Colleague Michael Rothstein from Wolverine Nation writes that Ohio State's hiring of Urban Meyer as coach adds intrigue to the annual rivalry with Michigan, especially since Meyer and Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison know each other well from their days at Florida.
If any coach in college football -- other than new New Mexico coach Bob Davie -- knows the intricacies of Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison and how he calls a game, it is Meyer. Don't discount this -- especially so long as the 62-year-old Mattison stays at Michigan.
They were together at Florida for those national titles, and when Meyer was hired with the Gators, Mattison was the first man he called asking if he'd come with him.
"He was my right-hand man on key points during the game where the key decisions I had to make, personnel and coaching, he was the key guy I could talk to," Meyer said earlier this year. "Very knowledgable and an extremely high-character guy who works his tail off."