Guess that depends on your definition of "excellent".
Hoke's statement on Jerry Montgomery & replacement open thread
With Hoke coaching the DT and Mattison having his hand in on a little of everything, I'm sure he just wanted the opportunity to coach more. He is also going to be the Recruiting Co-Coordinator at OU. Just a better fit for him personally.
I don't see how they could hire anything but a D-Line coach. You can't have your HC being the only D-Line coach. He has too much other stuff to worry about.
I have read on this here blog that Mattison would coach the DE's, while Hoke would coach the DT's.
Mike Trgovac is coaching D-Line with the Packers. He played for Bo in the 70's, coached as a GA at Michigan. Who knows if he would even want to come to Michigan, but maybe Hoke can work his magic.
He sounded an awful lot like Hoke with some of those answers. Best of luck to Jerry moving forward, and I'm sure it won't be long before he's a DC somewhere.
Jerry Montgomery could stand in for Hoke. Of course their voices are different, but their words are the same. Montgomery thinks it is a good move for him, and it isn't all bad for Michigan.
Wait, did Hoke just mention coaches leaving for the NFL? Maybe Peppers was right. /s
I can see why he left. Mattison and Hoke both debuted and DL coaches. They coached up our DL while Montgomery watched and learned. He probably felt like an apprentice to them, which is a good thing of course. But he probably thought it was time to coach a DL of his own, and Oklahoma is a good school to coach at. He will be missed as a recruiter, as I hear he was a great one, more than as a coach. I would love to see Wheatley join the coaches, but he can only coach what he's qualified to coach, which is not DL. So unless there is some shuffling around, I dont see him getting an opportuninty right away. His kid looks like hes going to be a beast. If we hired Ty im sure his kid would follow. Are there any Michigan men out there coaching DL somewhere? Or who do we think the candidates will be?
I'd like to see them find another younger guy like Montgomery who's a really energetic recruiter. It will help give the staff some balance age-wise.
I could see Charles come in and coach LBs or DBs
He wants to quit the NFL to recruit high school kids.
I doubt he wants to end his NFL career now, but I see him coming back to UM post-NFL, whether its to get more involved with Mott, or coaching the secondary/recruiting. Woodson on the recruiting trail would be pure gold.
I wish. Imagine being a high school football player and have Charles Woodson saying he wants to coach you. He wouldn't even need to speak.
be someone with no ties to Michigan, must like Montgommery(Iowa/Wyomming) who they have had on a short list for some time.
Hoke and friends would always have a list of possible coaching replacements as much as they have list of possible recruits.
Regardless it will be a great hire withTremendous upside fergodsakes!
deal? You are the first to report that!
Stoops was smart to get Montgomery, and it was probably a good move for Montgomery to go to Oklahoma. Greg Mattison will probably stay as the DC for at least another ten years, so it's not like there is going to be a lot of upward mobility for Montgomery in Ann Arbor.
As for a replacement, I am not even going to speculate. I would rather just trust Brady Hoke to get the best person in for what the program needs right now.
10 years is quite optimistic.
With Morris coming in and looking like he needs a bit of seasoning - anything other than a proven QB coach will be a let down.
I'd like to see someone come in on the offensive side of the ball and boost up the offense brain trust...i.e. prod Borges to be less conservative on offense
Jim Bollman is not walking through that door.
Borges is not conservative...
Just maddeningly inflexible.
since hoke and mattison are already there ....um should focus on getting a great recruiter as Jerry's replacement. One who can get 1-2 elite recruits with him.
Although, this doesnt mean that UM should ignore the coaching ability altogether.
I didn't realize Montgomery wasn't really the "d-line" coach. I thought Mattison and Hoke helped, but it was his baby.
Makes sense to go to a prestigeous place where you get more coaching responsibility and control to go along with a hefty payday.
any takers for greg robinson? :)
i heard hes coaching the defence of a hs in california....
Can we get Tosh Lupoi? That'd be nice.
as a package deal. Come on home Tyrone!
I assume that if he perceived he had a shot at upward mobility on the defensive staff, he would have stayed.
I look at this as a positive. The defensive staff is otherwise solid for years to come.
Then again, I'm the King of rationalizations.....
I think they should offer Dantonio the job.
Never hurts to reach out, and you never know....
What about Loeffler? I don't know if he'd settle for just a QB coach position, after being OC at Auburn, but I'd like to see him come back.
I think it would be better to see what kind of success he has as offensive coordinator at Virginia Tech. If he's successful we shouldn't have a problem luring him back down the line. And if he's super successful and manages to get hired as a head coach somewhere and does well, he becomes a potential candidate down the line (like 10 to 15 years from now) to be the head coach when Hoke retires
I wonder how big of a dump truck worth of money it takes to pry Loefler away from VT and lure him to Michigan as the QB coach and Assoc Offensive coordinator. He did some good work developing QBs and we all love the passing spread he helped deploy for the Gator Bowl was excellent. His actual OC track record is mixed, but it remains to be seen how much of that was due to Auburn being a tire fire. Bring him in, let Al focus more on the scheme, and when Al does retire, Loefler might be an OC candidate.
Loefler aside, as he likely isn't taking the demotion as much as I dream, spend the big money and get a QB mechanics expert who also has a good rep as a recruiter. Free Al up for more general duties. Or someone to be a TE coach and bump Ferrigno over to full time special teams.
This. Bring Loffeler in, groom him to be OC after Borges. We should also be grooming a Mattison disciple.
Have sworn I have already seen Roy manning on the sidelines wearing a headset, guess it just looked like him...
He was a GA under Rodriguez.
Be what I was thinking of, although I could have sworn Hoke high fived him just after Avery intercepted Miller in 2011, must have been another guy...
You're right. My bad. He was a GA under Hoke in 2011. I got my years mixed up. Time flies.
I saw a few Big 12 games this year .... and I don't recall seeing any defense ?????
Sure hope Mongomery wasn't sold "a bridge in Brooklyn"! I'll take Hoke's defense over Stoop's ANYDAY !
Good, young coaches want to come to Michigan and have "...learned coaching technique from Greg/Brady" on their resumes.
Here's to wishing Jerry lots of MGoSuccess!
My gut says recruiting guru with southern ties, but isn't that what everyone wants? Normally I'd say let's go after another D-Line guy, but I feel pretty good with Hoke and Mattison keeping a close eye on them for the foreseeable future. If we did go after another D-Line coach, preferably someone with a good track record with defensive ends. The biggest thing we were lacking in this year on the D-Line is pressure on the QB.
I forgot that Montgomery and the Stoops brothers are Hawkeyes. Montgomery probably had a relationship with them stemming from their mutual Iowa connection. That kind of explains things.
Is Jim Tressel available??????????
Greg pulled his Baltimore strings and convinced him to retire so he can teach Jake Ryan and the rest of the linebackers how to dance.