Great news: according to the Detroit News, Jake Butt is predicted to be back by the 3rd or 4th game of the season. This would put him in play for Big 10 games, and could make a huge difference by the end of the season.
We are a bit thin in depth at the TE position. Having Butt back will give the offense a lot more in the way of options. Having others play in the first 3 - 4 games gives them game experience before the Big 10. I wonder if this will be the precursor to more 2 TE sets?