The University of Michigan has now officially announced the addition of graduate transfer Wayne Lyons, though this move has been expected since March.
Wolverines secondary coach Mike Zordich talked in March about Lyons and how he’s excited to coach him. (As we recently learned, that was one of four self-reported minor NCAA violations committed by Michigan since Harbaugh’s arrival.)
“We are excited about the addition of Wayne Lyons as a postgraduate student and defensive back on our football team,” said Zordich in a statement released on mgoblue.com. “He brings great experience and ability to our secondary and special teams units. In addition, Wayne is a super individual who will achieve great things both on the field and in his future career.”
Michigan’s defense was going to be its strength before this addition. Lyons’ experience on college football’s biggest stage is going to bolster the Wolverines’ efforts as they likely work to compromise for a weaker offense.
Lyons appeared in 43 games during his time at Stanford, recording 128 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Lyons is listed on Michigan’s roster as a cornerback.
Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.