Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 3 Preview

Facebook Twitter Email

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.

Sunday September 27

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 2-0, visit Dallas, 1:00pm ET FOX.

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

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 2-0, host San Francisco in a 4:05pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 1-1, visit Miami, 4:25pm ET on CBS.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions, 0-2, host Denver in the Sunday night game, 8:30pm ET game on NBC.

Monday Night Game

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 2-0, host Kansas City in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT on ESPN.

Played on Thursday Night

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants are 1-2 after defeating the Washington Redskins Thursday night, 32-21.

Facebook Twitter Email

Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 4 Preview

Facebook Twitter Email

Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

#8 LSU (2-0) at Syracuse (3-0), noon ET, ESPN
Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94)
Cam Cameron (WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993)
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Shafer never crossed paths with Miles or Cameron in Ann Arbor.

Tennessee (2-1) at Florida (3-0); 3:30pm ET on CBS
Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
DeBord and Nussmeier were both at Michigan last season; DeBord in the athletic department, and Nussmeier as Offensive Coordinator. It was a year ago this weekend that Nussmeier’s quarterback, Shane Morris, was concussed, and the Monday from Hell played out with DeBord in a minor role.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team. The Patriots kick off their season against Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 11:00am ET in Baltimore, part of the National Club Football Association Fall Kickoff.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 2-1, host BYU, noon ET on ABC.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach. Purdue, 1-2, hosts Bowling Green at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana. The Hoosiers, 3-0, visit Wake Forest 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-1 Saints visit 5th ranked St. Xavier (IL), 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-1, visit Otterbein at 2:00pm ET.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 2-1, host Western New Mexico at 2:00pm ET, noon MT.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 2-0 Mountaineers host Maryland at 3:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming. The 0-3 Cowboys hos New Mexico 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

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

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 2-1, visit East Carolina in a 3:30pm ET matchup on ABC/ESPN2.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 3-0 Irish, ranked 6th in the land, host Massachusetts at 3:30pm ET on NBC.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 2-1, visit Kent State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 1-2 Broncos visit undefeated and top-ranked Ohio State, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 1-2, host #24 Oklahoma State at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on ESPN.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 1-2 Zips visit Louisiana Lafayette at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-1 and ranked #10 in FCS, visit Presbyterian College at 7:00pm ET.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 2-1 Wildcats visit Michigan Tech at 7:00pm ET.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 1-2 Panthers visit North Alabama at 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 3-0 Wildcats, ranked #17 in the nation, host Ball State at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Big Ten Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-3 Grizzlies host Western State Colorado University at 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The 16th ranked Wildcats, 3-0, host #9 UCLA at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ABC.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-2, host Fresno State at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Bye Week

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State. The Huskies, 2-1, have a bye this week.

Facebook Twitter Email

Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 2 Preview

Facebook Twitter Email

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.

Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Atlanta (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1), 1:00pm ET on FOX
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
Combines, Herrmann and Mallory were either players or coaches at Michigan for 26 consecutive years, from 1979-2005. Strangely, their careers and Wolverines did not overlap with Herrmann’s playing and coaching career bookending Mallory’s playing days in Ann Arbor.

Sunday September 20

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 1-0, host New England, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 1-0, visit Chicago in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions, 0-1, visit Minnesota in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 0-1, host Miami, 4:05pm ET on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 1-0, host Seattle in the Sunday night game, 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT on NBC.

Facebook Twitter Email

Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 3 Preview

Facebook Twitter Email

Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

Virginia Tech (1-1) at Purdue (1-1); 3:30pm ET on ESPNU
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
From 2002-2005, Loeffler was Quarterback Coach with Malone as his boss in the Offensive Coordinator position for Michigan. During their time together Michigan was 36-14 with one Big Ten Championship. The Wolverines were 1-3 against the Buckeyes and 1-3 in their bowl games.

Wyoming (0-2) at Washington State (1-1); 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT on Pac 12 Network
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The two men who coached Michigan’s defensive backs last season meet up again in Pullman as the Cougars host the Cowboys.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 1-1, host UNLV, noon ET on Big Ten Network.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 0-2 Zips host Savannah State at noon ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 2-0 Wildcats, ranked #23 in the nation, visit Duke at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange. Syracuse, 2-0, hosts Central Michigan at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 1-1 and ranked #12 in FCS, visit Samford at 3:30pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 2-0 Irish, ranked 8th in the land, host #14 Georgia Tech at 3:30pm ET on NBC.

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 #13 Tigers, 1-0, host #18 Auburn at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on CBS.

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

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

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana. The Hoosiers, 2-0, host Western Kentucky at 4:00pm ET on ESPNEWS.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 1-1, host Mississippi Valley State, 5:00pm ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-0 Saints, ranked #20 in NAIA, host Concordia at 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 0-2 Broncos host Murray State at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 1-1, host Western Carolina at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 0-2 Panthers host Warner at 7:00pm ET.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-0 to start the season, host Capital at 7:00pm ET.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
The 2-0 Gators visit Kentucky at 7:30pm ET on the SEC Network.

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

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 1-1, host Western State at 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-1, visit Oregon State at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on PAC 12 Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-2 Grizzlies visit Colorado Mesa University at 9pm ET, 7pm MT.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The 20th ranked Wildcats, 2-0, host Northern Arizona at 11:00pm ET, 8:00pm PT on PAC 12 Network.

