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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
Rothstein's ESPN article LINK
It's a good read with some good quotes from other big name coaches.
3-3-5 til the day I die y'all
As a father, I could see why parents would feel comfortable sending their kids to Michigan. Mattison seems like a genuine guy that is trustworthy. In this day and age, it seems as though trust is maybe the most important part of the puzzle. At least in my eyes. Being trustworthy and down-to-Earth. I think genuine people like that will always succeed at recruiting.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
Not a father, but I agree and so do our commits.
If you listen to Dymonte's interview on WTKA, he actually credits Mattison and his wife for being a main reason why he picked Michigan. He said that Mattison's wife told him that if he every feels homesick that she will cook him a home cooked meal.
Greetings from Bolivia.
"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
... or butter, peanut butter, jelly or similar spread for bagels, etc., we might as well just report that Secondary Violation now, before it even happens.
So it was a violation all those times we saw videos of players going to their position coach's house for a team dinner?
So Ms. Rita's Nachos were a violation!?
Purge them from your memory and think of ripples in water instead.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
Hoke and Mattison is that you know as a recruit both want to be there. Mattison left a great NFL gig to be at Michigan. And Hoke has spoken about Michigan being his dream job. Add in the sincerity, the fun they seem to have, and the ability to really coach players up and you have a recipe for recruiting success. I'd love to get a chance to meet and interact with some of the coaches someday.
I thought it would be the Ole Miss boosters.
/sarcasm. sort of
USING GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF CAPS LOCK SINCE APRIL 2011
Top to bottom we have an amazing recruiting team: Mattison, Hoke, Hecklinski, Funk and Jackson all seem like amazing recruiters and the other coaches are not slouches either. We have been able to put together top 10 classes with minimal recent success. Imagine the work these guys will do once we are competing for Big Ten/MNC titles year in and year out.
Consider me excite.
Congrats Coach Mattison!
Don't forget Chris Singletary the man behind the scenes.
Montgomery isn't to shabby either.
If I say a duck can pull a truck, shut up and hook the sucka up!
He's like Fred Jackson; only better. Mattison not only has the confidence of high school and prep coaches; they worship him in little shrines made out of parts of crashed WWII bombers. Mattison can not only sell players on his ability to take players where they couldn't take themselves; Mattison can take them into the Intergalactic League, usually as a pick in the top three rounds of the Universal Draft. When you rank Mattison along with other gods (Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon, Hermes, Ares, Dionysus), Mattison "will be all right."
Thank you for this day, Fred Jackson.
He should be next year's too if he can pull Hand and McDowell.
As a father, I CAN say the shyster (Meyer) approach to recruiting would not fly with my kids. "Past performance is no guarantee of future gains". You can flash all the championship rings you want that were won in past years at past schools and it would mean very little outside of proving your arrogance Are you going to take care of my son? Will you treat that responsibility like you were caring for your own? Football (any sport) will take care of itself.
Sign me up for some of Mrs. Mattison's home cooked meals.
Hope your kids are 5 stars
Nope. The difference between how the top teams develop players is not all that different across the top schools. The difference between how they develop young men and how they look out for the kids is night and day. I am sure JK is as happy with the way he developed and was treated as Taylor Lewan is. Not so sure about all the kids at OSU or pick your SEC school.
The daily piece on Red Berenson. One of his greatest coaching successes was a blue chip who didn't succeed on the ice, but succeeded in life as a neurosurgeon.
Between Hoke and his staff, Red and his staff, and Belein and his staff, I'd not trade any of them for another staff. It's pretty special when you step back and take a look at UofM's athletic program.
And now that the Ravens won the Super Bowl with a lot of Mattison's guys, I suspect that his credibility will only increase with defense recruits.
Surprised this didn't go to Meyer, with the way ESPN has been slurping on OSU's class.
Urban Meyer's class provided drama, especially on NSD, and most TV outlets are drama-seeking missiles. Brady Hoke had most of his class "wrapped up" before NSD. ESPN obviously sees Meyer's drama as a bigger story than the great job Hoke and company have done.
At least they gave the award to the right person.
shocked this didn't go to ole miss. that class came out of nowhere and ole miss was a program left for dead 2 years ago.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
In a competitive world like recruiting, this is quite the recognition. I think what Bob Davie said is key actually:
"It's invaluable to have a Greg Mattison on your staff for what he does as far as staff camaraderie and staff spirit. Those same attributes are why he's such a great recruiter."
Mattison said in an interview back in 2011 that he sees recruiting as a competition, and that he will basically continue to do whatever it takes to get someone he identifies as someone who fits the Michigan mold both in character and for football. The tenacity that he preaches on defense he takes with him into a recruit's home, and it pays dividends. He definitely echoes Hoke's family philosophy for the program, and I bet it helps to work for someone like Hoke, since they've known each other for years.
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Makes me lament that Michigan let not only Mattison go, but let his Recruiting Coordinator predecessor, Bob Chmiel, go...both to ND. Looking back on defenses between Mattison's stints (who can forget so many torchings), whether we could have had even better recruiting classes than we did... Yet, for paying a partial schollie for his daughter to play softball at ND, we let him go instead. I think he would have picked up plenty of ideas/schemes/formations had he been here the entire time...sadly, the pay-our-coordinators-a-competitive-wage wasn't part of the mindset until 2 years ago (how insane is THAT statement!).
My brother and I have discussed and agreed that having an awesome original (Mattison) is better than a half-rate clone (let's not list ALL of them out, shall we?). Should have kept him close for the better part of the past two decades.
P.S. Having shown my agedness with the Chmiel reference, he was also part of Bo's staffs during the 80's. Could that man pick stellar performers to be around him or what?
P.P.S. I think the reason Chmiel left was the NCAA eliminated, or proposed eliminating, the Recruiting Coordinator position - as a stand alone and thus had to be integrated into an existing coaches role. OK, I'll let the younguns back on these intertubes to discuss with each other.
I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV
Does it explain who Mattison recruited in this year's class?
I also find it funny (and AWESOME) that if you asked GMatt who the best recruiter in the nation was...he'd say, "my wife." Apparently she's a beast and a HUGE part of the committments we get.
“True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise — the other, loyalty.”