Former Wolverines Mostly Not Coaching This College Weekend

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan football players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs.

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Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, 10-2, played Thursday night against Rutgers, defeating the Scarlet Knights 20-17. Louisville is now in the driver’s seat for the Orange Bowl in Miami on New Year’s Day.

Roy Manning (Michigan linebacker 2000-04), now Running Backs Coach for Cincinnati; and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07), now Defensive Line Coach for Cincinnati
The Bearcats (8-3) are at UConn Saturday 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN3.

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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. Wisconsin, 7-5, is playing for the Big Ten Championship against Nebraska on Saturday, 8:00pm ET on FOX. The Badgers finished 3rd in the Leaders Division, would have finished 6th in a one-division conference, yet are playing in the Title Game.

Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches – Regular Seasons Completed

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers finished their regular season at 10-2 overall, 6-2 (tied for 2nd) in SEC West, and ranked 7th nationally in the BCS. Could have a potential bowl matchup against Michigan, not that there would be a storyline for that game…

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, #22 in the BCS standings, finished the regular season 9-3 overall, 5-3 in the Big Ten Legends Division (3rd place).

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008):
Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 7-5 overall, finished the regular season at 5-2 in Big East Conference play.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. Western Kentucky finished the regular season 7-5 overall, 4-4 in the Sun Belt Conference (5th place). They are bowl eligible.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary 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; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-5 overall, ended the regular season 4-5, fourth place in the Pac 12 South.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 6-5, completed their season November 17.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The NAIA Saints finished their season November 3, ending with a record of 4-6.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots finished their season on November 3 with a record of 3-5.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats ended their season on November 10 with a record of 4-7.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls finished their season at 4-7 overall, 2-5 in the Big East (7th place).

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 4-7, finished their season on November 17.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87), and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers finished the season 4-8 overall, 2-6 in the Big Ten Leaders Division (5th place).

Erik Campbell (defensive back 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes finished their season at 4-8 overall, 2-6 in the Big Ten Legends Division (5th place).

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): For the 2011 and 2012 seasons, was an assistant coach for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 121, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats ended their season on November 10, finishing with a record of 3-8. Head Coach Jonas Jackson resigned on November 11; Thomas and most of the other assistants did the same on November 12.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Was Auburn University Offensive Coordinator in 2012. Head Coach Gene Chizik and the rest of the Auburn staff, including Loeffler, were relieved of their duties on November 25. The Tigers finished the season with a record of 3-9 overall, 0-8 in the SEC West.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07); and
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07):
All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles finished their with a record of 2-10 overall, 1-7 in the MAC West (last place).

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

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Brady Hoke Coaching Tree – Regular Seasons Completed

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman was 9-2 in the regular season and qualified for the FCS playoffs. They lost their first round game on November 24.

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 ended the regular season 9-3 overall, 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference (tied for first). San Diego State will play against BYU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday, December 20, at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ESPN.

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State):
Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. Miami ended its season 4-8 overall, 3-5 in the MAC-East (tied for 4th).

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. Tennessee Tech, 3-8, finished their season on November 17.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, an FCS team, finished their season on November 17 with a record of 2-9.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips finished with a record of 1-11 overall, 0-8 in the MAC-East (last place).

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Wolverine Coaching Connections NFL Week 12 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

For more on Michigan football coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 9-2, beat San Diego 16-13 in overtime. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 9th in the league in points scored with 26 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 20 points per game, 7th in the league.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 8-2-1, defeated New Orleans 31-21. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (14 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (278) and 2nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed (187 per game). Offensively, they lead the NFL in rushing with 163 yards per game. For the latest on the 49ers, check out ninernoise.com.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears, 8-3, defeated Minnesota 28-10. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 25 points per game, 11th in the NFL.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 7-4, were pounded by the New York Giants, 38-10. Green Bay allows 104 yards rushing per game, 11th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 34 sacks this season, 3rd in the NFL.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 7-4, handled Buffalo 20-13. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 386 yards per game, 5th in the NFL, and has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 278 yards per game, which is 7th in the league.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach.
The Giants, 7-4, beat up on Green Bay 38-10. Ingram’s running backs average 115 yards per game, 13th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 6th in points scored at 28 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 14 sacks all season, tied for best in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 21 points per game, 10th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 18 passes this season, 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 11 fumbles, tied for 4th in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-5, lost to Atlanta 24-23. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 82 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 316 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 16 passes this season, 3rd best in the league, and have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, tied for 3rd most in the NFL. Check out Buccaneers360.com for the latest on Tampa Bay’s season.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach.
The Saints are now 5-6 after losing to San Francisco 31-21. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 291 passing yards per game, 5th in the NFL. The Saints are also 5th in points scored (28 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 45.5 net yards per punt.

Sources for all statistics are NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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Former Hoke Coaches – How Were Their Seasons?

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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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John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman was 9-2 in the regular season and qualified for the FCS playoffs. They lost their first round game on Saturday, 24-14 to Coastal Carolina. Powers’s offensive line helped the run game to 244 yards per game, 10th in the 121 team FCS. Bethune-Cookman was 3rd in the FCS in Turnover Margin at +1.5 per game.

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 defeated Wyoming 42-28, finishing the regular season 9-3 overall, 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference (tied for first). San Diego State is 16th in the nation in rushing offense (229 yards per game) and 32nd in scoring offense (35 points per game).

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers closed their regular season losing to Penn State 24-21 in overtime. Playing in the Big Ten Championship Game this coming weekend, Wisconsin has a 7-5 overall record, 4-4 in the Big Ten Leaders Division (3rd place). Faulkner’s tight ends are part of an offense which is 72nd in scoring (28 points per game) and 84th in total yardage (380 yards per game).

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State):
Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. Miami lost to Ball State 31-24, finishing its season 4-8. Behind Stults’s offensive line, the rushing game averaged 87 yards per game, which is 118th in the country. Despite averaging 299 yards per game through the air (23rd in the nation), the Redhawks gave up 3.3 sacks per game, 113th in the nation.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. Tennessee Tech, 3-8, finished their season on November 17. Powell’s secondary gave up 278 passing yards per game, 117th in the 121 team FCS.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, an FCS team, finished their season on November 17 with a record of 2-9. Weber State’s opponents passed for 260 yards per game against Lewis’s cornerbacks and the rest of the defense, 108th in the 121 team FCS.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips, 1-11, fell to Toledo 35-23. Boykin’s running backs averaged 114 yards per game, 107th in the land. Akron’s passing game averaged 313 yards per game, 16th in the country.

Source for all FBS and FCS statistics is the NCAA.

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Former Wolverines Coaching in College – Week 13 Update

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the University of Michigan football coaching connection. Former Michigan football players and assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs; here’s how they are doing:

For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers finished their regular season defeating Arkansas 20-13, and are 10-2 overall, 6-2 (tied for 2nd) in SEC West, and ranked 7th nationally in the BCS. LSU is among the top ten defenses in the country in total yards allowed, rushing yards allowed, and pass efficiency defense. In addition, the Tigers are 11th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 17 points per game.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, #22 in the BCS standings, defeated Illinois 50-14. Northwestern finished the regular season 9-3 overall, 5-3 in the Big Ten Legends Division (3rd place). Hankwitz’s defense is 19th in the nation in rushing yards allowed (123 yards per game) and 32nd in scoring defense (23 points per game). In addition, the defense has contributed to a team which is 12th in the country in turnover margin, at +1.1 per game.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, 9-2, fell in triple overtime to Connecticut, 23-20. Bedford’s defense is 14th in the nation in pass defense, allowing 186 yards per game; 26th in the country in total defense (345 yards per game); and 44th in scoring defense, allowing 24 points per game. They have also contributed to the Cardinals being 27th in the country in turnover margin, at +0.6 per game.

Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07)
University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach. The Bearcats defeated South Florida 27-10 and are 8-3 on the season. Manning’s running backs are averaging 211 yards per game, good for 25th in the country, and have contributed to an offense which has scored 31 points per game, which is 49th in the nation. Stripling’s defensive line has helped the Bearcats hold opponents to 139 yards per game on the ground, 34th in the nation. In addition, Cincinnati is 13th in the land in scoring defense (17 points per game); and is 36th in sacks (2.4 per game).

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008):
Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 7-5, defeated Temple 38-20. They have finished the regular season at 5-2 in Big East Conference play. There is a logjam at the top of the Big East standings, and Syracuse is in the thick of it. While the Orange have completed their regular season, much of the rest of the Big East has one final weekend of play coming up. Shafer’s defense, with Morrison’s linebackers, are 9th in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 7.5 per game. They are 49th in total defense, allowing 385 yards per game; and 52nd in scoring defense, allowing 26 points per game. Wheatley’s running backs are averaging 172 yards per game, 52nd in the country, and are part of a unit averaging 473 total yards per game, 22nd in the country.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers came from behind to beat North Texas 25-24. Western Kentucky finished the regular season 7-5 overall, 4-4 in the Sun Belt Conference (5th place). They are bowl eligible. Sheridan has helped guide an offense which is 30th in the country in passing efficiency. Western Kentucky has averaged 206 passing yards per game, 92nd in the nation.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary 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; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-5, lost to arch-rival Arizona State 41-34, finishing the regular season 4-5, fourth place in the Pac 12 South. They are 7th in the nation in total offense (522 yards per game), and 19th in scoring offense (37 points per game). Defensively, Arizona is 101st in scoring defense, allowing 34 points per game; 115th in total defense, allowing 486 yards per game; and 116th in passing defense, allowing 296 yards per game through the air.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 6-5, completed their season November 17. Out of 121 teams in FCS, Braithwaite’s safeties contributed to a defense which was 10th in total defense (allowing 308 yards per game); 13th in pass defense (allowing 166 yards per game); and 20th in scoring defense, (allowing 20 points per game). Additionally, Chattanooga was 13th in turnover margin at +0.7 per game.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints finished their season November 3, ending with a record of 4-6. Siena Heights is 6th in NAIA in 4th down conversions, earning a first down at a 65% rate in such situations.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots finished their season on November 3 with a record of 3-5.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats ended their season on November 10 with a record of 4-7. Knight’s wide receivers averaged 179 yards per game in receptions, 117th among the 158 teams in Division II.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls lost to Syracuse 38-20. Temple finished their season at 4-7 overall, 2-5 in the Big East (7th place). Heater’s defense gave up 31 points per game, 87th in the country, and allowed 437 total yards per game, 89th in the country.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 4-7, finished their season on November 17. Alcorn State was 4th in pass defense in the 121 team FCS, allowing 156 yards per game.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87), and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers lost the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket to Purdue, losing 56-35. Indiana finished the season 4-8 overall, 2-6 in the Big Ten Leaders Division (5th place). Mallory’s defense is 16th in the country in tackles-for-loss, averaging 7.2 per game, and 44th in sacks, averaging 2.3 per game. They are 56th in pass defense (allowing 232 passing yards per game); 104th in scoring defense (35 points per game); and 116th in rush defense (231 yards per game). Frey’s offensive line contributed to a run game which averaged 131 yards per game, 95th in the country. The Hoosiers averaged 31 points per game, 48th in the country.

Erik Campbell (defensive back 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes lost to Nebraska 13-7. Iowa finished their season at 4-8 overall, 2-6 in the Big Ten Legends Division (5th place). Campbell’s wide receivers contributed to an offense which averaged 187 yards per game through the air, 99th in the country. They are part of an offense that scored 19 points per game, 111th in the country.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): For the 2011 and 2012 seasons, was an assistant coach for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 121, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats ended their season on November 10, finishing with a record of 3-8. Head Coach Jonas Jackson resigned on November 11; Thomas and most of the other assistants did the same on November 12. Of 158 teams in Division II, West Virginia Wesleyan was 1st in tackles for loss (11.1 per game); tied for 6th in sacks (3.2 per game); and was 6th in punt returns (18 yards per return).

