Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; A Look Back at 2014 Week 2

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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 have started the season 2-0 after defeating the New York Giants 25-14. Goodwin’s offense is averaging 22 points per game, 20th 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 has started the season 2-0. Wheatley’s running backs have helped the Bills to rush for 153 yards per game, 6th best in the league.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco is 1-1 after falling to Chicago 28-20. The 49ers have allowed 299 total yards per game, 6th in the NFL.

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 1-1, coming off a road loss to Carolina. Austin’s defense with the help of Sheridan’s linebackers have held opponents to 58 rushing yards per game and 255 total yards per game, both 2nd in the league.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The Browns are 1-1 after a 26-24 win over New Orleans. Moeller’s offensive line has helped Cleveland to 153 rushing yards per game, 7th in the league.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers are 1-1 after a 31-24 win over the New York Jets. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped Green Bay to hold opponents to 179 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, 0-2, fell to Arizona 25-14. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped New York to hold opponents to 100 yards rushing per game, 12th in the NFL.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The Saints are 0-2 after falling to Cleveland 26-24. Malone’s tight ends have helped New Orleans to be in the top six in the NFL in points per game, total yards per game, rushing yards per game, and passing yards per game.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars have started the season 0-2.

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Brady Hoke Coaching Tree, 2014 Week 3 Results

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the Brady Hoke Coaching Tree. Former Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs. Here’s who they are, where they are, and how their teams are doing.

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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach for Hoke at Michigan 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 3-0 Sooners are #4 in the land according to AP. Montgomery’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 11 points per game, 8th in the country.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack improved to 3-0 with a 49-17 win over USF. Faulkner’s tight ends have contributed to an offensive unit which is 9th in the nation in number of first downs, with 84.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 2-0 Wildcats, ranked #12 in the nation in FCS, improved to 2-0 with a 36-23 win over Grambling State. Powell’s offensive line has contributed to an offensive which is 7th in FCS in passing yards per completion at 14.95 ypc.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-1, had a bye week. Boykin’s running backs average 91 yards per game on the ground, 111th in FBS.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 1-1, had a bye week. Powell’s defensive backs are part of a unit allowing 373 yards per game, 47th in FCS.

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, had a bye week. San Diego State is 21st in the nation in sacks allowed, with one per game.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles are now 1-2 after falling to #25 Eastern Kentucky 55-13. Burnett’s defense has forced seven turnovers, 11th best in FCS.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his first season with Buffalo, coaching the secondary. The 1-2 Bulls fell to 7th ranked Baylor 63-21. Lewis’s defensive backs allow 12.23 yards per completion, 59th in FBS.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Warner University Royals. Warner, of the NAIA, fell to 1-2 after losing to Southeastern University 31-7.

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Wolverines Coaching in the College Ranks; 2014 Week 3 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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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 3-0 Sooners are #4 in the land according to AP. Montgomery’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 11 points per game, 8th in the country.

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, 3-0 and ranked #8 by the AP, rank 1st in the nation in the following categories: 4th down conversion percentage; passing yards per completion (20.06); and team passing efficiency defense.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The Irish, 3-0, are now ranked 9th in the land after their 30-14 victory over Purdue. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to a unit giving up 10.3 points per game, 4th 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, 3-0, is averaging 583 total yards per game, 8th in the land.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers are now 3-0 on the season.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd are 3-0 after defeating Ohio University 44-14. Heater’s defense is 19th in the land in scoring defense, allowing 16 points per game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-0, defeated Central Michigan 40-3. Syracuse has yet to lose a fumble, throw an interception, or allow a sack.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots kicked off their season with a 21-0 win over Longwood.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 2-1 Hokies fell to East Carolina 28-21. Loeffler’s offense is 81st in the country in total offense, averaging 400 yards per game.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee, 2-1. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is third in the nation in 3rd down conversion percentage (0.233).

