Nice hire, if he only had hired a top flight OC I'd have two thumbs up for Hoke. Now it's one up and one sideways.
So is Mattison > Hoke now?
Mattison is a coordinator, not ahead coach, that is is history. Hoke has been a successful head coach. Together they look really strong.
Hoke knew where to go to get the guys he needed - he's in charge and showing it.
Mattison has definitely accomplished much more as a DC than Hoke as a HC. Overall, I feel much better about Hoke with our OC and DC in place. Both have substantial experience in major conferences (nfl) and could really be a strength. Mattison is a huge step up from GERG.
I was just going to reference that article. If there is one thing I have learned about Brady Hoke this week is that he is passionate, makes good decisions and is surrounding himself with the right people. Sounds like a great formula to succeed.
I just got chills reading that.
Sounds like someone might be willing to go gay for brady. And that makes about a couple hundred thousand of us.
Impossibly so. And they don't just say, they do for him (Whitlock, former players attend press conference, GM takes DC job).
Whatever Hoke has that makes people feel this way, it's got to translate to the players soon. These aren't simpletons throwing around gushing mounds of praise.
Happily finding myself seeing the reasons I was opposed to this hire overcome by those in favor of it
I love Brady Hoke.
*sadly casts his RR/Obama poster T-shirt into the wind*
Buy me an Oberon and I'll do whatever you want.
This is a great hire. I had pretty much ignored the rumors that Mattison was a candidate. Why a NFL DC (who coaches a dominant D), would leave to coach one of the worst collegiate defenses is beyond me I guess he loved his time in A squared as DC back in the 90's...Welcome Back! This should pay dividends in recruiting topflight defensive players.
You will need a couple drinks. After about 12, I should look appetizing.
I'm your huckleberry.
+1 for a great Tombstone reference!
B. A copyrighted color owned exclusively by U of M
C. 1/2 the team color of the up and coming maize n blue D thanks to the best combo since PBJ (Hoke n Mattison)
D. All of the above
You haven't seen the board this excited before? Were you not around for any of the Denard threads?
He said excited, not suicidal.
Haha. I meant the good Denard threads. When he was tearing opponents to tiny bits. People here do remember that, right?
I completely forgot about that. Those were happier days...after the past couple months I forgot about early season Denard
"I dont think I have ever seen this board this excited before"
that's the one that's good.
Let's hope this will help us shore up the defensive recruiting class over the next few weeks! Now I really can't wait for September!
if they added all their hair together they would have a gerg hairdoo. but then again they have more room to know what scheme they are running
ful mispelling to annoy grammar Nazification) and Hoke makes peanuts, as long as he can administrate in the Bobby Bowden stye and get us some conference championships :) over the next few eons. Pay these guys the big bucks and let him walk on his knees around Amurrica provin his love for the Big U.