Spot in Super Bowl On Line for Harbaugh, Moeller, Austin

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San Francisco at Atlanta, Sunday 3:30pm ET, FOX
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now San Francisco 49ers Head Coach.
Harbaugh’s first season coaching in the NFL was last season, when as Head Coach he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game.

  • Of course if San Francisco reaches the Super Bowl against Baltimore, the Harbaugh brothers will be coaching against each other.
  • Baltimore’s Offensive Line Coach is Andy Moeller, a teammate of Jim Harbaugh for five years at Michigan (they both redshirted in 1982). They were co-captains of the 1986 Michigan squad.
  • Andy Moeller’s father, Gary, was Defensive Coordinator during Harbaugh’s time with the Wolverines from 1982-86 (and Gary Moeller held various assistant coaching positions from 1969-76 and 1980-89, before becoming Michigan’s Head Coach from 1990-94).

Baltimore at New England, Sunday, 6:30pm ET, CBS
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Baltimore Ravens Secondary Coach; and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): Now Baltimore Ravens Offensive Line Coach.

Both Moeller and Austin were with the Ravens last season, when they reached the AFC Championship Game. Austin has been Defensive Backs Coach for two Super Bowl teams – the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, and the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

Austin was Michigan’s DB Coach in Tom Brady’s senior season with the maize and blue, Team 120, the team that beat Alabama in the Orange Bowl 35-34. Austin saw Brady every day in practice back then, and faced him in last year’s AFC Championship Game.

Eliminated Earlier in the Playoffs

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Trgovac has Super Bowl coaching experience, winning with Green Bay over Pittsburgh (and its Assistant OL Coach, former Wolverine Harold Goodwin) in Super Bowl XLV; and losing while coaching with Carolina when they played New England in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts Offensive Line Coach
Goodwin was an Assistant Offensive Line Coach with the Steelers when they won Super Bowl XLIII (defeating Austin and the Arizona Cardinals); and when they lost Super Bowl XLV (to Green Bay and its DL Coach, former Wolverine Mike Trgovac). In addition, Goodwin held the same position for the 2006 Chicago Bears when they reached the Super Bowl.

Not in the Playoffs

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Was Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach in 2012. The Bears finished 10-6 and fired Head Coach Lovie Smith. DeBord was reportedly terminated, along with most of the rest of the Bears coaches, on January 17 after new Head Coach Marc Trestman was hired.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): Now New York Giants Linebackers Coach; and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83): Now New York Giants Running Backs Coach.
Both Herrmann and Ingram won Super Bowl rings with the Giants last season. This season, the Giants finished 9-7 and out of the playoffs.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Now New Orleans Saints Assistant Special Teams Coach; and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): Now New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Coach.
The Saints finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

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Former Wolverines Coaching in NFL Playoffs

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Former Michigan Football Players/Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

Green Bay at San Francisco, Saturday 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT, FOX
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now San Francisco 49ers Head Coach.
Trgovac has Super Bowl coaching experience, winning with Green Bay over Pittsburgh (and its Assistant OL Coach, former Wolverine Harold Goodwin) in Super Bowl XLV; and losing while coaching with Carolina when they played New England in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Harbaugh’s first season coaching in the NFL was last season, when as Head Coach he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game.

Former Michigan Football Players/Coaches Coaching in the Playoffs

Baltimore at Denver, Saturday, 4:30pm ET, 2:30pm MT, CBS
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Baltimore Ravens Secondary Coach; and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): Now Baltimore Ravens Offensive Line Coach.
Both Moeller and Austin were with the Ravens last season, when they reached the AFC Championship Game. Austin has been Defensive Backs Coach for two Super Bowl teams – the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, and the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

Eliminated Earlier in the Playoffs

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts Offensive Line Coach
Goodwin was an Assistant Offensive Line Coach with the Steelers when they won Super Bowl XLIII (defeating Austin and the Arizona Cardinals); and when they lost Super Bowl XLV (to Green Bay and its DL Coach, former Wolverine Mike Trgovac). In addition, Goodwin held the same position for the 2006 Chicago Bears when they reached the Super Bowl.

Not in the Playoffs

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 finished 10-6 and fired Head Coach Lovie Smith. DeBord is still on staff for the Bears, but whomever they hire as Head Coach is expected to bring in his own staff.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): Now New York Giants Linebackers Coach; and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83): Now New York Giants Running Backs Coach.
Both Herrmann and Ingram won Super Bowl rings with the Giants last season. This season, the Giants finished 9-7 and out of the playoffs.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Now New Orleans Saints Assistant Special Teams Coach; and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): Now New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Coach.
The Saints finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

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Former M Players, Coaches are Coaching in NFL Playoffs

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Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1:00pm ET Sunday, CBS
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts Offensive Line Coach
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Baltimore Ravens Secondary Coach; and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): Now Baltimore Ravens Offensive Line Coach.
Interesting that both Goodwin and Moeller are Offensive Line Coaches. Goodwin did not cross paths in Ann Arbor with either Austin or Moeller, though Moeller’s dad, Gary, was Michigan’s Head Coach in Goodwin’s playing days.

