Mattison is the new DC
After this day of bad recruiting news after bad recruiting news, what a great result!
first BH hire to raise hopes of brian being able to establish the "eeee i'm a little girl for ____" tag as an MGoTradition!?
he looks pretty old, i hope he wears a hat
Chicka chicka yeyeah!
No. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet !!!
Awesome that we have a DC!
at this point but Mattison is better than most. Go Blue.
Yay, first good news all day!
This is still a tease until I see it formally announced. That being said I did just do a shot to celebrate.
Edit: I am now drunk
Not my 1st choice but I'm just HAPPY it's over! Now everyone can...
...act like Wisconsin?
Ok, way to tease, who would YOU have wanted?
Teryl Austin...but I still like this hire.
Did somebody say.... House of Pain?????????
Please let this be a package deal with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed...
Only if we give them Fitzgerald and Kovacs to replace the holes.
No, but but we did get an offer for a package deal sponsorship from Bosley Medical Hair Restoration.
Is it just me or does Mattison look like Borges' dad even though he's only about 7 years older? I feel like I'm watching the Mandelbaum episode of Seinfeld.
I've always thought Mattison was a dead ringer for Beckmann. I'd post a picture, but alas, I'm posting from my phone.
Our new Special Teams coach wants in on the Bosley deal as well:
BH apparently has an affinity for the follically challenged...
is coming up Milhouse!
Everything IS coming up Milhouse.
I approve this hiring.
Anthony Zettel, come home.
It's not too late Anthony
I still dont think this is likely, but a man can have a dream. AZ, come on down to A2!
I'm happy with the choice, and I think this will definitely help us in recruiting.
It would be much easier to sleep tonight knowing Mattison is the DC instead of Ron English. I am praying these rumors have different results than the head coach rumors that were flying everywhere.
Yeah after the Ron English scare last night I didn't sleep much last night, but tonight I will sleep like a baby.
Mattison conversation with recruits.
Mattison-Come to michigan
Mattison-Because I fucking coached in the NFL, and our helmets have wings.
Recruit-Where do i sign.
This is what I expect to happen.
U had me at come to Michigan.
Mattison conversation with recruits.
Mattison-We'd like you to come to Michigan.
Mattison-Because I've coached at Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida, and in the NFL...
Recruit-Not bad, but I'm going to need something a little more...
Mattison-Because I know Ed Reed and Ray Lewis and I know where you live.
But what I do have are two friends Ed and Ray who have a very particular set of skills; skills they have acquired over their very long careers. Skills that make them a nightmare for people like you. If you let go now to Michigan, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, they will look for you, they will find you, and you will not be drafted.
Think about that one for a second.
Inside recruits mind: "Ed Reed and Ray Lewis at my front door versus Michigan.....Ann Arbor it is!"
and our helmets have wings
I thought he coached defense.
Just like the signs the fans hold up at the stadiums.
the last three years....
I guess it works if Mr. Flood is Canadian.
I thought even Canadians could spell?
I've always wondered what kind of Canadian following we have (if any) as well as if any other college programs have any sort of following...
Seems like Southern Ontario would be a great place to market Big Ten teams and gain additional BTN revenues but maybe there just isn't any interest in football?
We have a very active fan base over here - GO BLUE!
they could have made this move sooner, maybe could have saved a few of the decommits?
He was coaching until a couple of days ago. I think we should be happy the Ravens lost when they did.
The happy posts are awesome especially after this mornings shitty news.
Beer. Meet screen.
Best news all DAY!!!!! now lets get us some recruits!
I hope this is true.... Recruiting time?
peanut butter jelly time
"Bracing for" and "would"
Why would you put in your title that Mattison IS the new DC? Neither of those quotes say that.
It has to be true!
I can't help but notice this is an NFL DC not named Greg Robinson. BREAK OUT THE MF'N CHAMPAGNE BOYS!!! GERG'S OFFICIALLY GONE!!!
Can we still call him GERG? How is his head of hair?
everytime I see your avatar, JimBobTressel, a little piece of me dies.
U know I always wonder the same thing. Who the hell is this guy with a little kid as his avatar? No idea what's going on so I just left it alone.
But, she's 4.
Don't worry this time next yearJimBobTressel will go out of style like those brothers and that girl that was really that other girl.
From the Ravens' website:
Mattison’s daughter, Lisa, lives in Ann Arbor, Mich., and is having a baby soon.
