FlyRy4 - This was such a good post that I hope you don't mind I copy/pasted it for you.....Great nuggets below....Enjoy
I know this is different than the title, however, I do not have enough points for my own post. Maybe someone else can start a new post and copy/paste.
I thought this was great stuff.
Best part was that I was able to spend about 90 minutes with Coach Mattison. What a great guy, plus he gave some great insight for the upcoming year. Here is a breakdown of the conversations that I and about 4 other HS coaches had with him.
Things we aleady knew... Michigan will employ a 4-3 under look. This will look like a 5-2 to many, however, the Sam linebacker will be on the line (TE side) with LB responsibilities.
Things we may not have known....paraphrasing Mattison the best I can from memory.
1. M. Martin will love this defense, as opposed to getting doubled all the time last year.
2. Not sure what the deal with Will Campbell last year, but he should fit perfect in the 3 tech. He is winning most group competitions. Apparently was not skinny enough to play in last year's scheme. Tried to make move him to OL last year, but reminds Mattison of Haloti Ngata (sp?) 6'5" 345 lbs WC that is.
3. Roh is perfect fit for rush end. (We already knew this)
4. Cameron Gordon looks like a good fit at SLB instead of safety. Perfect body type and athleticism for this spot.
Couple other little nuggets.
1. Will hit more than they've ever hit. Not necessarily tackling to the ground every day, but will hit everyday.
2. Will run pursuit drills everyday until perfected.
3. Shocked in first few film sessions by the inability of players to watch film correctly. (got banned from Scout this morning for film comment)
Spent time talking about other things as well, but this post is long enough as it is.