In an announcement at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Derrick Green, the top running back in the country according to Rivals, just announced that he will attend the University of Michigan over Auburn and Tennessee. Welcome Derrick! Green Go Blue!!!!!
Hello: Derrick Green
Or maybe "Go DG!" ?
Because I'll be damned to hell before I ever yell "Go G****!" at The Big House!
I guess I'll just continue to go with "GO BLUE!!!"
get points for posting logical thinking to a fan blog so relax and have fun. Well get right back to serious programming for you Darth.
The internet is broken.
I think he wins 2 Heismans in his first year.
Yes! We're gonna do BIG things. Go Blue!
Goodbye: Doubting Recruiting Posts.
Until next year....or just a couple months....
Loved the jersey reveal. WELCOME, DERRICK GREEN!
OOOO Kate, Kate, where art thou?
I got so nervous when he went to pick first the Michigan hat then the UT hat but put them down to what I thought was to retrieve something from the side. With Green not touching the Auburn hat I was very nervous because I thought that had something to do with an Auburn prop, until I saw the blue jersey behind the screen.
I was worried he was going to have more than one jersey behind that screen but when I saw him pick it off the wall and there were no others I got the chills that I'm going to get to see this guy running behind our OLine for the next three years at least.
Yes!!!!! My life now has meaning.
POS BANG YALL!!!!!!!!!!
Needless to say. Seems like a nice kid; good comments from principal (though a bit long) and from Mom. Can't wait to see Green running all over Green, among others. Welcome!
We have just ruined East Lansing's favorite cheer.
The old cheer was; GO GREEN! GO WHITE!
The new cheer: GO GREEN! THAT'S RIGHT!
My lungs still hurt...from screaming "NOOOOOOO!!" when he recoiled from the Michigan hat. Stupid hat shenanigans. Well played.
Woooooooooooooooooooot!!!! Go Blue!
Here for the Posbang.
100th post posbang! I timed it just for this moment!
DERRICK GREEN!!!! MUPPETS!
KATE UPTON OVERLOADDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what happened today?
You return from Bolivia on my birthday! Party time! Also holy tit bounce.
welcome back... great first post
Falling in love all over again...
Huge get. Going to make an impact early.
You will love Ann Arbor as much as we all do!! Beat Ohio!
But, but, but Hoke can't close...
If this picture is anything indicative of the reality you are experiencing over this announcement, I suggest you seek professional help.
Rivals has the team rankings updated: http://rivals.yahoo.com/michigan/football/recruiting/teamrank/2013/all/all
To see Sparty pulling in at #40.
fact that Dantonio really knows how to develop players.
Levon Bell had two stars, right...
<B-B-B-B-BUT RANKINGS DONT MATTER! DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH LAYING IN THE WOODS LEVEON BELL WE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE ROSE BOWL!!!>
We have the same number of 5 stars as Ohio, more 4 stars, and more commits overall, but they are ranked 2 spots above us. LSU has more 5 stars, more 4 stars, and more commits, and is also rated below them. This ranking system defies common sense.
it has to do with the top 20 players in the class. They suggest that the number ranking (not the star ranking) adds up to a higher number for tsio's top 20 players than our top 20 players. Thus, they have the higher ranking. It prevents schools like Texas A&M from being number one by having so many recruits. But I agree with you. Total bs.
I think Deveon Smith has an argument with Rivals.
TX and Oregon are asleep at the moment. Ole Miss and Vandy on the other hand, are making some noise.
BeatOSU52, Darth Wolverine, Mark, and jscbus how can you neg a Hello Derrick Green post?
by being contrarian assholes. Or maybe they thought because it double posted they should neg both?
Couple his negging the hello DG post with his idiotic "I pooped" post and BeatOSU52 would be learning Bolivian if I had my druthers.
Now, we have the long long wait till September.
Well, there is this team that plays next door to Michigan Stadium that's worth checking out in the meantime...
This is awesome!
Huge get. 'Thought that principal would never shut up. The hat shenanigans were brutal on an older heart.
was to get as far away from her as he could.
Anyone have a link that is iPhone viewable to his press conference?
We can hope that he plays amazing in his first year here, and then not spend two months at the end of the season praying he doesn't jump to the pros.
A player has to be three seasons or more removed from high school to declare for the NFL draft.
Yes that's the thing I love about football recruiting
Hey Biff..we can't recruit.
Lets start MANBALL!!
He didn't commit to Purdue. Why are you so happy?
And hasn't really melted down more than any of the rest of us in a long time. Why not cut him some slack.
