New Ravens Coordinator has NU Roots

One of the NFL's Premier Purple Teams, the Baltimore Ravens, has promoted a Defensive Coordinator with Northwestern Roots.

Sources close to the Baltimore Ravens report that Linebacker Coach Greg Mattison has been promoted to the Defensive Coordinator position with the team.

Mattison has had a long career in football at both the college and professional level, with stops at Notre Dame, Texas A & M, MIchigan, Navy, Cornell and Florida. His defense helped lead the Gators to a national championship.

His tie to the Wildcats goes back to Rick Venturi - he was NU's defensive line coach from 1978-80.

Mattison will be coaching half his games in a truly purple venue. The Raven's home field, M&T Bank Stadium, is a true purple palace.

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