Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Boubacar Cissoko off the team?

A report from the Free Press (link is no follwed) says that Boubacar Cissoko's high school coach is claiming he's off the team:

Sophomore cornerback Boubacar Cissoko has been kicked off the Michigan football team, his high school coach, Thomas Wilcher of Detroit Cass Tech, said tonight.

"He missed class, missed workouts," said Wilcher, who said he spoke to a U-M assistant coach and Cissoko today.

Cissoko, a 5-foot-9, 177-pounder, was suspended three weeks ago by U-M coach Rich Rodriguez, missing the Iowa and Delaware State games. He slowly worked his way back into the lineup and was reinstated late last week, playing a bit at cornerback against Penn State on Saturday.

"Now he's got to make something, because he blew it," Wilcher said.

Asked about Cissoko earlier this week, Rodriguez repeated himself, saying Cissoko's reinstatement was "day-to-day."

So you remember all of that stuff that I wrote about the defense and what Cissoko brings? Yeah, well, replace all of that with JT Floyd if this happens to be true.

FWIW, Cissoko is still on the official roster at MGoBlue. I was really pulling for him. But if what his coach says is true, it makes it tough to root for the kid. We'll see how this unfolds.


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