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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    There might be other reasons that he's jumping ship, but I find it hard to believe that he would be leaving if he was the starting RB.
    This is clearly a case of an impulse decision by a young athlete. If Green would have played well this year, he likely would have earned the starting RB position for the 2013 season. In addition, football is a very unpredictable game. Depth charts can change day-to-day during the season and you can be selected to start at any time (just ask Stanley Jean-Baptiste). You never know, due to injuries or other unforeseen factors, he may have been the starter by the end of this year.

    Instead, Green unfortunately convinced himself that by transferring and sitting out a year (NCAA mandate for transfers) it would be better for his football career. He will now have to start all over at another program while his eligibility is waning. I agree with the other posts that this move is a huge mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 215Husker View Post
    Okay folks time to move on, I truly think this is best for the team. If the kid doesn't want to be here or doesn't want to compete and stays, then that can lead to be a potential cancer on the team, and I will leave it at that. Best of Luck.
    Now Consider the only real difference between last year and this coming will be Marrow, while AG caught some TD's, Marrow is going to drive them in.
    I will take a Frazier, Cross who wants to be here over a 4* with great ability that does not want to be here and will not give 100% dedication.
    I also don't see Heard moving, I think we will be okay despite the loss of Green.
    Really can't see how we're a better team without him. And make that 4* a 5*. Oh well, its all water under the bridge at this point but I honestly believe it could have been avoided. There are some things that just sometimes don't make sense on our sidelines and to me this is just one of the outflow effects. But, I'm just a fan, not a coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 215Husker View Post
    I also don't see Heard moving...
    Interesting. Appreciate the insight!

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    I guess its always easier to blame the coaching staff or think of conspiracies. It may just be a case where a kid is down about not being the starting back at this point and combined with wanting to be closer to home makes an impulsive decision. He wont be the first and he wont be the last. We have had players transfer here and we are fine with that but let one of ours transfer and the world is coming to an end. If the coaches made a mistake it was recruiting three good running backs the same year with a Junior starting back. In retrospect maybe redshirting one would have been a good idea however, if the rumors are true Green did not want to redshirt and he would have been the logical one to do so. Heard had already sat out a year and AA was the return man. Yes maybe Rex was overworked but many say how the others got few carries total up the number the three got and it looks a little different. Its just that its pretty hard to split the carries four ways. IMO Heard moves back and you have three running backs to share the load with Nixon redshirting but available in case of injury. Marrow IMO will spend most of his time at full back or in certain situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskerpilk View Post
    Really can't see how we're a better team without him. And make that 4* a 5*. Oh well, its all water under the bridge at this point but I honestly believe it could have been avoided. There are some things that just sometimes don't make sense on our sidelines and to me this is just one of the outflow effects. But, I'm just a fan, not a coach.
    It's something we'll never know for certain -- BUT, an athlete who is influential with other players and not committed to team goals can indeed be a detriment to the team. I have no idea whether AG would have "detracted" had he continued, but it happens all the time. Think Terrell Owens. Think how easily influenced 20 year olds are by "established" players...

    You are right - we're just fan(atics). We think stuff and say stuff just for something to do. Most of the time, most of us are clueless...but it's great fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBHusker View Post
    I know, I was being ornery! If your gonna mis-type AG, right now AA is probably not the best key to hit in regards to the conversation at hand!
    true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzHusker View Post
    It's something we'll never know for certain -- BUT, an athlete who is influential with other players and not committed to team goals can indeed be a detriment to the team. I have no idea whether AG would have "detracted" had he continued, but it happens all the time. Think Terrell Owens. Think how easily influenced 20 year olds are by "established" players...

    You are right - we're just fan(atics). We think stuff and say stuff just for something to do. Most of the time, most of us are clueless...but it's great fun!!
    The beauty of being clueless is we have no idea how clueless we are. Which works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerRedDread View Post
    Get over it. What would you have Pelini do.


    1. Sit Rex Burkhead and let them get more snaps for the sake of getting snaps.

    2. Redshirt B.Heard after he has already sat out one year trying to get eligible. Who knows what condition he would have been had he had to sit out 2 years before seeing the field again.