EDIT: Mean Mattison's daughter likes the hire. Searched "daughter" to see if someone had already posted. Ooops.
Couldn't we have kept RR, made this awesome hire and saved ourselves a lot of trouble and had a potential great 2011 in the works, complete with a full top 15 recruiting class?
but RR was pretty stubborn about his staff and I don't think he'd like having someone like Mattison on staff. Remember it's gotta be a happy family to work
What's done is done.
I cannot wait to find out what he's being paid. Compared to what may have been offered to Jeff Casteel.
Let it go for fuck sakes.
What makes you think that Mattison would leave the Ravens knowing that he was likely out of a job in a year? RR couldn't hire any top DCs because he couldn't guarantee that they would be more than a band aid for a year while we waited for the next up and coming coach.
I really wonder how much that factored into DB's decision. I've gotta believe that he looked into hiring one of these top guys and realized that nobody would come.
I'm guessing the post got pulled because no one remembers it, but there was a guy at WVU that said he had inside info. Basically, they gave RR the month to find a top DC. No one would come for the money, so they bumped his cap to $1 million. No one would come unless they had a guaranteed two years. RR asked for the extension and they laughed at him. Supposedly, that's why he was begging for his job at senior night. Everything that the guy said fits with what has happened recently, so I'm inclined to believe him.
The first thing that popped into my head (because this is a cool story) was "cool story brah." But I wasn't trying to be an asshole, this actually is a cool story.
Probably true too; I mean, it does make a lot of sense.
I don't know that RR probably would have been fired after the 2011 season, but certainly he would have been at greater risk than Hoke is now and you're right that this would have affected our ability to hire a DC. In any case that's moot now and this looks like a very good hire.
Agreed. I'm not stressing about it, more just interested in how everything played out.
Secrecy + Michigan football= interesting.
I don't think RichRod has any connection with Mattison, so I don't know if he could've gotten him. Hoke coached with Mattison at Western and Michigan.
This just in. After the hire, Brandon is lead into a room for celebration, only behind the curtain emerges Rich Rod, decked in leftover donated Michigan Gear that doesn't quite fit. Brandon laughs but the overjoyed elation quickly halts as Brady Hoke appears behind RichRod, with his hand on RR's shoulder.
Brandon's smile fades.
He turns around in a daze to see MSC appear, with a bright white light cast from below, light bending around her face revealing a translucent orange halo around her skin.
Brandon slowly backs away as they all descend upon him.
Later it is revealed Brady Hoke was brought in as the new AD, while RR is retained as HC. Mattison the new DC, and droves of recruits pour in as the Harbaugh Bros establishes a pipeline to the NFL via Mich.
EDIT: redacted because no one likes fan fic
I like your thinking and it seems RR+GM could be great. However, Mattison would never come work for RR. One problem RR had allegedly, was that many thought he would not survive so he had trouble recruiting a top DC. This was allegedly, a consideration in his firing.
Pretty well placed source said DB warned RR late in the year (not sure when) that to save his job he needed to recruit a top fligtht DC. RR apparently had trouble lining up appropriate talent because he only had a year left and the prevailing view was that he would not survive. No top DC wanted to risk a move to A2 only to be broomed later with RR. RR allegedly asked DB for another year and DB said no.
I was not a big fan of the Hoke hire, but the good news is he brought certainty to the coaching situation and made Michigan less toxic than under RR for aspiring coaches.
...whether you like all of them or not, Hoke hired guys with a great deal of experience in the positions he's hired them for (Mattison as DC, Borges for OC, and Dan Ferrigno for ST).
I gotta say it, take this comment and see if the Salvation Army wants to auction it off with any remainder RR clothing items. RR worked hard, but he's gone. He's the past.
We now have a OC who was undefeated in the SEC, an even more accomplished DC who won a NC at Florida, and a new HC who turned two programs around.
Welcome to the future. Go Blue!
Mattison's first priority should be to contact Blake Countess and lock him up. Second is to convince Frost to play LB and switch to Michigan. Then go down to Florida and snag a DL.
Mattison should make the in house visit while he is still in the state. OK, Maybe I am rushing things.
It would save a trip on Air Dominos, and we all know about those crazy jet fuel prices,I just can't my hands on any anymore.
Alright let's get to work recruiting now!
I hope this time it means more than it did when Harbaugh was "expected" to come to Michigan.
Just a guess here, but I don't think Mattison is coming in to run the 3-3-5
That's a good thing. Maybe the best of things.
