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De'Veon Smith will likely enter camp as the No. 1 RB
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:31 AM
Not a huge shock. Smith has always looked like a more natural runner and was ahead coming out of the spring. I expect both to play but if Green doesn't become harder to tackle his value decreases
New offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier made it clear this spring that he plans to feature multiple backs during games this season in the team's new running scheme. By doing so, Nussmeier and Hoke are hoping their stable of runners can maintain health and fresh legs for a longer period of time this season.
But while multiple players will see time, there will still likely be a lead runner week in and week out. And as Michigan prepares to open fall camp next Monday, Hoke says that runner -- as of now -- is sophomore De'Veon Smith.
"Only the good ones come to Michigan"