Michigan Wolverines cornerback J.T. Floyd shaved off his dreadlocks before last week's game against the Purdue Boilermakers. The senior told MLive's Kyle Meinke that he was "ready for a different look" after sporting the dreads for five years:
"Just starting a new season, Big Ten season, and I had them for five years. Just ready for a different look ... It was a great feeling to just be able to wake up and just finally be able to feel your head. Actually feel your scalp."
After setting himself free from the weight of the locks, which amounted to two pounds, Floyd tried to convince teammate Denard Robinson to take the plunge with him:
"(Denard) was the first guy I saw. He just looked at me and smiled, 'Man, I can't believe you did it.' We had a little dreadlock bond, I guess. Now I'm trying to persuade him to cut 'em, but it's not going to happen. Not going to happen."
Although Floyd feels good without the hair, it certainly wasn't distracting his play on the field. He has racked up 21 tackles and a couple of pass break-ups this season for a Wolverines defense that has allowed 13 points in three consecutive games, giving up just two offensive touchdowns in the process.
Michigan will look to continue its strong defensive play going as they take on the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.