“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
According to this Detroit News ARTICLE, Jake Butt is recovering well from his ACL injury and was able to run some yesterday without pain. Coach Hoke anticipates that he could be game-ready by the third or fourth game of the season. There's a lot of time between now and then, but it sounds like it's more likely than not that Michigan will have Butt available in time for the B1G season, with one or two games already under his belt to shake off the proverbial rust.
Hoke see's Butt's rehab situation as being similar to Jake Ryan's recovery from ACL injury:
“I would think to really have him back where you’d want him, it probably would be game three or four,” Hoke said this spring of Butt. “So it is similar in some ways to (Ryan), but we’ll just have to see. Everybody heals differently.” From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140528/SPORTS0201/305280109#ixzz336jW6N1G
Good article, but I'm posting it just so I can say ohmigod he's eating everything, oh the humanity. Next thing we know, he'll be eating pizzas.
CNN spent time making fun of Jake Butt. When did TV News become so stupid?
Sup. Early enrollees have numbers and listed heights/weights.
I'll have a post up tomorrow a.m. with the uninteresting interesting things.
Jake Butt announced that he IS enrolling early now.
That means the current early enrollment list looks roughly like this:
- Kyle Bosch
- Jake Butt
- Taco Charlton
- Ross Douglas
- Dymonte Thomas (probable)
- Logan Tuley-Tillman
It looks likes early enrollment is becoming more and more popular every year and it will definitely help these guys see the field earlier.
The Opening just released the awards for the weekend event. Jourdan Lewis won the Skills Challenge competition, and Lewis and Jake Butt both made the 7on All-Tournament team.
The full list of honors:
The all-tourney 7-on-7 team from #TheOpeing: O.J. Howard, Larenz Bryant, Jaylon Smith, Jourdan Lewis, Ryan Green, Max Browne, Jake Butt..
(all-tourney continued): Cam Burrows, Matt Thomas, Ryan Switzer and MVP Torii Hunter Jr.
#TheOpening offensive line MVP is Denver Kirkland.
#TheOpening defensive line MVP is Eddie Vanderdoes.
#TheOpening defensive line one-on-one MVP is A'Shawn Robinson.
#TheOpening offensive line one-on-one MVP is Ira Denson.
7on All Tournament Team (Jake Butt rocking the M Swag shirt...nice):
Jourdan Lewis with Shane Morris & Laquon Treadwell:
Jourdan Lewis in action: