Vincent Gray, Michigan DBs work to avoid getting ‘too handsy’ with opponents
Redshirt sophomore Vincent Gray said he and his fellow cornerbacks, a group that includes starter Gemon Green and backups Jalen Perry and D.J. Turner, were told to make better use of their hands while lining up at the line scrimmage. And, to avoid using their hands trying to defend a route-running receiver. Instead of complaining about it, we’re really trying to work around it and play through it. We’re just trying to work harder and not do that.”“But,” a resigned Gray said.mlive.com
Michigan hopes struggling secondary can bounce back from ugly Week 2
Jim Harbaugh did his best to bat down the idea that Michigan’s starting cornerback job might be up for grabs after secondary woes plagued a weekend loss to Michigan State. “Vince is our best corner,” Harbaugh said. More: Why U-M’s pass rush ‘wasn’t effective enough’ against MSU“They definitely hit some deep balls … five of them,” Harbaugh said. Gray was a rotational cornerback in 2019, appearing in all 13 games, but made his first start on the road last week at Minnesota. 23 Michigan plays at Indiana on Saturday, Nov. 7 (noon, FS1), another test for a group that needs something to hang its hat on.mlive.com
Michigan left its cornerbacks alone in coverage, and it cost them
Michigan State freshman receiver Ricky White was streaking down the right sideline, single-covered by cornerback Jalen Perry, with a beat on his defender. “We’ve got to look at that,” Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said of his secondary’s struggles. More: Penalties a ‘big factor’ in Michigan’s loss to Michigan State“We know Michigan State was kind of a run team, so we wanted to stop the run,” Hill said. The Spartans did, shredding Michigan’s game plan and exposing its flaws at cornerback in one game. Parents who sounded alarm over COVID-19 confident in Big Ten safety protocolsRoundtable: Michigan, MSU in different positions ahead of rivalry gamemlive.com
2 players still battling for Michigan football’s starting kicker, punter positions
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football’s starting kicker and punter both returned for another season, but Jim Harbaugh said they’re still battling for starting spots heading into the opener. “(Nordin)'s in a real competitive battle with (Jake) Moody, who’s also doing a really good job, so it’s still playing out,” Harbaugh said. "Both are really good. Harbaugh said both the kicker and punter positions are still up in the air. “We also have two really good punters: Brad Robbins and William Hart.
Michigan football: 4 players still fighting for starting cornerback spot
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football’s secondary is one of the biggest question marks heading into this season, and just five days before the opener, four players are still fighting for a starting cornerback position. When Harbaugh spoke Monday ahead of the team’s opener against Minnesota, he named four players as possibilities to fill that role. Turner are in competition for that spot, as well.”LATEST: Michigan vs. Michigan State will kick off at noon on HalloweenGreen and Faustin were both three-stars in the 2018 recruiting class. Green was a top 400 player at cornerback, but Faustin was just inside the top 600. Since enrolling at Michigan, Faustin has been moved from cornerback to safety, and now back to cornerback.