Michigan Wolverines: Terrence Talbott

Defense must cope without Countess

September, 3, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- This was exactly the news Michigan didn’t want to hear. The deepest position on its team, the group perceived as strength of the defense this season, is now down a man.

Not only a man, but its best player. Sophomore cornerback Blake Countess (torn ACL) is out for the year for Michigan, a season-long residual of an already rough few days for the Wolverines after losing to No. 2 Alabama, 41-14, on Saturday night.

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CHICAGO -- Michigan might have a lot of depth at cornerback, but the Wolverines are already down a man.

Junior cornerback Terrence Talbott, who had made a move up the depth chart during spring practice, decided to leave the program, a Michigan spokesman confirmed Thursday morning.

A 5-foot-11 Huber Heights, Ohio, native, Talbott made 15 tackles during his freshman season, playing 11 games at cornerback. As a sophomore he only appeared in two games, both on special teams.

Talbott, though, was stuck behind starters J.T. Floyd and Blake Countess on the depth chart, along with nickel back Courtney Avery.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For a position that used to come under much scrutiny at Michigan the past few seasons, the Wolverines have now found themselves with a better problem to have.

A lot of good cornerbacks. Only a few places to play them all.

The latest cornerback to make a potential move up the depth chart is Terrence Talbott, a 5-foot-11 junior who has started to push this spring for real playing time this fall after playing only special teams as a sophomore.


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