Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 7 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. On the coaching staffs of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Their schedules this weekend are below.

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Games listed in chronological order within category. All games on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

New Orleans (2-3) at Detroit (4-2), 1:00pm ET FOX
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
Austin, Sheridan, and Malone all coached together on Michigan’s 2002 team, which was 10-3 and second in the Big Ten.

Cleveland (3-2) at Jacksonvile (0-6), 1:00pm ET CBS
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
Moeller and Mallory were stalwarts together at linebacker for the Wolverines. They were on one Big Ten Championship team together, and were teammates when the Wolverines defeated Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl, finishing the season #2 in the nation.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers, 4-2, host Carolina in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 3-3, host Minnesota in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 4-1, visit Oakland, 4:25pm ET on FOX.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 3-3, visit Dallas, 4:25pm ET on FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 4-2, are at Denver in the Sunday night game, 8:30pm ET on NBC.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 8 Preview

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Thursday Night

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies fell to 4-3 after a 21-16 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 3-3 and ranked #15 in FCS, visits the Citadel at noon ET.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 5-1 and #11 in the nation, host 14th ranked Kansas State, noon ET on ESPN.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 4-2, host 4th ranked Baylor, noon ET on FOX Sports 1.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-4, visits Wake Forest in a noon kickoff on ESPN3.

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 1-5 Wildcats host Wayne State in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 2-3, host Concordia in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-2, visit the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, 1:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 3-3, visit Bowling Green in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 5-2 Braves host Texas Southern in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 3-3, hosts 8th ranked Michigan State in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 2-3, visit Wyoming, 4:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 6-0 and ranked #25, visit Florida International at 6:00pm ET.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-3, visit undefeated and 3rd ranked Ole Miss at 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 3-3, visit Portland State, 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 3-3, host #19 Nebraska in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

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, 5-2, host Kentucky in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on SEC Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 6-0 and ranked 5th in the nation, visit defending national champion and second ranked Florida State, 8pm ET on ABC.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 2-4, host Iowa State at 8:00pm ET on the Longhorn Network.

Bye Week

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, 3-4, have a bye this week.

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, 5-1 and ranked #16 in the nation, have a bye this week.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-4 49ers of the FCS have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 6 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. On the coaching staffs of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Their schedules this weekend are below.

For Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here.

Games listed in chronological order within category. All games on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers, 3-2, are at Miami in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 3-2, host New England in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions, 3-2, visit Minnesota in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The 0-5 Jaguars visit Tennessee, 1:00pm ET, CBS.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The 2-2 Browns host Pittsburgh in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 3-1, host Washington, 4:25pm ET on FOX.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 3-2, visit Philadelphia in the Sunday night game, 8:30pm ET on NBC.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 3-2, are at St. Louis in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET on ESPN.

Bye Week

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The 2-3 Saints have a bye this week.

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Brady Hoke Through 46 Games

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The First 46

With the 18-13 win over Penn State, Brady Hoke has now coached 46 games for Michigan, with a record of 29-17. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 46 games for the maize and blue?

46W PSU
Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 46 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
46W PSU

Summary

Trend 46W PSU
Brady Hoke Wins in first 46 games: 29

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 34.8; Median is 36.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 36.4; Median is 37.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 7 Preview

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Texas, 2-3, vs. Oklahoma, 4-1 and #11 in the country, in the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl; noon ET, ABC
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Two highly though-of defensive coaches from Michigan’s recent past square off in this traditional rivalry game.

Chattanooga, 3-2, ranked #12 in I-AA, at Tennessee, 2-3, 4pm ET on SEC Network.
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
Braithwaite and Stripling didn’t cross paths in Ann Arbor.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 3-2, visits Iowa in a noon ET kickoff on ESPNU.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-3, hosts undefeated at top-ranked Florida State in a noon kickoff on ESPN.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (5-0) host Middle Tennessee State at noon ET.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-3 49ers of the FCS visit the Citadel in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 5-1 Braves, ranked #24 in I-AA, visit Grambling State in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

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, ranked #10 in the nation, host USC in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT game on ESPN2.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 5-0 and ranked 6th in the nation, host North Carolina in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on NBC.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 3-2, visit Minnesota in a noon ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 3-2, visit Texas Tech in a noon ET kickoff.

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, 4-2, visit Florida in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on SEC 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 1-4 Wildcats visit Malone in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 2-3, visit Ball State in a 3:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 2-2, visit #22 Marian (Ind.) in a 1:00pm 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, 2-4, host Penn State in a 7:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN2.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-1, go to the Belly of the Beast to play Ohio State’s club team, 1:00pm ET.

Bye Week

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-2, have a bye this week.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 3-3, have a bye this week.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 2-3, have a bye week.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2014 Week 5 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the action from NFL football games this past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines football coaching connection. On the coaching staffs of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches.

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Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 3-1. Goodwin’s offense is averaging 22 points per game, 21st in the league.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo is 3-2. Wheatley’s running backs have helped the Bills to rush for 108 yards per game, 20th best in the league.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions are 3-2. Austin’s defense with the help of Sheridan’s linebackers have held opponents to 282 total yards per game, best in the NFL.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco is 3-2. The 49ers have rushed for 145 yards per game, 3rd in the NFL.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers are 3-2. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped Green Bay to hold opponents to 209 passing yards per game, 6th in the NFL.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants are 3-2. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped New York to hold opponents to 99 yards rushing per game, 10th in the NFL.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The Browns are 2-2. Moeller’s offensive line has helped Cleveland to 143 rushing yards per game, 4th in the league.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The Saints are 2-3. Malone’s tight ends have helped New Orleans to 443 total yards per game, best in the NFL.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars have started the season 0-5.

