No one saw this one coming.
Long time Michigan defensive line coach, Greg Mattison, is accepting a job on the Ohio State staff, per a report from WolverinesWire.com’s Isaiah Hole.
The Wolverine Lounge can confirm the news. I’m told by multiple sources that the raise he’s receiving at Ohio State is substantial. Mattison informed the team, individually, of the move. I’m told by a trusted source that the move was motivated by a big-time raise for Mattison, along with coordinator responsibilities.
Mattison, 69, has coached at U-M since 2011 in his most recent stint on staff. His first came from 1992-1996 as both defensive line coach and defensive coordinator.
Our sources indicated throughout the offseason that Mattison’s expiring contract would force him to decide to stay with Michigan or retire. Over the weekend, developments of the mutual interest between Mattison and OSU increased.
That interest ignited into a deal, making Mattison an assistant on the Buckeyes staff.
— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) January 7, 2019
Buckeye Grove is reporting Mattison could be in line for defensive coordinator in Columbus, as Greg Schiano won’t return to OSU’s staff in 2019.