Ex Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 5 2013

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine 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). Updates on their seasons:

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Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 4-0 Cardinals, #7 in the country, had a bye this week. Bedford’s defense is tops in the country in points allowed per game, allowing 7 per game so far this season. They are 2nd in the nation in third down conversion defense (0.204). The Cardinals defense is top 5 in the nation in total defense (221 yards per game); passing yards allowed (133 ypg); and first down defense (44 first downs allowed on the season).

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94; and
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, ranked 10th in the land, fell to Georgia 44-41. Cameron’s offense is 5th in the country in passing efficiency, and 4th in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.590).

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 4-0 Sooners, ranked #11 in the country, defeated Notre Dame 35-21. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to give up only 12 points per game, 6th best in the country. In addition, the Sooners are 5th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense, and 8th in the nation in first downs allowed.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-0 Wildcats, ranked 16th in the country, had a bye week. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 10 interceptions, tied for third most in the nation. They have returned an astounding 4 of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 4-0 Wolverines, ranked 19th, had a bye week. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 6th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 79 yards per game. The Wolverines are tied for first in the nation in opponents 4th down conversion percent, as opposing teams are 0-4 in fourth downs against Michigan.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 4-1 Hokies defeated Georgia Tech 17-10. Loeffler’s offense is improving, averaging 329 yards per game, 108th in the country. At least one columnist does not like Loeffler’s offense.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, are now 3-1 after a 14-0 shutout victory over Olivet Nazarene. With back to back shutouts, Siena Heights is now ranked 11th in the nation in NAIA – in only its second season of varsity football.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The 3-1 Wildcats lost to Washington 31-13. The Wildcats are 9th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 292 yards per game.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, 3-2, fell to Oklahoma 35-21. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 134 yards per game on the ground, 45th in the country.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 3-2 Volunteers defeated South Alabama 31-24. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 26th in the country in red zone defense, having allowed 17 scores in 24 trips.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 3-2 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, defeated Presbyterian 45-21. Tall’s defense is giving up 22 points per game, 32nd in the FCS.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 3-2 Braves, member of the FCS, lost to Alabama State 49-30. Alcorn State is 41st in FCS in scoring offense, averaging 31 points per game.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 3-2 Mountaineers upset 11th ranked Oklahoma State 30-21. were shut out 37-0 by Maryland. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 188 passing yards per game, 31st in the nation.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The FCS Mocs are 2-2 after losing to Georgia Southern 23-21. Braithwaite’s defense is 5th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (132) and 17th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 20 points per game.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 2-2 and had a bye this week. Heater’s defense is tied for 11th in the country in total defense, allowing 285 yards per game; and 16th in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 101 yards per game on the ground.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers are 2-2 and had a bye this week. Mallory’s defense is 37th in the country in team passing efficiency defense. On the flip side, the Hoosiers have allowed 248 rushing yards per game, 115th in the 123 team FBS. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 547 yards per game, 8th in the nation.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorn are 2-2 and had a bye this week. Texas is 109th in total defense, allowing 466 yards per game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 2-2 Orange, who had a bye this week. Syracuse is 14th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense, and is 8th in red zone offense. Here’s how they have handled the bye week.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots are now 1-2 after a 29-22 overtime loss to Williamston Tech.

Marcus Knight(wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the Wildcats fell to Ashland 52-24 and are now 1-2 on the season. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 27th in D2 in passing offense, gaining 309 yards per game through the air.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The 1-3 Eagles had a bye this week. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 118 rushing yards per game, 101st in the country. They are 111th in scoring offense (18 points per game) and 105th in total offense (338 yards per game).

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-4 Bulls lost to Miami (FL) 49-21. The Bulls are 118th in scoring offense (15 points per game), 120th in total offense (271 yards per game), and 121st in team passing efficiency.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL, Week 4 2013 Preview

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

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

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

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Arizona, 1-2, at Tampa Bay, 0-3, 1:00pm ET FOX
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator.
Goodwin and Sheridan did not overlap in their tenures with the Wolverines. It will be Goodwin’s offense attacking Sheridan’s defense. Sheridan and Darrelle Revis look forward to challenge of facing Larry Fitzgerald.

Baltimore, 2-1, at Buffalo, 1-2, 1:00pm ET CBS
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with the Baltimore Ravens, Austin as the Secondary Coach; Moeller as the Offensive Line Coach.
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and
Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills
Anderson will get a chance to say hello to his Offensive Line Coach from his last two seasons at Michigan, as well as shake hands with Teryl Austin, on Michigan’s staff for Anderson’s last three seasons as a Wolverine. Wheatley will get a chance to chat with Andy Moeller, of course the son of Gary Moeller, who was Wheatley’s head coach during his time with the maize and blue.

Other Games Involving Former Wolverines on Coaching Staff

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco, now 2-2, defeated St. Louis 35-11 in the Thursday Night game.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants; and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83): Senior with Team 104. Now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
The 0-3 Giants visit Kansas City 1:00pm ET FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville
The Jaguars, 0-3, host Indianapolis, 1:00pm ET CBS. Mallory shakes up the punt return unit.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
New Orleans, 3-0, hosts Miami in the Monday Night game, 8:30pm ET ESPN.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The 1-2 Packers have a bye this week. The Packers, and Trgovac’s defensive line, off to good start defending the run.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 5 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

#7 Oklahoma (4-0) at #22 Notre Dame (3-1), 3:30pm ET, NBC
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, now 4-1, defeated Georgia Tech 17-10 on Thursday night.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 2-2 Mountaineers host #11 Oklahoma State, noon ET, ESPN.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-3 Bulls host #15 Miami (FL) in a noon ET game on ESPNU.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-2 Volunteers host South Alabama, 12:21pm ET, ESPN3.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 1-1 Patriots are at Williamson Tech in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 2-2 49ers of the FCS are at Presbyterian for a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The 2-1 Saints, in the NAIA, are at Olivet Nazarene (Illinois) in a 2:30pm ET, 1:30pm CT kickoff.

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 4-0 and #6 in the country, visit #9 Georgia in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 3-1 Braves, member of the FCS, visit Alabama State in a 6:00pm ET game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-1 and in the FCS, are at Georgia Southern in a 6pm ET matchup.

Marcus Knight(wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the 1-1 Wildcats are at Ashland in a 7:00pm ET game.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The 3-0 Wildcats visit #16 Washington in a 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT kickoff on FOX.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 4-0 Cardinals, #7 in the country, have a bye this week.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The #17 Wildcats, 4-0, have a bye this week.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
The 4-0 Wolverines, #18 in the land, have a bye this week.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The Longhorns, 2-2, have a bye this week.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. Indiana, 2-2, has a bye this week.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (2-2) are on a bye this week. The Charleston Daily Mail writes about Marshall’s big improvement on defense.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
The 2-2 Orange have a bye week.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 1-3 Eagles have a bye this week.

The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

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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, 0-3, visits Illinois in a noon ET, 11:00am CT kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 0-4, host Davidson in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips.
Akron, 1-3, visits Bowling Green in a 2:30pm ET game on ESPN3.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The Wolfpack, 2-1, host Central Michigan in a 3:30pm ET game 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 0-3 Aztecs visit New Mexico State in an 8:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 2-2, host Indiana State in an 8:00pm ET kickoff.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-3 Wildcats, an FCS team, host Sacramento State in an 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MST kickoff.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 3-1 Wildcats have a bye this week.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching in NFL; A Look Back at Week 3

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

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Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
The Saints are 3-0 after defeating Arizona 31-7. The Saints are 4th in the NFL in passing yards per game (319) and 6th in the league in total yards per game (404).

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, Austin as the Secondary Coach; Moeller as the Offensive Line Coach.
Baltimore is 2-1 after a 30-9 victory over Houston. The Russell Street Report provides a defensive analysis of the game against the Texans. Austin’s secondary is giving up an average of 270 passing yards per game, 21st in the NFL. Sample size. They did get torched by Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Week 1, and have rebounded nicely since.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Green Bay, 1-2, lost to Cincinnati 34-30. The Packers are allowing 93 rushing yards per game, 11th in the NFL.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and
Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills
The Bills are 1-2 after a 27-20 loss to the New York Jets. Wheatley’s running backs are 5th in the league in rushing yards, averaging 135 yards per game.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are now 1-2 after losing to New Orleans 31-7. Goodwin’s offense is averaging 19 points per game, 25th in the NFL.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 1-2, lost to Indianapolis 27-7. The 49ers have given up 199 passing yards per game, 8th in the NFL.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator.
Tampa Bay is 0-3 after a 23-3 loss to New England. Sheridan’s defense has allowed 19 points per game, 11th fewest in the NFL.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville
The Jaguars are 0-3 after a 45-17 loss to Seattle. Denard Robinson has averaged 27 yards per kickoff return (two attempts).

