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TCU adds former Nebraska RB Aaron Green to its running back stable

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TCU tough offseason finally has something positive to celebrate.

Last week, the Horned Frogs lost senior starting running back Ed Wesley after Wesley, the team's second-leading rusher, decided to leave the team for family reasons.

On Wednesday, the Horned Frogs found a suitable replacement in former Nebraska running Aaron Green.

Green has to sit out the 2012 season because of NCAA transfer rules, but will be a stellar addition to a running back corps that is among the best in the country, especially with Matthew Tucker graduating after this year. That left the Horned Frogs with Waymon James, a part-time starter, and newbie Aundre Dean as the team's top two backs. But with Green, the Horned Frogs can go back to playing the three-back system that has made them so successful for the past few years.

Green played in 12 games for the Huskers last year, but had just 105 yards and two touchdowns. But coming out of high school in San Antonio, Green was among the nation's top 10 running backs and rushed for 1,717 yards, 19 touchdowns and averaged 7.2 yards per carry in his senior year.

The offseason has been quite tumultuous for TCU. From four players arrested in a drug ring, including several starters, to losing two backup offensive linemen that would have played this year, to losing Wesley, this is finally some good news for coach Gary Patterson's squad.

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