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12 Days to Michigan Football

Instead of 12 days of football, we'll get three glorious months.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

RS Junior Blake Countess, DB

Number: 2

Hometown: Owens Mills, MD

Height/Weight: 5' 10" / 180 lbs.

Three Things to Know About Blake

1. He gets a very important jersey this year. Coach Hoke awarded him the number two jersey, which, as any Michigan fan knows, graced the back of the finest player I've ever seen in a Michigan uniform.

2. The rest of the Big Ten doesn't have much seniority at the corner position, so Countess is primed for a big year since he chose to come back for another year. Not only having seniority among Michigan's whole defense but the whole conference doesn't happen often, and many are hoping Countess becomes an even better version of himself.

3. Countess knows he has high expectations, and embraces it, not only with his new jersey but overall: