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  • Wed., Nov. 26, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST Live McCoy Press Conference Redskins QB Colt McCoy is scheduled to speak to media after practice at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
  • Wed., Nov. 26, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., Nov. 27, 2014 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM EST Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks to media after practice at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
     
  • Thu., Nov. 27, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks to media after practice at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. on Friday, November 28, 2014.
     
  • Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Larry Michael LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium before the Redskins vs. Colts game on Sunday, November 30, 2014.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden takes the podium following the Redskins vs. Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, November 30, 2014.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST Live Player Press Conference Select Redskins players take the podium following the Redskins vs. Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Robert Griffin III Recruited By Rival Coach

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 7, 2013 – 2:41 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

As history has written itself out already, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has had a spectacular football career dating back to his days at Copperas Cove High School in Texas.

If past production predicts future performance then Griffin III’s career trajectory could reach mind-blowing proportions. Of course nobody knows if that will indeed hold true, but he would have never gotten to the point his is at now if it weren’t for his playing days at Baylor University.

While Baylor will probably never get confused with the Alabamas and USCs of the world, Griffin III’s play did put the school, in the heart of the football crazed state of Texas, on the college football map. As his successful college career was playing out so too was Chip Kelly’s over 2,000 miles away at the University of Oregon.

Kelly’s innovative spread option system would have been the ideal fit for a quarterback with 4.4 speed and a cannon for an arm.  While Griffin III committed to Baylor early he was briefly recruited by Kelly, who had day dreams of him wearing one of Oregon’s 39 (may be lowballing that number) different jersey combinations.

In Chip Kelly’s conference call with the Washington D.C. media earlier this week, he recalled the moment.

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