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Was Auburn University Offensive Coordinator in 2012. Head Coach Gene Chizik and the rest of the Auburn staff, including Loeffler, were relieved of their duties on November 25. The Tigers finished the season losing to Alabama 49-0. They were 3-9 overall, 0-8 in the SEC West. In the 120 team FBS, Loeffler’s offense was 108th in sacks allowed (3.1 per game); 112th in passing offense (157 yards per game); 113th in scoring offense (19 points per game); and 115th in total offense (305 yards per game).

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07); and
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07):
All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles finished their season losing to Northern Illinois 49-7. EMU ended with a record of 2-10 overall, 1-7 in the MAC West (last place). Hart’s running backs and Anderson’s offensive line helped EMU to 164 yards per game on the ground, 61st in the country. Defensively, the Eagles were last in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, giving up 267 yards per game on the ground.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Source for all NCAA statistics is the NCAA; and the NAIA for NAIA statistics.

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1980’s Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other in NFL This Week

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. Coaching various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Here are their schedules this weekend:

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Former Michigan Players and Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

San Francisco (7-2-1) at New Orleans (5-5), 4:25pm ET, FOX
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach.
Former Michigan teammates Mike Mallory and Jim Harbaugh will get a chance to say hello to each other. They were teammates for four years on Teams 103, 104, 105, and 106. Their final game together was the Fiesta Bowl victory over Nebraska, 27-23, as the Wolverines ended the 1986 season ranked #2 in the country.

Green Bay (7-3) at New York Giants (6-4), Sunday night, 8:20pm ET, NBC
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both Herrmann and Ingram won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach.
Trgovac was teammates on Teams 100 and 101 with Giants Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann and Running Backs Coach Jerald Ingram. They won the Big Ten title together in 1980, earning Bo’s first win in the Rose Bowl to wrap up that season with a 23-6 defeat of the Washington Huskies.

Former Michigan Players and Coaches

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach.
The Bears, 7-3, host the Vikings at 1:00pm ET, noon CT, on FOX.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay, 6-4, hosts Atlanta in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 6-4, hosts Buffalo in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three are now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The 8-2 Ravens are at San Diego in a 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm PT game on CBS.

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Thanksgiving Weekend 2012 and College Football

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan football players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are roaming 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 (games listed in chronological order within header section):

Former Michigan Football Players, Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

Syracuse (6-5) at Temple (4-6), Friday 11am ET, ESPN2
Chuck Heater (Michigan running back, 1971-74), now Defensive Coordinator for Temple
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94), now Running Backs Coach for Syracuse,
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94), now Linebackers Coach for Syracuse, and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008): now Defensive Coordinator for Syracuse.
Though both Defensive Coordinators have Michigan ties, Heater of course never crossed paths in Ann Arbor with Wheatley, Morrison, or Shafer. Syracuse is coming off a big road victory at Missouri, while Temple defeated Army last week at West Point. Could the Missouri game have taken too much out of Syracuse, especially with the short week?

Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

Erik Campbell (defensive back 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007), Wide Receivers Coach for Iowa (4-7). The Hawkeyes host Nebraska, Friday at noon ET on ABC.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07);
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07): All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles, 2-9, host Northern Illinois on Friday at 1:00pm ET, ESPN3.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The 9-2 Tigers, ranked #7 in the BCS, are at Arkansas on Friday, 2:30pm ET, 1:30pm CT, on CBS.

Roy Manning (Michigan linebacker 2000-04), now Running Backs Coach for Cincinnati; and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07), now Defensive Line Coach for Cincinnati
The Bearcats (7-3) host South Florida on Friday, 7pm ET, ESPN

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10): All with the Arizona Wildcats – Dews as WR Coach; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-4 and 24th in the BCS standings, host archrival Arizona State on Friday, 10pm ET, 8pm MT, on ESPN.

Vance Bedford (Defensive Backs Coach at Michigan (1995-98, and again in 2007), now Defensive Coordinator for Louisville. The Cardinals (9-1, #20 in BCS), host UConn on Saturday, noon ET, on Big East Network.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, 8-3, host Illinois in a Saturday game at noon ET, 11am CT on the Big Ten Network.