This is not Goodwin’s first rodeo. He was an Assistant Offensive Line Coach with the Steelers when they won Super Bowl XLIII (defeating Austin and the Arizona Cardinals) and when they lost Super Bowl XLV (to Green Bay and its DL Coach, former Wolverine Mike Trgovac). In addition, Goodwin held the same position for the 2006 Chicago Bears when they reached the Super Bowl.

Both Moeller and Austin were with the Ravens last season, when they reached the AFC Championship Game. Austin has been Defensive Backs Coach for two Super Bowl teams – the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, and the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

Former Michigan Football Players/Coaches Coaching in the Playoffs

Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:00pm ET Saturday, NBC
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Trgovac has Super Bowl coaching experience, winning with Green Bay over Pittsburgh (and its Assistant OL Coach, former Wolverine Harold Goodwin) and in Super Bowl XLV, and losing with Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

First Round Bye

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now San Francisco 49ers Head Coach.
The 49ers, winners of the NFC West, finished the regular season 11-4-1, earning a first round bye. They will host a playoff game on Saturday January 12 at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on FOX.

Not in the Playoffs

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 finished 10-6 and fired Head Coach Lovie Smith. DeBord is still on staff for the Bears, but whomever they hire as Head Coach is expected to bring in his own staff.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): Now New York Giants Linebackers Coach; and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83): Now New York Giants Running Backs Coach.
Both Herrmann and Ingram won Super Bowl rings with the Giants last season. This season, the Giants finished 9-7 and out of the playoffs.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Now New Orleans Saints Assistant Special Teams Coach; and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): Now New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Coach.
The Saints finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL, Battling for Playoffs

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Games listed in chronological order. All games on Sunday.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002), now Secondary Coach, Baltimore; and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07), now Offensive Line Coach, Baltimore.
Baltimore, 10-5, is at Cincinnati, 1:00pm ET, CBS. The Ravens have clinched the AFC North – they cannot catch either Houston or Denver, who are competing with New England for the top two seeds in the AFC. The Bengals have clinched a wild card. This game features two playoff teams yet essentially means nothing.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 10-5, has clinched a wild card in the AFC. The Colts cannot win a division title. They will play Houston for the second time in three weeks, hosting the Texans in a 1:00pm ET game on CBS. Houston is playing for a first-round bye and possible top seeding in the AFC; this game essentially means nothing for Indianapolis.

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, 9-6, are still alive for a wild card berth – the way they get in (not involving tie games) is to win and for Minnesota to lose. Chicago at Detroit, 1:00pm ET, FOX. For the latest on Chicago Bears info, check out Chicago Bears Huddle.

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), now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
The Giants are 8-7 and tied for second place in the NFC East. They need help to make the playoffs – not only do they need to win against Philadelphia, but they also need Dallas, Chicago, and Minnesota to all lose. Philadelphia at NY Giants, 1:00pm ET, FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85), now Assistant Special Teams Coach, New Orleans; and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005), now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
The Saints (7-8) host Carolina, 1:00pm ET, FOX.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay (6-9) is at Atlanta, 1:00pm ET, FOX. Neither team has anything to play for in this game – Atlanta is the top seed in the NFC, and Tampa Bay’s season comes to a close.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 11-4, have clinched the NFC North. Green Bay can clinch a first round bye with a win; or with a loss if both San Francisco and Seattle also lose. Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:25pm ET, FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 10-4-1 and in 1st place in the NFC West, have clinched a playoff spot. San Francisco can clinch the division title with a win or a Seattle loss, and they can clinch a first round bye with a win and a Green Bay loss. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25pm ET, 1:25pm PT, FOX.

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Former Wolverines, Lots of Them, Coaching in NYG-Balt Game

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

New York Giants (8-6) at Baltimore (9-5), 4:25pm ET FOX
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), now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002), now Secondary Coach, Baltimore; and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07), now Offensive Line Coach, Baltimore.

Baltimore will be home for the holidays for the Ravens and New York Giants. Former teammates at Michigan now coaching with the GIants – Jim Herrmann, linebacker (1979-82) and Jerald Ingram, running back (1979-83), were teammates on Team 103 (Big Ten Champions in 1982) with Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86), who is now Offensive Line Coach for the Ravens.

Herrmann, Moeller, and Teryl Austin coached together on Lloyd Carr’s staff from 2000-2002, winning a Big Ten Title together in 2000.

