Mike Lantry, 1972
BTN says Michigan has best coordinators
Great coordinators are the difference between being successful and being a champion.
And yes, sparty tears in the comments taste like sugar.
He'll always be Uncle Fester to me...and that's a compliment
Mattison is definitely tops. Borges is up there as well, but not sure I would put him on top just yet. Jackson is simply great - he's been churning out great backs for years.
Who in the B10 would you put on top?
Paul Chryst, but Borges seems like a good pick with him gone.
Paul Chryst if we're talking about last year's B1G staff.
It's hard to get a read on Borges, seeing as his first year was pretty experimental.
Actually, it's pretty hard to say since so many of the guys with the better teams are relatively new to them, as Borges is with U-M. Greg Davis hasn't done much recently with the Hawkeyes, but is a good OC and had some great years at Texas.
Though, the more I think about it, Borges might very well be the best right now.
Because as I thought about it, there aren't any sure fire proven greats in the Conference. As the above posters point out, there might be some complaints if Paul Chryst were still around, but as it is now, Borges is as good as any of them.
Greg Davis the GERG of OC's ask any Texas fan his offense worked in spite of him
I'd put her on top here
I'd put her on top over there
I'd put her on top in the Big House
I'd put her on top w/ a mouse...
My favorite comment has to be the guy claiming we've had only one 1000 yard rusher in the past 25 years. You'd think google would limit dumbassery.
There are no limits in the land of Dumb.
Take it easy on him. Maybe hes going to watch college football for the first time this fall and is trying on his homer goggles in preparation. They prevented him from seeing that we had TWO thousand yard rushers last season. It's an honest mistake for an idiot.
The author is actually correct in his assertion. Not since 1975,(Gordy Bell and Rob Lytle) had two rushers gained over 1000 yards in the same season. In fact Bell and Lytle in '75, and Fitz and Denard in 2011 are the only two times in M football history that M had 2 thousand yard rushers in the same season.
But he didn't say 2 thousand yarders in the same season. He meant only 1 thousander
No he surely meant 2 in the same season since he referenced the '75 season, but his writing could have been clearer. I knew right away what he was referring too.
"How can Michigan’s coach be the RB coach? They have had 1 1,000 yd rusher in the last 25 years?"
Translation: How can Fred Jackson be the best RB coach in the Big Ten? Michigan has had one 1,000 yard rusher in the last 25 years.
Where did he reference '75? 25 years ago was '87. You're extrapolating.
He was obviously referring to two 1,000 yard rushers but didn't have a clue that he was therefore he heard what he wanted to hear and ignored reality and made a dumb statement. You'd think, though, that to make that accusation for any school would be outlandish, so even thinking that is a little concerning.
Okay we are talking about two different things. I guess you read the comments after the article and are referring to some posters dumb ass comment.
I was referring to the article itself, specifically the section under Al Borges where the author wrote the following, which was probably misinterpreted by the dumb ass poster you are referring to.
the Wolverines also produced two 1,000-yard rushers for the first time since 1975.
In his defense, some of them made it look so easy that it might not have appeared as if they were rushing.
Lol at Northwestern's secondary coach being ranked the best.
...and Borges, Jackson and Mattison are getting some well-deserved kudos on a list of top coordinators and position coaches in the conference, you get this:
"I love it, once again, MSU gets no respect. Those coaches for Michigan didn’t look so good in that 28-14 spanking at the hands of MSU…." - guessing this is a Spartan fan
They can't help themselves but to validate the Napoleon Complex, so never mind that we were 10-1 in the other 11 games in the regular season, right? Actually, I am pretty sure Napolen would have made an excellent Spartan - "Sure, over the years, my fleet was decimated at Trafalgar, my army was decimated in Russia, and I suffered a crushing, final defeat at Waterloo, but I kicked ass at Austerlitz, damnit!"
In all seriousness, however, I will definitely agree simply based on the resume and results with Mattison and Jackson. Fred Jackson has churned out many impressive RBs at Michigan and is still doing it two decades later. Mattison's immediate effectiveness on defense is undeniable - as the author noted, the turnaround alone is enough to warrant him being the best in the conference, never mind an impressive, decades-long resume at both levels. I could buy Borges being on top here based on the potential though - granted, the first year was 13-game experiment, counting the bowl, but the upside is very up.
Napoleon had much more sustained success on the battlefield than Sparty has had on the gridiron.
Yeah, if you want to make a sports analogy for Napoleon, he was like the Bird/McHale/Parrish Boston Celtics - very successful for a long time, but he failed to quit when he was ahead.
From the siege of Toulon in 1793 until the Russian campaign, he was nearly invincible in battle, defeating five different coalitions against him. But Russia was a bridge too far. And then he turned down a chance to negotiate peace the following year (a peace that would have cost him most of his conquests but left him on the throne) but he got greedy and wanted to keep fighting. He didn't know when to hang 'em up.
Soup Campbell chosen as WR coach. Good to see him get recognized. Hard to argue with Mattison. In fact, I don't think you can argue against it. Guy has won a NC, been DC at three national powers (UM, ND, and Florida) and coached a top 10 defense in the NFL.
I click on the comments area to write a comment and it scrolls me to the top. WTF?
But in another I had the same problem. Never could figure it out. Could post on the comments page, but not on the article page. Sorry, no answers, but you're not alone.
I think this is due to the simple nature of it being a BTN production.
Al Borges is the best OC in the league is just not paying attention.
Of all the current ones I would say so, Paul Chryst would be the tops but he's gone now
Who is better?
Get over it.
Is the best offensive coordinator in the Big Ten. Period.
may as well not play the game, all will fail before the Meyer...
Football is different in the B1G, so I'll wait until the evidence comes in before I bow
Is as good as Mullen was. His offense didn't look glorious at the end there. But he's had a good track record at Utah and Bowling Green.
They haven't played one down of football at Ohio yet.
And if you're saying you know this from personal experience, then you have to have sat in a personal meeting with every single OC in the B1G, something I highly, highly doubt.
Bucknut gonna nut.
Boy,talk about drinking the koolaid ..You may just want to wait till the end of Meyers first season in B1G as head coach ..That is if he makes it, you know, health reasons and all...