Jake Butt has had enough.
Coming up big in a few moments towards the tail end of his freshman season, it was expected that Butt was going to make a major impact on the offense during his sophomore campaign.
A torn ACL and meniscus later, things didn’t exactly go as planned.
Now back to full strength, Butt is ready to put last season’s struggles in the rearview, the junior tight end wants the offense to get back on the right track and help turn thing around.
“I think it’s time to have a big year as an offense,” Butt said. “Not anyone specifically, but we’ve struggled these past few years and I think we’ve been putting in the work and it’s time to do something special as an offense. You can’t win with just one guy, you need all 11 guys and whoever is coming in to be at their best.”
All Butt has seen during his time at Michigan is struggles. With all the hardwork the team has put in during the offseason, he shared his frustrations with it not translating to the football on Saturday’s.
“It (losing) hasn’t been easy,” Butt said. “It’s been real tough. It’s not like we weren’t working at all during the offseason. We were working hard, still working hard and if you don’t get it done in the fall, it hurts a little bit.”
Through all of the distractions and negative publicity that swept over the program last fall, Butt still remains positive and with a new coaching staff the outlook appears to be a bit more sunny these days.
“At the end of the day you have to look at the positives,” Butt said. “We’ve got a great coach, great opportunity this year. We’ve got a lot of guys returning, I think we’re excited about it.”