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants; and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83): Senior with Team 104. Now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
The Giants are 0-3 after a 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Giants are last in the league in rushing yards per game (44), and have given up the most points in the league (38 per game).

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Brady Hoke Coaching Tree Week 4 Results

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

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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 3-0 Sooners, ranked #14 in the country, had a bye week. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to give up only 9 points per game, 5th best in the country. In addition, the Sooners are 9th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 3-1 Wildcats went on the road and lost to Florida State 54-6. Despite the loss, Bethune-Cookman rose four spots in the polls and are now ranked 15th in the country. Powers and his offensive line have contributed to the Wildcats rushing for 234 yards per game, 17th in the FCS.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The 2-1 Wolfpack lost to Clemson 26-14. NC State is averaging 197 rushing yards per game, tied for 51st in the land.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The 2-2 Golden Eagles of the FCS fell to Tennessee State 41-21. Tennessee Tech has given up an average of 201 yards per game through the air, 53rd of 122 teams.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The 1-3 Zips fell to Louisiana-Lafayette 35-30. The running game is averaging 111 yards per game, which is 105th in the country.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-3 Wildcats, an FCS team, lost 43-6 to McNeese State. Weber State has allowed an average of 56 points per game, 121st out of 122 teams that qualify.

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, 0-3, lost to Cincinnati 14-0. In the 123 team FBS, Miami is in the bottom five in total offense, rushing offense, passing offense, team passing efficiency, scoring offense, total defense, rushing defense, third down conversion percentage, red zone offense, and number of first downs.

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 0-3 Aztecs fell to Oregon State 34-30. San Diego State is 43rd in the country in passing yards per game, averaging 262 yards through the air.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The 0-4 Eagles, who play in the FCS, lost to Eastern Kentucky 56-24. Morehead State is giving up 51 points per game, 119th out of 122 teams that qualify in FCS.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 4

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine 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). Updates on their seasons:

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Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94; and
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, ranked 6th in the land, defeated Auburn 35-21. Cameron’s offense is 7th in the country in passing efficiency, and 10th in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.565).

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 4-0 Cardinals, #7 in the country, rolled over FIU 72-0. Bedford’s defense is tops in the country in points allowed per game, allowing 7 per game so far this season. They are 2nd in the nation in third down conversion defense (0.204). The Cardinals defense is top 5 in the nation in total defense (221 yards per game); passing yards allowed (133 ypg); and first down defense (44 first downs allowed on the season).

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 3-0 Sooners, ranked #14 in the country, had a bye week. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to give up only 9 points per game, 5th best in the country. In addition, the Sooners are 9th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-0 Wildcats, ranked 17th in the country, defeated Maine 35-21. Hankwitz’s defense leads the nation with 10 interceptions. They have returned an astounding 4 of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 4-0 Wolverines, ranked 18th, had their second straight closer than expected victory, this time escaping Connecticut with a 24-21 win. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 8th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 79 yards per game. The Wolverines are tied for first in the nation in opponents 4th down conversion percent, as opposing teams are 0-4 in fourth downs against Michigan.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame, ranked 22nd in the country. The Fighting Irish defeated Michigan State 17-13. Elston’s defensive line has helped the Irish hold opponents to 114 rushing yards per game, 28th in the land.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The 3-0 Wildcats had a bye week. Through three games against less than stellar competition, the Wildcats are 5th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 322 yards per game.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 3-1 Hokies defeated Marshall 29-21 in triple overtime. Loeffler’s offense is struggling, ranking 85th in scoring offense (25 points per game) and 102nd in total offense (342 yards per game). They are also 114th in red zone efficiency, and 117th in team passing efficiency.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 3-1 Braves, member of the FCS, got by Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21-16. Alcorn State is 37th in FCS in scoring offense, averaging 32 points per game.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, are now 2-1 after a 30-0 shutout victory over Waldorf. Siena Heights is 10th in the NAIA in passing efficiency.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The FCS Mocs are 2-1 and had a bye this week. Braithwaite’s defense is 15th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 18 points per game.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-2 Volunteers fell to Florida 31-17. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 30th in the country in red zone defense, having allowed fourteen scores in twenty trips.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 2-2 after a 29-21 triple overtime loss to Virginia Tech. Heater’s defense is tied for 15th in the country in total defense, allowing 285 yards per game; and 17th in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 101 yards per game on the ground. They are also tied for 10th in the country with six interceptions, and tied for 13th with eleven sacks.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 2-2 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, lost to James Madison 34-7. Tall’s defense is tied for 10th in the FCS in 4th down conversion percentage defense; and tied for 11th in red zone defense.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers are now 2-2 after losing to Missouri 45-28. Mallory’s defense is 38th in the country in team passing efficiency defense. On the flip side, the Hoosiers have allowed 248 rushing yards per game, 117th in the 123 team FBS. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 547 yards per game, 14th in the nation.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 2-2 Mountaineers were shut out 37-0 by Maryland. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 157 passing yards per game, 14th best in the nation.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorn are now 2-2 after a 31-21 win over Kansas State. Texas is 108th in total defense, allowing 466 yards per game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange, now 2-2 after a 52-17 stomping over Tulane. Syracuse is 16th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense, and is 11th in red zone offense.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots are now 1-1 after a 6-0 victory over Wright State.

