Local basketball coaches Juan Dixon (Coppin State) and Mark Turgeon (Maryland) and Ravens defenders Matthew Judon and Michael Pierce recently joined Glenn Clark Radio. Here's what they had to say.
"Kudos to the NCAA for giving our student athletes an opportunity. Now hopefully some of the student-athletes can stay in school for four years and earn their college degree because they get an opportunity to possibly be compensated for what they do for that institution."
- Coppin State basketball coach and Maryland legend Juan Dixon Oct. 31 on the NCAA voting to allow student-athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness by 2021
"When people say your record at the end of the day they ain't gonna say, 'Well they was 13-2 and had one terrible loss to the Browns.' They're gonna say whatever your record was. ... We just need to go out and win the games we've gotta win."
- Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon Oct. 23 on why they didn't overreact internally to a bad home loss to the Browns in Week 4
"We have something that we have between us in the defense. It's not really radio appropriate. I will share the [acronym] with you. It's 'F.S.U.' And it doesn't stand for Florida State. You know what I'm saying? If you can figure it out. Interesting fact, [defensive tackle] Daylon Mack, his first game in the preseason we wrote the letters on a wristband and made him wear it."
- Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce Oct. 29 on the defensive line adopting the nickname "F*** S*** Up"
"I do think we have a number of players at the guard position and wings that could give us double figures -- different guys, up to five, maybe six guys that could give us double-figure scoring any night. But I would love that consistency. I think that's important that you can hang your hat on a guy and you know he's gonna be consistent and make shots and figure out ways to score. I think that's important. I think that could be the difference between last year's team and this year's team is I think we could just be a little more consistent as individuals."
- Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon Oct. 30 on the need for one player to step forward and be a more consistent threat this season
Photo Credits: Troy Queen/Coppin State Athletics and Kenya Allen/PressBox
Issue 259: November 2019