The 95th Annual Michigan Football Bust was held at Laurel Manor on Monday night to celebrate Michigan football's 9-3 season in 2015. Head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke before the crowd, telling them that he felt like this team gave everything that it had and that Michigan got its dignity back. He then proceeded to hand out rings to all 44 of Michigan's seniors, even the ones that will be asked to return for a fifth season if they have an additional year of eligibility. Then, the night ended as the Wolverines gave out their team awards, which was highlighted by wide receiver Jehu Chesson, who caught 45 passes for 646 yards and eight touchdowns, added two rushing and one kickoff return touchdowns, and became a vertical weapon for Jake Rudock in the second half of the season, being named the team's MVP. Here's the full list of awards:
Bo Schembechler Most Valuable Player: Jehu Chesson
Hugh H. Rader Jr. Offensive Lineman of the Year: Graham Glasgow
Richard Katcher Defensive Lineman of the Year: Ryan Glasgow and Chris Wormley
Roger Zatkoff Linebacker of the Year: Desmond Morgan
Bob Ufer's Bequest (Most Enthusiasm and Love for Michigan): Joe Bolden
Dr. Arthur D. Robinson Scholarship Award (Best Student-Athlete): Michael Jocz
There are a few additional tidbits to report from the bust as well:
- Harbaugh announced that the team will begin its bowl practices on Thursday.
- Ryan Glasgow, who injured his pectoral muscle against Rutgers and missed the final three games of the season, was spotted still wearing a giant brace or sling. Fans have wondered as to whether Glasgow will be able to return for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl against Florida, but that seems unlikely right now.
- Jabrill Peppers didn't attend the bust tonight because, according to Michigan officials, he needed to stay home and do schoolwork. However, The Michigan Daily's Zach Shaw reported that Peppers has been seen walking around campus with his hand in a soft cast and may have suffered an undisclosed injury. We'll update you when we can.