Green (6-2, 241), sophomores De'Anthony Curtis and Dennis Johnson and true freshman Knile Davis all had big runs Saturday morning in the Razorbacks' scrimmage.
Green, the former Pulaski Academy standout who spent his first two years at USC, had 10 carries for 59 yards and a score and also a catch for 20 yards in the padded workout.
"I've missed it," Green said of the contact work. "It's been a while since I've been in pads and I'm glad it's finally here."
In addition to Green, Curtis had 6 carries for 56 yards with a scintillating 30-yard TD run while true freshman Davis – who enrolled in January – had 7 carries for 50 yards , Johnson 7 carries for 41 yards and a catch for 15 yards and Oklahoma State transfer Adrian Moore 3 totes for 9 yards.
"There's a lot of competition at the running back position," Green said. "The guys that have been here are helping out the new guys and we're picking up after them. De'Anthony showed some good balance on that one run. He broke a few tackles. We all did good today."
Even though senior-to-be Michael Smith – last year's starter – is injured and not able to go through practice, he is helping the young ones do so.
"You have got Mike Smith over there – he's been the guy here for a couple of years so he is showing us the way and we are picking it up. We are all just catching on one after another."
Green was in a stable of running backs of USC just as he will be again this fall when Arkansas will add in St. Louis prep star Ronnie Wingo.
"I'd say out of the running backs, there is more speed here," Green said. "There are 4.3 guys, 4.4 guys here – a lot more scatbacks."
There's also a major difference in the coaching staff's mentality according to Green.
"It's kind of different," Green said. "You know it's a lot more serious here. It's about the same competitive-wise, but it's a totally different system. The coaches are more into it and helping the players out. It's a good thing."
Green hopes to know soon whether his appeal to be immediate eligibility – an appeal filed because of his grandmother's illness and his desire to be closer to her.
"I'm waiting, but I'm patient and I'll be fine," Green said. "No, I don't (know when it will come), but I'll be ready either way. If I can or I can't, I am still going to work hard every day."