i had made a comment that catholic school kids were taught that going to notre dame was their ticket to heaven and that was why so many of them go there. this was offensive and was not my intent. what i should have said was that notre dame has a lot of pull with catholic school athletes and that those schools often act as feeder schools for ND. i apologize to anyone i had offended with that comment as that was not my intent.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."