Marcus Knight(wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the Wildcats fell to Ohio Dominican 23-20 and are now 1-1 on the season. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 26th in D2 in passing offense, gaining 320 yards per game through the air. Additionally, the Wildcats are tied for 1st in D2 in Red Zone efficiency, scoring on all five of their trips into the Red Zone.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The 1-3 Eagles lost to Ball State 51-20. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 118 rushing yards per game, 96th in the country. They are 109th in scoring offense (18 points per game) and 108th in total offense (338 yards per game).

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-3 Bulls had a bye week. The Bulls are 118th in scoring offense (12 points per game), 119th in total offense (265 yards per game), and 122nd in team passing efficiency.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL, Week 3 Preview

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

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

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

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Arizona (1-1) at New Orleans (2-2), 1pm ET, FOX
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals

Other Games Involving Former Wolverines on Coaching Staff

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The 1-1 Packers visit Cincinnati, 1pm ET, noon CT, FOX.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with the Baltimore Ravens, Austin as the Secondary Coach; Moeller as the Offensive Line Coach.
The defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens, 1-1, host Houston, 1:00pm ET CBS.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants; and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83): Senior with Team 104. Now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
The 0-2 Giants visit Carolina, 1:00pm ET FOX. The Giants need to get the running game going.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay, 0-2, at New England, 1pm ET, FOX. Sheridan talks about the Bucs last second losses this season.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and
Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo, 1-1, travels to take on the New York Jets, 4:25pm ET CBS.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco, 1-1, hosts Indianapolis and newly acquired Trent Richardson in a 4:25pm ET, 1:25pm PT kickoff on CBS.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville
The Jaguars, 0-2, are on the west coast for the second week in a row, this time heading to Seattle to take on the Seahawks, 4:25pm ET, 1:25pm PT, CBS.

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Brady Hoke Through 30 Games

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The First 30

With the 24-21 victory over UConn, Brady Hoke has now coached 30 games for Michigan, with a record of 23-7. Despite all the hand-wringing about the team’s performance, the fact remains that only Yost, Schembechler, Crisler, and Moeller had more wins than Brady Hoke in their first 30 games as Michigan Head Coach.

30 Games W UConn

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should have won more (or won less) but didn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 30 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 30 Games W U Conn

Hoke is holding his own in comparison to BCS-era National Championship Coaches. In Hoke’s first 30 games, he has more victories at the same juncture than Nick Saban at both LSU and Alabama; Mack Brown at Texas; Pete Carroll at USC; and Bobby Bowden at Florida State.

Summary

Brady Hoke Wins in first 30 games: 23

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 22.2; Median is 23.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 23.7; Median is 24.