Oh please God thank you Jesus
This is too funny, I bet if they had won they would all be throwing a hissie fit that Mattison is leaving.
as I was hoping for.
Definitely seems like a good hire though.
and Les Miles is our HC.
dee doo dee doo...
The best recruiting pitch that Mattison has is I left Lewis,Suggs, and Reed for the chance to coach you. When should I expect your verbal?
The Baltimore radio stations are reporting it as official.
I really hope this is true! I feel like its a great hire, go blue!
Tom or Magnus or anyone...what potential defensive recruits will this help with the most?
The defensive ones.
Thats why I asked what potential DEFENSIVE recruits this would help with the most.
Honestly, though...look at what you asked from an outside perspective. In what scenario does going from no DC to a DC with NFL experience and college roots not help with a given recruit?
I was just wondering if there were specific recruits that this might impact. Maybe Jernigan would consider us strongly again. We might not be using a 3-3-5. Will this give us more of a chance with Frost. I was just wondering if there were any specific highly ranked recruits that might we might be able to get now that we made this hire.
I'd hold off on the no 3-3-5 defense until you read the Ravens Fire Mattison scout thread. Aparently he's prone to only rushing three defenders.
Seriously though I think this is going to have a greater effect on next years class, I think Jernigan is Florida's and with Auburn's newly instated 100 schollies Frost has a spot there.
He was in a prevent D. They typically run a 4-3.
I suspect Maryland resident Darian Cooper may have heard of him and be excited by this hire...
Until Adam Schefter refutes the reports.
I'm waiting for someone to say this actually happened. I won't do my celebratory shot until an announcement is made... I will however continue my standard (heavy) scotch consumption until this is done and we've had our successful NSD.
From the Raven's website:
To go from coaching the likes Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, and Terell Suggs to coaching that defense we had out there last year....Not saying he can't turn it around immediately but it will be tough. I am trying to be an optimist and a realist at the same time. I think he can have great success.
is that which GERG never did BLITZ. Immediately results will be better.
I'm hoping this isn't like when The Knowledge said we'd be getting Rex Ryan and we ended up with GERG
I was wondering if anybody else remembered that. Pretty eerie that THE KNOWLEDGE was right about us eventually poaching Baltimore's DC -- just off by a couple years.
I was less then impressed with his work as our DC in 95-96 but he's obviously improved as DC with his experience and checks every box we were looking to fill. Very excited.
Nevermind my skepticism. I've seen the light on the Raven's website.
thats official enough for me. Ravens basically confirmed that he's left, likely hasn't signed for Michigan yet so nothings announced yet
From the above link:
In addition, Mattison’s daughter, Lisa, lives in Ann Arbor, Mich., and is having a baby soon.
If wanting to be closer to his grandkid is one of the reasons we got Mattison, well, this kid may be one of the MVPs of the 2011 season.
At least he wont have to scheme against Ben Roethlisberger anymore. Good hire.
with Mattison, and a few good defensive recruits just think of the possibilities we'll have next year! Go Blue!
ryandburton Love Pagano as DC, disliked the way Mattison seemed to play prevent when we had lead, always eased off in second half.
Random reaction from Balitmore fans that instantly reminded me of the criticism he took as DC here in the mid-90s. Could have been a Carr thing though as it seemed to be a true of everyone of his teams.
I'd have to imagine that B Hoke will set his ass in line if his schemes become too complacent. I just get that feeling.
Can we call him GERG too?
Yes, as long as he's not GERG II.
That MUST die.
if the defense goes to pot again.
And that's not going to happen!!!
Ravens DC Greg Mattison left for Univ. of Michigan. Ravens promoted Chuck Pagano to DC. Pagano would have been Raiders DC candidate.
Thanks for the confirmation. Great scoop.
I feel better now
Isnt Mattison the guy who left Michigan for ND, and Bo told him to never come back? Aside from that, I'm extremelyyyyyyy happy about the hire
OK, now I feel better about the Hoke hire.
Great News. Please sign a couple D players now.
Dude has a lot of work to do ... since it's 3rd and long....it's time to BLITZ
Not a good analogy as it's known he doesn't blitz on third n long.
I'm thinking maybe a manatee or a stuffed Shamu from SeaWorld.
Stuffed with rocks, nails and broken glass, since that's how we will be on defense
Great news. Mattison could really help especially if they can sign soon and have him make a few recruiting calls. Coming from the league is huge.