I mean, I'd be the first to drop a bomb like that, so I'm not saying your post is bad. Just that I'd rather not go back there.
Except we e-hugged it out a while back.
Ages being two days?
And he was doing so well. Time for MGoDetox.
It's not too late for recovery before he starts challenging people to fights, goes all political, and gets banned for the 3rd or 4th time,
That's what I get for missing most of an open thread because I had to watch the game on my iPad.
Coaches Jackson and Hoke. Brilliant job.
And congrats Derrick - you made the right choice son.
Really looking forward to see him play.
This is a big deal. Welcome aboard.
Welcome Mr. Green! Can't wait to watch this class develop.
Welcome Mr. Green! Can't wait to watch this class develop.
It's really nice to think that Taylor Lewan is coming back. Now if the rest of the line can block we might be scary good.
So it seems that Green told Dawson in late November he'd commit to Michigan as per twitter. WOO!
Green has shocked the world!
Michigan is moving the ball at will vs. the Irish. Play action and Gallon is WIDE OPEN! Michigan leads 24-7 at the half!
The comments from OSU and MSU fans are hilarious.
What comments? Where?
11W is always good for a laugh:
"Wish we had kept a spot for him."
"I can honestly say that I'm not worried about this at all. With Morris as his QB he is going to be seeing 8 in the box."
"D. Green will prove to be nothing more than a nice tune-up for our defenses before our Big Ten title games."
"This kid grew up routing for the Bucks, we passed on him and are now going to ruin the next 4yrs of his life."
That's gold Jerry! GOLD!
How often do OSU fans take to ripping on a Michigan recruit who the Bucks weren't in the running to land in the first place? Somehow I doubt they'd be paying much attention or wasting their breath if this was some random 3 star RB from the Midwest. The fact that they're trying to convince themselves this is no big deal clearly means that this is a big deal. If Michigan beats OSU next year with the B1G championship on the line, this rivalry is going to blow through the stratosphere the way both schools are recruiting right now.
"He did not have a commitable offer".
a copy of the last comment about "passed on him" and "ruin the next 4 yrs" so his locker is decorated appropriately all season in prep for The Game.
Run wild, Mr Green.
he would instantly be the best passing QB the buckeyes have had in decades. Of all the things for them to chirp about, QBs are not one they should try it on
I'm loving the MSU hate. I'm surprised they haven't pulled out the "hurrhurr rankings/stars don't matter leveon bell hurrhurr"
that was unKorked within the first dozen posts.
Has Sparty ever had a player pick them in a "hat ceremony?"
Do they get recruits who warrant such events with their national brand?
Glenn Winston put on a Michigan State jersey at his parole board hearing.
Welcome to the Michigan family, Derrick Green!
#1 RB in the country?
Check. Go Blue!
Is it August yet?? Can't wait, Go Blue!
Green just stepped on Dantonio walking through the weeds!
Yuck. The smell will never come off his shoe.
The number he will have on his jersey. Sucks to suck ohio.
Yesterday he tweeted "imma shock the world!" referring to his commitment so when he went over to move the overhead projecter I was expecting him to commit to some random school no one was expecting. Naturally I bust out a tiger woods fist pump. Needless to say I got a few stares from the people around me in the grad library.
or can we take one more? I
If you'd like some quality readin' right now, RCMB is where you need to be. Epic, almost Ohio fan like meltdowns.
A wretched hive of scum and villainy. If you must, tread there carefully, but make sure you take a lightsaber or a DL-44 blaster at the very least.
We have some brave souls here who go over there, read, and report the 2 or 3 items per year that are worth repeating and can be repeated in public. Don't subject yourself to RCMB.
I love a good Sparty meltdown. Such fragile little people.
For the gangbang
When asked about the committment of D. Green...
Michigan was rumored to be heavily in the mix for arguably the best RB prospect and best WR prospect in the country. Both guys had high national profiles, lots of SEC attention and no interest in doing the low-key, early commitment that Hoke and crew seem to prefer. The fact that we ended up with 1 of the 2 is a success in my book. 2-3 years ago, there's no way we're seriously in play for guys the caliber of either Green or Treadwell.
The way this staff recruits, I think we just need to show some more progress in terms of win/loss record over the next couple of years and we should be much more in the mix for the Alabama-esque 5 star recruits that haven't been giving Michigan the time of day over the last few years.
Overall, getting Green to close out this class is a big exclamation point to some awesome work by Hoke and his staff. Hopefully this gives us some momentum with the big recruits we're chasing in the 2014 class.
