Michigan football cornerback Terrence Talbott leaves the program
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
A university spokesman confirmed Thursday morning that reserve junior cornerback Terrence Talbott has left the football program.
The 5-foot-11, 178-pound Talbott -- from Huber Heights, Ohio -- played in all 13 games for Michigan in 2010, including 11 appearances at cornerback as a true freshman.
In 2011, however, his playing time decreased dramatically -- as he appeared in just two contests overall, both on special teams.
He appeared in line to receive more playing time after an impressive spring showing that saw him running with the starting defense.
But, now, that won't be the case.
“He’s like a lot of our guys out there," Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said in April. "Our program is about nobody ever really having a position locked. Raymon (Taylor) steps in there, shows some good things. Terrence goes in there and shows some good things. It doesn’t matter.
"I think at the very end of spring, we’ll evaluate and say, 'Who had the most good days and where does he fit now?' All of this is a process until we get to that opening game."
In 2011, Talbott fell behind Blake Countess and J.T. Floyd on the depth chart, and also sat behind reserves Courtney Avery, Raymon Taylor and Delonte Hollowell.