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):
Thanksgiving Night, Thursday November 30
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The #24 Longhorns, 7-3, host Texas Tech at 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on FOXSports1.
Friday November 29
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (8-3) host East Carolina, noon ET on CBS Sports Network.
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 2-9 Eagles visit Central Michigan at 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.
Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 8-3 and #17 in the BCS, host Arkansas, 2:30pm ET on CBS.
Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The Bulls, 2-8, visit #19 Central Florida 8:00pm ET on ESPN.
Saturday November 30
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach.
The Wolverines, 7-4, host Ohio State at noon ET on ABC.
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-4 Hokies are at Virginia at 3:30pm ET on ESPNU.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 5-6, hosts Boston College at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 4-7, visit Illinois at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on the Big Ten Network.
Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 4-7, hosts Purdue at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 4-7 Mountaineers host Iowa State at 4:00pm ET on FOXSports1.
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 8-3, visit Stanford at 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT, on FOX.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-7 Volunteers visit Kentucky, 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.
Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-4, visit Arizona State, 9:30pm ET, 7:30pm MST, on Pac 12 Network.
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 9-2 Sooners, #18 in the BCS, have a bye week.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 10-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS, have a bye week.
Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves closed out their season with a 9-3 record.
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, winner of the Southern Conference in the FCS, finished their season 8-4 Mocs.
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 finished their season with a 5-5 record.
Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-5 Patriots have completed their season.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
The 49ers finished their inaugural season with a 5-6 record.
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 finished their season 3-7.
The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree
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Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 4-7, hosts Toledo at noon ET on Friday on ESPN3.
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-11, is at Ball State, Friday afternoon at 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.
Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-8, host Maryland, 12:30pm ET Saturday 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 10-2 Wildcats, ranked 13th in the FCS, play in the first round of the FCS playoffs at Coastal Carolina, 1:00pm 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, 7-4, are at UNLV in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT Saturday kickoff on ESPNU.
Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 5-7, have completed their season.
Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles finished their season 3-9.
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 2-10 Wildcats, an FCS team, have finished their season.