Zordich Confirms Lyons Transfer to Michigan

Secondary coach Mike Zordich confirms the transfer of fifth year player Wayen Lyons from Stanford.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- If there was any doubt that Wayne Lyons wasn't transferring from Stanford to Michigan to pursue his fifth year of playing eligibility, U-M secondary coach Mike Zordich certainly ended all speculation today during his interview with the media at Schembechler Hall.

Zordich, who is entering his first year as U-M's cornerbacks' coach, confirmed the transfer of Lyons when he was asked about added competition expected from the new arrivals this fall camp.

That's when, of course, Zordich confirmed the transfer of the 6-foot-1, 190-pound corner from Stanford.

"They have been told," Zrodich said. "The room has been told. There are three guys coming into this secondary. One coming in a transfer from Stanford, he's coming in. A true freshman and safety who likes to play corner -- Tyree Kinnel. They know their backs are up against the wall. We got to see how they handle it."

However, the news didn't stop there -- Lyons actually took in a visit to Michigan this past weekend, Zordich says.

"Wayne was here over the weekend," Zordich said of Lyons. "I spent some time with him. We watched a lot of film on him. I think he's the right kind of bigger body -- kind of like Channing [Stribbling] -- a lot of length. He's a pretty good corner. What I saw with Stanford, he did pretty well. "

Lyons is eligible to transfer Michigan under NCAA graduate transfer rules.

Michigan plays its annual spring game on April 4.


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