Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor

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Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:53 AM (permalink)
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Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was hired to stabilize the Michigan offense and create a consistent identity for a unit that spent too much time trying to do everything last season and not enough time doing anything well. During spring practice, Nussmeierhas streamlined the offense, emphasizing the running attack much to the delight of running back Derrick Green.
“Michigan is about running the ball, and this unit is going to bring it back,“ said Green, who looks noticeably leaner and says that he is 20 pounds lighter than when he struggled for playing time last year. “I feel a lot faster, stronger; my body feels a lot better than last season.”

 
http://bleacherreport.com...game-back-to-ann-arbor
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:15 AM (permalink)
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Nice to see that it appears Green has put in some work in the off season to get himself in better playing shape. Let's hope that work pays off with on the field results.

He and Smith could be a lethal 1-2 punch for us next season if the o-line comes around...

 

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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:57 AM (permalink)
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33% of our running attack per game was from Gardner last season. THAT has to change.

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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:13 AM (permalink)
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^Rancho Correctamundo.
 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:41 AM (permalink)
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Nice article, Phil. Of course, everything depends on how the OL performs but expect big things from Green AND Smith & great to hear that Green is in better shape this year than last 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:14 PM (permalink)
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Being a "homer", the tandem may read Smith AND Green!!
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:55 PM (permalink)
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If We don't hear of him gashing this defense in practice, with our super soft middle, what speaks of that?
 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:23 PM (permalink)
 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:30 PM (permalink)
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I see a foretold future of our pass blocking........sighhhhhh
 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:21 PM (permalink)
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I will believe it if our RBs gash the Jolly Green Giants up the Interstate.
 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:54 PM (permalink)
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Like how FJ is coaching them...it's just a question of the backs learning how to pass block & use their low gravity to "push & drive" on a consistent basis!
 
Have to wait to have a true evaluation of whether we're improving but looking forward to the fall!
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:08 AM (permalink)
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Jackson seems to laugh every time one of the backs either holds or gets smoked...maybe that's part of our problem...haha

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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:19 AM (permalink)
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Good lord our backs can't block for s**t. It's just one video but geez!
 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:07 AM (permalink)
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I was thinking the same thing too. Was there 1 decent block in the clip? Jeez
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:39 PM (permalink)
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That's what I was suggesting too 4life. Green got smoked twice in that short video.
 
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Re:Derrick Green Bringing the Run Game Back to Ann Arbor Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:51 PM (permalink)
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Good lord our backs can't block for s**t. It's just one video but geez!

 
the only silver lining I have in response to that is that they have until August to fix it. . .



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