Doug Mallory (Michigan defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87), now Defensive Coordinator for Indiana
Greg Frey (Michigan Offensive Line Coach 2008-10), now Offensive Line Coach for Indiana.
The Hoosiers (4-7) travel to West Lafayette to take on Purdue, Saturday at noon ET, Big Ten Network.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 6-5, host North Texas on Saturday at 1:00pm ET, noon CT, on Sun Belt Network/ESPN3.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 3-8, are at Alabama on Saturday, 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT, on CBS. Loeffler has faced Saban before.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 6-5, have completed their season.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006): Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, 4-6, have completed their season.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 3-5, have completed their season.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats, 4-7, have completed their season.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 4-7, have completed their season.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): Was Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats this season. A senior on Team 115, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats, 3-8, have completed their season.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State):
Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. The Redhawks, 4-7, host Ball State on Friday in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

John Powers (assistant coach to Brady Hoke at Ball State from 2006-08). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The Wildcats, 9-2, host Coastal Carolina in the first round of the FCS playoffs, 2:00pm ET Saturday on ESPN3.

Rocky Long,
Brian Sipe,
Tony White, and
LeCharls McDaniel
all on Hoke’s staff at San Diego State and remain with San Diego State. Long is Head Coach; Sipe is QB Coach; White is Cornerbacks Coach; and McDaniel is WR Coach. The Aztecs, 8-3, are at Wyoming on Saturday, 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT on ROOT/WCSN.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. Wisconsin, 7-4, is at Penn State on Saturday at 3:30pm ET, ABC/ESPN2.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, 2-9, have completed their season.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach for three seasons for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles, 3-8 and a member of the FCS, have completed their season.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach for two seasons at Ball State): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-11, finished their season on Tuesday with a 35-23 loss to Toledo.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; Week 11 Update

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

For more on Michigan football coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 8-2, beat Pittsburgh 13-10. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 7th in the league in points scored with 27 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 21 points per game, 9th in the league. They have intercepted 11 passes, tied for 9th in the NFL; and have recovered 10 fumbles, tied for 3rd in the league.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 7-2-1, rolled over Chicago, 32-7. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (13 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (277) and 2nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed (183 per game). Offensively, they lead the NFL in rushing with 165 yards per game. For the latest on the 49ers, check out ninernoise.com.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears, 7-3, lost on Monday night to Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers, 32-7. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 25 points per game, 11th in the NFL.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 7-3, defeated Detroit 24-20. Green Bay allows 100 yards rushing per game, 11th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 33 sacks this season, 2nd in the NFL.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 6-4, were trounced by New England, 59-24. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 393 yards per game, 4th in the NFL, and has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 283 yards per game, which is 8th in the league.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach.
The Giants, 6-4, had a bye week. Ingram’s running backs average 111 yards per game, 13th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 8th in points scored at 27 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 13 sacks all season, tied for best in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 22 points per game, 12th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 17 passes this season, 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 10 fumbles, 3rd in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-4, came from behind to defeat Carolina in overtime, 27-21. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 82 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 313 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 15 passes this season, 3rd best in the league. They have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, tied for 2nd most in the NFL. Check out Buccaneers360.com for the latest on Tampa Bay’s season.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach.
The Saints are now 5-5 after beating Oakland 38-17. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 296 passing yards per game, 2nd in the NFL. The Saints are 5th in total offense (391 yards per game) and 5th in points scored (29 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 45.2 net yards per punt. Malone talks about his tight ends.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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Week 12 Hoke Coaching Tree Update

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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.

For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman finished its regular season at 9-2, defeating Florida A&M 21-16. Powers’s offensive line has helped the run game to 247 yards per game, 10th in the 121 team FCS. Bethune-Cookman is third in the FCS in Turnover Margin at +1.6 per game. The Wildcats have qualified for the FCS playoffs, and will play Coastal Carolina this coming Saturday at 2pm ET on ESPN3.

