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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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. New Orleans, 5-7, lost to Atlanta on Thursday night, 23-13.
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 8-2-1 and in 1st place in the NFC West, travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams. Kickoff is 1:00pm ET on FOX.
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 and in 1st place in the NFC North, host Seattle at 1:00pm ET, noon CT, on FOX.
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 7-4 and in 2nd place in the NFC North, host 3rd place Minnesota in a key divisional showdown, 1:00pm ET on FOX.
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 7-4 and in 2nd place in the AFC South, visits Detroit in a 1:00pm ET matchup on CBS.
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay, 6-5, is at Denver in a 4:05pm ET, 2:05pm MT game on FOX.
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 Ravens, 9-2 and in 1st place in the AFC North, host 2nd place Pittsburgh in a 4:25pm ET game on CBS. The Ravens were thisclose to going to the Super Bowl last season (remember the questionable pass interference in the end zone?); are 9-2 this season and 9th in the NFL in points per game, yet Cameron and the offense are consistently ripped in Baltimore. Here’s the latest.
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. The Giants, 7-4 and in 1st place in the NFC East, take on 2nd place Washington and RGIII in the Monday night game, 8:30pm on ESPN.