    3. Ameer Abdullah showed he had fire in his feet the first time he got the ball in his hands and was one of the best returners in the country last season as a true freshman.

    4. Aaron Green was the RB recruit for the class, 5* prospect, #3 RB in the country out of high school behind Malcom Brown (Texas) & James Wilder Jr (Florida St) whom both received playing time this past season.

    Many tend to forget how thin we were behind Burkhead and Helu last season as far as guys who were able to contribute on the field. Aaron was showing that he had the talent to come in right away and play. We got Ameer at the last minute in fear that Heard would not qualify academically. Braylon qualified just before the summer.

    This gave us a problem I don't mind the huskers having every year. 3 talented guys whom all wanted to play and possessed the skill to do so. Each were learning a new system from our new OC. Burkhead had the only playing experience at this level and was a hell of an athlete himself as well as a workhorse. How do you fault the staff for trying to keep his players happy and give them a chance to showcase their worth. Is it his fault that none of the triplets were able to distant themselves for the other two. Each had their faults that hindered the team just a bit (AA with his fumbling, BH with his injury, & AG not feeling he was in the right place).

    Again, get over it. The staff did what they could with the talent we had. Each wanted to play, and each were making a case for themselves to get in the game over the other, who would you have redshirted with all doing the same thing practice.
    One thing before I start: Using the phrase "get over it" twice within one post defeats the purpose since you already sound like you're whining from start to finish. As far as your questions:

    1. Sure. We may have won the Northwestern game had Rex not been driven into the ground the week prior against MSU. Fewer snaps for Rex would have absolutely helped everyone.

    2. Absolutely. It's not like he would have been put in a veal cage for the entire year. He still gets to practice, workout and learn the playbook with the team. His year at RB last year was absolutely wasted and would have been infintely more valuable as a 5th year CB. The position change just reinforces that fact.

    3. Yippee. No one's saying he shouldn't have played.

    4. You're making my point for me. All players want to play. They would't be on the team if they didn't. But it's not up to them to determine if they should play or not, much less if they get to use their eligibilty as afterthoughts their Freshman year or 5th year Seniors later on in the process. The coaches determine those choices. Burning three redshirts and then basically only using one of them (most as a punt returner) while overloading the starting RB to the point of exhaustion was asinine. Especially when you then move one to CB and another leaves for reasons related to playing time.

    It could not have been handled worse than it was, and it absolutely is something Pelini should have had more control and foresight over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskerpilk View Post
    The beauty of being clueless is we have no idea how clueless we are. Which works for me.
    I hear that!

    Works for me too, and we get to debate who is less clueless than the other guy. It's good clean sport.
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    duplicate post. please delete

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    I thought about this today. When Suh was thinking of transferring to Oregon St this is how Pelini handled it.
    “I said, ‘You want to leave?'” Pelini said. “‘Go, You ain't any good anyway. I just watched your tape. You stink. You couldn't even play for us at LSU.'”
    I wonder if Aaron Green's transfer was handled in a similar way. http://www.omaha.com/article/20100727/BIGRED/707279838

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawkfanseth View Post
    I thought about this today. When Suh was thinking of transferring to Oregon St this is how Pelini handled it. I wonder if Aaron Green's transfer was handled in a similar way. http://www.omaha.com/article/20100727/BIGRED/707279838
    Wow...think how fortunate Bo is that Suh didn't tell him to stick it. I hope he doesn't handle all these events in such a hot-headed foolish manner. For every time that childishness works, it may fail dozens of times that we'd never hear about. Might have failed with his two top recruits-- Green, and Green, already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawkfanseth View Post
    I thought about this today. When Suh was thinking of transferring to Oregon St this is how Pelini handled it. I wonder if Aaron Green's transfer was handled in a similar way. http://www.omaha.com/article/20100727/BIGRED/707279838
    Bo's handling of this was pretty funny, I thought. Obviously, it fit the context, and obviously it produced the response in Suh that was desired.

    Not having been there, none of us know what the context of the conversation was - but history shows it was well - received.

    My ESP is pretty foggy - I can't hear or see what Bo said or did with Andrew. Certainly Andrew's responses had not much to do with Bo...other than maybe the direction of the offense.
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