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 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.