Bye Week

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 2-0 Mountaineers have a bye this week.

Season Not Yet Started

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

Facebook Twitter Email

Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2015 Week 1 Preview

Facebook Twitter Email

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.

Sunday September 13

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers visit Chicago at 1:00pm ET, noon CT on FOX.

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

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills host Indianapolis, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote in Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals host New Orleans in a 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm Arizona time kickoff on CBS.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions visit San Diego in a 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm PT game on FOX.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants visit Dallas in an 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT kickoff on NBC.

Monday September 14

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons open the season on Monday night, hosting Philadelphia at 7:10pm ET on ESPN.

Facebook Twitter Email

Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week Two Preview

Facebook Twitter Email

Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 0-1, host Oregon State, noon ET on ABC.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 1-0 Saints, ranked #23 in NAIA, host Missouri Baptist at noon ET.

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

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange. Syracuse, 1-0, hosts Wake Forest at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, ranked #12 in FCS, host Mars Hill at 1:00pm ET.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 1-0 Mountaineers host Liberty at 3:00pm ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech, the Hokies host Furman at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 1-0 Irish, ranked 9th in the land, visit the Cavaliers of Virginia, 3:30pm ET on ABC.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 0-1, visit Rutgers, 3:30pm ET on ESPN2.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-1 Cowboys host Eastern Michigan at 4pm ET, 2pm MT.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 1-0 Wildcats host Eastern Illinois at 4:00pm ET, 3:00pm CT on ESPNEWS.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 0-1 Wildcats host Quincy at 4:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 0-1 Broncos visit Georgia Southern at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 1-0 and ranked #23 in the country, host #19 Oklahoma at 6:00pm ET on ESPN.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 0-1 Zips host Pittsburgh at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 1-0, visit West Texas A&M at 6:00pm ET, 4:00pm MT.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 0-1, visit Alabama State, 7:00pm ET.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd visit the Bobcats of Ohio, 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The 22nd ranked Wildcats, 1-0, visit Nevada at 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
The 1-0 Gators host East Carolina at 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 0-1, host Rice, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Longhorn Network.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 1-0, host Florida International at 8:00pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-1 Grizzlies host Eastern New Mexico University at 8pm ET, 6pm MT.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 0-1 Panthers visit Southeastern Louisiana at 8:00pm ET.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94)
Cam Cameron (WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993)
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator.
The #14 Tigers visit Mississippi State at 9:15pm ET on ESPN.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-0, visit Air Force at 10:15pm ET, 8:15pm MT on ESPNU.

Bye Week

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III are 1-0 to start the season.

Season Not Yet Started

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

Facebook Twitter Email

Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week One Preview

Facebook Twitter Email

Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches Facing Each Other

Texas at Notre Dame, Saturday, 7:30pm ET, NBC
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish host Texas and its Defensive Coordinator Vance Bedford, Michigan’s DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007. Bedford was a coach for Elston’s last two years as a player at Michigan in 1995 and 1996. In 1995 Michigan finished 9-4, defeating Virginia in the dramatic Pigskin Classic opener, beating OSU in the Biakabatuka game, and ultimately losing to Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl. A redshirt freshman by the name of Tom Brady was on that team, as was freshman defensive back stud Charles Woodson. The 1996 squad finished 8-4, beating the Buckeyes in Columbus 13-9 before falling to Alabama in the Outback Bowl, 17-14.

Purdue at Marshall, Sunday, 3:00pm ET, Fox Sports 1
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd face off against Purdue on Sunday, 3:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1. In his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach is Terry Malone, Michigan’s Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night, September 3

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC visit 16th ranked Georgia Tech, 7:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State. The Grizzlies kick of their season at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT when they visit Texas A&M Commerce.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines kick off the season at Utah, 8:30pm ET, 6:30pm MT, Fox Sports.

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

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez. The Wildcats open their season at 10pm ET, 7pm AZ time, hosting Texas San Antonio.

Friday Night, September 4

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos host Michigan State in Kalamazoo. Wonder if Dantonio will talk about Hart’s height again? Kickoff is 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange. Syracuse kicks off its season hosting Rhode Island, 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Saturday, September 5

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats host #21 Stanford, noon ET, 11am CT, on ESPN.

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

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

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, ranked #23 in the land in NAIA, start their fourth season of varsity competition by visiting Lindenwood, 2:00pm ET.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State. The Cougars host Portland State, 2pm ET, 11am PT, on the Pac 12 Network.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming. The Cowboys kick off their season hosting North Dakota State, 4pm ET, 2pm MT.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana. The Hoosiers host Southern Illinois, 4pm ET on ESPNEWS.

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

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, ranked #8 in FCS, host Jacksonville State, 6:00pm ET.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron. The Zips open their season at #19 Oklahoma, 7:00pm ET.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The Thunderwolves kick off their season hosting Central Washington at 7:00pm ET, 5:00pm MT.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech. The Panthers kick off their season hosting Newberry at 7:00pm ET.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94)
Cam Cameron (WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993)
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The #14 Tigers host McNeese State 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on SEC Network.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida. The Gators kick off their season hosting New Mexico State, 7:30pm ET on SEC Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach. The Mountaineers host Georgia Southern, 7:30pm ET.

Monday September 7

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech, the Hokies host #1 Ohio State, 8:00pm ET on ESPN.

Season Not Yet Started

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

Facebook Twitter Email