Chris Brown at Smart Football uses Mattison on the challenges posed by Nebraska's offense to make a point about watching the Denver Broncos. Brown also makes a point how the Michigan defense is developing. Both are highly complimentary. I think most of us will agree. http://smartfootball.com/defense/what-coach-said-this-about-facing-what-...
Chris Brown at Smart Football uses Mattison to make a point
While an interesting article, most that comes regarding Mattison at all is quoted straight from the press conference. I saw very little in there of the writer discussing it, unless I missed an option to read more or something.
Mattison gets it.
Is he turning the tide of THE rivalry?
That man can turn the tide of the oceans.
The lack of yelling from the coaching staff, it seems to really have an impact on the players. If you do make a mistake it's not the end of the world, get back out there and make a play. I like that.
this is phenomenally true. I think they've got that sort of relationship, the coaches & the players, where the yelling becomes unnecessary. I remember I've had teachers & coaches, & the ones I cared about the most, the ones I respected the most, they never had to hound me to do the right thing. I wanted to do the right thing & do my best, without being asked to, because I didn't want to let them down. I think the players look up to our coaches like that - it causes the players to drive themselves, & that seems like the best way.
typically gets them to mentally shutdown. It becomes equivalent to "check your brain at the door, I'm doing all the thinking around here." As Mattison makes clear, these guys need to be mentally engaged on every play to stay agressive and look for opportunities, so you can't make them get so concerned about the yelling that they become timid and passive. Timid and passive = bad defense as we've seen the past few years. [Not saying that it was all due to yelling. It's just that we played that way and it didn't generate good results.]
And his teams did pretty well.
Bo would insult you to your face and praise you behind your back.
is like the Anti-Kelly
It’s talking and taking care of your buddy, and when you make a mistake, not hanging your head, coming off and getting ready for me to rip them, but them saying, ‘Okay, coach, I got it.’ And then you not having to yell at them because you know it means something. That’s what happens when you have a group that’s come together...
Mattison would've taught Rudy to line up properly! He was ofcourse, offside when he made his monumental sack!
One would think... being able to play for Mattison would be a pretty tantalizing prospect, to a potential recruit... getting an NFL education for 4 or 5 years before, you know, actually going to the NFL.
IM LQQKING AT YOU [INSERT NAME OF RECRUITS... TOO CREEPY TO ACTUALLY NAME THEM CUZ, YOU KNOW, THEY MIGHT ACTUALLY BE READING THIS]