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, 8-3, had a bye this week. San Diego State is 20th in the nation in rushing offense (214 yards per game) and 34th in scoring offense (34 points per game).

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers, 7-4, lost to the Buckeyes in overtime 21-14. Faulkner’s tight ends are part of an offense which is 67th in scoring (28 points per game) and 83rd in total yardage (383 yards per game).

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State):
Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. Miami, 4-7, lost to Central Michigan 30-16. Behind Stults’s offensive line, the rushing game averages 85 yards per game, which is 116th in the country. The offensive line has given the passing game enough protection for the Redhawks to average 306 yards per game through the air, 21st in the nation.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. Tennessee Tech, 3-8, finished their season with a loss to Austin Peay 38-31. Powell’s secondary has given up 278 passing yards per game, 117th in the 121 team FCS.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, an FCS team, finished their season at 2-9 after a 40-14 victory over Idaho State. Weber State’s opponents have passed for 260 yards per game against Lewis’s cornerbacks and the rest of the defense, 108th in the 121 team FCS.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips, 1-10, had a bye this week. Boykin’s running backs average 119 yards per game, 104th in the land. Akron’s passing game averages 317 yards per game, 14th in the country.

Source for all FBS and FCS statistics is the NCAA.

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Mad Hatter Press Conference, BCS Ranking for RichRod, and More

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan football players and assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs; here’s how they are doing:

For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers, 9-2 and ranked 7th in the BCS, defeated Ole Miss 41-35. Miles then delivered this epic press conference. (He referenced his playing days at Michigan – Fergodsakes.com has a brief writeup on Miles’ UM career here). Despite being gouged by Ole Miss for 35 points, for the season LSU is among the top ten defenses in the country in total yards allowed, rushing yards allowed, and pass efficiency defense. In addition, the Tigers are 12th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 17 points per game.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, ranked 20th in the BCS, had a bye this week. At 9-1, Bedford’s defense is 32nd in the country in total defense (356 yards per game); and 46th in scoring defense, allowing 25 points per game. They have also contributed to the Cardinals being 25th in the country in turnover margin, at +0.7 per game.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary 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; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-4 and ranked 24th in the BCS, defeated Utah 34-24. They are 8th in the nation in total offense (522 yards per game), 22nd in scoring offense (38 points per game); and 24th in passing offense (297 yards per game). Defensively, Arizona is 100th in scoring defense, allowing 34 points per game; 114th in total defense, allowing 488 yards per game; and 117th in passing defense, allowing 305 yards per game through the air.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, 8-3, defeated Michigan State 23-20. Hankwitz’s defense is 19th in the nation in rushing yards allowed (122 yards per game) and 37th in scoring defense (24 points per game). In addition, the defense has contributed to a team which is 15th in the country in turnover margin, at +1.0 per game.

Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07)
University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach. The Bearcats lost to Rutgers 10-3 and are 7-3 on the season. Manning’s running backs are averaging 212 yards per game, good for 22nd in the country, and have contributed to an offense which has scored 31 points per game, which is 47th in the nation. Stripling’s defensive line has helped the Bearcats hold opponents to 140 yards per game on the ground, 36th in the nation. In addition, Cincinnati is 15th in the land in scoring defense (18 points per game); and is 44th in sacks (2.2 per game).