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

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

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Ex Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 4 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Marshall at West Virginia, noon ET, ESPNU
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
Their time at Michigan never overlapped, with Heater being 22 years senior to Loeffler. They did work together on the 2009 and 2010 Florida Gators staff under Urban Meyer. In this game, it will be Loeffler’s offense challenging Heater’s defense. The Daily Press previews the matchup.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 3-0 Cardinals, #7 in the country, host Florida International at noon ET, ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The 1-1 Saints, in the NAIA, host Waldorf (Iowa) in a noon ET game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
The 1-2 Orange host Tulane in a 12:30pm ET matchup on ESPN3.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 1-2 Eagles host Ball State at 1:00pm ET on ESPN3. When Parrish was Head Coach at Ball State, he recruited many of the current seniors on the Cardinals roster.

Marcus Knight(wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the 1-0 Wildcats host Ohio Dominican at 3:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The #18 Wildcats host Maine, 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on the Big Ten Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame
The 2-1 Irish, #22 in the land, host Michigan State, 3:30pm ET, NBC.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-1 Volunteers travel to Florida to face the Gators, 3:30pm ET, CBS.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 2-1 Mountaineers travel to Maryland in a 3:30pm ET game on ESPNU.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 2-1 49ers of the FCS have their first ever road game, traveling to James Madison for a 6:00pm ET kickoff.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 0-1 Patriots will play Wright State University at 7:00pm ET in Morgantown, WV.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 2-1 Braves, member of the FCS, visit Arkansas Pine Bluff in a 7:00pm ET kickoff. Hopson talks about last week’s win over Mississippi Valley State.

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers are ranked 7th in the USA Today and will host Auburn, 7:45pm, ESPN.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
The 3-0 Wolverines, #15 in the land, travel to Connecticut to face the Huskies, 8:00pm ET, ABC.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The Longhorns, 1-2, host Kansas State at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on ABC.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. Indiana, 2-1, hosts Missouri in an 8:00pm ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-1 and in the FCS, have a bye this week.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The #12 Sooners, 3-0, have a bye this week.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-3 Bulls have a bye this week. Their three quarterback situation is discussed here.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The 3-0 Wildcats have a bye this week.

The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The Wolfpack, 2-0, host 3rd ranked Clemson in a Thursday night, 7:30pm ET kickoff 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, 0-2, hosts the Bearcats of Cincinnati in a 4:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3. Treadwell talks Cinci preparation.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips.
Akron, 1-2, hosts Louisiana-Lafayette at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 3-0 Wildcats travel to Tallahassee to take on 8th ranked Florida State in a 6:00pm ET matchup on ESPN3.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 0-3, host Eastern Kentucky in a 7:00pm ET start.

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 0-2 Aztecs host Oregon State in a 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT game on CBS Sports Network.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 2-1, host Tennessee State in an 8:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-2 Wildcats, an FCS team, travel to McNeese State in an 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT, 6:00pm MT kickoff.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching in NFL; A Look Back at Week 2

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

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

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
The Saints are 2-0 after defeating Tampa Bay 16-14. Saints Head Coach Sean Payton talks about the win. The Saints are 5th in the NFL in passing yards per game (319) and 9th in the league in total yards per game (395).

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Green Bay, 1-1, defeated Washington 38-20. The Packers are allowing 99 rushing yards per game, 17th in the NFL.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and
Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills
The Bills are 1-1 after a 24-23 win over Carolina. Wheatley’s running backs are 4th in the league in rushing yards, averaging 143 yards per game.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, Austin as the Secondary Coach; Moeller as the Offensive Line Coach.
Baltimore is 1-1 after a 14-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns. After being torched in Week 1 by Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Austin’s secondary contributed to a unit which allowed only six points in Week 2.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are now 1-1 after a 25-21 defeat of the Detroit Lions. Here is the Cardinal’s locker room reaction to their victory over the Lions. Goodwin’s offense is averaging 25 points per game, 12th in the NFL.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 1-1, fell to Seattle 29-3. The 49ers have two interceptions on the year, tied for 4th best in NFL; and have sacked the opposing quarterback six times, tied for 5th in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator.
Tampa Bay is 0-2, losing their second straight tough game, this time to New Orleans 16-14. Sheridan’s defense has allowed 17 points per game, tied for 8th best in the NFL.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville
The Jaguars are 0-2 after a 19-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Despite punting 13 times in two games (8th most in NFL), Mallory’s punt team has allowed only two to be returned for a total of five yards.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants; and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83): Senior with Team 104. Now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
The Giants are 0-2 after a 41-23 loss to the Denver Broncos. The Giants are last in the league in total rushing yards (73) and rushing yards per attempt (2.2).

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