In two seasons at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez has yet to make a bowl and is a combined 8-16 overall and 3-13 in the Big Ten. Is it any wonder his name came up among coaches on the hot seat at the Rivals.com Roundtable? Get inside for the scoop on that and more as we take a look ahead to 2010.[details]
2007 (Sophomore): A breakout performer as a freshman, Weatherspoon made 17 tackles as a true freshman linebacker. He also blocked a punt for a safety and was named Mizzou's special teams player of the year. Should start at outside linebacker this season.
An explosive athlete, Weatherspoon absolutely fires out of his stance. He gets up to speed instantly when asked to make plays in pursuit. Showcases a nose for the football and does a nice job reading his run/pass keys and breaking on the play. But he doesn't display the same type of instincts inside the box and, at times, struggles finding the proper run lane to fill. Isn't very physical at the point of attack and can be washed down the field when linemen get into his frame. His quickness, however, enables him to slip blocks. Also, he uses his hands well to keep himself clean in traffic. Isn't quite as fluid in coverage as you would expect. He certainly isn't stiff, but he lacks the type of change-of-directions skills to consistently make plays on the ball in space. Doesn't display ideal power on contact and has a tendency to overrun too many tackles. He fails to consistently break down in space. Weatherspoon is a bit on the short side, but he showcases impressive range in pursuit. He will likely find a home as a WLB in a 4-3 scheme.