It doesn’t look as if Jets coach Rex Ryan will be invited to West Virginia University anytime soon. Ryan took a shot at the school after being asked about a report that quoted current Mountaineers football players and coaches saying the leadership was not good last year when Jets rookie Geno Smith who was not named in the article was the quarterback. “It tells me I’m glad my kid never went there” Ryan said yesterday. “I don’t get that. Geno was a tremendous player for West Virginia. Sometimes I don’t know. ... You’d have to ask them.” Several West Virginia players had harsh things to say about last year’s team. Even though they never mentioned Smith by name as the quarterback it would be expected he was viewed as one of the leaders. “Last year we didn’t have you know a lot of leadership” running back Dustin Garrison told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. West Virginia finished 7-6 after a 5-0 start last year. “What’s different this year is we’re more a team” offensive lineman Quinton Spain said. “There ain’t no I’s; we don’t depend on nobody. We just depend on all of us at once as a team. So I think this year will be better than last year. There wasn’t no team. I could say there was a team early but once we started losing we saw the I’s come up so it just hurt the team worse.” Smith was not available for comment. Ryan’s son Seth is a freshman at Clemson.
Backing Geno, Rex jabs at WVU
New York Post | Aug 13