Former Michigan TE joins Big Ten Network for 2022 college football season
INDIANAPOLIS — A familiar face for Michigan football fans will be appear on TV for Big Ten football games this fall. Jake Butt, the former All-American tight end for the Wolverines, has joined the Big Ten Network broadcast booth for the 2022 season, the network announced Tuesday. When Butt isn’t on the call for games, he will join the network’s Saturday studio show to provide analysis. Butt, 27, retired from football during the 2021 NFL season after five seasons in the league. NOTE: Michigan had two interior offensive lineman, guard Zak Zinter and center Olusegun “Olu’ Oluwatimi, make the 89-player Outland Trophy preseason watch list on Tuesday.mlive.com
Big Ten, Pac-12 athletes, alums react to USC, UCLA changing leagues
Tight end Jake Butt never had a chance to face USC or UCLA in four seasons at Michigan from 2013-16. The two storied Pac-12 programs are joining the Big Ten beginning in 2024, a move that will send ripples through college football for years to come. “From a financial and TV product standpoint, this is excellent for B10 and CFB (college football),” Butt wrote in a series of tweets. ?”Below are some other top reactions and opinions from current or former athletes at Michigan, Michigan State, USC and UCLA. Former USC quarterback and current college football analyst Matt Leinart tweeted: “May be the wildest CFB off-season we have ever seen.mlive.com
How to watch Michigan vs. Ohio State: TV channel, kickoff time, live stream
Michigan has lost eight straight games against Ohio State and 15 of the last 16. Ohio State won 56-27 in Ann Arbor in 2019 and 62-39 the year before that. The Buckeyes are coming off a 56-7 home win over Michigan State. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1, 8-0) at No. Play keep awayMichigan’s biggest challenge vs. Ohio State?mlive.com
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Former Michigan TE Jake Butt says ‘this is our year’ to beat Ohio State
2 Ohio State is for the Big Ten East crown, and a special guest joins the latest episode of “Wolverine Confidential” podcast to preview the top-10 matchup. Former Michigan standout tight end Jake Butt has a deeper understanding of the rivalry than most having grown up 15 minutes from Columbus in a family full of Buckeyes fans. Butt played four seasons at Michigan from 2013-16 and still bleeds maize and blue. Listen to the podcast below as he shares his keys to Saturday’s game, thoughts on the rivalry and the Wolverines’ current tight end room, and the launch of his own podcast. Buy Wolverines gear: Fanatics, Nike, Amazon, LidsBuy Wolverines tickets: StubHub, SeatGeek, TicketmasterStream Wolverines games live: fuboTV, ESPN+, Slingmlive.com
Former Michigan tight end Jake Butt retires from NFL
Former Michigan tight end Jake Butt has called it a career in the NFL. The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday night that they have placed the 26-year-old on the reserve/retired list. Butt had a stellar collegiate career, leaving the program as the all-time leader in receptions (138) and receiving yards (1,646) among tight ends. However, he suffered a torn ACL during his final game in a Michigan uniform and struggled to stay healthy during his NFL career. Butt signed with the Chicago Bears in June.mlive.com
Ex-Michigan TE Jake Butt signs with Chicago Bears
Jake Butt will look to resurrect his NFL career in the NFC North. The former Michigan tight end signed with the Chicago Bears on Friday. Butt holds the Michigan record for career receptions (138) and receiving yards (1,646) among tight ends. He will join a crowded tight end room in Chicago that also features Jimmy Graham and 2020 second-round pick Cole Kmet. On Friday, the Bears also signed former Michigan tight end Tyrone Wheatley Jr.mlive.com
Wolverines in the NFL: Defensive linemen shine in Week 2
Week 2 of the NFL season was full of notable performances from former Michigan players, especially defensive linemen. 10 overall pick played every defensive snap in Sunday’s 26-21 win over the Denver Broncos and recorded seven tackles and one pass breakup. The rookie fifth-round pick played eight offensive snaps Sunday for the 2-0 Packers. Chargers OT Michael SchofieldThe 2014 third-round pick started in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. Steelers DT Chris WormleyThe 2017 third-round pick recorded his first tackle with the Steelers in Sunday’s win over the Broncos.mlive.com
Timeout? Fangio's late approach questioned after Denver loss
Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) celebrates his game winning field goal with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. The Denver Broncos coach was taken to task on television and social media for his late-game clock management Monday night after a 16-14 loss to Tennessee. Struggling kicker Stephen Gostkowski made a 25-yard field goal in the closing seconds after missing three attempts earlier in his Titans debut. One, their field goal kicker had obviously been having his problems. It would have put us in field goal range and given us a first down.
Gostkowski finally delivers in Titans' 16-14 win at Denver
Denver Broncos inside linebacker Josey Jewell (47) celebrates his stop of Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER – New kicker Stephen Gostkowski avoided a disastrous debut with the Tennessee Titans in the nick of time. The Titans escaped Denver with a 16-14 victory Monday night on Gostkowski’s 25-yard field goal with 17 seconds left after he’d missed four kicks, one in each quarter. Gostkowski missed three field goals: wide left, wide right and a block, and he missed an extra point. And Gostkowski became the first kicker to miss three field goals and a PAT in the same game since Mason Crosby missed four field goals and a PAT for the Packers against the Lions in 2018.
Broncos' Jake Butt a feel-good story on NFL's cutdown day
Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt takes part in drills during an NFL football practice in empty Empower Field at Mile High, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Star-crossed tight end Jake Butt felt better this summer than ever before. On Saturday he joined Washington quarterback Alex Smith as one of the NFL's biggest feel-good stories on cutdown day. Im really happy I stuck with it because I do feel really, really good out there. Bad days are going to come and tough days are going to come, but you cant quit.