Justin Forsett, Seth Greenberg, LaMont Jordan, Steve Lavin and Ryan Mountcastle joined Glenn Clark Radio this month. Here's what they had to say:
"It was incredible. I was definitely emotional. Just the kind of career I had, just had to bounce back and fight my whole career to establish myself and get my big break. [I] got an opportunity to shine here, and the fans and the city took me in as if I was their own. And it's meant a lot to me and my family, just this city. It was the land of opportunity for me, and I'll always have a special place in my heart for the city of Baltimore."
- Former Ravens running back Justin Forsett Nov. 30 on being recognized as a Ravens' "Legend of the Game" before the Nov. 27 Ravens-Texans game
"I love Darryl Morsell. I'm a big Baltimore guard guy. I had [former Virginia Tech star] Malcolm Delaney. I love Baltimore guards. So I love Morsell, I think he's terrific, and he's going to continue to get better. This team will get better. Roles are being redefined. [Forward] Justin [Jackson] will be more comfortable at the four, you'll see Morsell continue to improve as well as [freshman center] Bruno [Fernando] … the potential for this team, to me, is really special."
- ESPN analyst/former Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg Nov. 28 on whether (unlike past years) Maryland can improve as the season goes on
"It's a travesty what's happening at the youth level. I'm watching coaches care more about coaching plays and coaching good athletes, and they're not spending enough time teaching the game and proper technique, so I think it all starts at the youth level. If you teach it right at the youth level you can take away some of the big hits. And if you [take away those hits], now you're taking away some of the damage to the brain. The game of football is not for everybody. Just because you have size and you run fast and have some athleticism, that doesn't make you a football player."
- Former Maryland and NFL running back LaMont Jordan Nov. 9 on the dangers of kids playing football
"It's so delicate, fragile and tenuous in what it takes to win a national title. But I do think what [head coach] Mark Turgeon's building is a consistent program that will deliver good results, and the more you knock on the door, the more likely you are, the more you enhance the odds, the probabilities, the percentages of eventually getting to that Final Four or winning it all. ... I think if this group stays together for consecutive seasons, then there's an opportunity to have that special run."
- Fox Sports analyst/former UCLA and St. John's head coach Steve Lavin Nov. 16 on the Terps having never made a deep NCAA Tournament run with Turgeon
"I've been playing third base. I'm feeling pretty confident over there right now and definitely getting better every day. I'm ready to play anywhere, just trying to become more versatile and just play wherever I can make a team. The more positions you can play, the better player you'll be. I just go out there and try to play hard every day and whatever happens, happens. Whatever [the Orioles] want to do with me is up to them."
- Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle Nov. 17 on continuing to transition from short stop to third base in the Arizona Fall League
Issue 240: December 2017