"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."
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|6 years 45 weeks ago||Coach Rod's Override||
Yeah, I recall a lot of WVU fans claiming that Magee was finally free of RR after the bowl game. Magee, though, did an interview with the local WV news prior to the Fiesta Bowl where he discussed that very subject. Not surprisingly, it contradicts their claims. The video and original story are no longer available at wvmetronews.com but a WVU fan site has a copy:
Magee: I Wanted to Be Here
Even while Rodriguez was here, the play calls originated with Magee.
“I make the original calls. Rich lets it ride most of the time," said McGee. “Rich (was) the head ball coach so he always had the final say.”http://www.wvupressbox.com/?p=2501
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Credit to RR & Co.||From everything I've read, Team RR had already finished formulating the gameplan for the Fiesta Bowl, and had begun practicing it, before Coach Rod left for UM. Bill Stewart upon being named Interim Head Coach at WVU: Dec. 17, 2007 Stewart said the game plan has already been in place and mentioned that it would be foolish to make wholesale changes in such a short period of time. http://www.msnsportsnet.com/page.cfm?story=11919&cat=exclusives Rich Rodriguez at his UM Introductory Press Conference: Dec. 17, 2007 "Probably what happens is they will name an interim coach. The bad part is the players, but our players have been trained pretty well I think. They are pretty focused. The game plan had already been started. We practiced four or five times already before this situation even came up. So a lot of the things are already in place. The schedule is in place for the bowl game and everything like that.” http://www.mgoblue.com/football/article.aspx?id=103288 Ghost|