ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's Channing Stribling may be looked as the "other" cornerback in U-M's secondary by onlookers, especially considering All American Jourdan Lewis is lined up on his opposite side. However, he doesn't see it that way. Nope, Stribling sees it as an opportunity to compete, and no matter where he lines up on the field, Michigan has an advantage, he says, specifically with its experienced secondary.
"I'm just another competitor on the field," Stribling said. "Two competitors at the corner position is excellent for any team. There is no such thing as anyone having one position, me, Jeremy (Clark) or any of the young guys can take the one or the two (cornerback spots)."
And that depth is why Stribling thinks this year's secondary will one of the best units in the country.
"Just being here for so long, being around each other for a lot, it has prepared us for this moment," Stribling said. "Just having a lot of guys, and a lot of depth -- is helpful for this team."
Michigan plays it season opener against Hawaii on Sept. 3.