"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||Good insight||But... the road uni's have nothing to do with RR "tweaking" traditions. One statement from UM said that they were designed before RR was even hired, and he just signed off on them. I don't think he had any influence at all and they would look the same if Lloyd were back for another year. Otherwise, it all seems positive to me, even the (over?) use of bubble screens. All coaches use particular plays that are comfortable/conservative. I'd rather have the bubble screen used in that way (where a fast, shifty guy is in space) than the zone play we all came to love/hate.|
|6 years 46 weeks ago||RR and 2008 class||As I said below, 11 of the 24 guys in the 2008 class committed after January 1. Some would have anyway, but many would not have (IMO). The legwork for these guys was NOT done by Lloyd, but by RR and his staff while at WVU. He kept most of Lloyd's guys in the fold, and recruited/landed almost half of the final class in 2 months. This was one of the greatest recruiting efforts I've ever seen. Snake oil helped, but mostly it was good old fashioned hard work.|
|6 years 46 weeks ago||2008 Recruiting Class||
Note that 11 guys in last year's class committed AFTER January 1. I think you are mistaken that it was just a few "last minute players" that RR landed. 11 out of 24 (25 if you count Morales) and add the ones he had to re-recruit.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||Names||Anyone know if player names will still be on the back? I am "old school" and prefer no names (the team, the team, the team) but understand that might not fly well these days with players.|