“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
apparently he's a strong recruiter in Texas. Yes please.
Some may not agree, but it's pretty clear the two remaining spots on the staff are reserved for defensive coaches, probably DL and DB.
DL because both Hoke and Mattison likely recognize the importance of a dedicated DL coach, and DB because, well, yeah. Two DB coaches is also a possibility.
So why no hires, especially at DB? Possible reasons:
 Mattison is too busy recruiting, and doesn't have time to focus on hiring coaches. He'll do it after signing day. Rushing it now won't help recruiting and if we've learned anything in the past three years, it's that chemistry among defensive coaches and coordinator matters.
 They have someone in mind, but he's still working... The best-known candidate in this category, Mike Trgovac (Packers' DL coach and Bo-schooled Michigan man), is not possible, since it would be a step backward for a guy thought to have a shot at the Denver Broncos' DC position. Joe Whitt, Jr. (Packers' cornerbacks) was coaching at Louisville (cornerbacks and recruiting coordinator) through the 2007 season, so maybe, if he's interested in returning to the college ranks and Woodson and Trgovac recommend. I don't see any possibilities on the Steelers, and the Jets guys are highly unlikely. As for the Bears -- Jon Hoke (defensive backs) is, yes, Brady Hoke's older brother. Surely there's been a thread on this?
Anyhow, what is the CW?
With our DB recruiting class getting better each day, it is well known that some of our DB's (current and future) will be changing positions. I see Cam, Marvin, and Hawthorne possibly moving to WLB, as they have the bodies to do so. Who would fit what positions the best?
Edit: Just saw BostonWolverine's diary on this. But would still like discussion if possible.
I know we need to focus on the current class since it's so close to signing day but I saw Price's highlights and was amazed. Does anyone with advanced recruiting knowledge have any idea if we have a legitimate shot at him? I know he is from Citra, FL so I would imagine he'd be a tough pull from the Florida schools. This kid is gonna be a stud.
I know that Stefan is very interested in Michigan but I couldn't help but wonder if the recent commitments by Blake Countess, Tamani Carter, and Raymon Taylor will have an impact on his recruitment. We also have Greg Brown and Delonte Hollowell as cornerback commits. Seems like a lot of CBs! Taylor, Countess and McClure are probably the best of the group and seem like true competitors that would welcome the competition. Any insight TomVH, DGDestroys, others? Thanks in advance. Perhaps I am off base for my concern. I would really like McClure to be Blue on Feb 2nd!
There is a nice article at the News by Angelique regarding Dave Brandon's low profile while recruiting a head coach.
An interesting quote:
Brandon said he ordered room-service meals and would have his wife, Jan, take delivery of the meal. "I would be hiding while Jan answered the door, so the room-service guy wouldn't Tweet," Brandon said, laughing.
This under-cover business is better than sailing, but a sure sign of the needed paranoia in maintaining confidentiality when conducting a search.