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Co-DC Greg Mattison (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    this is still one that I just can’t get excited about. if the defense is servicable next year that’s an improvement, I suppose.
  2. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Alternate reality. I've said it before.....the Championship that year was decided in November in Columbus.
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  3. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Honestly, it was a bit of a surprise for me too. But then I thought about it a bit. When he took the position in AA, of anyone up there, it was he that I had the greatest concern about. I suspect that with his emphasis on fundamentals the defense will be more than servicable. Frankly, I'll be a monkey's uncle if it isn't vastly improved. Gotta figure out who the other DB coach is going to be... and I hope it's a good one... but I think everything is going to alright.

    And by alright... I don't mean all right.

  4. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    If you need me, I'll be in the hospital bar.
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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Read the interview of the tsun reporter regarding Mattison over at 11W.

    His strength is diagnosing why talented players aren't doing well and instantly fixing those issues as well as the overall fundamental soundness of a defense.

    Given the talent on the OSU roster, a back to basics-strong fundamentals-quick fix artist is EXACTLY what Day needs for his 2019 DC.

    Also the more I read about Washington being a DL guy by trade not really a LB coach, the more I think he's brought in to be the heir for LJSR
  6. Taosman

    Taosman In The Pizza Portal

    I think he WAS brought in to be LJSr heir. They may have even told him as such.
  7. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    But what does that have to do with us? :lol: :smash:
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  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    What about MY feelings?
  9. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Amen. You think of guys like Chase Young, Baron Browning, Borland, Antwuan Jackson, Haskell Garrett, Togiai, Vincent, KeAndre Jones, Terjada Mitchell, Pope, Arnette, Tyreke Johnson, Pryor, Proctor, Riep, Okudah, many top recruits that have not played, underperformed in some respects, etc. that are sitting on our roster that could put together an elite defense. If Mattison thrives in improving talented players who are having fundamental issues, then he is the perfect hire with where we are at on the defensive side of the ball.
  10. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Fundamentals were definitely lacking along the DL, LB'S and secondary. Add to that a complex scheme and we all saw the results. The first thing Day said about the D is that it would be fundamentally sound. Answer: Mattison
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  11. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Just imagine if we get an elite D back like days of old and Day keeps the train rolling with Fields.

    It’s just too encouraging to ignore. As many have said, the honest truth is that it is a lot like the product Clemson has fielded.

    I’m ready.
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    • On leaving Michigan to Ohio State: "I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at two of the greatest programs in the country."
    • Mattison said he wanted to be a coordinator, which played a big part in his decision to leave his role as Michigan's defensive line coach to come to Ohio State.
    • Mattison said he is "very excited" about the fact there will be co-coordinators. On Jeff Hafley: "Jeff is one of the very best secondary coaches around." ... "Together, the two of us will try to put together what is the very best for the team."
    • Asked what his role will be in terms of coaching a specific position, Mattison joked, "I'm going to be the best young assistant coach you've ever seen." Said he expects to spend a significant amount of time working with the linebackers, though he expects Al Washington to do a great job with that position group, as well.
    • Mattison said he has known Ryan Day since Day was a graduate assistant at Florida, and has been impressed with Day as a coach ever since.
    • Mattison also praised Jim Harbaugh and Brady Hoke, the head coaches he worked for at Michigan.
    • Mattison said he has "the utmost respect" for Larry Johnson. "Anybody that's ever watched, they know this guy's a great D-line coach."
    • Mattison said early enrollee defensive end Zach Harrison has "great character" and is an "unbelievable athlete."
    • Mattison said he has tried to be around the players as much as possible during their winter conditioning in order to get to know them.
    • Mattison described Ohio State and Michigan as "two of the greatest programs in college football."
    • On Urban Meyer: "What he built, and what he sustained, and what he kept going, it speaks for itself."
    • Mattison's message to fans: "The one thing they're going to see in watching me coach is they're going to see me everything I can to this program."
    • "Coach Harbaugh was great," Mattison said, about his decision to leave Ohio State. Said Harbaugh understood that he wanted to be a coordinator. The hardest part of leaving Michigan, Mattison said, was calling his players and letting them know.
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  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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