Wolverines Coaching at College Level: The Bowl Season

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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).

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Friday January 1

Outback Bowl; Tampa, FL, Noon ET, ESPN2
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats are 10-2 and ranked #13 in the nation.
Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers are 8-4 and ranked #23 in the land.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl; Orlando, FL, 1:00pm ET, ABC
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
Michigan, #14 in the country and 9-3, faces off against Florida.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Florida is 10-2 and #19 in the country.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Saturday December 19

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl; Atlanta, GA, Noon ET, ABC
Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves, back-to-back SWAC Conference champs, are 9-3. They square off against North Carolina A&T.

The Cure Bowl; Orlando, FL, Noon ET, CBS Sports Network
Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 5-7, will play Georgia State.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl; Albuquerque, NM, 2:00pm ET, ESPN
Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats finished their season 6-6, and will face New Mexico.

Tuesday December 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; Boise, Idaho, 3:30pm ET, ESPN
Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 7-5 Zips will kick off against the Aggies of Utah State.

Thursday December 24

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl; Nassau, Bahamas, Noon ET, ESPN
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The Broncos, 6-6, face Middle Tennessee.

Saturday December 26

St. Petersburg Bowl; St. Petersburg, FL, 11:00am ET, ESPN
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 9-3, will play Connecticut.

Hyundai Sun Bowl; El Paso, TX, 2:00pm ET, CBS
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars are 8-4, and will face Miami.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl; Yankee Stadium, 3:30pm ET, ABC
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 6-6, face Duke in the Bronx, New York.

Camping World Independence Bowl; Shreveport, LA, 5:45pm ET, ESPN
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 6-6, will play Tulsa in Frank Beamer’s final game as Head Coach.

Tuesday December 29

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
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.
LSU is 8-3 and #20 in the land. They will face Texas Tech.

Friday January 1

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl; Glendale, AZ, 1:00pm ET, ESPN
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the Linebackers Coach for Notre Dame.
The 10-2 Irish, ranked 8th in the land, will take on 7th ranked Ohio State.

Saturday January 2

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl; Phoenix, AZ, 10:15pm ET, ESPN
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia; and
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
West Virginia, 7-5, plays Arizona State.

Playoffs

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs ended the regular season 8-3 and ranked #7 in FCS, have won their third straight conference championship. They defeated Fordham in the first round of the playoffs, then lost to James Madison in overtime in the second round.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves ended the regular season 10-1. They won the first two round of the playoffs, then fell to Grand Valley State in the third round.

Season Complete

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The Panthers ended their season with a 7-4 record.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, Wildcats finished the 5-6 on the season.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns finished 5-7.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints.
The Saints finished their season 4-6.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies finished their season with a 3-8 record.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third and final season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse ended the season 3-9 and Shafer was fired as Head Coach.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Now Tight Ends Coach for Purdue.
The Boilers finished with a 2-10 record.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The Cowboys ended their season 2-10.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, finished their season 1-9.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Thanksgiving Weekend

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Indiana (5-6) at Purdue (2-9), Saturday, noon ET on Big Ten Network
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
This battle for the Old Oaken Bucket has two former Michigan Offensive Line Coaches on opposite sidelines.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thanksgiving Day, November 26

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 4-6, host Texas Tech, 7:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Friday November 27

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The Broncos, 6-5, visit #24 Toledo, noon ET on CBS Sports Network.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 9-2, visit Western Kentucky, noon ET on Fox Sports 1.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 6-5 Zips host Kent State in a noon ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 5-6, host Boise State, 3:30pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

Saturday November 28

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
Michigan, #10 in the nation, is 9-2. The Wolverines host the 8th ranked Buckeyes, noon ET on ABC.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia; and
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
West Virginia, 6-4, hosts Iowa State in a noon ET kickoff on Fox Sports 1.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 5-6, visit Virginia in Frank Beamer’s final regular season game. Noon ET on ESPNU.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third and final season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-8, hosts Boston College at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 8-3 and ranked #7 in FCS, have won their third straight conference championship. They host Fordham in the first round of the playoffs, 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 11-1, visit Midwestern State (TX) in the second round of the Division II playoffs, 2:00pm ET, noon MT.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 1-10 Cowboys host UNLV, 2:00pm ET.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 7-3, visit Jackson State, 3:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 9-2 and #16 in the land, visit Illinois in a 3:30pm ET kick on ESPNU.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 8-3, visit Washington, 3:30pm ET on FOX.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 7-4, host Vanderbilt at 4:00pm ET on the SEC Network.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Florida, 10-1 and #12 in the country, hosts #13 Florida State, 7:30pm ET on ESPN.

