Alright let's get to work recruiting now!
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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.