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008):
Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 6-5, had an impressive, come-from-behind road victory at Missouri, 31-27. Shafer’s defense, with Morrison’s linebackers, are 12th in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 7.4 per game. They are 56th in total defense, allowing 389 yards per game; and 58th in scoring defense, allowing 26 points per game. Wheatley’s running backs are averaging 164 yards per game, 63rd in the country, and are part of a unit averaging 473 total yards per game, 24th in the country.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 6-5, lost to Louisiana-Lafayette 31-27. Sheridan has helped guide an offense which is 23rd in the country in passing efficiency. Western Kentucky has averaged 209 passing yards per game, 89th in the nation.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 6-5, completed their season with a 24-17 victory over Elon. Out of 121 teams in FCS, Braithwaite’s safeties have contributed to a defense which is 10th in total defense (allowing 308 yards per game); 13th in pass defense (allowing 166 yards per game); and 20th in scoring defense, (allowing 20 points per game). Additionally, Chattanooga is 13th in turnover margin at +0.7 per game.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints finished their season November 3, ending with a record of 4-6. Siena Heights is 6th in NAIA in 4th down conversions, earning a first down at a 65% rate in such situations.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87), and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers fell to 4-7, losing to Penn State 45-22. Mallory’s defense is 12th in the country in tackles-for-loss, averaging 7.4 per game, and 32nd in sacks, averaging 2.5 per game. They are 43rd in pass defense, allowing 219 passing yards per game, and 98th in scoring defense (33 points per game). They are also 117th in rush defense, allowing 236 yards per game. Frey’s offensive line has contributed to a run game which averages 128 yards per game, 96th in the country. The Hoosiers are 51st in the country in scoring offense, averaging 30 points per game.

Erik Campbell (defensive back 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes, 4-7, lost of course to Michigan 42-17. Campbell’s wide receivers have contributed to an offense which averages 196 yards per game through the air, which is 97th in the country. They are part of an offense scoring 20 points per game, 105th in the country.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats ended their season on November 10 with a record of 4-7. Knight’s wide receivers averaged 179 yards per game in receptions, 117th among the 158 teams in Division II.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls, 4-6, defeated Army 63-32. Heater’s defense is 31st in the country in sacks, getting to the quarterback 2.5 times per game. They are 85th in scoring defense with opponents averaging 31 points per game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots finished their season on November 3 with a record of 3-5.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 4-7, finished their season losing to Jackson State 37-11. Alcorn State is 4th in pass defense in the 121 team FCS, allowing 156 yards per game. Here’s a summary of the Jackson State game, with positive remarks about the job Hopson has done at Alcorn State.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): For the 2011 and 2012 seasons, was an assistant coach for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 121, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats ended their season on November 10, finishing with a record of 3-8. Head Coach Jonas Jackson resigned on November 11; Thomas and most of the other assistants did the same on November 12. Of 158 teams in Division II, West Virginia Wesleyan was 1st in tackles for loss (11.1 per game); tied for 6th in sacks (3.2 per game); and was 6th in punt returns (18 yards per return).

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers are 3-8 following a 51-7 victory over Alabama A&M (Loeffler discusses the win). In the 120 team FBS, Loeffler’s offense is 107th in scoring offense (20 points per game); 109th in sacks allowed (3.2 per game); 111th in passing offense (164 yards per game); and 112th in total offense (318 yards per game).

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07); and
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07):
All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles improved to 2-9, defeating Western Michigan 29-23. Hart’s running backs and Anderson’s offensive line have guided EMU to 171 yards per game on the ground, which is 50th in the country. Defensively, the Eagles are last in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, giving up 269 yards per game on the ground.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Source for all NCAA statistics is the NCAA; and the NAIA for NAIA statistics.

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NFL Week 11; Former Wolverines Coaching in the NFL

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. Coaching various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Here are their schedules this weekend:

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Former Michigan Players and Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

Chicago Bears (7-2) at San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1), Monday night, 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT on ESPN.
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach.
Harbaugh and DeBord did not cross paths in Ann Arbor, but they were both instrumental in Michigan’s offense for many years.

Former Michigan Players and Coaches

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 6-3, are at Detroit, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay, 5-4, is at Carolina in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX. Here’s Sheridan’s press conference from earlier this week.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach. The Saints, 4-5, are at Oakland in a 4:05pm ET, 1:05 PT game on FOX. Check out Black and Gold for the latest on the Saints.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 6-3, is at New England, 4:25pm ET, CBS.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three are now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The 7-2 Ravens are at Pittsburgh in the Sunday night game, 8:20pm ET, NBC. CBS Baltimore previews the game.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both Herrmann and Ingram won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach. The Giants, 6-4, have a bye this week. Herrmann talks about his linebackers earlier in the week.

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