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.
LSU, 7-3, hosts Texas A&M, 7:30pm ET on SEC Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the Linebackers Coach for Notre Dame.
The 10-1 Irish, ranked 6th in the land, visit 9th ranked Stanford, 7:30pm ET on FOX.

Season Complete

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The Panthers ended their season with a 7-4 record.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats finished their season 6-6.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, Wildcats finished the 5-6 on the season.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints.
The Saints finished their season 4-6.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies finished their season with a 3-8 record.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, finished their season 1-9.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 12 Preview

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Wednesday Night

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The Broncos are now 6-5 after a 27-17 loss to Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.

Saturday

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
Michigan, #12 in the nation, is 8-2. Visit Penn State noon ET on ABC.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
Indiana, 4-6, visits Maryland at noon ET.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia; and
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
West Virginia, 5-4, visits Kansas in a noon ET kickoff.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue, 2-8, visits Iowa in a noon ET kickoff on ESPN2.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 5-5, host #17 North Carolina in Frank Beamer’s final home game. Noon ET on ESPN.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Florida, 9-1 and #8 in the country, hosts Florida International, noon ET on SEC Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-7, visits North Carolina State at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 10-1, host Indianapolis in the first round of the Division II playoffs, 2:00pm ET, noon MT.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 6-3, host Alabama A&M at 3:00pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 8-2 and ranked #8 in FCS, have won their third straight conference championship. They visit #16 Florida State, 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 8-2 and #20 in the land, visit #25 Wisconsin in a 3:30pm ET kick on the Big Ten Network.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 5-5 Zips host Buffalo at 3:30pm ET on CBS Sports 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.
LSU, 7-2 and #17 in the land, visit Ole Miss, 3:30pm ET on CBS.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats, 6-5, visit Arizona State, 3:30pm ET.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 6-4, visit Missouri at 7:15pm ET on ESPN2.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the Linebackers Coach for Notre Dame.
The 9-1 Irish, ranked 4th in the land, host Boston College, 7:30pm ET.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 7-3, host Colorado, 10:45pm ET, 7:45pm PT on ESPN2.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 4-6, visit Hawaii, 11:00pm ET.

Bye Week

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 9-2, have a bye this week.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 4-6, have a bye this week.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 1-10 Cowboys have a bye this week.

Season Complete

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The Panthers ended their season with a 7-4 record.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, Wildcats finished the 5-6 on the season.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints.
The Saints finished their season 4-6.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies finished their season with a 3-8 record.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, finished their season 1-9.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 11 Preview

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#14 Michigan (7-2) at Indiana (4-5), 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.

Texas (4-5) at West Virginia (4-4), noon ET, ESPNU
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Michigan’s DB Coach in 2007 is now DC for Texas, while Michigan’s DB Coach in 2008 is now DC for West Virginia.

Purdue (2-7) at Northwestern (7-2), noon ET, 11:00am CT, Big Ten Network
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Wednesday Night

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The Broncos are now 6-4 after a 41-27 loss to Bowling Green on Wednesday night.

Thursday Night

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 4-5, played Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

Saturday

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 5-5 Wildcats close out their season at Findlay, noon ET.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 5-4, host North Texas, noon ET on SEC Network.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 4-5 Zips visit Miami OH, noon ET, ESPN3.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Florida, 8-1 and #11 in the country, visits South Carolina at noon ET on ESPN.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints.
The 4-5 Saints close their season at Marian (IN) in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-8, finish their season at Muskingum, 1:30pm ET.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 5-3, visit Texas Southern, 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 7-2 and ranked #8 in FCS, host Citadel, 2:00pm ET.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies, 3-7, finish their season at Colorado School of the Mines, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 7-3 Panthers of Division II visit 18th ranked Valdosta State, 3:00pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 8-1 Irish, ranked 4th in the land, host Wake Forest, 3:30pm ET on NBC.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-6, hosts top-ranked Clemson, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 9-1, host Florida International, 3:30pm ET.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 4-5, visit Nevada, 4pm ET, 1pm PT.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 9-1 and ranked #4 in Division II, visit New Mexico Highlands, 4:00pm ET, 2:00pm MT

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.
LSU, 7-1 and #9 in the land, host Arkansas, 7:15pm ET, 6:15pm CT, on ESPN.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats, 5-5, host 10th ranked Utah, 10:00pm ET, 7:00pm PT on Fox Sports 1.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 1-9 Cowboys visit San Diego State, 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 6-3, visit 19th ranked UCLA, 10:45pm ET, 7:45pm PT on ESPN.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 10 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).

