Cox spent much of last season not seeing the playing field. Between Fitz Toussaint, Vincent Smith, Michael Shaw and Stephen Hopkins, Cox was relegated to just a few kickoff returns. He exits Ann Arbor with only one year of eligibility left. Greener pastures for Cox exist elsewhere. And apparently, elsewhere is UMass. Oddly, UMass is on Michigan's schedule as their 3rd game on September 15th.
It would seem that Michael Cox is looking for playing time wherever he can get it, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. You have to respect a guy who did his best to get on the field as much as he could here at Michigan, but for many reasons it just wasn't to be, so he's going to where he can compete. This is yet just another case of a guy who has good ability, but just seemed to get lost in the shuffle between coaching staffs and offensive schemes.
Cox finishes his Michigan career with 19 carries for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns.