Cornerback Boubacar Cissoko dismissed for violation of team rules
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez dismissed cornerback Boubacar Cissoko from the team Tuesday for a violation of team rules.
Cissoko was suspended two games earlier this year for violating rules, but returned to play as a nickel cornerback in last week's loss to Penn State.
The sophomore started the first four games of the season at right corner, opposite Donovan Warren. He was benched early in Michigan's Big Ten opener against Indiana for poor play, did not see the field the following week against Michigan State, and sat out the Iowa and Delaware State games.
Woolfolk said Monday he liked the look of Michigan's "Swat Team" third-down defense, when he played safety and Cissoko played cornerback in an attempt to get Michigan's best coverage defensive backs on the field.
"He's a great athlete and we just had to incorporate him into the game someway, somehow," Woolfolk said of Cissoko. "He did a great job. He just locked up those receivers the whole game."
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