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Carvin Johnson Leaves Michigan Football Program

Carvin Johnson, a sophomore safety for the Michigan Wolverines, has elected to leave the program after Saturday's 36-14 victory over Purdue. Johnson is the second defensive back to leave the program this season after Gregg Brown left last week. He is also the sixth Michigan player to leave this season:

Michigan sophomore Carvin Johnson has left the team, a U-M spokesman confirmed. he played in 8 games, had 14 tackles and a pass breakup.

Johnson started three games last season as hybrid safety and linebacker but had only 14 tackles in eight games this season. On Saturday against Purdue, he assisted on one tackle.

His departure further weakens a secondary that will need to improve in the coming weeks as Michigan faces Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State. The Wolverines are currently in a three-way tie for the Legends Division lead with Michigan State and Nebraska, but the Spartans hold the tiebreaker due to their head-to-head win a few weeks ago.