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07:35 AM ET 01.28 | Five-star running back Derrick Green had a pair of SEC schools on his list but chose the Wolverines over the weekend. [Green] slipped into a blue No. 27 Michigan jersey in front of family and friends and announced his decision to play for the Wolverines on Saturday at an afternoon press conference in front of family and friends. Green was nervous for his announcement which was also streamed across the internet, but his most emotional conversation came earlier in the day when the Richmond (Va.) Hermitage standout told Brady Hoke he was coming to Michigan. "He was real excited," Green said. "I kept him on his toes. But when I told him [Saturday] he was just astound and actually started crying. It was crazy, it was an unbelievable experience."

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January 28, 2013  08:19 AM ET

I knew he was going to Michigan.

January 28, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Apparently Green goes well with Maize and Blue...

January 28, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Apparently Green goes well with Maize and Blue...

Just ask anyone from East Lansing that and see if they agree.

January 28, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Looks like a running game is comeing back to MICHIGAN.Oh just not by a QB but now a running back.

January 28, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Looks like a running game is comeing back to MICHIGAN.Oh just not by a QB but now a running back.

Much will depend on the development of the kids Hoke recruited last year for O line. Losing both guards and the center is tough to take. Lewan staying is huge for TSUN. If the O line develops quickly, they will be competitive.

January 28, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Good recruit for Hoke

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January 28, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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I find myself caring less and less about Michigan. They are a regional program who won't be on our schedule after 2014.

Who are you guys picking up to take their place?

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January 28, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Much will depend on the development of the kids Hoke recruited last year for O line. Losing both guards and the center is tough to take. Lewan staying is huge for TSUN. If the O line develops quickly, they will be competitive.

competitive? Look the schedule for 2013, it's very favorable for them. I expect they probably lose only two games.

January 28, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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I find myself caring less and less about Michigan. They are a regional program who won't be on our schedule after 2014.

Ha! So ND was back on the national stage for the first time in a loooooong time and now UofM is a regional program. Toooo hilarious.

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January 28, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Green is a huge pickup for UofM. They were sorely lacking in the RB position. Look at the list of offers he had (including 'Bama).

January 28, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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I find myself caring less and less about Michigan. They are a regional program who won't be on our schedule after 2014.

You might care after you lose to them September 7, 2013.

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January 28, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Compare recruiting classes. 15 of our 23 come from outside the midwest. 22 of your 27 come from Michigan/Ohio/Indiana/Illinois/Western PA. You're signed two kids from the South, 3* Channing Stribling from North Carolina and the aforementioned Derrick Green from Virginia. Regional. Program.

Class ranked #1 in the country by Scout

Easy Top Ten by Rivals and ESPN.

I think they have the right guys.

Only thing missing is a break out WR.

Best O-line recruits in the country the last 2 years.

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January 28, 2013  11:17 AM ET

Since ND has lost 3 of 4 to Michigan I know why they dropped them.

The future is bright in A2.

After OSU and Michigan, ND will be 3rd best team in midwest . . . maybe starting this year.

 
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