Going back a generation, Jack Harbaugh, father of Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, was Defensive Backs Coach at Michigan from 1973-79, and the 1979 team, Team 100, had as members freshmen Jim Herrmann and Jerald Ingram. Andy Moeller’s father, Gary Moeller, was on Bo’s staff when Herrmann, Ingram, and Andy Moeller were players, and coached alongside Jack Harbaugh from 1973-76. The senior Moeller was also Head Coach for the Wolverines during part of Jim Herrmann’s time as an assistant coach with Michigan.

Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 10-4, have clinched the NFC North and are fighting for home field advantage in the playoffs. They host Tennessee, 1:00pm ET, CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 9-5, in 2nd place in the AFC South and in good shape for a wild card spot, visit Kansas City in a 1:00pm ET game on CBS.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay (6-8) hosts St. Louis, 1:00pm ET, FOX

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85), now Assistant Special Teams Coach, New Orleans; and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005), now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
The Saints (6-8) are at Dallas, 1:00pm ET, 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, 8-6 and in the hunt for a wild card spot, are at Arizona in a 4:25pm ET game on FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 10-3-1 and in 1st place in the NFC West, have clinched a playoff spot. The visit Seattle in their second consecutive Sunday night game, 8:20pm ET on NBC.

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Two Former Great Wolverine QB’s Meet in New England

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Green Bay (9-4) at Chicago (8-5), 1:00pm ET FOX
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach.
In a battle for first place in the NFC North, Trgovac and the Packers travel to Chicago to face DeBord and the Bears. Trgovac and DeBord did not cross paths in Ann Arbor.

Tampa Bay (6-7) at New Orleans (5-8), 1:00pm ET, FOX
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85), now Assistant Special Teams Coach, New Orleans; and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005), now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator.
Malone and Sheridan were on Michigan’s staff together from 2002-2004. During those three seasons, Michigan won two Big Ten Championships, played in two Rose Bowls, and were 1-2 against the Buckeyes.

Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

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), now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
The Giants, 8-5 and in first place in the NFC East, visit Atlanta in a 1:00pm ET game on 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 Ravens, 9-4 and in 1st place in the AFC North, host Denver in their first game without former Michigan coach Cam Cameron as Offensive Coordinator. Kickoff is 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 9-4 and in 2nd place in the AFC South, visit 1st place Houston in a 1:00pm ET game on CBS. Should the Colts win, they will be a game out of first with two to go, and they host Houston in the last game of the regular season.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 9-3-1 and in 1st place in the NFC West, visit New England in the Sunday night game, 8:20pm ET on NBC. Two former great Michigan quarterbacks on opposing sidelines with both Harbaugh and, of course, Tom Brady of the Patriots.

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Wolverine Coaching Reunion of Sorts in New York

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All games on Sunday December 9, 2012.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

New Orleans Saints (5-7) at New York Giants (7-5), 4:25pm ET, FOX
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85), now Assistant Special Teams Coach, New Orleans; and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005), now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans
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), now Running Backs Coach, New York Giants
Mike Mallory will see a few former teammates when the Saints travel to play the Giants. Mallory was teammates in 1981 and 1982 with both Herrmann and Ingram, the three of them winning a Big Ten Championship together in 1982 on Team 103. Herrmann and Saints Tight Ends Coach Terry Malone were later on Michigan’s staff together from 1997-2005, winning five Big Ten Championships and a National Championship together.

Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

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, 9-3 and in 1st place in the AFC North, are at Washington in a 1:00pm ET game on CBS.

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, 8-4 and tied for 1st place in the NFC North, are at Minnesota in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 8-4 and in 2nd place in the AFC South, hosts Tennessee at 1:00pm ET on CBS.

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

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 8-3-1 and in 1st place in the NFC West, host Miami. Kickoff is 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm PT on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 8-4 and tied for 1st place in the NFC North, host the Detroit Lions in the Sunday night game, 8:20pm ET on NBC.

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Wolverine Coaching Connection NFL Week 13

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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.

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Former Wolverines Mostly Not Coaching This College Weekend

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Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

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

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

Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

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

Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches – Regular Seasons Completed

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

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

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

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

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-5 overall, ended the regular season 4-5, fourth place in the Pac 12 South.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brady Hoke Coaching Tree – Regular Seasons Completed

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

Rocky Long (Defensive Coordinator for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10)
Brian Sipe, (Quarterbacks Coach for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10)
Tony White, (Cornerbacks Coach for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10) and
LeCharls McDaniel (Wide Receivers Coach for Hoke at San Diego State, 2009-10)
all remain with San Diego State. Long is Head Coach; Sipe is QB Coach; White is Cornerbacks Coach; and McDaniel is WR Coach. The Aztecs ended the regular season 9-3 overall, 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference (tied for first). San Diego State will play against BYU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday, December 20, at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ESPN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Former Michigan Players and Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

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

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

Former Michigan Players and Coaches

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

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

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

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

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