A new coordinator. Bring back Michigan football, smash mouth, fundamentally sound football! I love it. Go Blue!
now all I want to hear is Loefller turning down Miles to come QB coach for us, but I don't think that will happen
They are done on offense. Borgess is going to coach the QB's. All that is left to hire is a DB and DL coach.
we have a ST coach yet?
How do you figure? That would only make 4 coaches on offense and 3 on defense (Mattison should coach DL). We still need 2 more. Loeffler and either another DB coach or a ST coach would make sense.
Lou's brother will coach TE and ST
...what is it with Hoke and hiring Bald coaches. Borgess and Mattison we know and Ferrigno belongs to the "I don't need to worry about hairstyling" club...
The offensive staff is :
We have a LB coach and a DC, so all we have left to hire is a DL coach and a DB coach.
Seeing as he has coached one of the best LB in the history of the NFL is it out of the realm of possibility that we might be able to turn Frost blue?
visit would go like this.
Mattison: Thanks for having me here today Kris
Frost: No problem coach
Mattison: I want you to rethink you wanting to play WR and be my Ray Lewis.
I got wood
Tonight I will dream of a menacing future defense stocked with All Big Ten names like Courtney Avery, Ray Vinopal, Carvin Johnson and Jibreel Black.
Let us hope this is true. tryna save this class. I think these Tenn recruits hoke is tryna get is a long shot that he thinks if he gets People will believe his recruiting hype.
(or maybe he already thinks he's that good)
I didn't read your post, I got distracted by your avatar. What the hell is that?
Was our #1 realistic option. Great we got him.
Now get on the road, and start recruitin'!
where's the catch?
"Greg Mattison (born November 15, 1949 in Madison, WI, USA) is the current defensive coordinator for the University of Michigan football team."
Someone from MGoBlog probably edited that in.
WAHOO! I hope he can coach a D that doesn't have Ngata, Lewis and Ed Reed...
For everyone (like myself) who was bemoaning the fact that we weren't going to go for the home run hire like Randy Shannon, I think Hoke deserves some major kudos for this. This is an absolute coup. Better hire than even Shannon would have been.
No longer a Michigan fan. Michigan just hired a coach who quit on them when he took the ND DC position a while back. I can't cheer for a team that hires a coach who turned his back on Michigan before. Where's the integrity that Michigan claims to have?
Michigan just can't afford to lose this sort of dedicated fan. We'll have to find another DC.
Dude if you were any sort of fan to begin with you would applaud any move that makes this football team better.
That is all.
If so, can I have them?
Double post. ...so if you have two sets, can I have both?
This is an issue blown out of propotion. Its said off hearsay of a coach leaving due to family preferences. Don't run with the Jersey Shore drama that is written about everything.
what else is there to say.
so long sucker, see ya, bon voyage, arrivederci, later loser, goodbye, good riddance, peace out, let the doorknob hit ya where the good Lord split ya, don't come back around here no more, hasta la vista, kick rocks, and get the hell out.
See ya later then, Big Guy. Enjoy Bolivia.
on this thread negate the point i voted to take away from you? anyway, adios you Tool.
Like a fan that turns is back on his team because they don't follow the codes and specs HE think they should. No offense but I think they'll be fine without you. I hear theres room on that green piece of crap bandwagon. Grab your ski mask and hitch a ride.
I don't care if those doucheknuckles from the Jersey Shore were coaching Michigan, I could NEVER turn my back on this program.
Happy trails buddy
A troll-like comment I must say *chomps on cigar and leans way back in my chair*
don't let the door hit ya on the way out...
But I never understand this reaction from fans. Mattison didn't go to or play for U-M. I can see Lloyd getting pissed, but what fan wouldn't leave their job for more pay and free tuition for their kids? I mean, if you worked for Ford, and GM offered you a raise and to give all your kids free cars, you wouldn't take it?
It will be interesting to see what base defense he installs. The Ravens are really a hybrid 3-4 team that runs a lot of 4-3 looks.
Hoke is dominating the world. This is a huge hire and we should see some immediate benefits in both recruiting and on field success. Nice work Brady.
Hoke's magic wand has shaken off the dust (Tom Brady), now maybe Frost, McClure, Raven, Jalil, Taylor, any combo would be great
I have a good feeling about the 2011 season. But first, let's stop bleeding recruits. Go Blue.