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 2-1, are ranked # 21 in FCS. Stenavich’s offensive line has helped Northern Arizona to 179 rushing yards per game, 45th in FCS.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves are 2-1 following a 52-20 win over Louisiana. Alcorn State leads the FCS in rushing defense, allowing 44 yards on the ground per game.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers improved to 2-1 after a 40-37 win over Marylad. Gibson’s defense ranks first in the nation in 4th down conversion defense.

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 2-1 after defeating Miami 34-10. The secondary is contributing to a unit that has given up 253 total yards per game, seventh 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 now 1-1 after a 31-14 win over Quincy. Knight’s wide receivers contribute to an offense which averages 12.59 yards per completion, 71st in Division II.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 1-1, topped Idaho 45-33. Hart’s running backs have rushed for 228 yards per game, 35th in the country.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 1-1, fell to Bowling Green 45-42. Frey’s offensive line has helped the Hoosiers to 345 rushing yards per game, third in the nation.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans are 1-1 and coming off a bye week. Robinson’s defense ranks 22nd in the nation in fumbles recovered, with three.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns fell to 1-2 after losing to UCLA 20-17. Beford’s defense ranks 6th in the country in number of passes intercepted (5); and 6th in the nation in team sacks (4.33 per game).

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. Despite being 1-2, the Mocs are ranked # 12 in the country in the FCS. Braithwaite’s defense is 4th in FCS in redzone defense.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints are 0-2 after falling to St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 27-7.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 0-2, had a bye this past weekend. Hankwitz’s defense is 78th in the land in scoring defense, allowing 27 points per game.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 2

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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

Arizona (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1), 1pm ET, FOX
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
Goodwin’s offense will face Jim Herrmann’s linebackers. Herrmann was an assistant coach with the Wolverines during Goodwin’s playing days in Ann Arbor, including the 1992 team that went 9-0-3 and won the Rose Bowl.

New Orleans (0-1) at Cleveland (0-1), 1pm ET, FOX
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
Moeller was Offensive Line Coach during Malone’s tenure as Offensive Coordinator for Michigan, which includes the Rose Bowl losses to USC and Texas which wrapped up the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

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, 1-0, visit Carolina in a 1pm ET matchup on FOX.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The 0-1 Packers host the New York Jets, 4:25pm ET on CBS.

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

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, 1-0, hosts Miami at 1pm ET on CBS.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
Harbaugh and the 1-0 49ers host Chicago at 8:30pm ET on NBC.

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Brady Hoke Through 42 Games

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The First 42

With the 34-10 win over Miami, Brady Hoke has now coached 42 games for Michigan, with a record of 28-14. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 42 games for the maize and blue?

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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 42 games.

National Championship Comparison

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

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Brady Hoke Wins in first 42 games: 28

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 32.2; Median is 33.0.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 33.5; Median is 34.0.

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 3 Preview

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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):

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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.

Bye Week

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.

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Brady Hoke Coaching Tree 2014 Week 2 Results

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the Brady Hoke Coaching Tree. Former Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs. Here’s who they are, where they are, and how their teams are doing.

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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack improved to 2-0 with a 46-34 win over Old Dominion. Faulkner’s tight ends have contributed to a unit which is 5th in the nation in tackles for loss allowed, averaging 2.5 per game.

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, ranked #13 in the nation in FCS, are coming off a bye week.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron fell to 1-1 after losing to Penn State 21-3. Boykin’s running backs average 91 yards per game on the ground, 111th in FBS.

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 fell to Army 47-39. Lewis’s defensive backs allow 11.76 yards per completion, 64th in FBS.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Warner University Royals. Warner, of the NAIA, is now 1-1 after defeating Webber International 14-10.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS fell to 1-1 after losing to Indiana State 49-14. Powell’s defensive backs are part of a unit allowing 373 yards per game, 46th in FCS.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles are now 1-1 after a 49-36 win over Pikeville. Burnett’s defense is 7th in FCS with three fumbles recovered, and 18th in passes intercepted, with two.

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 are now 1-1 after faltering in the 4th quarter and losing to #21 North Carolina, 31-27. San Diego State is 24th in the nation in sacks allowed, with one per game.

