I dislike the silence of former players during RR tenur as well. But a fair amount of the players i've seen come out and support Hoke and say positive things about him are players that played on the team while he was here, were recurited by him, or have some type of relationship. Not all, but most.
So, in that sense, I get how you can have a lot more players talking and saying positive things this time around than when RR was here. I'm in the camp that thinks it doesn't matter and they should have supported any coach the same way no matter what. But I can see why players are more vocal, and I really think it's extremely tin-foily to believe Carr orchestrated it. Sad if anyone really does think that's the case.