Fear/Paranoia Level: 0 out of 10 (Baseline 5, +2 for GERG has the same first name as GREG, +2 for silvery locks, +1 for GERG Coached in the NFL Too, Smartypants, -5 for No Known Possession of A Stuffed Raven, -3 for Ray Lewis, +1 for Ray Lewis' Eyeblack, -3 for HOKEAMANIA)
Nothing on ESPN, glad to see they are on top of things.
ESPN will get to it tomarrow, They got more importnet things to worry about like Lebron and Crosby you do realize they are both hurt right, well if i didn't there's a few articles on ESPN about it.
Hopefully he's the man to get our defense back on track.
Chuck Pagano is taking over for Mattison in Baltimore. I can tell you this: on the NFL level, the Ravens defensive players weren't really enamored with Mattison, but many of them had extreme loyalty to Rex Ryan and would have been disappointed with whomever ended up with the job in Baltimore. (My stepdad has worked for the Ravens/Browns since 1990 and I've been a ballboy for the Ravens for 9 years.)
I kind of wonder if he's going to bring Andy Moeller with him... just thinking aloud.
michiganinsider Greg Mattison is the new defensive coordinator for Michigan
still celebrating, good work Hoke
and where have I seen that creature in and around her chest area? what is happening to me?
...is a muppet/seasame street character (not completely sure who). As for where I've seen her or who she is? No idea...
Yet +1 for some reason I don't know why.
Look at those beautiful eyes...
That monster will forever haunt my dreams.
Gosh, I sure hope so.
at least I have a reason to look a girl in the eyes now!
Oh my, what big ...........eyes you have!!!!!!
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Get on that phone Greg and Hoke! Call Mr. Frost like crazy!
.....is now being reported as done by the Baltimore Sun.
Let the joyous news be spread, the wicked old GERG at last is dead."
or do i start another?
I'll call Mother down in headquarters to see what she has to say.
Maybe this time I should invest in some safety goggles. National Signing Day looms.
I always upvote Beeker
Long live the Greg!
the Hoke hire is looking better and better everyday. I'll take some recruits with a side of DEFENSE PLEASEE!!!!!!!!
Michigan makes it official -- Mattison hired as defensive coordinator, per UM release
Thank you!!! Thisin my mind is more exciting than hiring Hoke.
Dude give out DC's like candy.
Happy as hell about this.
...shit on anyone's Cheerios, but can someone tell me why this is such a great hire? I'm talking from an X's and O's standpoint. I know he was D Coordinator of the Ravens, but IT'S THE FREAKING RAVENS. They were great before he got there. Did he do anything scheme wise or was he just a caretaker of the defense?
I don't have a problem with the hire, but I was wondering if someone could shed some light on what he'll bring besides the immediate death to the 3-3-5.
He was in a no win situation in Baltimore with the departure of Rex Ryan.
Don't over analyze this. It's a good thing. Run with it...
They have the players, but coaching said players is very crucial, and playcalling as well, as good players just don't go out there and "wing it." That, and he'll help recruiting... We need that.
The fear of Ray Lewis decapitating any recruit who dares to go elsewhere.
I get your larget point. GERG's resume minus Syracuse was strong and ticked some of the same boxes (DC at major college program and NFL), however this is the first time in a few weeks that I've felt optimistic about anything Michigan football related, so I'm going to go with that for now.
Realistically, I think this hire was the best we were going to do. Hoping for Shannon or similar names wasn't realistic. Better than having the Hokester's brother which was a real concern of mine. My list is basically:
1. DC experience in the NFL
2. Coached a great NFL defense for 2 years
3. Has enough "sizzle" to attract recruits
4. Demonstrated success at the collegiate level at a number of big-time BCS programs
4. Isn't the Hokester's brother
In my mind that makes for a pretty damn good hire. True he is a little old and seems to be a bit conservative, but I can get over that
...he's had a long track record as a successful college DC and was co-defensive coordinator for one of Florida's National Championships, so he has college success to go with the NFL pedigree, so its certainly a good hire, and not just for the Ravens connection...
It just got a little more interesting.
Can we really think that this is better than a retread former HC that was fired and comes with his own stuffed animal mascot. Oh please...
Fantastic news. Hoke is batting 1.000. He got Denard committed now Mattison. He does seem to have a way to get people on board and to believe!!
Seems like the Michigan coach hating God has left town. God Bless America and Michigan Football.
Sounds good. But why is G2 leaving one of the best D jobs in the NFL? Was he nudged ?
Quite frankly, he's probably a little more comfortable in a college environment.
