Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison will be taking his talents to the team down south.
Per reports on WolverinesWire and Michigan Insider, Mattison has accepted a job on the Ohio State coaching staff and it looks like he will be their defensive coordinator. This development comes after reports surfaced that Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano won’t be returning in 2019.
“After speaking with two people close to the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, we’re told that Mattison is expected to accept a position at Ohio State, coaching in an unspecified role. Current defensive line coach Larry Johnson is still remaining on staff in his current position, we’re told. Mattison informed the current players as well as the signees on Monday of his intentions.”
More context from Mike Sullivan and Sam Webb:
From what I've heard, Greg Mattison called his defensive linemen yesterday and told them he's leaving to go coach at Ohio State. He had an expiring contract and told them Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown chose not to renew it. He'll be the DC at Ohio State.— Mike Sullivan (@MikeSullivan) January 7, 2019
While it’s a blow to the Michigan psyche, it’s an easy decision for Mattison. He just got a promotion at 69 years old and will be coaching for one of the best programs in the nation.
We’ll have more information as the story develops.