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The Broncos are now 6-3 and in first place in MAC-West after 54-7 win over Ball State on Thursday night.

Friday Night

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 4-4, hosted BYU Friday night.

Saturday

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 3-4 Mountaineers host Texas Tech, noon ET on Fox Sports 1.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue, 2-6, hosts Illinois at noon ET on Big Ten Network.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 6-2 Wildcats, #21 in the land, host Penn State, noon ET on ESPNU.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 3-5 Zips visit Massachusetts at noon ET on CBS Sports Network.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Florida, 7-1 and #10 in the country, host Vanderbilt at noon ET on ESPN.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 7-1 Irish, ranked 5th in the land, visit Pitt, noon ET on ABC.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-5, visits Louisville, 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints.
The 3-5 Saints host Trinity International in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 6-3 Panthers of Division II host #1 ranked West Georgia, 1:00pm ET.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 5-4 Wildcats host 3rd ranked Ferris State, 1:00pm ET.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-7, host Ohio Northern, 1:30pm ET.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies, 3-6, visit Fort Lewis College, 2:00pm ET, noon MT.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 8-1 and ranked #4 in Division II, host Colorado Mesa, 2:00pm ET, 12:00pm MT

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 1-8 Cowboys host Colorado State, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT on ESPN3.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 5-2, host Prairie View A&M, 3:00pm ET.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 6-2 and #17 in the land, host Rutgers at 3:30pm ET on Big Ten Network.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-4, host 9th ranked Iowa, 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 8-1, visit Middle Tennessee, 3:30pm ET.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 5-3, host Arizona State, 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT, on Fox Sports 1.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 7-1 and ranked #3 in FCS, visit Mercer, 4:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 4-4, host South Carolina, 4:00pm ET on SEC 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.
LSU, 7-0 and #2 in the land, visit 4th ranked Alabama, 8:00pm ET on CBS.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 3-5, host Kansas, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Longhorn Network.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats, 5-4, visit Southern Cal, 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT, on ESPN.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.
The Patriots, 0-6, take on Tusculum.

Bye Week

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 4-5, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 9 Preview

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 4-3 Broncos visit Eastern Michigan, 7:30pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 3-3 Mountaineers visit #5 TCU at 7:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Friday Night

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 1-7 Cowboys visit Utah State, 10:15pm ET, 8:15pm MT on ESPN2.

Saturday

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-4, visits #17 Florida State, noon ET on ABC.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue, 1-6, hosts Nebraska at noon ET on ESPNU.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 3-5, visit Boston College, 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints.
The 3-4 Saints host St. Ambrose (Iowa) in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-6, visit Heidelberg, 1:30pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 6-1 and ranked #5 in FCS, host Western Carolina, 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 7-1 and ranked #4 in Division II, visit Black Hills State, 2:00pm ET, 12:00pm MT

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 3-4 Zips host CMU at 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies, 3-5, host Western New Mexico University, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Former Michigan offensive lineman, OL Coach, WR Coach, QB Coach, and Offensive Coordinator are heavily involved in this game.
Florida, 6-1 and #11 in the country, hosts Georgia, 3:30pm ET on CBS.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 7-1, visit Charlotte, 3:30pm ET.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 4-2, visit Southern 5:00pm ET.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 5-2 and #15 in the land, visit Minnesota at 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 3-4, visit Iowa State, 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT on FS1.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 5-3 Panthers host Shorter, 7:00pm ET.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-4, visit Kentucky, 7:30pm ET on SEC Network.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 4-4 Wildcats visit Walsh, 8:00pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 6-1 Irish, ranked 9th in the land, visit #21 Temple at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 5-2, host #8 Stanford, 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT, ESPN.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats, 5-3, visit Washington, 11:00pm ET, 8:00pm PT, on Fox Sports 1.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.
The Patriots, 0-5, visit Radford.

Bye Week

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 6-2 Wildcats have a bye this week.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-4, have a bye this week.

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.
LSU, 7-0 and #4 in the land, has a bye this week.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 4-4, have a bye this week.

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Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

Washington State (4-2) at Arizona (5-2), 4:00pm ET, 1:00pm PT, on Pac 12 Network.
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 5-2 Wildcats visit Nebraska, noon ET on ESPN2.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-3, hosts #25 Pitt, noon ET on ESPNU.

