Posted by Tom Fornelli
They've always said that practice makes perfect, but in Ann Arbor the saying has probably undergone a couple modifications, especially if you are an experienced member of the Michigan secondary. The statement then becomes something more like "practice makes the rest of your season end."
The Wolverines lost Troy Woolfolk earlier this season when he broke his ankle during practice, and now the team's only remaining corner that could be considered experienced, J.T. Floyd, is going to miss the rest of the season as well.
During his press conference on Wednesday, Rich Rodriguez said that while the x-rays on Floyd's ankle came back negative, they did show ligament damage, and Floyd will be out for the rest of the year.
Which is a huge blow to a defense that couldn't stop anybody as it is. It's also a punch to the gut of Rodriguez, who is once again coming under fire as his team has continued the trend of winning early and then getting beat up on in conference play. Losing Floyd isn't going to help the Wolverines win any games, which hurt Rodriguez's chances of returning next season.
Floyd is Michigan's leading tackler this season, and also leads the Big Ten in tackles in conference play, which gives you another idea of how big of an injury this is. A defense that has shown it can't tackle anybody just lost the one player on the team who could.