However hard it may be to receive Code Green status, Hubbard said the players like the idea. They trust what the coaches are doing — whether it’s Meyer talking about season themes like “The Edge,” or the whole “Land of the Wolves” deal the coaches created in the spring — because they’ve seen the results.
“If you act too cool on something like Code Green and just forget about it, you’re never going to improve,” Hubbard said. “You’ve got to buy into it. The results speak for themselves. Guys are going to the NFL. It really does work.”
Freshman starter: True freshman Michael Jordan is in line to begin the season as a starter at guard because of his maturity.
“Obviously with those young guys, it’s how fast they can pick things up,” offensive line coach Greg Studrawa said. “He picks things up, he studies the game and he’s got a maturity level, for a freshman, that I haven’t seen in a long time. He’s very serious about technique, about wanting to play, wanting to be good. That burning desire is there, and that’s one thing that I think has helped him get up there with those other upperclassmen when he’s such a young guy