Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB

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Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:44 AM
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When Nussmeier was hired byBrady Hoke, he had to do a crash course to familiarize himself with Michigan’s roster. But there was one player he already new very well—running back Derrick Green. Alabama had recruited Green, but he spurned the Crimson Tide to sign with Michigan. Now, Green will have every opportunity to be the focal point of Nussmeier’s running attack.

 
http://bleacherreport.com...reen-to-be-starting-rb
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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:52 AM
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Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB


Because we don't have anyone else to run the ball...haha

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:08 AM
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Exactly.  

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:27 AM
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If Green could become a poorman's Eddie Lacy, I'd be as happy as a pig in sh!t.
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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:57 AM
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I see more Carlos Hyde, but I get your point.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:46 PM
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I have NO doubt that Green will be a stud RB...but let's not forget about DeVeon Smith, who's also a top-notch RB.
 
LOVE having a "two-headed monster" tandem at RB 
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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 1:56 PM
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I'm actually more excited to see what DeVeon Smith can do this year.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:09 PM
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With ya Omaha! I think he's gonna be a stud. I hope green hits the gym hard this off season. So he can abuse people next year wearing them Down and bringing in Devon to make them pay late in games. Would be awesome!

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:23 PM
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I wouldn't dismiss Smith out of hand. He seemed the more natural runner last year. If we do end up going mainly zone blocking up front the guy with the better vision and cutting ability will get the job.
 
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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:39 PM
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Green can be really good... if he hits the weights. Last year he kind of reminded me of Ron Dayne but without the ability to knock people over / break tackles.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:51 PM
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Doesn't matter who you put back there if the blocking doesn't improve. That being said I'm pretty excited to what Smith and Green can do with a competent playcaller.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:56 PM
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The potential of a Green/Smith two-headed monster in the backfield should have everyone extremely excited. The big question is can we cobble together a competent enough O-line to give those two some running lanes? As it always has been & always will be this campaign will be won or lost on the O & D lines. Hoping for a miracle!

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Monday, February 17, 2014 12:09 PM
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They still need some WR to step up.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Monday, February 17, 2014 12:36 PM
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lucky ALA they dont have a 240 3rd down RB....
 
he has a lot to prove he didnt show me anything this year that has me excited as the go to back...
 
he is only a soph and I will give him this year to improve but he didnt run like a 5 star RB

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:47 PM
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He also didn't have 3 star blocking in front of him

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:45 PM
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You mean a 3* coached down to a 2* level? Lol

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Friday, February 28, 2014 7:55 AM
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What does a five star RB look like that never sees the field?

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Friday, February 28, 2014 12:24 PM
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What does a five star RB look like that never sees the field?

Kevin Grady
 
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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Friday, February 28, 2014 12:28 PM
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Good one.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Friday, February 28, 2014 1:29 PM
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Came to camp at 227lbs. His senior year weight. Gotta think he'll drop a few more in conditioning

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Friday, February 28, 2014 1:34 PM
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I was hoping to see him around the 220-225 mark personally.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Friday, February 28, 2014 5:11 PM
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Add Dee Hart to the 5* list to never hit the field.....

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:14 AM
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Also there's the visibility of a 5* recruit not seeing the field, and the effect that has on recruiting other high end players. High Schoolers are not interested in excuses about OL problems - that just makes recruiting studs harder. They want success right away, not vague promises about the future, and tradition.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:18 AM
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So don't come in at 242 pounds if you want to play right away.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:36 AM
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He needs to com in at 225 or less to be effective...But I am going to be the only one of this bandwagon but I dont see him as a go to guy for UM. I just didnt see anything from him that made me think he will be a force in the B10. Despite the OL whoa's I still think for instance at the goal line he tipped toed instead of running hard. For a guy with that size he runs very soft. I hope he proves me wrong in the spring

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:37 AM
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If they want success right away they should first try earning it.  That would be a good place to start.  I don't care if a guy is a 10 star stud. Prove it by playing better than anybody else.  And MGB is right-coming in over-weight isn't the right way to start.  This isn't an indictment of Derrick Green but any guy thinking what he did in HS should automatically make him a starter in college is the wrong guy.    

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:43 AM
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Green was by far the easiest to tackle 240lb guy I've seen. With that said, I`m not going to throw the towel in after a true freshman campaign. He wasn't a guy that enrolled early, he was thrown to the wolves last fall and had to sink or swim with a terrible O-line.
 
He could look like a completely different back come this fall.
 
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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:11 AM
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jsj_297


I was hoping to see him around the 220-225 mark personally.


Agreed. I think that would be perfect weight for him. However, if he is 230 and cut I won't complain either. 240 and sloppy looking like he was last season was not at all good.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:14 AM
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In a perfect world Green=Carlos Hyde who played at 230lbs last year.
 
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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:17 AM
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I've said this here before but not every running back comes out of the gate like TJ Yeldon did in 2012. Carlos Hyde took until his junior year to really get going and he's going to be a first round draft pick. I'm not saying Green deserves a free pass because of this, but give the guy some time before writing him off.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:39 PM
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Oh yeah, 230 and ripped to hell would be great! I too am not throwing in towel after last season. Get him a full year in house working out and coached up, hoping for the best!

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 7:33 AM
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http://www.mlive.com/wolv...errick_green_drop.html



A year later, Green reported to camp at 220 pounds. That body fat percentage? All the way down to 9 percent.


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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:08 AM
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From 27% to 9% is impressive. He's definitely trying to prove himself, and with Nuss here to guide him, I expect to see it translate to the field.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:19 AM
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I've said it all over this board, one season was way too soon to give up on him. He will be fine. 

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:11 AM
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Green looks extremely fit, but so does Smith and he seems to be a bit faster. 

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:21 PM
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Smith's gonna be beast this season. Count in that!

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:11 PM
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swoosh


Green looks extremely fit, but so does Smith and he seems to be a bit faster. 

Smith looks like a greek god. I ain't gay, but ya know...

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:56 PM
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ZJ, last season on my bowling league, we had a gentleman, a married gentleman, mind u, with kids........by all accounts straight, but when he took his weekly king sized Butterfinger candy bar and swallowed half of it and when he pulled it back out of his mouth, he somehow licked all the chocolate off of it and the center remained unscathed......he isn't gay either, but his actions say he ain't straight, ya dig?

I think this is kinda what I see going on here with u and Smitty. Not gay, but not straight either.

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 9:06 PM
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........WHAT?!?!?
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Class of 2008
 
   

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Re:Why Doug Nussmeier Wants Derrick Green to Be Starting RB - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 9:37 PM
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From the pictures I've seen, it's a stretch to call Green 9% body fat.  But he still looks a lot better than last year.
 
but who cares.  Just win baby


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