Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison has indeed pulled a Charlie Weis.
The team’s website has confirmed Mattison is leaving the Ravens for the same position at the University of Michigan. Mattison has strong ties to Michigan coach Brady Hoke, but the move is still a surprise.
Former secondary coach Chuck Pagano will take over as defensive coordinator.
“We’re excited for our defense and for Chuck, and we’re happy for Greg Mattison,” said Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh. “I will talk more about it tomorrow when we formally announced Chuck as our new coordinator in a press conference.”
We often find out after the fact in these situations that the coach on the way out was often gently nudged to leave. In this case, it appears that Mattison truly wanted to head back to college.