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COUNTESS
From Page 1A
"Courtney's a seasoned veter-
an," Hoke said. "I think with him
and (sophomore Raymon Taylor)
and Terry Richardson, the young
freshman, all three of those guys
are guys that we've counted on to
be able to step up and play."
When Countess exited the
game against the Crimson Tide,
Avery initially replaced him, but
he was soon pulled in favor of
Taylor after failing to slow down
Alabama's receivers.
The Tide appeared to specifi-
cally pick on Avery, twice throw-
ing to his side of the field in his
first two series.
Avery looked particularly bad
on a 51-yard touchdown pass in
the first quarter, when he slipped
while trying to defend Alabama
receiver DeAndrew White's dou-
ble move. White was left wide
open streaking down the right
sideline, and quarterback A.J.
McCarron found him easily for
the score.
"Courtney has a lot of experi-
ence, you know," Hoke said. "He's
played a lot of football here.... We
trust Courtney. That's the biggest
issue."
Going into the season, corner-
back appeared to be one of the
Wolverines' strongest positions
depth-wise. But Countess's inju-
ry and the transfer of Terrance
Talbott over the summer leaves
sophomore Delonte Hollowell as
the only additional scholarship
corner.
As for. the nickelback slot,
which is now vacant with Avery's
ascendance tothe startinglineup,
Hoke said he might choose to
simply keep redshirt junior safe-
ty Thomas Gordon in the game
instead of removing him in favor
of another cornerback. But he
didn't rule out the possibility of
using another cornerback for the
role, either.

The fact that Countess was
injured on special teams calls into
question Michigan's use of him
on that unit, given thathis role on
defense is more important than
his duties as punt gunner.
But Hoke expressed no regrets
about using a player of Countess's
caliber on the puntteam.
"We try and only putguys who
are only going to play significant
time on two teams," Hoke said.
"And the rationale is it's one-third
of the football game, and you bet-
ter have guys who are capable
and guys you think are your best
players. So the rationale is you're
going to win the kicking game
also."
NOTES:.Hoke also announced
that fifth-year senior tight end
Brandon Moore will miss this
week's game, against Air Force
after spraining his MCL on Sat-
urday night. He'll be replaced by
former walk-on and fifth-year
senior tight end Mike Kwiat-
kowski, and the freshman tandem
of Devin Funchess and A.J. Wil-
liams. All three players appeared
against Alabama.
Redshirt junior offensive tack-
le Taylor Lewan, on the other
hand, will play against Air Force
even though he also had to leave
Saturday's game after injuring his
leg in the fourth quarter. Hoke
said Lewan has a bruise, and he
said it isn't serious.
Redshirt junior running
back Fitzgerald Toussaint and
sophomore defensive end Frank
Clark will also play on Saturday,
according to Hoke. Each was sus-
pended for the Alabama game due
to separate legal matters.
After Devin Gardner received
heavy playing time at wide
receiver on Saturday night, Hoke
confirmed that the junior is now
essentially at that position full-
time and will play quarterback
only in certain situations. Gard-
ner said he just considers himself
a "football player," and will play
wherever he can help the team.

ALICE LLOYD
From Page 1A
building when residents moved
in August. New dance and fitness
studios are not finished, but will
be complete within the next few
weeks, Logan added.
LSA sophomore Jamie Nadel,
who lived in Couzens Residence
Hall last year and now lives in
Alice Lloyd with fellow LHSP
students, said he likes how the
residence hall reflects the charac-
ter of LHSP, which is celebrating
its 50th anniversary this year.
"I thought it was very inter-
esting that they decided to make
it look very 60s, because that's
when the building was made, and
that's when the LHSP program
started," Nadel said. " ... I think
they're really trying to go back to
that style and engross us in this
idea of the anniversary. That is a
really interesting portion of liv-
ing here."
He added that the dorm is very
"eclectic" because of the variety
of furniture, colors and designs.
"All of the rooms are big and
beautiful and just amazing look-
ing. I don't know how they could
have made it better," Nadel said.
Though Alice Lloyd does
not have a multipurpose room
for large group gatherings like
Couzens did, Monville said there
are plenty of other spaces, such
as study rooms and lounges, to
use for group work.
LSA freshman Taylor Sullivan
said that since classes haven't
started, many of the new study
rooms and lounges have been
empty.
"I think it would be better if
there were more people here.
There are never people in the
lounges," Sullivan said. "I think
everyone is new to it, and a lot
of people don't know where to
go. Hopefully, there will be more
people out and about throughout
the year."
Sullivan said she also had the
opportunity to see the new, six-
person suites while participating
in Move-In Makers - a program
where students arrive on cam-
pus early to assist other residents
moving in - and was impressed
with the rooms.
While the number of Uni-
versity Housing spaces was a
concern for many students last
winter, Logan said no first-year
students were displaced due to

the construction on East Quad
Residence Hall, which housed
approximately 850 students last
year, and the closing of Baits I
Residence Hall, which housed
about 570 students.
Though no students were dis-
placed, there were about 400
fewer bed spaces this year. How-
ever, most returning students
who completed a housing appli-
cation this year were able to still
live on campus after Northwood
apartments I and II were con-
verted from housing for graduate
students to housing for under-
graduate students.
Logan also said the housing
committee was able to make up
for unavailable space by convert-
ing Northwood III into h housing
community for first-year stu-
dents, and Housing is currently
workingto add wireless Internet
access in all Northwood apart-
ments.
"It probably wasn't, for many
of them, their first choice.
Although there are a number of
the sophomore and older stu-
dents who do like the apartment
living, so it worked out fine,"
Logan said. "Those who wanted
to stick through the sign-up pro-
cess and live on campus, we were
able to find a place for them."
Logan said the renovations on
East Quad are on schedule, and
the building is planned to re-
open in the fall after a 15-month
renovation.
The University's housing staff
has also been doing preliminary
planning for future renovations
of other residence halls as part
of a continuation of the RLI,
according to Logan.
"We feel there is an oppor-
tunity to do some considerable
work in South Quad Residence
Hall, and we're looking at oppor-
tunities to do renovation work
within West Quad Residence
Hall after that," Logan said.
He added that Baits II also
received many renovations over
the summer to improve commu-
nity spaces, including the addi-
tion of a fitness room, a theatre,
a piano lounge and a room with a
green screen.
"It's been an extremely busy
summer," Logan said. "The work
done by housing staff in main-
tenance, custodial service, and
of course housing planning and
design has just been phenome-
nal. They have put in an Olympic
effort this year."

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