It's gotta be tough on a guy when the players on his defense routinely drop F bombs on him. I heard it at least 5-6 times this season with my own ears. Once by Suggs in a way that was waaaaaaaaaaay outta line.
As it is in most sports, the pro game is a different animal.
perhaps he loves michigan football and simply wanted to come back...
I criticized Hoke earlier for bringing in assistants with no ties to M after having said everyone on his staff would be people with a fanatical love for M. This is a great move by Hoke. Well done Coach.
FWIW, the interwebz suggest that he and coach Hoke are good friends and that his daughter lives in Ann Arbor and is expecting a child. I'm guessing those aren't the only reasons for the move, but would give some good incentive.
Maybe somewhere in the 180 posts this has already been said, but...
Hoke's two coordinators are both senior well established coaches as opposed to young hot shots. This strikes me as a really smart move on his part given his own resume.
...Ferrigno has been around since 1980, and at least 14 of those years featured coaching ST in some way.
Never be the guy who replaces the legend? Be the guy who replaces the guy who replaces the legend.
Greg Mattison was promoted to defensive coordinator of the Ravens after the departure of beloved DC Rex Ryan.
Greg Mattison comes to Michigan as defensive coordinator to replace the sacked Greg Robinson.
This should be a cakewalk, right?
Absolutely 100% correct.
candidates for our next DC opening should be wary of replacing Mattison.
This is a home run in the status category. It says volumes about Hoke, his lack of ego, and the committment he has to Michigan being a championship program.
Not ready to comment on it from an x and o's perspective, but this is a nuclear warhead move for recruiting and for serving notice to our rivals that we mean business.
...and they lived happily ever after
According to the Ravens website, Mattison's daughter, Lisa, lives in Ann Arbor and is expecting a child soon. I'm happy for him.
Mattison has constantly issued a heavy dose of great defense in ALL his stops. LET'S GET ITTT in 2011
and think its a good fit. BH can work with the defense on the lines, Mattison can coach period! This is how we all should look at this hire. Mattison can pitch to the young kids how he has experience, clearly able to coach NFL players. Shoot in a perfect world, Greg pops in a highlight reel of defensive schemes of the Baltimore Ravens. Recruits will see what he can do with the Ray Lewis' , Ngata's, and Reeds and sign up!
Does anyone know if Mattison was involved in recruiting Charles Woodson, or was that before his time?
Also, was he fired after 1996 or did he leave?
Love this hire - this guy was coaching Ray Lewis a week ago and that has to mean something to recruits. My only reservation is that he has coached very talented defenses for pretty much his entire DC career, so I'm not sure how he'll do in a more, um, "challenging" situation. That is splitting hairs, though - he looks like he knows what he's doing.
My day won't be the same without the speculative DC post tomorrow.
Keep it come'in.
I can't take my eyes off of this page today. I feel like a boob.
Hooray for good news
What it feels like to be excited about football?
Tackeling will (hopefully) be a nonissue from here on out. And hopefully we can have a uber aggressive defense. For some reason I got an image of Roh coming off the edge and giving Pryor whiplash as he is driven into the turf as soon as I heard this..
Yay for future hello posts caused by this hire!
Not just tackling, but tickling will be a nonissue as well.
This is an absolutely tremendous hire. Best news in a long loooooooooooooooong time.
Great, great news. We got ourselves some recruiting "street cred" now. And for all those so anxious to bury the Michigan Man era. . .you were wrong. It's still a strength and the exact place we needed to turn in our darkest hour.
I wasn't very informed about him as a potential hire. Obviously people are pretty excited for the most part, but what if any are some potential cons associated with this hire?
Left on the field by our future defense.
This sounds like great news. And everyone around here needs it.
Let's please call Mattinson, 'GM' as in The General Manager, as in The General. Let us never call him Gerg or some variation of that. Let's put that to rest forever. Let's take that name, place it in a boat, send it to sea, then shoot a flaming arrow into the vessel.
Wow! This sure is keeping it positive big time!
Woohoo! Best option out of all those rumored. Good job dropping that pass Housh! Your check's in the mail.
Love the hire.
I'm hoping we have a few more African American hires; aka a more diverse staff as well.
His defensive resume is simply amazing. Everywhere he has been, the defense he has coached has been either the best or one of the best in country.
Love it like I love Cobra Kai.
and a bunch of the FB guys are talking bout the DC news. They're definiitely excited that Greg is coming from the NFL and worked with the Ravens
Isn't it sort of comical that us mgoblog members know a lot of football information before the actual players???