Outback Bowl 2013: Courtney Avery likely will replace J.T. Floyd

Gregory Shamus

Veteran cornerback likely to take position vacated by suspended senior.

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has named junior cornerback Courtney Avery as the likely replacement for suspended starter J.T. Floyd, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. Floyd, who earned an all-Big Ten honorable mention after starting every game at cornerback for the Wolverines, was suspended for the team's postseason game for a violation of team rules.

Avery started the first four games of Michigan's season at cornerback, before losing his position to sophomore Raymon Taylor. Avery continued to act as the team's nickelback in the absence of sophomore Blake Countess, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first week of the campaign. The junior has made 12 career starts at cornerback, recording 51 total tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, and 4.5 tackles for loss.

Michigan faces the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2013 Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

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