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Mattison to Michigan; Pagano New Defensive Coordinator

This just in from the Baltimore Sun:

Greg Mattison accepted the defensive coordinator job at the University of Michigan and the Ravens promoted secondary coach Chuck Pagano to replace him as defensive coordinator, the team announced Tuesday.

In two seasons with Mattison as defensive coordinator, the Ravens finished in the top 10 in the NFL.

Pagano, 50, will become the fifth defensive coordinator in Ravens history after spending the past three seasons as their secondary coach. He finished second behind Mattison in 2009 when the Ravens selected Mattison to replace Rex Ryan as defensive coordinator.

Pagano’s only experience as a coordinator came at the collegiate level at UNLV (1990-91) and North Carolina (2007). He previously was the secondary coach for the Cleveland Browns (2001-04) and Oakland Raiders (2005-06).

Well Ravens fans we won’t have Greg Mattison to kick around any more. He appears to be headed to the University of Michigan to join their staff as the DC. Many fans felt he didn’t bring the heat enough but both years the Ravens defense was in the Top Ten.

What do you say about Mattison’s departure?

And what about Chuck Pagano? He came in second to succeed Rex Ryan and it seems like the Ravens wanted to promote from within. How do you feel about this promotion?

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One Response to “Mattison to Michigan; Pagano New Defensive Coordinator”

  1. Cubb says:

    I dont know much about Chuck, but I am sure glad that Mattison is gone. While it was obvious he did know football, it was also obvious he did not know his team. Convential wisdom states that you drop 8 and rush 3 in long situations and he did this. But past expierneces tells you that with this team it does not work. So yes he knows football but he did not know ravnens football. Thank you Mr. Mattison, you will not be missed.

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