There are some questions about the tunnel placement at Michigan Stadium after the violent altercation that took place after Saturday’s win over Michigan State.
As former Michigan tight end Jake Butt described to RJ Young The number one college football show, a lonely tunnel separates the Great House from the other venues. But he still doesn’t believe the lineup is a significant issue despite recent incidents with Michigan State and Penn State.
“These moments happen, and is what happened with Penn State a problem? Absolutely. Is what happened after Michigan State a problem? Absolutely, those are problems,” Butt said. “It’s also true that it’s generally not a problem to the point where you have to panic and make any kind of emotional decision. You know, 99 percent of the time there’s nothing.”
Disturbing video has emerged of what Jim Harbaugh described as an attack by Spartans players on two of his Michigan players. Michigan State has suspended four players (Angelo Grose, Zion Young, Tank Brown and Khary Crump) and police are investigating the incident.
Butt said it’s fun to chit chat between players “as long as there’s a very clear line drawn.” That line was definitely crossed over the weekend, but he still doesn’t “believe in emotional decisions.”
“The Big House has been the Big House for decades, a century,” Butt said. “To say that two cases all of a sudden warrant a change, I don’t know if I’m willing to commit to that right now.”
The family of Michigan defensive back Gemon Green will reportedly seek criminal charges.