Mattison Extended To 2016

Submitted by Brian on March 15th, 2013 at 12:27 PM

mattison-hoke-p1[1]If you were looking for some sort of timeline as to when Greg Mattison might retire, you've got at least a few years before your can get your fret on:

Greg Mattison's three-year contract extension will keep him as the #Michigan defensive coordinator through the 2016 season.

Four more years, four more years, four more years. At least. With recruits chattering about how the guy seems 25 he may find a wellspring of Red-like longevity in there and keep going.

At the very least, Michigan won't have to worry about a major staff transition until after a couple seasons of Hoke's program running full-tilt like Hoke wants to run it.



March 15th, 2013 at 12:33 PM ^

I wonder why only 3 more years? Was that Mattison's wish? If I was Dave Brandon or Hokey I would give him a 10 year contract.


March 15th, 2013 at 12:36 PM ^

Mattison could turn out to be like Monte Kiffin, but with much better parenting skills.  Kiffin, at 73, did manage to escape his son's circus, and has landed well as the DC in Dallas.  


Edit: beaten to the punch by a post that appeared while I was typing.  C'est la vie.


March 15th, 2013 at 12:37 PM ^

Are we sure we want to saddle the Michigan football program with a guy who hasn't yet been able to deliver even one measly Big Ten championship?

[insert obligatory "/s" here, in bold flashing font]

Mr. Yost

March 15th, 2013 at 1:20 PM ^

...this was more about recruiting than anything else.

This was about Ohio coaches telling recruits that Mattison will retire before they finish their career.

I think GMat's got plenty of years left in him, but I wouldn't be shocked if when he does retire that he's got 4 or 5 years left on his contract. But I guarantee they'll come to some kind of agreement when that day comes as to his compensation upon retirement.

I've had multiple AD's extend contracts of guys they were going to fire or let retire. I believe Ralph Friedgen was one of them.


March 15th, 2013 at 1:54 PM ^

the culmination of these recruiting classes morph into a dominating D.

Besides, Dick LeBeau is 12 years older and still going strong as a DC in the NFL.

Hope Mattison coaches in AA until he's 80.


March 15th, 2013 at 2:00 PM ^

I'm still not sold on Mattison. The defense has improved, but he's been coaching players that Greg Robinson recruited and developed. I want to see what Mattison can do with his own players. Seriously!!!


March 15th, 2013 at 2:08 PM ^

Doesn't make any sense. It's even more impressive what he's done in the past two years because they defense has done a complete 180 with the same players. To turn one of the worst units in the country into a unit that can win games for Michigan with the same players just shows how good ifs coach Mattison is.


March 15th, 2013 at 2:38 PM ^

It's going to be interesting to see what his salary is going to be. Not that he'd want more money or that Michigan can't afford it, but more in the "we're going to pay our coordinators X" stand point. If we're going to give raises to assistants and everything to better compete with SEC salaries. 

Extremely excited we get Mattison for MOAR years.

Unfiltered Manball

March 15th, 2013 at 4:43 PM ^

Mattison and Michigan!  With the glut of talent now arriving yearly coupled with current defenders knowing the system,  Mattison will command an army of destruction.

Across the midwest, with this news B1G offensive coordinators and recruiters are throwing chairs and cursing profusely. *


* Except in east lansing- where this occurs daily anyway.