Greg Mattison leaves Michigan for Ohio State
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Coaching turnaround in the offseason is something that fans of college football have come to expect, but Monday’s development came as both a surprise and a punch in the gut to fans of the Maize and Blue. Defensive line coach Greg Mattison is not only leaving Michigan for another opportunity, but he’s doing so to take a position at Ohio State.

Spending the last eight years at Michigan, Mattison served as defensive coordinator under Brady Hoke, then was the lone holdover from that staff, working under Harbaugh as the defensive line coach.

A former assistant for Urban Meyer at Florida and John Harbaugh in Baltimore, he will team up with new Buckeyes’ head coach Ryan Day, serving as co-defensive coordinator with former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley.

This isn’t the first time that a Mattison departure from Ann Arbor left Michigan fans feeling a bit jilted, as he left following the 1996 season as defensive coordinator to take over in the same capacity at another rival, Notre Dame.

In total, Mattison spent 13 years as a member of the Michigan coaching staff, working with four different head coaches.

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