Mattison and Borgess Make CFN Top 10 For Coordinators

Link here: College Football Network 2011 Preview-The Coordinators

In the article there is a Top 20 list of the new coordinators in the college world.  Two Michigan assistants made the Top 10 of the list. 

7. Al Borges, MichiganThe job of dismantling Rich Rodriguez’s spread attack belongs to Borges, one of the most well-traveled offensive coordinators in the country. He has done and seen it all over the past quarter-century, working this job at Pac-10, Big 10, and SEC campuses over the last decade alone. In his latest stop at San Diego State, he oversaw a balanced offense that ranked in the top 20 nationally in scoring and total offense. Although he runs a pro-style attack that employs a power running game and more traditional pocket passer, he’s already expressed a desire to maximize the myriad talents of QB Denard Robinson.
Last Gig: San Diego State offensive

2. Greg Mattison, Michigan
While the Wolverines didn’t land harbaugh in the offseason, they got someone pretty darn close to the family. Mattison’s first job as a defensive coordinator was 25 years ago under Jim Harbaugh’s dad, Jack, and he most recently held that position with the Baltimore Ravens for Jim’s brother, John. He’s widely respected as one of the best teachers around, and has excelled in the past at recruiting and building chemistry in a locker room. Brady Hoke needed to find the right man to begin reversing the trend for a defense that tackled poorly under Greg Robinson and ranked last in Big Ten scoring and total D in 2010.
Last Gig: Baltimore Ravens

Of both of those men, Mattison has the biggest job to do.  He has to rebuild a defense that has been in the cellar of the Big 10 for the last three years.  Michigan fans have seen it all during those three years. Horrible angles, bad fundamentals, bad tackling, etc.  Too many times we witnessed Michigan defenders sprinting behind the ball carries because a gap wasn't covered correctly or an assignment was missed.  If there is anyone that can come in and fix this defense it should be Mattison.  He has the right amount of experience to be able to turn it around. 

Coming soon is going to be The Victors Voice own rendition on how to fix the defense so stay tuned!

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