Michigan cornerback Jeremy Clark’s season is over after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. The injury came in the second half of Michigan’s 49-10 win over Penn State.
"Yeah, he tore his ACL," Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. "I think Brandon Watson, who we trust as a good football player (will play more). And then both (freshmen) David Long and Lavert Hill will step to the (front) now. They've been practicing and playing a little bit.
"Now they'll be called on."
The fifth-year senior will have his season cut short, but Harbaugh will look to get Clark a sixth-year with the program.
"I felt like it was real tough to see Jeremy go down, he's like my brother," fullback Khalid Hill said. "I've dealt with the same injury and this isn't how you want to go out. I went to him, told him everything was going to be OK and told him I'd be there for him."
Expect Brandon Watson, David Long and Lavert Hill to step up in the absence of Clark.