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Jeremy Clark's transition to cornerback aided with teachings from Jourdan Lewis

Jeremy Clark talks about the transition to cornerback with the help of Jourdan Lewis.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Michigan coaching staff has shuffled and moved players to different positions throughout the offseason in hopes to find the winning combination.

U-M cornerback Jeremy Clark's position change might've been a little strange to him.

Entering the season as a safety, Clark said he learned about his position change to cornerback from defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin with one slight caveat: It was right in the middle of a team meeting.

"I was real iffy about it at first," Clark said. "As long as I keep playing good at it, then maybe my future can be brighter at this spot."

After a phone conversation with his father, he was ready to take on a new position. Little did he know a few weeks later he'd become an important piece to the Wolverine defense four games into the season.

Clark is also being aided by fellow corner Jourdan Lewis. Not only is Clark getting constant teaching from Lewis, he also watches tape on him constantly. Considering the way Lewis has been playing this season, he's not a bad mentor to have.

"He's been teaching me footwork and the proper hand to jam with," Clark said. "So I watch film on him to try and get the technique down."

For now, there's still a long way to go for Clark. Still being relatively new to the positions, there will be times where he struggles and others where he shines. Until then, he'll take on the mentality of his head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Attack, attack, attack.

"I'm comfortable but I still see a lot of room for improvement," Clark said. "Every day I just try to go out there and attack it."


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