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Wolverines Coaching in the College Ranks; 2014 Week 6 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

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Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The Irish, 5-0, are ranked 6th in the land. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to a unit giving up 12 points per game, 3rd in the nation.

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. Arizona, 5-0 and ranked #10 in the country, is averaging 596 total yards per game, best in the nation.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 4-1 Sooners are #11 in the land according to AP. Montgomery’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 110 rushing yards per game, 22nd in the nation.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd are 5-0 on the season. Heater’s defense is 5th in the nation in 3rd down conversion percentage defense, allowing opponents to convert on only 26.6% of 3rd down attempts.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves are 5-1 on the season. Alcorn State is second in the FCS in both sacks and sacks allowed.

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, 4-2, are 2nd in the nation in passing yards per completion, with 17.91.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies are 4-2. Loeffler’s offense is 71st in the country in total offense, averaging 411 yards per game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots are 2-1 this season.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach, Indiana.
Indiana is 3-2 on the season. Frey’s offensive line has helped the Hoosiers to 300 rushing yards per game, 8th in the nation.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs are 3-2 and ranked #14 in the FCS. Braithwaite’s defense is 4th in FCS in redzone defense.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats are 3-2. Hankwitz’s defense allows 16 points per game, 14th in the nation.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers are 3-2. Gibson’s defense ranks 1st in the nation in 4th down conversion defense, having not allowed a 4th down conversion all season.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers are now 3-3 on the season.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS are 3-3 this season. Stenavich’s offensive line has helped Northern Arizona to 172 rushing yards per game, 61st in FCS.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints, in the NAIA. The Saints are 2-2 after defeating 15th ranked St. Francis (Ind.).

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-3, is 3rd in the nation in sacks allowed, having only given up two for the entire season.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos are 2-3 this season. Hart’s running backs have rushed for 183 yards per game, 49th in the country.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee, 2-3. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is #3 in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 8.4 per game.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns are 2-3 on the season. Beford’s defense averages four sacks a game, good for 3rd in the nation.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans are 2-3 on the season. Robinson’s defense ranks allows 90 passing yards per game, best in the nation.

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.
Michigan is now 2-4. The secondary is contributing to a unit that has given up 316 total yards per game, 19th in the country.

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 Wildcats are 1-4 on the season. Knight’s wide receivers contribute to an offense which averages 13.26 yards per completion, 45th in Division II.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 5 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. On the coaching staffs of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Their schedules this weekend are below.

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Games listed in chronological order within category. All games on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers, 2-2, defeated/lost to Minnesota in the Thursday night game, xx-yy.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Buffalo (2-2) at Detroit (3-1); 1pm ET, FOX
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.

Anderson and Austin were player and coach, respectively, for Michigan in 1999, 2000, and 2001, during which time the Wolverines won one Big Ten title and were victorious in the Orange Bowl.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 2-2, host Atlanta in a 1pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The 0-4 Jaguars host Pittsburgh, 1pm ET, CBS.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The 1-3 Saints host Tampa Bay, 1pm ET on FOX.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The 1-2 Browns visit Tennessee in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 3-0, visit Denver, 4:05pm ET on FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 2-2, host Kansas City, 4:25pm ET FOX.

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Brady Hoke Through 45 Games

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The First 45

With the 26-24 loss to Rutgers, Brady Hoke has now coached 45 games for Michigan, with a record of 28-17. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 45 games for the maize and blue?

45 L Rutgers
Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 45 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

trend 45 L Rutgers
Brady Hoke Wins in first 45 games: 28

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 34.1; Median is 35.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 35.6; Median is 36.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Wolverines Coaching at the College Level; 2014 Week 6 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and 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):

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves improved to 5-1 with a 33-7 win over Alabama State.

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.
You may have heard that the Wildcats, now 5-0, defeated #2 Oregon 31-24.

Friday Night

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-2, hosts Louisville in a Friday night 7pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Saturday

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (4-0) visit Old Dominion at noon ET.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 2-2, host Florida in a noon ET kickoff on the SEC Network. Tennessee’s defensive line recruiting is outstanding.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 3-2, visit North Carolina in a 12:30pm ET matchup on ESPN3.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-2 49ers of the FCS visit Gardner-Webb in a 1:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 2-2, hosts North Texas in a 2:30pm ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma. The Sooners, 4-0 and #4 in the land, visit #25 TCU at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on FOX.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 4-0 and ranked 9th in the nation, host #14 Stanford in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on NBC.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 2-2, host #17 Wisconsin in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT matchup on ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns, 2-2, host #7 Baylor in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT kickoff on ABC.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 3-2 and ranked #25 in FCS, visit Northern Colorado in a 3:30pm ET kickoff.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-2, and ranked # 14 in the country in the FCS, host VMI at 4:00pm ET.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 2-2, host Kansas at 4:00pm ET.

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, 4-1 and ranked #15 in the land, visit #5 Auburn in a 7:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

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 1-3 Wildcats visit Saginaw Valley in a 7:00pm ET kickoff.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 2-2, host Toledo in a 7pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 1-2, visit St. Francis (Ind.) in a 7pm 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, 2-3, visit Rutgers in a 7:00pm kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-3, host UNLV at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ESPN News.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-0, host Stevenson University in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on Sunday.

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