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Former Wolverines in College Coaching Ranks; Week 2 2014 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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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 2-0 Sooners are #4 in the land according to AP. Montgomery’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 11.5 points per game, 14th in the country.

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 by the AP, rank 1st in the nation in the following categories: 4th down conversion percentage; number of offensive passes intercepted (0); passing yards per completion (24.45); red zone offense; and team passing efficiency defense.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The Irish, 2-0, are now ranked 11th in the land after their 31-0 pasting of Michigan. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to a unit giving up 8.5 points per game, 6th in the nation.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 2-0 Hokies are now ranked 17th in the AP following their 35-21 win at Ohio State. Loeffler’s offense is 1st in the country in red zone offense; 16th in the nation in completion percentage (0.701); and 17th in the country in 3rd down conversion percentage (0.531).

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, 2-0, is averaging 288 rushing yards per game, 17th 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, 2-0. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 13 points per game, 21st in the nation.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers are now 2-0 on the season.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd are 2-0 after defeating Rhode Island 48-7. Heater’s defense is 3rd in the land in tackles for loss, with 10 on the season.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 1-0, had a bye this week.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 1-0, had a bye week.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 1-1, are ranked # 22 in FCS. Stenavich’s offensive line has helped Northern Arizona to 125 rushing yards per game, 74th in FCS.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans are 1-1 after falling to 5th ranked Auburn 59-13. Robinson’s defense ranks 14th in the nation in fumbles recovered, with three.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves are 1-1 following a tough 26-20 loss to Southern Miss. A member of the FCS, Alcorn State is 3rd in the country in rushing yards per game (313); and 7th in rushing yard allowed per game (61).

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns fell to 1-1 after losing to BYU. Beford’s defense ranks 2nd in the country in number of passes intercepted (5); and 4th in the nation in both team passing efficiency defense and team sacks (5).

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers improved to 1-1 after a 54-0 win over Towson. Gibson’s defense ranks 29th in passing yards allowed (165 yards per game).

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 1-1 after the debacle in South Bend. The secondary is contributing to a unit that has given up 199.5 passing yards per game, 87th in the country.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints are 0-1 after falling to Virginia Union, 12-0.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. Despite being 0-2, the Mocs are ranked # 12 in the country in the FCS. From the FCS national rankings website:

“The Mocs are an excellent 0-2 team, but they’re 0-2. They have to learn to schedule better, particularly early in the year.”

Braithwaite’s defense is 5th 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 0-2 after falling to Northern Illinois. Hankwitz’s defense is 37th in the nation in interceptions, with two.

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 started the season 0-1 after falling to Northwood 23-13.

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, had a bye this week.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots have not yet started their season.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 1

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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 Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

New York Giants at Detroit, Monday September 8, 7:10pm ET, ESPN.
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.
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
Austin, Sheridan, and Herrmann were all on Lloyd Carr’s 2002 staff. That Wolverine team went 10-3, defeated Florida 38-30 in the Outback Bowl, and finished 9th in the country. Later, Sheridan and Herrmann were each the Linebackers Coach for a New York Giants Super Bowl Championship – Sheridan in Super Bowl XLII, and Herrmann in Super Bowl XLVI.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
In the Thursday night opener, the Packers lost their opening game against defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle, 36-16.

Sunday September 7

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The Saints open their season at Atlanta, 1pm ET on FOX.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
Moeller begins his coaching tenure with the Browns as Cleveland visits Pittsburgh, 1pm ET on CBS.

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

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 kicks off its season in Chicago, 1pm ET on FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
Harbaugh and the 49ers visit Dallas, 4:25pm ET on FOX.

Monday September 8

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals host San Diego at 10:20pm ET, 7:20pm Arizona time, on ESPN.

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Brady Hoke Through 41 Games

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The First 41

With the 31-0 loss to Notre Dame, Brady Hoke has now coached 41 games for Michigan, with a record of 27-14. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 41 games for the maize and blue?

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Ties are counted as 0.5 wins.

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 41 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 Graph 41 games L ND
Brady Hoke Wins in first 40 games: 27

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 31.3; Median is 32.0.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 32.5; Median is 33.0.

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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