Ann Arbor: it seems the Wolverines Defensive Coach, Mattison has absolutely NO ANSWER in how to defend a 3rd down spike with the game on the line. Mattison reported that during the off season he will huddle with defensive gurus to determine how to defend against this play. Mattison quoted as saying: "that had to be a trick play that we have never seen before, with time running out, and only 2 plays left in the game they spike the ball....I don't know how to defend that and that's on me". Gotta love someone who takes credit or blame.
I'll take it!.... they did NOT let VT into the end zone... in Overtime either.....
Got this response from a Florida fan on a Michigan message board. He made a very complimentary post on Greg Mattison so I asked him his opinion on Mr. Meyer....His response:
I'm sorry, I've got an sub to the Gator board here on scout.. Are you from the Michigan board? I'm guessing you're responding to the Mattison post from the other day? That's the first time I've ventured back over to the Michigan board in a long time. I've been meaning to, but when things aren't going well for UF, it's hard to be on boards where they are.. lol
Anyways, just keeping it real. Honestly to God it's not sour grapes. He left our program in absolute shambles.. and that's an understatement. Not only are we 20 short of the 85 limit, but we're woefully short on DL's, LB's, and OL's.. Muschamp had to get rid of a ton of bad apples that were in it for themselves. That is typical of the recruits Meyer attracted his last three classes at UF. We've got a nice foundation and a great class coming in, but Muschamp still has another year or two before UF is back to what it needs to be. We UF fans aren't bitter at all about him leaving, or going to Ohio State, we're bitter because of just how bad of a situation he left. He literally stole 4 million bucks from us his last two years at UF.. You should hear the horror stories from our players about literally not having a head coach for an entire season (2010) and offseason. I suspect Meyer will be a little better at OSU, but not nearly what he once was. Michigan is about to own that conference in a big way.
Urban is a pysch (sp) major. He knows exactly what buttons to push and how to manipulate these players. Listen, he's probably the best recruiter in the nation, so don't expect that to change. Like I said, when he had Mattison, Mullen, Strong (all hugely successful right now at other schools) and he was on top of his game, he was the VERY BEST. IMO, that staff he hired, and the Urban that took over at UF six years ago, CANNOT be replicated. Any HC is only as good as his weakest link (asst coaches) I believe Michigans staff is quite a bit better than Urbans. Michigan will NOT out recruit him.. NOBODY DOES.. But, what Michigan can do is still attract GREAT players, that fit what they're trying to do (Urban's not good with getting "fits" for his system) and can develop better chemistry and strength than OSU. Generally the players UM and OSU get aren't going to be that different talent wise. IT's all a matter of what they do with the players once they're on campus..
I'll tell you this.. The BIGGEST mistake Urban made was hiring MIcky Marotti as S&C coach. He SUCKS.. WE at UF are SO HAPPY to be rid of him. His emphasis on speed really hurt us against LSu and Bama's speed AND strength. Now, maybe in the Big ten speed will overwhelm everyone, but in the SEC EVERYONE has it. UF is finally going to be a strong team again. I know it's worrisome seeing Urban get all these top shelf recruits. I know it'll be annoying seeing him continue to clean up on the recruiting trail, but that's just something you'll have to except, cuz it ain't changing. Lets just see what happens with them after a year or two of being weak minded, physically underdeveloped, and wondering why they aren't getting the PT that Urban promised them. Michigan will be fine. Having your rival stay strong is good for your program anyways. Hoke and staff will work that much harder to stay ahead of the pack.. You guys are going to be fine.. trust me.
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