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As some of you may or may not be aware, Greg Mattison is 63 years old, which is pretty old. It might just be an irrelevant number at this point in time as Dick LeBeau is still doing his thing at 74 years old. However, if Mattison decides to retire sometime soon, who's likely to replace him as D-coordinator? What other "m*chigan men" are out there waiting in the wings with his level of coaching ability?
He just signed an extension for 3 years, he isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
His wife said something like "you are going to golf for a few weeks, then go crazy. So no point retiring".
Most assume DB coach Curt Mallory will be the next DC, but I have no idea.
Yea what he said - signed extension through 2016 season a few weeks ago so I'm assuming that'll be about it for him.
Mallory is indeed the in-house favorite to replace him when he does retire. Played LBer at UM ~1990 and has previous defensive coordinator experience at Illinois (co-coordinator) and Akron.
I don't really know of any external candidates with connections to the program unless Ron English wants to come back. That is a scary thought of itself.
Scary as in a good thing or scary as in a bad thing? I thought Ron English was held in high esteem in AA.
Yea he is held in pretty good esteem, I just don't think he's earned a lot of it. He was a pretty good DC, and would've been a great DC in 1990 - but he was absolutely pathetic in game planning against any semblance of a spread offense. I believe he once equated spread offenses to communism.
So yea, good guy and coach, he just never adapted to changes in the game and a lot of times our defense was overcoming coaching/scheme failures with absurd talent.
You'd like to have a serious discussion, yet refer to us as M*chigan? You probably get testy when referred to as Ohio, huh?
I predict he will coach till he is 70 then retire. That's seven years down the road. Who knows who will be a leading candidate by then.
Who is looking to be the NFL's best D-Coordinator in seven years? We'll probably settle for that guy, whoever he may be.
That's the truth. No knowing who will be the best NFL Dc at the time. Who ever that is, will be the man for the job.
I don't give an ish what you call my team. Where I come from, M*chigan is the politest way of referring to your team. And there have been plenty of fans of your team participating in this conversation without getting worked up over the name I chose to use. They probably understand that it's simply the right thing to do (refusing to call a team you hate by its given name). It's the nature of this rivalry. Nobody on either side needs to feel ashamed about that.
why you guys slowing down the FSU application the BIG?
Typing M*chigan involves more finger movement than simply typing Michigan.
Joke's on you for increasing the likelihood of acquiring arthritis.
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