Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):
Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other
Tennessee (2-0) at #4 Oklahoma (2-0), 8pm ET, 7pm CT, ABC.
Ex University of Michigan Defensive Line Coaches and their teams square off in this matchup.
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (2-0) host the Bobcats of Ohio, noon kickoff on the CBS Sports Network.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The 1-1 Mountaineers visit Maryland in a noon kickoff on the Big Ten Network.
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 17th ranked Hokies, 2-0, host East Carolina in a noon kickoff on ESPN.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 1-0, visits Central Michigan in a noon kickoff on ESPN NEWS.
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 1-0, visits Bowling Green in a noon kickoff on ESPNU.
Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 0-1, host St. Joseph’s (Indiana) at 1:00pm.
Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots open their season with a 1:00pm kickoff at Longwood University.
Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 1-1 Braves, member of the FCS, host Louisiana College in a 3pm ET kickoff.
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 1-1, host Miami (OH) at 3:30pm ET on Big Ten Network.
Marcus Knight(wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the 0-1 Wildcats visit Quincy in a 5pm ET kickoff.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 2-0 49ers of the FCS visit North Carolina Central at 5:00pm ET.
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 0-2, and ranked # 12 in the country in the FCS, visit Austin Peay at 5:00pm.
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 0-1, visit Idaho in a 5pm ET matchup on ESPN3.
Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 2-0 and ranked #10 in the land, host Louisiana-Monroe in a 7pm ET kickoff on ESPNU.
Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 1-1 and ranked #22 in FCS, host New Mexico Highlands at 7pm ET, 4pm PT.
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 11th ranked Irish, 2-0, play Purdue in Indianapolis, 7:30pm ET, NBC.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns, 1-1, play 12th ranked UCLA at Arlington Stadium, 8pm ET, 7pm CT on FOX.
Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats, 2-0, host Nevada at 11pm ET, 8pm PT, on the Pac-12 Network.
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-1, have a bye this week.
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 0-2, have a bye this week.
The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree
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Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his first season with Buffalo, coaching the secondary. The 1-1 Bulls played host to #8 Baylor Friday night on ESPN at 8:00pm.
Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 2-0, visit South Florida at 3:30pm ET on CBS Sports Network.
John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 1-0 Wildcats, #13 in FCS, host Grambling State at 4:00pm ET.
Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 1-1, visit Eastern Kentucky in a 6:00pm ET kickoff.
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Warner University Royals. Warner, 1-1, visits Southeastern University in a 7pm kickoff.
Rocky Long (Defensive Coordinator for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10)
Brian Sipe, (Quarterbacks Coach for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10)
Tony White, (Cornerbacks Coach for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10) and
LeCharls McDaniel (Wide Receivers Coach for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10):
All remain with San Diego State. Long is Head Coach; Sipe is QB Coach; White is Cornerbacks Coach; and McDaniel is WR Coach. The Aztecs, 1-1, have a bye this week.
Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 1-1, have a bye this week.
Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-1, has a bye this week.