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Auburn secondary counting on transfers Countess, Matthews

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Hard-hitting safety Tray Matthews expects to add some ''boom'' to Auburn's defense. Cornerback Blake Countess, meanwhile, brings versatility and the experience that comes with starting 30 games for Michigan. The transfers both are expected to make big impacts on a secondary that has been regarded as a weakness for the sixth-ranked Tigers in recent seasons. ''They...
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Trey Matthews healed and ready to go in Auburn's secondary

With just over a week until kickoff, the revamped Auburn secondary looks good to go with incoming transfer Trey Matthews returning to the field after battling injuries through much of fall camp. “Coach Muschamp emphasizes physicality,” Matthews said to 247Sports. “We bring that to the table more and more every day. Now that I’m back, I’m trying to bring it every day. I’m...
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Countess ready to play multiple positions for Auburn this season

When Blake Countess decided to take advantage of the NCAA's graduate transfer rule this offseason, the former Michigan defender spoke to Will Muschamp about playing a number of roles in his secondary in his final college season.  Now that Countess is in line to start for the Tigers, he's looking forward to playing all over the field for Muschamp, including both inside and outside...
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Braxton Miller Trolls Michigan Again, Posts Instagram Photo Of Himself Stiff-Arming Blake Countess

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will be back on the field this fall for the Buckeyes, and it’s clear that he’s looking forward to one game specifically – the November 28 matchup with the Michigan Wolverines. This offseason, Miller has taken to Instagram numerous times to poke fun at his team’s biggest rival – repeatedly posting photos of Michigan’s inability to...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Michigan DB Blake Countess transferring to Auburn

This is a big get for Auburn as they had already lost three defensive backs this off-season transfer and have a couple of injuries they are dealing with. Countess led the Wolverines in 2013 with six interceptions. Countess played corner and nickel for the Wolverines in 2014 so he has some versatility. He will have one year of eligibility left and will be eligible immediately. ...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Michigan DB Blake Countess Announces He’s Transferring To Auburn

Auburn’s secondary added some depth today.  Former Michigan starting defensive back Blake Countess, who announced two weeks ago he was transferring from the Wolverines program, has committed to Auburn.  Countess, a former four-star recruit who made 30 starts for the Wolverines, announced his commitment with an Instagram post.    Excited to attack the next chapter in my...
Via College Spun
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Michigan CB Blake Countess Looking At Auburn

Former Michigan Wolverines cornerback and graduate transfer Blake Countess is looking at heading to Auburn and will spend this weekend at the university. Wesley Sinor of reported the story. “I have heard really good things about Auburn,” Countess told Rivals. “I’m really excited to get down there and see what it’s all about.” Countess is also considering schools...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan CB Blake Countess Announces Transfer With Heartfelt Instagram Post

Michigan senior cornerback Blake Countess will play his final year of collegiate eligibility elsewhere, he announced minutes ago. Countess, who appeared in 38 games (30 starts) during his career in Ann Arbor, made the move official with a poignant post on his Instagram account.    My past four years here at the University of Michigan have been great! Nothing but love and appreciation...
Via College Spun
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan Cornerback Blake Countess One-Ups Jabrill Peppers With This Crazy Backflip Routine

Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is a crazy athlete, and may wind up as one of the best corners in the country if he pans out, based on his potential entering college last year. He proved that the injury issues that kept him from participating during most of the 2014 season are probably a thing of the past with this impressive backflip during drills yesterday. Fellow Michigan cornerback...
Via College Spun
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Football spring practice preview: Secondary

Perhaps the unit on team 135 with the best combination of experience and raw talent is the secondary. While Thomas Gordon and Courtney Avery are both lost to graduation, neither were looked at as anything more than “solid” players during their time in Ann Arbor. With two returning starters at CB, and some guys who played a lot at safety, combined with some highly rated recruits...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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