Notre Dame loses safety Jamoris Slaughter for the season, secondary thinned for Michigan game
ANN ARBOR -- Notre Dame's attempt to finally corral Michigan football quarterback Denard Robinson will have to happen with one less defensive back.
Starting senior safety Jamoris Slaughter reportedly tore is Achilles tendon Saturday during the first half of Notre Dame's 20-3 victory at Michigan State.
ESPN.com reports that Matthias Farley, a redshirt freshman converted wide receiver, will likely start in Slaughter's place this Saturday when the 11th-ranked Fighting Irish host No. 18 Michigan (7:30 p.m., NBC).
Slaughter started 10 games at safety last season for Notre Dame, totaling 45 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.
Last season against Michigan, Slaughter recorded just one tackle as Robinson threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for 108 and one more on the ground.
Slaughter is the third member of the Fighting Irish secondary to go down for the season, as Austin Collinsworth is out for the year with a shoulder injury, while Lo Wood is also shelved with an Achilles injury.
Michigan will look for its fourth straight win over Notre Dame on Saturday.