Former Michigan defensive back Blake Countess visited Auburn over the weekend and will now transfer to the university. Countess announced his decision on his personal Twitter page.
In three years with the Wolverines, playing under former coach Brady Hoke, Countess registered 114 total tackles and six interceptions, plus 169 interception return yards and a touchdown. As a graduate transfer, he will be immediately eligible to play for an Auburn team that has lost five defensive backs from last year’s roster. Thus, with his skills plus a new Tigers defensive coordinator in Will Muschamp, the team could be in a fine position to make some noise in the SEC.
Auburn went 8-5 (4-4 SEC) in its second season under Gus Malzahn after making the national title game the year before, and lost an overtime heartbreaker to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Outback Bowl. The Tigers open the season against Louisville on September 5 in a game set to be played at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.