Hoke Stretches Spring Schedule to Overhaul Offense

Spring practice has begun in Ann Arbor, Mich., but youwouldn’t know it by the weather. An early start combined with the lingering effects of the polar vortex has Michigan practicing indoors as snow and ice remain piled up outside.

The uncharacteristic sub-zero temperatures match the general mood after last season’s 7-6 finish.

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How Does Jake Butt’s Injury Impact Doug Nussmeier’s Offense?

Tight end Jake Butt’s recent ACL injury that was announced by the Michigan athletic department depletes an already thin position group for Doug Nussmeier in his first season as offensive coordinator. The graduation of last season’s top receiver, Jeremy Gallon, and reliable option Drew Dileo leaves quarterback Devin Gardner without two of his favorite targets, while Butt’s injury threatens to have serious implications as Nussmeier tries to retool the Michigan offense.

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