I really needed this after the camo uniform reveal.
Mattison extended through 2016.
Being a Michigan fan is not easy. This week's rollercoaster:
MBB Committment of Ricky Doyle = good
Drake Harris decommits from MSU = good
Still some week left though.
Da'shawn Hand on campus.
The frogurt is also cursed.
If the pattern would continue, huh?
Mattison will retire a Michigan man.
Like Tim Sullivan said on Twitter, he extends his contract the same day Da'Shawn Hand is on campus to visit. Coincidence? I think not.
knows the DC won't change for his 3 seasons in AA assuming he goes early entry to NFL.
Hoke & Mattison are building a D to pulverize folks for the next half decade.
Great news to begin the weekend. Having the #1 overall '14 recruit on campus is probably a coincidence, I'm sure!
Follow this with a hoops W over Bucky...
I'll posbang for that
Should've extended him through 2056.
His contract years should read "2013-..."
I feel like Muppets!!!
He has so much energy that I see this as a situation where he will get to call his own time to retire. I would not be surprised to see him work beyong 2016.
Great news to offset what looks like a board meltdown regarding hoops uniforms (haven't looked at it yet, but it can't be good).
I think this is the year the defense really shines. Year 3 with Mattison's schemes and a lot of returning experience.
this should be our Friday posbang!
I like that thought. Do the posbang now because we will be consumed with thte game later this afternoon.
...who think he's leaving anytime soon.
"Michigan is such a special place and it's exciting to know I'll have the opportunity to coach at the greatest program in college football for the next four years, and hopefully long after," Mattison said. "Part of the reason I came back here is because I wanted to work with Brady (Hoke) again, and every day I'm thankful I made that decision. There's not a better coach or man to work for."
I think he coaches until he just physically can't do it anymore. Based on Demens comments that Mattison is "25 years old at heart", I think that could be quite a long time.
The only way he likely moves is if his daughter does. Remember one of the reasons he left the Ravens was because his granddaughter was getting treatment at Motts for a heart problem. His daughter had settled out here and asked him to move out here so he could be near his granddaughter. If they relocated, he might.
So while I'm not saying I'd go all Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork if the people employing Mattison's daughter and son in law transferred them, I'd just like to remind those employeers I do have a Groupon to AA Torch and Pitchfork that I'm ready to use.
But last time I was in AA I stopped in his daughter's store. Lots of decent stuff, especially when it comes to gifts or custom things
It's on Main Street. bought something for my sister there.
I didn't know that was her store. That's a great store. My wife has to stop there everytime we're in town.
I'm going to be getting my expectant nephew a birth announcement poster thing from there after he's born. There are all kinds of things around the store that say "Mattison" or "Matty" as examples of the custom work they do. (Matty is his granddaughter).
My fiancee loves the store.
Isn't she a big reason he came back to Michigan? Every M fan should go and drop big dollars in that store as a thank you. I'm being serious.
Lewan staying for his senior year, Gardner getting his red-shirt, our offensive line haul the last two years, our linebacking corp, Green coming to A2 - I wouldn't want to be too critical of the football gods.
It's great to be a Wolverine
...great news!!! I hope it continues throughout the weekend.
Yet you downvoted the post, again . . .
exactly, he loves the news but hates the OP for bringing it to our attention...
I promise to never share good news again.
I am very happy that you brought this to our attention! I was beiing critical of the person who downvoted it, then went on to say later in the post that he thought it was good news. It just seemed odd to me.
Anyways, thanks for sharing this news with us and please continue to do so.
I appreciate the support. I guess I should have added the /s to my comment. Sarcasm and internet posts often don't translate well.
You know what they say...
No news is good news.
...or still miss my blackberry keyboard...one or the other.
I'm also a recent blackberry-to-iPhone convert (company's decision, not mine) and I miss my keyboard too. It's an adjustment, for sure.
I make far less errors on the "_____ night, what are you drinking" threads...there are also far less grammar and up/down vote nazis on those threads. :)
I got a boner!
Can we stop talking about getting boners over kids committing and coaches signing?
If Mattison can get extended, why can't we?
I have to imagine this extension would be huge in the mind of recruits who had any doubt that either Hoke or Mattison would bolt to another job. Compare this type of stability to the Fickell (pun intended) staff at Ohio.
I'll definitely take four more seasons with Mattison. BTW - Why would someone downvote this thread?
He should really get a "We will pay you whatever you want for as long as you want" sort of deal.
DetNews write-up here (LINK)
Mattison did ring in on this, of course:
"Michigan is such a special place, and it's exciting to know I'll have the opportunity to coach at the greatest program in college football for the next four years, and hopefully long after,"
What Mattison has had a part in since 2011 is nothing short of remarkable as turnarounds of a unit go, and this extension is excellent news that further stabilizes (as well as improves) the program.
Obvious good news is obvious
This is most excellent news. I'm definitely in the camp, thinking that this is not a coincidence. This was timed for Da' Shawn's visit, giving him confidence that Mattison will be here for several more years.
This should really be more like the Supreme Court. Appoint Mattison as Defensive Coordinator for life.
I totally agree with you, but I feel like that's pretty much what his situation is. He'll leave when he's ready to retire and not before.
Yessssssss. I can't believe it's not butter.
Can someone ask Urban Meyer if this contract is still valid when Brady leaves for the NFL?
I want him extended forever. I'd take Zombie Greg Mattison over most people.
Great news for a defense that has experienced a resurgence under the guidance of Hoke and Mattison. This can only help the program moving forward.
This has made my weekend! Keeping him here is big for the program!