2022 Season Countdown: #11 Gemon Green

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31Aug 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #11 Gemon Green

Gemon Green

Name: Gemon Green
Height: 
6’2″
Weight: 
181 lbs.
High school: 
DeSoto (TX) DeSoto
Position: 
Cornerback
Class: 
Redshirt junior
Jersey number: 
#22
Last year: 
I ranked Green #9 and said he would be a starting cornerback with 32 tackles and 1 interception (LINK). He started six games and made 24 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception, and 2 pass breakups.
TTB Rating:
 82

Green was expected by some, including me, to build on the end of his 2020 season and blossom into a quality starter for the Wolverines. However, as the season went along, he ceded playing time to the two starters, Vincent Gray and D.J. Turner II. As it turned out, Green was basically a third starter at the cornerback position. He didn’t take the next step like some expected, but he was at least a functional player for the Wolverines.

Now that Vincent Gray is gone, Green is expected to start the season opposite Turner. With a good chunk of experience over the past two seasons, he should be a quality starter. The main guy lurking in the background is true freshman Will Johnson, who may start at some point but has also been playing some nickel and could factor in there. Green is a feisty, long corner who is frequently in position to challenge for the football, and I’d like to see him come up with a few more PBUs or INTs. But he should be a solid corner in 2022.

Prediction: Starting cornerback; 40 tackles, 1 interception

1Apr 2022
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What to Watch in the Spring Game

Will Johnson

The spring game will be shown on the Big Ten Network on Saturday, April 2, at 12:00 p.m.

Here are a few things I’ll be curious to watch:

WHO TAKES OVER FOR HASSAN HASKINS?
Michigan needs to replace its leading rusher and toughest back in Hassan Haskins, a 6’1″, 220-pounder who is off to the NFL after rushing for 1,327 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2021. The Wolverines have two very talented running backs left, Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards, but neither one has proven to be a bruiser or short yardage back. They have home run speed but were listed at 200 and 202 pounds, respectively, last season. Redshirt freshman Tavierre Dunlap (6’0″, 222) might be able to step into the role as a big back, but does he have the instincts and power that Haskins showed? Michigan doesn’t need a leading rusher – that will be Corum or Edwards – but they need someone who can pound the ball inside.

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26Oct 2021
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2021 Michigan vs. Northwestern Awards

Hassan Haskins (image via Detroit Free Press)

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Andrel Anthony. Anthony has better speed than I thought he had coming out of high school, and he showed some playmaking ability on Saturday, squeezing a few yards out of what seemed to be doomed to be a big chunk loss on an end around. Maybe he’s not ready to be a big-time contributor, but I think he should earn a few more snaps.

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2Sep 2021
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2021 Season Predictions

Aidan Hutchinson

Look below for my bold, sure-to-be-100%-correct predictions for 2021.

LEADING RUSHER
It doesn’t get any bolder than picking the guy who has finished #1 or #2 in rushing the past two seasons (and the #1 guy from 2019 is playing for UCLA now). Yes, you guessed it. I’m picking Hassan Haskins. Haskins was a ho-hum recruit who has become a very dependable runner, if lacking great breakaway speed. Last season he took a stranglehold on the job, running 61 times for 375 yards (6.2 yards/carry) and 6 touchdowns. Sophomore Blake Corum should also get a good chunk of carries, but in crunch time, I expect Haskins to be the primary back.
Prediction: Hassan Haskins, 900 yards

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28Aug 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #9 Gemon Green

Gemon Green (image via Rivals)

Name: Gemon Green
Height:
6’2″
Weight:
181 lbs.
High school:
DeSoto (TX) DeSoto
Position:
Cornerback
Class:
Redshirt junior
Jersey number:
#22
Last year:
I ranked Green #46 and said he would be a backup cornerback (LINK). He started six games and made 22 tackles with 9 pass breakups.
TTB Rating:
82

It was easy to watch Michigan’s secondary in 2020 and reach the conclusion that every player did bad and is bad. I think every Michigan fan probably felt that way at one point or another a year ago. But I thought Green had his fair share of positive moments. After getting embarrassed in week two against Michigan State, Michigan’s two starting cornerbacks went in divergent directions. Green seemed to take umbrage at getting picked on and improved. Opposite corner Vincent Gray seemed shell-shocked and the staff had to completely change how he played defense.

Going into the 2021 season, those career arcs seem destined to continue. Green was reportedly the first corner to lock up his starting job, while Gray’s spot seems to have been usurped by D.J. Turner II. Michigan continues to prioritize tall, lanky, athletic corners who are similar in body type to Green, and I think the coaching staff likes what they have in him. Green doesn’t have blazing speed, but he’s physical and has some length to make up for some of that lack of burst. I think the new defensive philosophy will help Green continue to ascend, making Green a possibility for the lower end of all-conference status (third team or honorable mention).

Prediction: Starting cornerback; 32 tackles, 1 interception