January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke huddles up with teammates against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Coach's Corner -- Why I Think Michigan Should Hire A Defensive Line Coach

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Posted at 12:00am — 2/25/2013

Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Why I Think Michigan Should Hire A Defensive Line Coach

After Sunday’s article “To replace Montgomery” two of our staff members wrote post in regards to why they believe the next coach should be a defensive line coach. Here is CoachBt and MaizeMan’s thoughts on this topic.

CoachBt’s Thoughts:

Lots of opinions about which direction Michigan/Coach Hoke should go with this hire.

January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke talks with defensive coordinator Greg Mattison against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Fairly unanimous he should be a quality recruiter. But what position. Some are intrigued about adding a pure quarterback coach and that would definitely be the sexy choice. Other want another linebacker coach. (IMO) Michigan needs to add a defensive line coach.

Yes, Coach Hoke and Coach Mattion are accomplished defensive line coaches and able of handling the duty. Both have helped Coach Montgomery on occasions.

What hiring a defensive line coach does is give both Coach Hoke and Coach Mattison the flexibility to move to areas of concern. If Coach Mattison is locked in as defensive line coach he will spend the majority of his time with them. If Michigan hires a defensive line coach and the safeties are having problems Coach Mattison will be able to move around and help with that area. It allows Coach Hoke the flexibility to check on every position group and not be locked down on one.

MaizeMan’s Thoughts:

As much as I would love a quarterback coach I tend to agree with CoachBt’s stance on this issue.

Michigan could go out an get a top GA to help with quarterback’s. Michigan does not seem to have an issue recruiting quarterback’s and Coach Borges can take care of the “film work” type of coaching that goes into coaching quarterback’s.

But, what Michigan needs (IMO) is someone who can drill in to the quarterback’s the proper fundamentals day in and day out. This can be done with a very good GA.

Coach Hoke has made it clear he is building the team from the “inside-out”. Having a very good defensive line coach is essential.

Please visit the message board discussion on this topic at Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Why I Think Michigan Should Hire A Defensive Line Coach and also the first article we did on Sunday Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — To replace Montgomery

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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — CoachBT and MaizeMan

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