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Co-DC Greg Mattison (Official Thread)

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

  1. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I'll admit it: this is the new coach I'm most dubious about.
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  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Woah now. Careful out there on that branch.
    MililaniBuckeye and Thump like this.
  3. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    He'll be fine by me as long as he doesn't have inexplicable games where he gives up 50+ to offenses barely ranked inside the Top 100.
    kujirakira and RugbyBuck like this.
  4. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Like that would ever happen...:sad2:
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  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Was listening to the The Ozone podcast, and they had an interesting story portion about Coach Mattison. Apparently, there's a TTUN part of practice where the players do reps to the amount of days until The Game, and while doing the drills the TTUN fight song is playing, players are getting hyped, etc:lift:. Mattison turns to Coach Mick and wonders why they're making such a big deal when the game is so far away :roll1:... I'm sure Coach Mick just shot him a "WTF" look and told him its THE GAME. It's funny to see how the mentality of scUM coaches is compared to the utter intensity that OSU coaches look at the rivalry and pass it down to the players. Kind of the difference of going overseas for trips, while the other team is sweating and bleeding together at the facility already getting ready for the next season. No wonder OSU has had such a recent dominance over scUM. :oh:
    (hilarity starts around the 40:00 mark)
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Morning Constitutional: Why Did Greg Mattison Leave Michigan?


    When the rumors about Ryan Day making a play for Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison first began, they were pretty surprising for a number of reasons. The main one being that Day was targeting Jim Harbaugh’s staff. Not that it’s a no-no, but it’s always a story when a coach leaves for a rival school.

    There were other reasons as well, like Mattison’s age, or the fact that the Buckeyes had no need for his specialty, which was defensive line coaching.

    Day didn’t see these as reasons not to hire Mattison, but rather reasons why he was such a good fit for the Buckeyes.

    Mattison eventually accepted the job offer and he now gives Ohio State another of the most respected assistant coaches in college football.

    But why did he leave Jim Harbaugh’s staff?

    For that, you have to understand what his responsibilities have been of late, and what he would like them to become again.

    Had he remained at Michigan, nothing would have changed for him and he would have been in 2019 what he has been every year since 2015.

    “Defensive line coach, and that’s what I was for the last four years,” Mattison said. “With Coach Hoke I was the defensive coordinator, and two or three of the years with Gary Moeller and Lloyd [Carr] earlier I was the coordinator.

    “I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at two of the greatest programs in the country and in all of college football. Luckily you add Notre Dame in there, I kind of say, wow, I’ve had a pretty good run.”

    Despite the resume and the comfort level and the places he has been, he still had a desire to coordinate a defense.

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Greg Mattison Wants Fast Players To Equal Fast Defense


    If speed kills, then that means the slower team is the victim.

    Last season, the Ohio State defense was victimized for more points per game than any other Buckeye team before it. Now, that number gets a bit skewed because of OSU’s pace on offense and the need for the opponent to keep up, but any time a record is set, it has some meaning.

    Ohio State gave up 12 plays from scrimmage of 50 or more yards last year, which placed them 113th in the nation in that category. Only two teams in the nation gave up more 70-yard plays than Ohio State, and nobody gave up more 80- and 90-yard plays than the Buckeyes.

    Speed killed Ohio State last year, and that shouldn’t happen. The Buckeye roster was loaded with speed, and it is again this year, but the coaches still have to be able to get fast players to become fast defenders.

    In college, there aren’t enough hours in the day to teach every possible variation of every conceivable package, so things must be simplified.

    Last year, there was very little that was simple about the Buckeyes’ defense.

    “That’s a very important part about coordinating a defense,” OSU co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said this week.“You’d love to get very, very skilled players a chance to play, but at the same time you have to be very very simple in that you don’t want a young man to not play as well as he can because of confusion.”

    Coaches work 16-20 hours a day, so they have time to devise and revise, but too much time can become unproductive because it’s still going to come down to getting the players to understand what they are being asked to do.

    “Coaches have all this time to sit and look at things and you say ‘Oh that’s a great defense. We should do that.’ Then you look at it and all of a sudden they’re building up and there are a bunch more things,” Mattison explained. “You’ve got to be really really conscious of what’s going to allow Chase Young to play the best he can play? What is that call? If you have three other guys like him up front, or two deep of guys like that, what’s going to allow them to play the best they can play?”

    With as crafty and multiple as offenses are nowadays, defensive coaches are constantly having to come up with new ways to slow teams down. Adding too many bells and whistles to the defense, however, can sometimes slow down the wrong side of the ball. Mattison and co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley are working hard to guard against that.

    “I mean, if we paralyze a guy because they have to think and we make them less of a player, then we are not doing our job as coaches,” Hafley said.

    “If it’s five defenses instead of 10, then you play five” Mattison echoed. “There’s also the part where you’d like to get that young freshman or young sophomore that’s really starting to prove himself without having to do everything, plug him into one or two defenses where you have a better athlete running the stuff.”

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  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Having Mattison is sort of calming... it's like knowing it can't get as bad as last year with his presence.

    He sounds like Jessie Ventura btw.
  9. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    I will now think of this every time I see him on the sidelines on Saturdays in Scarlet and Grey.

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  10. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I thought it said surfing at first

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  11. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Running man lol
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