When Jim Harbaugh left the NFL ranks for the head coaching gig at Michigan, many expected there to be severe repercussions across the college football landscape. Harbaugh is seen by many as a player’s coach, and college scouts anticipated many to transfer from their previous program to play for Harbaugh. Surprisingly enough, this was not the case and the only example of this so far is cornerback Wayne Lyons, who will leave Stanford for Ann Arbor to reunite with the coach who recruited him.
Lyons, a fifth-year transfer, had been expected to join the Wolverines for some time, but finally made it official Thursday.
“There are three guys coming in in the secondary,” Zordich told ESPN.com. “One coming from Stanford and two freshmen.
Zordich continued by discussing his expectations for Lyons and how his skill set will fit the Michigan defense.
“I think he’s the right kind of body, a bigger body … a lot of length. He’s a pretty good corner,” Zordich said.
During his Stanford career, Lyons played in 41 games recording 30 tackles in the secondary, however, was never able to break into the Cardinal starting lineup. Nonetheless, Lyons will have an excellent chance of starting for a Michigan defense that struggled mightily to stop the opposing passing game. Lyons will have to beat out two freshman- Blake Countess and Jourdan Lewis- for the starting job, but even if he doesn’t win the gig, injuries and off-the field issues always occur and the Wolverines need as much depth at the position as they can get.
*Section Photo credit to Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images; Featured Photo (above) credit to Hector Garcia-Malina, StanfordPhoto