University of Michigan sophomore defensive back Blake Countess will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in the season-opener against Alabama Saturday, the school announced. Anthony Mammel of SB Nation's Michigan blog Maize 'N Brew wrote about the impact of losing Countess, who was Michigan's top defensive back:
Michigan has some depth to work with at corner but that doesn't mean that he's replaceable. He's the best cover man the Wolverines have and the sledding will only get tougher without him.
Potential replacements in the lineup for Countess include junior Courtney Avery, sophomore Ramon Taylor, freshman Terry Richardson or even playing safeties Jarrod Wilson and Thomas Gordon at corner in some situations.
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