Michigan starts conference play this weekend against Penn State.
And Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is hopeful it’s also the start of one of his star defender’s seasons.
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis has missed the Wolverines’ first three games with a handful of issues, including injuries to his back, hamstring and quads. But his coach thinks he could take the field for the first time this season against the Nittany Lions.
“That nagging thing you’re dealing with, it’s not broken, but it’s just as real,” Harbaugh said Monday at his weekly press conference. “He’s doing a fantastic job. The guy has been a real stud in everything that he’s done, every preparation that he’s made. It’s all been A-plus, plus. I’m very hopeful this is the week he’ll get back out there on the field of play.”
Lewis started in every game at cornerback for Michigan last season and was named a first-team All-American by USA Today.