Boubacar Cissoko is 5-9 and allegedly 177 lbs. Last weekend he was asked to defend Michael Floyd for most of the game, who is listed at 6-3 and 220 pounds.
This weekend, unless Gerg is crazy and decides not to put Donovan Warren on CAW's primary wideout Jacory Stone, Cissoko is likely to be defending one of the following players:
Trey Hunter - 6-0, 200 lb. senior.
Marvon Sanders - 5-9, 160 lb. sophomore.
Dontayo Gage - 5-11, 190 lb. senior.
Gage was a 2 star recruit, the others were unstarred.
Cissoko has now played a little over 90 minutes as a primary, starting cornerback at Michigan. He has played this year with a nerve injury that doesn't allow him to raise one of his arms above his head. He has an INT as well as a swagger that I think many Michigan fans want in their players.
It's absurd to jump to conclusions such as "Cissoko just isn't any good" with nothing more than a 90-minute sample size. I couldn't imagine having to play 77 defensive snaps against 2 of the 15 best wide receivers in college football. Cissoko did, did what the coaches asked of him, and didn't cause Michigan to lose the game despite playing injured. That's a gutsy performance and I applaud him.
For those of you at the game Saturday, cheer a little extra for Boubacar. For me, he's become my 2009 version of 2008 Martavious Odoms, a player who is being criticized for many reasons, but most of which he has little control over.