-year transfer. With the added year of eligibility, there should be more quality 1-year transfers available this offseason of guys getting a 5/6th year that wouldn’t normally have it left. To use a Fleck-ism, failure is growth. However, this is a results business, and everybody can see how undermanned this D is. PJ obviously knew this, going after a 1-year eligible Tony Fields.
 

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Fleck had 30 days to assemble the 2017 class, so it’s not that surprising that a lot of those guys didn’t pan out.

2018 is a different story and it’s easy to look at that class right now and see why we’re struggling. Hopefully it’s an anomaly.

The good news is the staff believes 2020 was the best class we’ve signed by far. And 2021 looks even better.
 

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Fleck had 30 days to assemble the 2017 class, so it’s not that surprising that a lot of those guys didn’t pan out.

2018 is a different story and it’s easy to look at that class right now and see why we’re struggling. Hopefully it’s an anomaly.

The good news is the staff believes 2020 was the best class we’ve signed by far. And 2021 looks even better.
The 2017 class has Tanner Morgan , CAB, and Ibrahim... so nothing to sneeze at.
But defensively... yeh. It's a WMU type class.
 

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The losses of Teague and Alex Reigelsperger from that 2018 class both have hurt... Definitely adversely affected the needed depth. Both should/could have been ready to step in this season.
 

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The losses of Teague and Alex Reigelsperger from that 2018 class both have hurt... Definitely adversely affected the needed depth. Both should/could have been ready to step in this season.
Yes.
This 100%.
This is why I believe the defense is enduring a bit of a "gap" year and we'll be fine going forward.
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