Didnt wanna see him go, but he has to do whats best for him. Bad news nonetheless.
Per Sam Webb: Jerry Montgomery leaving for Oklahoma
I'm going to be pissed if I ever find out Oklahoma outbid us when the athletic department made 7 million dollars in profit last year.
I'm sure Dave Brandon's first priority is to make sure he doesn't piss off UMxWolverines.
It damn well better be!
But what if OU offered a lot and we didn't match because he didn't think he was worth it? I know we all think our coaches are the best, but what if Hoke and DB sat down and decided there were better coaches out there for 250k than Montgomery? I'm not saying that's the case, but sometime employers don't match offers on purpose, and not because they're cheap.
Cheap ass Michigan
All that B1G expansion/TV money and we can't afford to keep our D-Line coach? It seems like Brian was right. DB will use the extra cash for useless non-revenue sports and building an indoor rowing facility.
Go away Phil.
the write-up on scout says this:
sources indicate that Michigan offered a competitive compensation package to Montgomery, but ultimately he felt the opportunity at Oklahoma was clearly one he couldn’t pass up.
I think people above may be right about him just getting the chance to have the D-line to himself. Right now I feel like they're basically splitting 4 positions amongst 3 coaches. Maybe OU also sprinkled a DC-in-waiting or a co-DC in there too
Speculating, then I can see it. But Norman isn't Ann Arbor. While Norman is probably the best city in Oklahoma, it pales in comparison to Ann Arbor. Norman and especially Oklahoma summers just suck out loud. And then there is the red dirt...
Ever think that he wasnt carrying hus weight in Mattisons eyes? Assumptions go both ways folks. And I wasnt happy with the DL this year.
The hell, man.
I clicked on the panic button, the more you click, the more it impresses.
The most awesome thing, ever.
Yeah, looks like no Cole commitment this weekend. Why does it seem like Montgomery was recruiting every single big time recruit we are in on?
I don't understand this, because
1.) Montgomery will most likely only be in charge of DT's at Oklahoma
2.) Michigan offered him a "competitive compensation package"
3.) He could be in line for the DC job when Mattison retires
4.) Stoops is going to be on the hot seat soon if he doesn't start winning big games/win the (weakening) Big 12.
According to the Beave, he was only in charge of the 3-techs and 5-techs at Michigan.
Yeah, that's what I've heard too. But I really can't see this as more of a lateral move...if he had full control of the DL at OU, then ok. But it's looking like he won't, and we know money was no issue (in the Scout article)....
Apparently OU offered him Recruiting coordinator responsibilities, which can be a great way to build a resume towards becoming a head coach. Michigan couldn;t match that as they already have two doing that job so it makes sense for him to move and at least he's moving now when there is more than enough time to find a replacement and adress recruit relationships.
Hire Mike Hart.
Are you sure?
Why Hart over Campbell?
I like heart jokes more than soup jokes.
I am 100% in favor of this.
To coach defense?
I'm wondering if Montgomery sees a clearer path to becoming a DC at Oklahoma than at Michigan. He has Mallory to compete with here. This could be a good career move if his intent is to climb the coaching ranks.
And then, who knows, maybe he returns to Michigan as HC when Hoke is finished here.
I don't want a quitter back. Definitely not as a head coach. Steady in Oklahoma and get torched by okst for all I care
Didn't Hoke leave and then come back? I'm okay with how that turned out for us.
Especially if they have ever left for ND. Mattison should just leave now, right?
He's young. He saw an opportunity for himself and his family. I doubt he ran into Hoke's office and called him names, he might decide to walk back to Michigan in time.
You can't find many coaches thse days who spent their entire career at one place. The only one that comes to my mind is Joe Paterno.
As others have pointed out, Brady Hoke coached at other schools, leaving Michigan to coach at Ball State. So did Gary Moeller, who left Michigan in the late seventies for Illinois before coming back.
Mike Stoops is the DC at Oklahoma. Unless he leaves for a head coaching job, Montgomery has no chance of moving up. Also, this leaves us with Fred Jackson as the only non-white coach on the team. Not good...
But he is just a position coach and good recruiter. I have never heard of a program going into a downward spiral because a position coach left. Good luck to him and I am confident we will hire a solid replacement.
How is this Dave Brandon's fault?
Assistant coaches are always going to leave. We've been blessed. Let's just hope we find a replacement that is as good or better.
Go throw a bunch of money at Tosh Lupoi! #dreaming
It's his fault because he chose to be cheap
How the fuck do you know? Reveal your information and source or be gone.
I'm willing to bet that Brandon did whatever Hoke and/or Mattison asked him to do, within reason.
Well Hart might not know much about coaching defense, but he sure wouldn't be worse than GERG
Bring ron english back..hes only across he street..
Soup Campbell or Mike Hart would both be solid choices. Coach Jackson said Mike Hart would be the a combination of Woody, Bo, and Saban at recruiting
a coach now maybe giving him a call.
How about Shaun Cable?
Perhaps even Chone Crable?
Do change from time to time. Not sure if you know that.