I work with the brother of a current player on TSUN (this guy has gone to many games and has been around the team a fair amount). I brought up the fact that I feel like Brady Hoke is definitely overrated; and suprisingly enough he agreed with me. He said that "yeah, Hoke is stupid, and he admits that".. After that I was confused and enquired about more . He said "my brother tells me all the time how Mattison is really the heart and soul of the team, Hoke doesn't do a whole lot". He definitely called Hoke "stupid" more than a few times, and commented how "at least he hired some great assistants... without Mattison they would not be emerging again like they are now".
I have never bought into what Hoke was "selling", and I think this just goes to show how our beliefs about Mattison are pretty accurate. I ended up wondering "Maybe Mattison will be HC soon enough..."
Just thought that a few of you would be interested in what was said, seeing that he's a unique source to have. Know thy enemy.