Co-Defensive Coordinator Greg Mattison

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    I love this hire. Urban wanted him each year he was at Ohio State.

    The guy can coach and is strict on the fundamentals, which is something was lacking the last few years...…..

    Well respected by Ohio coaches and can recruit....
     
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    Ryan Day is a shrewd customer.

    Also, if you can't beat 'em... join em. Any interest in winning again, Warinner?
     
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    Keep it simple...attack, attack, attack...when their down attack again. I am feeling much better about the 2019 silver bullets.
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    Co-Defensive Coordinator Greg Mattison

    + He feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at two programs like Michigan and Ohio State, as well as Notre Dame. “I’ve had a pretty good run.”


    + Leaving Michigan was a very tough decision. He has spent 13 years there. But OSU gave him an opportunity to be a coordinator again and that was the biggest thing. He was the DL coach at Michigan for the last four coaches, but wanted to coordinate again.

    + Running a defense, he is excited about having co-coordinators. The last time he was a co-coordinator, he won a national title at Florida. The other coordinator, Jeff Hafley, is one of the best secondary coaches around. Together, the two of them will try to put together what is best for the team. He’s not going to go into what kind of defense they are going to run, but they are excited about the opportunity to coach these players.

    + Not having a position, “I’m going to be the greatest young assistant coach you have seen.” He and Larry Johnson have competed for years. They both coach defensive line. He told Larry that he wants to be his assistant whenever necessary. He will also be with the linebackers. There will be two inside linebackers and an outside linebacker which is a different position, so he can help there.

    + Mattison knew Ryan Day at Florida and still remembered him. There are guys you come across and don’t see much of them but you remember them. Day was one of those guys as a graduate assistant. Every day he’s around Day, he is impressed by him. Jim Harbaugh and Brady Hoke were great head coaches. He has worked for some great head coaches and he’s excited to be coaching with Day.

    + He didn’t want to talk about what it was like to prepare for Ryan Day as a defensive coach.

    + His philosophy is to run the defense that fits the talent. They’ll find out through spring practice where they are with fitting the talent to a philosophy.

    + “I have the utmost respect for Larry Johnson.” Recruiting against him is tough. “I would always watch his defensive line and watch his coaching.”

    + Zach Harrison has great character and is an unbelievable athlete. “He’s everything you thought when you recruited him.”

    + He had tremendous respect for Ohio State while at Michigan. These are the two winningest programs in college football. He feels like he should pinch himself coaching at both places.

    + He can’t control whether or not OSU fans embrace him, but they’ll see him giving everything he has and he will coach to his best ability.

    + It’s hard to leave a place you’ve been for 13 years.

    + Day called him and then Mattison talked to Harbaugh. “Coach Harbaugh was great. He understood that I wanted to coordinate.” The hardest thing was calling the players. It’s hard every time you leave because of what you give those players.
     
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    I'll be honest. I hate seeing this man in Ohio State gear. It's just ... strange.
     

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