November 12th, 2011 at 9:47 PM ^

I love reading Mattison's comments to the press.  I've actually learned a few things about the game from him, i.e. "Everything on defense starts with the delivery of a blow."


November 12th, 2011 at 9:58 PM ^

It's amazing to think that he is doing this with primarily three star recruits from another system. It's going to be fun to see what he does with all these four stars that are recruited for his system.


November 12th, 2011 at 10:48 PM ^

from 110th to 22nd in total D. The 3rd&1 defense is freakin insane. Someone stats-savvy needs to find out opposing teams success against us on 3rd/4th&1. I swear it's less than 50%. Maybe less than 25%. What Mattison and company have done in a summer is nothing short of genius. Everyone deserves a hefty pay raise.


November 13th, 2011 at 5:28 AM ^

That was a great piece. When you go from having the tenth-worst defense in Division I to entering yesterday 28th nationally, you'll not only take that immense turnaround, but you credit both the coach and the kids that he coaches. Enormous character and strength all around. Brady made a great grab there when looking for a DC.