Michigan cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich looked glowingly when talking about the return of Jourdan Lewis Wednesday afternoon.

Michigan cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich looked glowingly when talking about the return of Jourdan Lewis Wednesday afternoon.

After missing the first three games of the season, Jourdan Lewis hasn't taken long to get himself acclimated to the football field.

In Michigan's 14-7 win over Wisconsin Saturday, Lewis potentially made the play of the year in college football.

Backed up in their own territory and facing fourth and long in the final minutes, the Badgers hurled a deep ball to midfield as Lewis made a diving, one-handed interception to seal the game.

"It's insane," Michigan cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich said Wednesday. "I haven't seen anything like that from a defensive player I've seen a few guys offensive do that but not defensively. That was a hell of a play."

While the interceptions and wow moments will stand out on the highlight shows, Lewis' total package is what makes him special in Zordich's eyes.

"He's a complete player on the defensive side of the ball," Zordich said. "The kid is very competitive, very feisty, very good in man coverage, very good in zone coverage when he has to drop and halves. 

"He knows how to get off blocks and make tackles, and he can do it all. He's a pretty good player."

As good as Lewis is at corner, Zordich says there's still plenty of room for improvement, fast to recognize technical mistakes.

"They're few and far between with him," Zordich said. "The thing is, when he does it, he knows it and he gets pretty upset about it so he tries to figure it out pretty quick."


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