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 Kansas State, noon ET on FS1.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 4-3 Wildcats host Ashland at 1:00pm ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-4 Saints visit Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 5-1 and ranked #5 in FCS, visit Wofford, 1:30pm ET.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-5, host Mount Union, 1:30pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 3-3 Broncos host Miami Ohio 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies, 2-5, visit New Mexico Highlands University, 2:00pm ET, 12:00pm MT.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 6-1 and ranked #6 in Division II, host #7 Colorado School of the Mines, 2:00pm ET, 12:00pm MT

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 6-1, host North Texas, 3:30pm ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 3-4, host #23 Duke, 3:30pm ET on ESPNU.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-3, visit #8 Alabama, 3:30pm ET on CBS.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-3, visit #7 Michigan State at 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 4-3 Panthers visit Mississippi College, 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.
LSU, 6-0 and #5 in the land, hosts Western Kentucky, 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-4, host New Mexico, 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 1-6 Cowboys visit Boise State, 10:15pm ET, 8:15pm MT 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, 0-3, visit Coppin State.

Bye Week

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Former Michigan offensive lineman, OL Coach, WR Coach, QB Coach, and Offensive Coordinator are heavily involved in this game.
Florida, 6-1 and #13 in the country, has a bye this week.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue, 1-6, has a bye this week.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 3-3 Mountaineers have a bye this week.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 3-4 Zips have a bye this week.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 4-2, have a bye this week.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 5-2 and #15 in the land, have a bye this week.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 6-1 Irish, ranked 11th in the land, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 6 Preview

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

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona, 4-1, visits Pittsburgh, 3-2, 1:00pm ET on 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.
Detroit, 0-5, hosts Chicago, 2-3, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Acting Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo, 3-2, hosts Cincinnati, 5-0, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-4, host Houston, 1-4, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 5-0, host San Diego, 2-3, 4:25pm ET on CBS.

Monday Night

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

Thursday Night Result

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 5-1, lost to New Orleans, 31-21.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 7

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Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

#8 Florida (6-0) at #6 LSU (5-0), 7:00pm ET, ESPN
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.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Former Michigan offensive lineman, OL Coach, WR Coach, QB Coach, and Offensive Coordinator are heavily involved in this game.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 5-1, visit Florida Atlantic, noon ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 5-1 Wildcats, ranked #20 in the nation, host 17th ranked and undefeated Iowa, noon ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 2-3 Broncos visit the Bobcats of Ohio, noon ET on ESPN3.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 4-2 Wildcats visit Wayne State at noon ET.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue, 1-5, visits Wisconsin, noon ET on Big Ten Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 3-2 Mountaineers visit #2 Baylor, noon ET on FOX.

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

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.
The Patriots, 0-2, host Longwood at 1:00pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 4-1 and ranked #6 in FCS, visit VMI, 1:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-4, visit Baldwin Wallace, 1:30pm ET.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 3-3 Zips visit Bowling Green, 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies, 1-5, host Black Hills State University, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 5-1 and ranked #7 in Division II, visit Chadron State, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 4-1, host Grambling State, 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 5-1 and #12 in the land, host Michigan State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 3-3, visit Miami (FL), 3:30pm ET on ESPNU.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-2, host Rutgers at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-2, visits Virginia, 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Huskies, 3-2, host Oregon State at 4:00pm ET, 1:00pm PT on PAC12 Network.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-6 Cowboys host Nevada, 4:00pm ET, 2:00pm MT on ESPN3.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 3-3 Panthers visit Fort Valley State, 6:00pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 5-1 Irish, ranked 14th in the land, host Southern Cal, 7:30pm ET on NBC.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats, 4-2, visit Colorado, 9:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-3, host San Diego State, 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on ESPNU.

Bye Week

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 2-4, have a bye this week.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-3, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 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.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Arizona Cardinals (3-1) at Detroit Lions (0-4), 4:05pm ET, FOX
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
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.
For three seasons (1999-2001), Foote was a linebacker for the Wolverines while Austin was Defensive Backs Coach. During this time, Michigan was 2-1 against Ohio State, 2-1 in bowl games, and won one Big Ten Championship.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo, 2-2, visits Tennessee, 1:00pm ET, CBS.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 4-0, host Washington, 1:00pm ET FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-3, visit Tampa Bay, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 4-0, host St. Louis, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

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

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