Kerry Coombs returns to Ohio State as the team's secondary coach and defensive coordinator.
I'd rather have 25 mins of Hafley and 8 mins of Mattison. I heard Wilson on Carpenter and Rothman today, he was so upbeat and excited to talk about this season. He didn't show quite that animation here but still it seems as the restraints have been lifted from his play calling!f?From what I see and understand from listening to them talk, JMO, I think we will see really talented players play sooner than they might have in the past. I think "pay the dues" days may no longer be the norm.
I could listen to Hafley talk football all day long.
This is definitely where I parked my car.
He's certainly charismatic as hell.
I'd rather have 25 mins of Hafley and 8 mins of Mattison.
If you wanted more, here is Lettermen Row's video of Hafley's interview yesterday that's almost twice as long:
In many ways I don't want to hear from anyone to be honest. They ask a question about coach Day and do you really think your going to get a negative answer. The answers are so vanilla and danced around why even bother. Coach Wilson and Mathison are excellent at dancing around questions and drifting off topic. I love Wilson and I think a lot of our coach's pause before they answer so they don't pull a Urban and say the wrong thing. They are not going to ever give you any meat or anything that we truly want to know. Last year drove me nuts about the qb derby they are not going to say who's ahead so why ask over and over. I know most of them hate to deal with it and let me go home and prepare for tomorrow and do my job.
Love listening to the new coaches. Hafley and Mattison both so excited. I liked Schiano too but he never showed this much energy.
LIstening to Greg Mattison talk, and keeping in mind the recent disclosure of personal tragedy in the young life of Ryan Day, it strikes me that Mattison must have had such a strong mentoring connection with Day when they first worked together at (was it Florida?). I think that connection was almost like a father-son relationship and if I'm right about that then it makes even more sense that Day would seek to hire on Mattison as Day readied to take on the enormous challenge of replacing Urban Meyer at Ohio State. A lot of people were mystified by the hire of Mattison, both at Michigan and at Ohio State, but it makes a lot more sense when you look at it through the lens of someone who grew up without a father and for such a difficult, tragic reason. Sure, it does make some sense professionally also (Experience X1000) but I think it makes even makes more sense pyschologically as something of a reassuring father-son dynamic. That will be 5 cents please ;-)
Day: "We're not going to be hesitant about anything. We're not going to be apprehensive. We're going to go after people and be aggressive, because that's the way I think you gotta live life."
It's becoming easier and easier to see why Urban was so confident to turn the program over to Day. He seems to have a healthy share of Woody's ruthlessness. Why do I get the sense he's not content to let 62 stand as the most points scored against scUM in The Game?
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