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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Michigan 2015: The secondary

(Leon Halip, Getty Images) The unit with the most room to improve on Michigan’s defense under Jim Harbaugh is the secondary, which has been a weakness over the past few seasons. With the departure of both preseason starting cornerbacks from last season, Blake Countess and Raymon Taylor, there’s room for new guys to step in and make some noise under the new regime. Luckily, there’s...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football position preview: Defensive backs

Arguably the Wolverines’ most talented and intriguing position group heading into 2015, the secondary returns pretty much everybody not named Countess from last year’s top 30 pass defense. Twelve-year NFL safety, Greg Jackson, takes over as Michigan’s defensive backs coach under D.J. Durkin. Jackson spent the last four years with Harbaugh in San Francisco as the 49ers’ assistant...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Auburn trying to reach heights of Muschamp's past defenses

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Montravius Adams knows who was Auburn's defensive coordinator the last time the Tigers had a truly elite defense. It's the same guy who's running the show now. Will Muschamp has raised expectations for the Tigers' defense by his mere presence, though having some talented players on the field doesn't hurt either. The former Florida head coach built a top 10 defense...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

History suggests Muschamp won't hesitate to play freshmen this season

During their offseason transition to new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, the Auburn Tigers suffered a large number of defections in their secondary. While they did gain a likely starter in Michigan graduate transfer Blake Countess, the Tigers will likely turn to several freshmen to round out their secondary this season.  But don't get too concerned Auburn fans, while playing...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Countess says Jim Harbaugh didn’t ask him to try out to keep his spot at Michigan

In his first few months on the job, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has created some major waves. He had almost every coach in the SEC Conference upset about the satellite camps that he was doing. Then there was that some fifth year seniors had to try out to stay on the football team. That led to multiple transfers from a lot of players and a lot of hurt feelings. One player who...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolverines past and present say fifth-year policy no issue

Earlier this summer, one of the players who transferred out of Michigan made headlines by telling his local paper new head coach Jim Harbaugh made fifth-year players earn their spot if they wanted to stay on the team for 2015.  Now one player who left Ann Arbor and another who stayed have given different accounts.  Blake Countess, a starting cornerback for the Wolverines who is...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Holsey on the move once again

Another season, another position change for Auburn senior Josh Holsey as the new defensive system being implemented this summer on The Plains is searching for the ideal pieces at each position. After playing both cornerback and safety throughout his career, Holsey is now poised to transition to the nickelback position for new defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. "In a perfect...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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

27 Auburn newcomers enrolled in summer classes; 1 signee not yet on campus

Twenty-seven new players in total are enrolled in classes, including Michigan transfer Blake Countess, a fifth-year cornerback.
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June 04, 2015

Auburn has high hopes for Michigan CB transfer Blake Countess

Following Auburn's first spring period with Will Muschamp running the team's defense, several players in the secondary decided against sticking around the Plains. Those losses make the addition of Michigan grad transfer Blake Countess this week all the more important.Everything Alabama spoke to Gus Malzahn regarding the team's new cornerback at the SEC Meetings this week in Destin...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan transfer Blake Countess 'has chance to be phenomenal player' at Auburn

Countess, a former top-10 cornerback out of the high school level in 2011, transferred from Michigan and has enrolled in summer classes at Auburn. He announced his transfer on Twitter early Tuesday morning.
Via - Brandon Marcello
May 28, 2015

Two Michigan grad transfers will finish career at Southern schools

Former Michigan football players Blake Countess and Justice Hayes both used social media to announce where they will play this fall after completing their undergrad work and deciding to transfer. Both are eligible immediately. Countess, a first-team All-Big Ten performer in 2013 who struggled at times last season, joins an Auburn team the Montgomery Advertiser noted has lost five...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Satellite this: Auburn lands Michigan grad transfer CB Blake Countess

The Auburn Tigers find themselves on the bright side of a transfer today as Michigan Wolverine graduate Blake Countess announced he will play for the Tigers in 2015.Countess will be immediately eligible to play after earning his under graduate degree during his time in Ann Arbor.The former Michigan corner could prove to be a vital pickup following the Tigers' losses this offseason...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan CB transfers to Auburn

Michigan CB Blake Countess has transferred to Auburn. Countess will play in Jordan-Hare as a graduate student. He had 114 tackles for Michigan in 3 seasons, including 3.5 tackles for loss. He also had six interceptions during his career. Countess' best season was in 2013, where he recorded 46 tackles, two tackles for loss, six interceptions (returned for 169 yards) and a touchdown...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Michigan DB Blake Countess Headed to Auburn

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. Excited to attack the next chapter in my life! #WarEagle #BoomEra — Blake Countess (@TheeCount2) May 26, 2015 In three years with the Wolverines, playing under former coach...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Countess Announces Transfer From Michigan To Auburn

Blake Countess has announced that he's transferring from Michigan to Auburn.
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May 26, 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

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. ...
Via The Student Section
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

Former Michigan CB Blake Countess Announces Transfer To Auburn

Blake Countess, who will be eligible to play immediately, shared Tuesday morning that he’ll be playing for the Auburn Tigers in the SEC next season. Like he did announcing his transfer away from Michigan, Countess posted an Instagram to share the news: Excited to attack the next chapter in my life! #WarEagle #BoomEra A photo posted […] The post Former Michigan CB Blake Countess...
Via Diehardsport
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...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Michigan CB Blake Countess Considering Transfer To Arizona And Rich Rodriguez?

Senior cornerback Blake Countess announced over Instagram that he was transferring from Michigan last week. While his destination is still unknown, Countess is currently on a visit to Tucson to see the University of Arizona and former UM coach Rich Rodriguez. Former Michigan CB Blake Countess is in Tucson for an official visit. All Big 10 first-team in 2013. […] The post Former...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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