Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from the win over ECU

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Sep 2, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Josh Wallace has secured the second starting cornerback spot

All of the scrum coming into the season was who would be the starter opposite Will Johnson. Wallace got the start and Keshaun Harris filled in for Johnson.

Wallace was expected, but Harris has really excelled since the spring. Playing like he did on Saturday will calm the nerves of those who don’t believe that Michigan football has depth at that position.

Amorion Walker was absent as well. He needs all the time in the world that he can get for reps. He struggled in the spring game, but the coaches have not lost faith in him. When he returns everyone will keep a close eye on how he gets tested by quarterbacks to see if he can be relied upon for even more depth.

Jyaire Hill saw some snaps as well, along with Zeke Berry and if I’m not mistaken, Ja’Den McBurrows. All should see the field for at least the next two games, as long as things don’t go haywire.

To say that Wallace has locked down the second starting corner spot may be a bit premature, thus making this an overreaction for the time being.