Everybody do the Carlton.....whoooooooo!!!!
Hahaha I honestly laughed when I read this. Not out of embarrassment for Brady, but of sheer joy that he is our coach.
While I can appreciate the sentiment, I have a hard time believing Brady Hoke literally started crying.
LITERAL TEARS...LOTS and LOTS of them
There's no crying in football ...
Mark Dantonio laughs at your comments. Michigan only landed the best RB in America......Dantonio has his sights set a wee bit higher than that my friend.
Work hard in the offseason so the first carry of 2013 goes like this:
"Gardner hands to Green off left tackle, there's a hole, Green stiff arms Jones at the 35, he bounces it outside, down the sideline goes Green, they won't catch him, he's at the 30, 20, 10, its a touchdown, and everybody say hello to Derrick Green!"
2nd play of the season. First will be a short throw to the sidelne. Remember Chris Perry in 2002 against Washington?
|Moorhead, Donald||QB||1970||v||Sr.||6-2||199||South Haven||MI||L. C. Mohr|
Good number for inspiration
The best one of the day:
"Him picking scUM should tell you how badly he wanted to be a Buckeye, IMO. Things don't always work out the way they "should", but that's life. Best of luck to him."
That's vintage 11w. 75% of the troglodytes posting there are the low-rent troglodytes you'd expect to see on Bucknuts
Sadly, I've been busy texting all of my acquaintances that are fans of the teams I hate. It's so worth listening to their reasoning of why he picked Michigan.
He supposedly wears #27 because of Eddie George. Here's to watching that number in maize and blue running wild on the buckeyes for the next few years.
Welcome to the Michigan family DG! Get your head down, listen to your coaches. Listen to your teammates, especially the seniors.
It's been a while since we had a skull-crushing back. Now we have 2 in this class running behind an equally merciless OL....it's going to be like the late 80's/early90's ....only this time M beats the tar out of ND
The funniest part is ohio fans saying they passed on Green after getting Elliot because Elliot is so much better. Green was one of the most thorough recruits I've seen in regards to looking for the right fit and ohio only had the fact that he was an eddie george fan on their side. Comparing the two Green plays in a state loaded with top end talent while Elliot plays in my home state and city where d1 talent doesn't exactly grow on trees. Throw in the fact that Elliot plays for a small school in Missouri division 2 (the second smallest division in MO) and you have to take his stats with a large grain of salt because the level of competition Elliot has faced is weak where as Green has seen stiffer competition.
Only time will tell who is better but right now I think we got the better end of this one.
I think Elliott took an official visit to Missouri this weekend, and it looks like he might be reconsidering, anyway. It would be pretty funny if he flipped.
Welcome to the family Derrick!
Wow, u played ball at UofM? Or like, the MGoBlog family...?
The press conference is this on YouTube? Could someone post it..thanks
Brandon Minor - One of my favorite Michigan RBs and he reminds me a lot of Green.
Welcome, Mr. Green!
Really pumped about M football.
Hokepoints Recruiting Sez:
Top 10 recruiting class 2012
Top 3(+?) recruiting class 2013
Monstrous offensive linemen.
Focused DL and LB core.
Booking Indy for 2013.
Pasadena for 2014.
And wherever the hell the title game will be in 2015.
Thanks for the video. Now if I could figure out why none of the videos I watch on this site have sound. I'm on an IPhone 5.
You can't have the vibrate mode on. Switch the ringer to on
Very excited about the future with the backfield of Green and Smith. Two bruisers who will leave a trail of arms of would be tacklers on the road to the National Championship. Get your popcorn ready.. Go Blue!
In this class, Ohio is going to fear dying a painful death when their D is going to bleed 6 -8 yards per play. Think Alabama vs Florida in the 2009 SEC championship game.
And also, wearing the Bo hat - even better. Upvote that outstanding young man.
Rivals still has Poggi listed as a commit so I suspect his visit was on the up and up. And all five articles are about DG, that shows what the commit could mean. Work hard DG, Smith can be a great back as well. You made the right choice. Hello. And Go Blue.
Remembers how to correct fonts/bolding.
I had tried earlier and gave up. It's a lot easier when CRex just tells me what to do.
Love I want smith to be a great tb as well don't forget smith is true blue.
It's pretty amazing how bad UVA and VT are at keeping in state talent in state. The state gets raided year in and year out, This year, 5 of the top 6 guys are going out of state. I can't find previous years' stats but I recall seeing this trend in past years too
The problem is that Virginia has never been very good, and Virginia Tech has some of the ugliest uniforms in college football.