Aidan Hutchinson is one of Michigan’s most promising young defensive ends whose early career has been helped out by the presence of Greg Mattison on the coaching staff on the defensive line. Except now he isn’t, and now he is at Ohio State.
The coaching staff fired back a bit this week when Chris Partridge said he was upset about it, but Hutchinson was made available to the media after the spring game on Saturday and was asked about the situation, where Mattison allegedly told him and players he would come back to Michigan or call it quits.
“Coach Matty, you know, he taught me so much when I got here,” Hutchinson said. “I’m not taking any of that away from him. But it’s...you get a big feeling of betrayal. He told me he’s either retiring or renewing the contract, so I’m like, ‘Oh, okay.’ I find out he’s leaving, I’m like, ‘okay, whatever.” Then he said Ohio State. That kinda makes your stomach turn a little bit . He taught me a lot, I’m not taking that away from him.
“I talked to him, I thought he was either going to retire or renew his contract. I wouldn’t mind if he went to any other school, but that shit kinda hurts.”
Add another wrinkle to the evolving Michigan-OSU rivalry, who has new faces all over the board on both ends of it, headlined by new head coach Ryan Day, who steps in to take over for Urban Meyer.