I'd assumed that Mattison's name would carry weight but his enthusiasm for recruiting would be modest, and perhaps his one weakness. Very happy to be wrong. I like the words coming out of Jesse Palmer's mouth.
Jesse Palmer Quote re Mattison on CFL
He'll be an even BETTER recruiter now, because some kids WILL respond to that line. "You know, I seriously, honestly, really do know just what to do to turn you into a successful NFL defensive player."
I just went form 6 to midnight...yea, I said it.
convince diabetics to sign up for a cake eating contest...
he sold a 6 pack of catsup popsicles to a group of girls wearing white gloves. It was amazing.
He sold me all his United Pumpkin Holdings stock on November 3rd!
tommy boy reference?
and a particularly poor one at it, since he could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman wearing white gloves.
You can get a good look at a coordinator by sticking your head up a recruit's ass...
No, it's gotta be YOUR coordinator...
You made my day with that comment, haha.
"You have de-railed." "Shut up Brady!"
the most interesting man in the world.
I can't put Jesse Palmer and CFL together and NOT think that CFL is the Canadian Football League.
That was exactly what I thought when I clicked on this thread.
I mean, what the hell is Jesse Palmer doing commenting on the CFL? Also, what is wrong with you if you are watching Jesse Palmer comment on the CFL during January?
well then. get to work, greg.
Those quotes are bonerific.
That was one thing I was wondering about Mattison, if he would still have that urge to recruit after being in the NFL for a while. Good to hear he was such a beast back when he was still in college. After he shakes off some rust, I am sure he will be back kicking tail. Plus the whole "I coached the Ravens D" thing should be quite helpful...
Kind of nice to hear some positive things about Michigan again. I was a RR supporter but after seeing events transpire over the past week, this was probably the best move for both parties. Bank the scholarships this year because next year we are going to fuck shit up.
ESPN CFL's just blew him for twenty minutes. I hope every Defensive recruit in the country was watching.
That guy is a legend. Good for you Mattison, that's some serious self control...
Self-control is lacking for u judging solely by your avatar.
Total man crush. I get it, it's cool.
I can't help it that I find a naked chubby dude with an afro hanging out with a mini horse funny. That's what they teach you at the Ross School of Business in case you were wondering...
He's 61, I'm sure Cialis played it's role.
It's spelled C!Al!$
Is not the first person to say that. Everyone says Mattison is an awesome recruiter.
If he even closes in on one or two DE/DL this year, I think he will prove it.
I take anything Jesse Palmer with a grain of salt. I mean he was on the Bachelor
he is also pretty spot on. I have been pleasantly surprised over the years with how Jesse has evaluated the college game. Guy studys and knows his stuff.
Eh, I don't know. I lose a lot of respect for someone who goes on a reality show like this one
studys? interwebs and texting are destroying my grammar. studies............
People on The Bachelor are top notch humans
convince Yankee fans to cheer for the Red Sox.
I wish I was this excited for the HC hire, but I'm really warming to the new regime. Mattison sounds exactly like what this program needs. GO BLUE!
My #1 concern was recruiting with Mattison. I was terrified we had another Gerg who was old and just sat home without recruiting! To hear this makes me BEYOND excited, great X's & O's coach combined with badass recruiter = Extreme Jubilation.
I'm becoming overwhelmed with positivity with our program...Me Likey!
I'm with you, but I am pumped to see what kind of recruits Mattison brings to UM in the next two weeks and the coming years.
Don't know why you would be worried, the guy has a reputation as being one of the best recruiters in the county.
NRK - His recruiting was a complete unknown to me until these recent public backings. I knew he was a helluva coach, just didn't know that he was such a sniper on the recruiting trails.
Hopefully he has some blue chips in his cross hairs!
Maybe someone with photo shop skillz could give us our top targets in crosshairs!
Proven track record, excellent recruiter, Michigan ties, bald, so he's basically the anti-GERG. Excellent.
you missed "has always stressed fundamentals and technique."
To me, that's as anti-GERG as you can hope to get.
Does that count hair on the back/torso and legs or just the head?
I didn't see his tenure at the University Offal Ifful on his resume. Weird.
I noticed that as well. Maybe the team did poorly and he is trying to hide the record? Or worse, maybe the NCAA investigated Offal Ifful while he was there, and he didn't want to give Drew any ammunition to work with!
One of the caterers passed by as he was talking and asked if he wanted some steer organs and viscera. I can't blame him for declining.
Jesse Palmer looks phenomenal. In all seriousness Mattison is amazing and It's been longer than 4 hours, but I am not going to see a doctor.
Everytime I see Jesse Palmer his shirt doesn't fit him, his tie is too short, and his collar shape does not go with his face.
From 2006...he's credited with the commitment of St. Tim Tebow. FWIW, so was Dan Mullen...but hey, if he was even partially responsible for Timmy coming to Florida, then that works for me. As far as I remember, Tebow was more of a Bama lean until late in the process...It's now closing time Mattison. Go get em.
who is credited with recruiting Sir Thomas of Brady.
I heard that they use his foreskin to cover yankee stadiums infield when it rains. ;)
I'm not sure which is more disturbing: the sentence or the subsequent winking emoticon...
what Prescott Burgess says about him? he's still in Baltimore, right?
looked around a bit, he has a facebook but no twitter?
anyone friends with him? i'm curious what he'd say about him, publicly but moreso privately. he's around here in the offseason, maybe i'll have to keep my ear to the ground.
Yeah only on special teams for the most part though.
Both told me greg mattison is not a good recruiter, he's not a great recruiter, he's legendary. Urban meyer told my best friend, stop, study and watch greg mattison learn how to recruit.
Someone must have told Jesse Palmer to stop, study and watch Fred Jackson to learn how to gush accolades. I love me some Fred Jackson hyperbole.
Looks like a good hire. Now let's hope he's up for some speed recruiting.
I think Fred Jackson would have added in something about Mattison being able to wrestle Killer Whales while not spilling tea as he recruited the first and only ****** player who went on to win 5 Heismans and invent the NFL.
Cool beans, I like what I hear. Mattison's gonna do great things for us. Besides, any friend of Desmond's is a friend of mine.
for some of his comments, but at least we won't have to hear him bitch about Hoke
His ability to recruit a damn good hair stylist that is. I still have no idea if he ever talked to any football recruit.
He spent far too much time at the Aveda Institute on Maynard getting the GERG look perfected......
"but..but He is told old to recruit." lol Awesome, can't wait to see what he can do.
but..but He is told old to recruit
People said that about Joe Paterno too... oh wait, nevermind.
He's working in the Legends division! I can see the commercials now... Ugh
What a buzzkill of a post in an upbeat thread.
wait. are we talking about greg mattison or bill brashky?
With Mattison?? he had a full cup of liquid LSD with his eggs, passed out, woke up three months later, rubbed his eyes and said, "all in all i prefer whiskey"
He'll eat a homeless person if you dare him.
But here's what Bob Davie had to say about Greg Mattison...
this dudes got a football on a stick!
Thanks, nice clip. Starting to have hope for the upcoming season.
is seems like when RR got fired evrybody was sayin "the future of the program is a mystery" and "they don't know what their doing right now, someone needs to save them". It's good to hear someone praising them for a change, but we won't accept the bandwagoners
I am excited for Mattison to start doing some work!
A lot of this whole process has made me upset, but this is some serious salve.
Let's wait to see if he can turn water into wine wiith this D.
Holy Fuck - we will win.
Holy Fuck - we will win.
The CFL is an awesome league. If you can coach D there, you can coach anywhere.