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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This is exactly what would happen to me if I tried to embed video. +1 for the effort.
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...