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Brady Hoke has assembled the best top to bottom staff in the Big Ten.
Make no mistake about it, the Michigan Wolverines staff, from top to bottom, is the best in the entire Big Ten.
Yes, the Ohio State Buckeyes may have the rockstar head coach in Urban Meyer, and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio got the better of the Wolverines in Brady Hoke's first season at Michigan, but the Buckeyes and Spartans don't have two coordinators with the accolades that Al Borges and Greg Mattison have racked up over the course of their careers.
Mattison was the man behind Florida's defense in 2006 that demolished the Buckeyes in the BCS National Championship game, and even Meyer admits that his former assistant stacks up with any other defensive coordinator you can think of.
"He's not only one of the best defensive coordinators in America, but also the best recruiter in college football," Meyer said while on the set of ESPNU in 2011 according to FootballScoop.com.
On the offensive side, Borges has coached several high-powered offenses at UCLA in the late 1990s and Auburn's unbeaten team in 2004. Borges also coached the offense during Brady Hoke's two seasons at San Diego State from 2009-2010.
Fred Jackson has also been a member of the Michigan coaching staff since 1992. Although his responsibilities have changed from year to year, Jackson has always worked with the running backs. For those unfamiliar with the Michigan program, Jackson has produced NFL running backs Chris Perry, Anthony Thomas, Mike Hart and several others.
Hoke may not be the best head coach in the entire country, however, his staff and ability to recruit will have Michigan in the national spotlight for years to come.