Wallpaper Season - Butt, Jake Butt (UPDATED)

Wallpaper Season - Butt, Jake Butt (UPDATED)

Submitted by jonvalk on May 4th, 2015 at 1:03 AM

Ok, so, just for fun, I'm doing a series of wallpapers based on movie posters.  If you recall, last year I turned Jake Ryan into Captain America.  This year I'm starting out with a remake of the Skyfall poster and featuring Jake Butt.  If for no other reason than it's fun to say "Butt, Jake Butt."  Anyway, I like how it turned out, but I'd love some constructive criticism and suggestions for movie posters to recreate with Michigan favorites.  Enjoy!

- JonValk

#GoBlue

Indiana pre-game: injuries etc.

Indiana pre-game: injuries etc.

Submitted by dnak438 on November 1st, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Per Twitter, no Maurice Hurst, Willie Henry, Jabrill Peppers, Jake Butt, Dymonte Thomas. I'll update as things become more clear. This is a little worrying:

No Jake Butt on the dress list this week. Suspended "for a violation of team expectations"

— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) November 1, 2014

The safety situation:

Jarrod Wilson and Delano Hill running at safety with the first team in skeleton drills.

— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) November 1, 2014

UPDATE: Jehu is back and will be starting:

Jehu Chesson announced on the big board as the starter across from Devin Funchess today.

— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) November 1, 2014

 

Comparing injuries across the Big Ten

Comparing injuries across the Big Ten

Submitted by m1jjb00 on October 13th, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Alum 65 asked what did we do to the injury gods.  I was thinking the same thing as it seemed like a lot, but then I asked myself how it compares to other schools.  Some Internet searches convinced me that reporting was too inconsistent across schools to have a good, comparable measure.  Plus, it was really time consuming.

The table below presents an imperfect measure of starts lost.  Michigan appears second to Maryland in terms of injuries in the Big 10.

“Starts” lost*

 

Games

Played

Starts lost

as %

of gm.

Maryland

6

21

3.5

Michigan

7

22

3.1

Purdue

7

20

2.9

Minnesota

6

17

2.8

Rutgers

6

15

2.5

Wisconsin

6

12

2.0

Nebraska

6

12

2.0

Illinois

7

11

1.6

Iowa

6

8

1.3

Northwestern

6

7

1.2

Indiana

6

6

1.0

MichiganState

6

5

0.8

PennState

6

4

0.7

OhioState

5

2

0.4

* excludes second-string quarterbacks

For each player on the team that records at least one start in the NCAA database, the table sums up the number of games played according to the same database less the number of games the team played.  So, for instance, Michigan has played seven games.  Jehu Chesson started at least one game (four actually, which doesn’t matter) and has played in six.  So, he contributes 1 to Michigan’s total.  Kyle Kalis started only three games, but because he has played all seven he doesn’t contribute to the measure.  The theory is that if a player has started at least one game, he probably plays in all the games even if he doesn’t start unless he is injured or suspended.  You can’t just take everyone on the roster and calculate how many games weren’t played because you’ll end up just with an estimate of how coach’s play their benches and how many blowouts there were.

 

The one adjustment I made to the count was that I treated quarterbacks differently.  If a starter is replaced, he may not be hurt but not play in the game.  Moreover, if you end up starting a second-string QB in one game, you’ll end up treating him as hurt in all the other games that he may not have played.  Shane Morris is such an example, as he started against Minnesota, but did not play against Notre Dame when he wasn’t hurt.  So, he otherwise would have been counted as injured for Notre Dame had I not just excluded second-string quarterbacks.  I did go back and add in any games not played by obvious 1st string quarterbacks.  Rudock, Leidner, and Lunt missed games due to injury, while it doesn’t appear that Etling, who missed two games, was hurt.  (The theory is that reporting on starting quarterbacks is good enough across teams.)  I didn’t add back in an injury for Morris for the Penn State game, which he probably should be counted, just like I didn’t do any comparable searches for other second-string quarterbacks who may be injured.

It’s useful to acknowledge all of the other imperfections in this measure.

  • It includes suspensions, so Glasgow adds one to Michigan.
  • It doesn’t include obvious starters lost for the entire year before the season started, such as Braxton Miller.  Note that Noah Spence also doesn’t show up, as although he played in one game, he didn’t start in that game.
  • It doesn’t include injuries to important people on special teams or important backups that in a perfect world would be counted. 
  • No adjustments are made for how good the player was that was lost.  Nor does it weigh injuries if for instance they occur in the same area, which may compound the damage.
  • No allowances are made for guys who play in some games but are obviously not 100% (Jake Butt?).
  • Teams that have instability in their starting lineups will have a bigger pool to have a chance to show up as injured. 

 

The advantage is that it doesn’t depend on a detailed knowledge of the teams, which might then be biased as I at least know more about some teams more than others.

 

 

 

 

Jake Butt running with the 1's?

Jake Butt running with the 1's?

Submitted by Sauce Castillo on September 3rd, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Apparently there is a clip of the practice video on MGoBlue where it clearly shows Butt running with the ones.  Does anyone really think he will get deployed this weekend? 

I believe this is the link but I don't know for sure as it's blocked at my work.

http://www.mgoblue.com/collegesportslive/?media=462757

Jake Butt Likely To Be Back Before B1G Season

Jake Butt Likely To Be Back Before B1G Season

Submitted by Everyone Murders on May 29th, 2014 at 8:39 AM

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#ixzz33…

Spring Roster Published

Spring Roster Published

Submitted by Seth on March 17th, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Sup. Early enrollees have numbers and listed heights/weights.

See:

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Elig.
88 Jake Butt TE 6-6 231 FR
7 Ross Douglas DB 5-10 176 FR
72 Logan Tuley-Tillman OL 6-7 285 FR
65 Kyle Bosch OL 6-5 307 FR
25 Dymonte Thomas DB 6-2 187 FR
33 Taco Charlton DE 6-6 265 FR

I'll have a post up tomorrow a.m. with the uninteresting interesting things.

 

Early enrollment list so far

Early enrollment list so far

Submitted by robbyt003 on September 10th, 2012 at 9:19 AM

 

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

 

LINK

It looks likes early enrollment is becoming more and more popular every year and it will definitely help these guys see the field earlier.