To me, the rivalry will remain as competitive as the talent Michigan is bringing in on a yearly basis. I am not scared of Urban Meyer and his coaching ability. No coach is infallible. I am however very concerned about the positive impact he could make for Ohio recruiting.
My worries with regards to Urban Meyer and his potential staff's coaching ability have been put to rest by the restored faith I have in Borges and the knowledge that Mattison is an absolute badass. Make no mistake, what Borges has done is amazing. I didn't think he'd be able to do this well while adjusting to a completely different QB compared to his past QB's.. Borges has not been perfect, but if he can do this with Denard then I am looking forward to watching Michigan with his style QB's. As for Mattison, given his age, I'm only worried about when he'll retire.
I don't believe there's a single fan base in the country that wants to win more than Ohio fans. I don't believe there's a single athletic department that conducts themselves like they want to win more than Ohio, even if that means playing dirty. Now you add Urban Meyer to the equation, and who knows what will happen. They will have a lot of advantages.
So, what are your thoughts? I'm a bit of a pessimist as of late, so I can see Urban Meyer just coming in and bringing Ohio back to Tressel era recruiting instantly, if not better.
What are your thoughts?
*per scout, also heard Urban Meyer wants lower admission standards at Ohio
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."