He was just the D-line coach. It was Don Brown's scheme that got torched. Michigan's D-line had a good day against the Bucks in 2016.
Look, I understand OSU fans are not happy about bringing in a Michigan coach that was part of the defensive fiasco against the Buckeyes. Bottom line, Mattison is a great recruiter with a ton of experience at big time programs and in the NFL. Ask Urban what he thinks of him, he was at Florida with him. It doesn't say he is the next DC. Reports are behind the scenes Harbaugh's program is a dumpster fire and letting Mattison go to me makes absolutely no sense.
I know Michigan has sucked, but they've done well recruiting on the D-line, and defensive players in general. Now that wasn't all Mattison's doing, but I don't think the age thing is as big a factor as you believe.
I know Mattison is old but how exactly would he be a recruiting detriment? The guy has coached everywhere NFL included, kids know he knows what it takes to play at the next level.
It's a rumor up here in Michigan that seems to have legs. My brother text me about it he said multiple sources are saying it.
Nordin didn't get booted. It was reported he was booted in practice yet he was on the sideline during the game. Losing starts rumors, the only truth is Harbaugh is a stubborn, clueless clown.
Winovich delayed surgery to play in that game, wasn't that effective but did have 3 TFLs. There's an article where he supposedly admits the whole "mirage" and Michigan "building a powerhouse" was to get Dax Hill to recommit. He's a warrior, but also said and did some pretty dumb stuff.
This could be a problem every year with ND's hand picked schedule. Now if USC was actually good, and Michigan could beat anyone, then ND wouldn't run through their schedule. If ND had 1 loss, I think the Buckeyes would've been in no doubt. I'm not sure you guys beat Clemson this year, but there's absolutely zero chance Haskins and company only puts up 3 points.
It really doesn't matter who the QB is even though I believe Mccaffrey is a better fit in this archaic offense. Patterson bails out early, his field vision is poor(probably because he's not 6 ft) he's just not very good, and now he's coming back. Harbaugh won't hire a real OC and get out of the way. It's just going to be more of the same next year, beat all the shit teams and then play a team with a pulse and lose.
"Somehow he took a program that can pretty much run itself to perpetual 9-3 seasons" Exactly. That's why Harbaugh has been such a huge disappointment. Fans continue to suggest that this year was a "great" season regardless of winning the bowl game or not. Like you said, Michigan is built to win at least 9 games a year, and could do better if Harbaugh would let a real OC coach the offense. This 80s power football crap has only worked recently at Alabama, and even they changed.
I don't know what you're talking about, but the 2017 class has like 8 guys now gone from the team. 5 star DT Aubrey Solomon is transferring now. There's still alot of talent on defense but losing Solomon is a blow because now we don't have much depth at DT.
Hard to say what made Hill flip to Bama in the first place. People think Bama might've had him convinced Harbaugh was leaving. Who knows, Battle is a corner isn't he? And Hill will probably be a Free Safety. I don't think Bama signing Battle had anything to do with Hill.
Michigan lost the game because of Speights turnovers. Refs had nothing to do with it I can't believe a Buckeye fan sounds like most whining Michigan fans when it comes to that game.
The game was lost because of Wilton Speight, and Harbaugh's pathetic offense not having the ability to do anything when the defense was shutting OSU down for 3 quarters. The defense couldn't get a stop when they needed it, the spot is not why they lost.
Obviously this kid wants to win big in college and that's why he decommited. The one difference is being at Bama, your just another 5 star. Coming to Michigan, he would have all sorts of hype before he even played a down.
Idk how either of those guys(Green, Isaac) were 5 stars. Michigan hasn't had a RB with breakaway speed in quite some time. Their strength right now is the recievers yet they continue to play 80s ball.
Actually most fans are expecting alot of decommitments after that display against OSU. Even Harbaugh himself came on ESPN saying other programs use him leaving as a recruiting tool. No Jim, your team has failed to win any big game or anything of substance. Can't blame a kid for wanting to goto places like Bama,OSU, Clemson etc
The RB Charbonnet I think thats his name, he's considered a 5 star and the best RB recruit Michigan has had in like 15 years is what i'm hearing. I guess that's why fans didn't care that Gray decommited and went to Tennessee. People in the know saw that one coming for awhile. It sucks not having Hill, Michigan hasn't had a stud safety in eons.
Mccaffrey broke his collarbone against Indiana
Dylan McCaffrey will be starting if Patterson leaves. I'm not sure why he went and got Patterson, Mccaffrey this year would've produced the same record.
Harbaugh needs to hire an OC. Plain and simple. Why bring in a 5 star QB(dunno how he's a 5 star) if all you're going to do is hand the ball off and throw 15-20 passes a game. Same thing with the recievers, Michigan is wasting that position group. Nico Collins was making plays with the Buckeye defenders all over him, but apparently Harbaugh had zero confidence to keep throwing them the ball. Dylan Mccaffrey could've started this year and Michigan would still be exactly where they are, Patterson didn't go out and win any games this year. This offense is a joke. I'm not nearly as worried about the defense even with that atrocious performance.
This is off topic, but I am convinced that Harbaugh has lost his friggin mind. He didn't have a monday presser(suprise), but on a podcast he said that OSU was the better team Saturday. But he apparently said that if the game was played a week before or a week after the result is probably reversed. Not only that, but he said Jack Harbaugh suggested putting a banner up for co-east division champs. I'm not making this shit up I really wish I was. I don't know of any other program that does these silly ass bits and i'm tired of it. Euro trips, whos got it better than us, revenge tours, Michigan man, this is Michigan etc etc. Just shut the hell up and actually win something.
You don't think Greg Mattison is a good D-line coach that knows what he's talking about? He's been in the NFL, been on Meyer's staff at Florida, ND, etc.....Gary just isn't that good. He's not even as good as Taco Charlton, and he hasn't done anything with the Cowboys. Gary hasn't made big plays in ANY big games. In 3 years, he has 10 sacks.
Not all Michigan fans are arrogant, but most of them are. To them, I would be a "Walmart Wolverine". It's a saying around here basically meaning I didn't goto the school, but I buy Michigan gear at Walmart. Lol. Most of the fans i've met that are alumns, are arrogant pricks. Doesn't matter much that Michigan can't win big games(not just OSU) they'll point to stuff like the Urban DV thing or Nassar at MSU.
People always want to point to the fact that Ohio players made Michigan great or whatever. Which is true, but don't forget Craig Krenzel played HS ball like 5 miles from my house in Sterling Heights. He wasn't a star QB, but he played well for that 2002 NC squad.