Countdown to Kickoff - Day 22: Greg Mattison
Gal damn is he an impressive interview.
Got an opportunity to meet him a few months back, and I totally understand why he is such an amazing recruiter.
recruit you out of your pants?
I was taking the kids around campus one day in June. We were about to go into the museum in Schembechler Hall and he came strolling out. I introduced myself and my kids, and he looked my son right in the eyes and asked
"Are you ready for some defense, son?"
My son, with a great deal of excitement, stumbled over his words for a minute then answer with a louder-than-expected "YES SIR!"
He laughed, and replied "So am I, so am I. Great things are happening up here. Go Blue!"
My son had to call my wife at that moment and couldn't stop gushing.
AHHHH footballlllll. I might have to freeze myself so I dont have to wait.
Really like what he says about denard. I mean I know he ain't going to say anything bad but it really sounds like he truley thinks he is going still be a special player even in this new offence
But I could listen to Greg Mattison all day.
I know, a little "eeeeeee." Still.
..I believe he played DLine for Iowa in the late 90s
You can't dislike Greg Mattison. Just listening to him talk gives me all kinds of hope about this coming season.
You love him.
If you are not for Michigan, you fear him.
Intense glare from Montgomery at 2:07
Hidey-ho GMatt! The guy is a bald Earl Hindman.
Craig Roh is huge.
I think Roh is gonna have a breakout year
That's exactly what I was thinking. Is that him at about the 3:10 mark in the video, right after #93 (Chris Eddins?)? I had to replay that a few times because it looked like him, except he's huge. Hopefully he hasn't lost a step at all.
QB iso at 4:18, great to know it's in the playbook.
First day with pads today! Woo!
Also, I think I missed this, but what happened to Mattison's knee?
WOTS is he hurt it kicking ass on the recruiting circuit
I beleive he slipped on the ice back in Feburary walking to Schembechler hall and broke/tore something. If I am wrong someone feel free to correct me.
but that ice mishap was very likely the reason for the later surgery.
When I saw him in my aforementioned response, he was walking with a cane. I think the ice thing is right.
I went back and checked, I also need to learn how to spell believe.
I give that interview six tremendouses out of five tremendouses.
I got the gosh golly maize and blue goose bumps all over, all over. Want me some smash mouth D!!!
You can't defense him.
Such a great personality, so glad to have him at UM. Love how in depth he talks about getting a good kid, and making him even better. It all starts on the DL. With Montgomery, Mattison, and Hoke as coaches I love the fact how these defenses will be geting better each year!
Just watching interviews with Hoke and Mattison you can really see why they are great recruiters. They aren't really selling anything (or even trying to, seemingly), but their enthusiasm for the program and for coaching is infectious.
have I really missed the use of 'tremendous'
Man, I hope this guy has another decade of coaching left in him, becuase I think he is going to bring the pride back to Michigan.
I think having his family, particularly his granddaughter, in town will help with that a lot.
He's 61 now right, so I figure if he can wait to retire until he's 75, I'd find that acceptable.
Love this guy!
JoePa is still going at 84. I think we can have Mattison for at least 20 years!