Wolverines Coaching in NFL Wrap Up Regular Season

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

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Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 11-4-1, won the NFC West with their 27-13 victory over Arizona. The victory, coupled with Green Bay’s loss, earned San Francisco a first round bye in the playoffs. The 49ers gave up 17 points per game, 2nd in the NFL. They were 3rd in the league in total yards allowed (294); and 4th in the NFL in both passing yards allowed (200 per game) and rushing yards allowed (94 per game). Offensively, they were 4th in the NFL in rushing with 156 yards per game.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers (11-5) lost to Minnesota 37-34. Green Bay won the NFC North but did not earn a first round bye, and will host the Vikings in a rematch in the wild card round. Green Bay allowed 21 points per game, 11th in the NFL, and gave up 119 yards rushing per game, 17th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line helped the Packers record 47 sacks this season, 4th in the NFL.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 10-6, winners of the AFC North, lost to Cincinnati 23-17. They will host Indianapolis in the first round of the playoffs. The Ravens offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, was 10th in the league in points scored with 25 points per game. Austin’s secondary was part of a defense which gave up 22 points per game, 12th in the league.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 11-5 and 2nd in the AFC South, will be at Baltimore in the first round of the playoffs. Indianapolis defeated Houston 28-16 in the last game of the regular season. Goodwin’s offensive line helped the Colts offense put up 362 yards per game, 10th in the NFL, and gave Luck enough time to pass for an average of 258 yards per game, which was 7th in the league.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach in 2012. Head Coach Lovie Smith was fired on December 31. The assistant coaches, including DeBord, remain on staff for now. The Bears did finish 10-6 after defeating Detroit 26-24, but are out of the playoff picture. DeBord’s tight ends were part of an offense which scored 23 points per game, 16th in the NFL.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants in the 2011 season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach.
The Giants finished 9-7 and out of the playoffs after overwhelming Philadelphia 42-7. Ingram’s running backs average 116 yards per game, 14th in the NFL. They contributed to an offense which was 6th in points scored at 27 per game, and were part of an offense which allowed 20 sacks all season, fewest in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers helped the defense to hold opponents to 22 points per game, 13th in the NFL. The Giants intercepted 21 passes this season, tied for 3rd in the NFL, and recovered 14 fumbles, tied for 4th in the league.

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.
The Saints, 7-9, lost to Carolina 44-38. Malone’s tight ends helped the offense to 312 passing yards per game, tops in the NFL. The Saints were also 3rd in points scored (29 points per game). Mallory’s special teams were tied for first in the NFL in net punting, averaging 43.2 net yards per punt.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 7-9, defeated Atlanta 22-17 to close out the 2012 campaign. Sheridan’s defense was best in the NFL against the run, as the opposition averaged only 83 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents averaged 297 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs intercepted 18 passes this season, tied for 8th best in the league, and returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, also tied for 8th most in the NFL.

Sources for all statistics are NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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One Week To Go; Former M Players & Coaches Coaching in NFL

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

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Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers (11-4) overwhelmed Tennessee 55-7 and have clinched the NFC North. Green Bay can clinch a first round bye with either a win in Week 17; or with a loss if both San Francisco and Seattle also lose. Green Bay allows 20 points per game, 7th in the NFL, and gives up 112 yards rushing per game, 14th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 46 sacks this season, tied for 3rd in the NFL.

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, were thrashed by Seattle 42-13. The 49ers have clinched a playoff spot, and can clinch the division title with a win or a Seattle loss. They can clinch a first round bye with a win and a Green Bay loss. Despite giving up 41 and 42 points in the last two games, for the season San Francisco’s defense has allowed the third fewest points in the NFL (17 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (297); and 4th in the NFL in passing yards allowed (200 per game). Offensively, they are 4th in the NFL in rushing with 158 yards per game.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 10-5, clinched the AFC North with a 33-14 victory over the New York Giants. The Ravens offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 10th in the league in points scored with 25 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 21 points per game, 12th in the league.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 10-5 and 2nd in the AFC South, clinched a wild card spot with a 20-13 win over Kansas City. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 369 yards per game, 9th in the NFL, and has given Luck enough time to pass for an average of 263 yards per game, which is 7th in the league.

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 and in 2nd place in the NFC North, defeated Arizona 28-13. The Bears 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. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 23 points per game, 15th in the NFL.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both 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 are 8-7 and tied for second place in the NFC East, were defeated by Baltimore 33-14. They need help to make the playoffs – not only do they need to win against Philadelphia in Week 17, but they also need Dallas, Chicago, and Minnesota to all lose. Ingram’s running backs average 112 yards per game, 17th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 9th in points scored at 26 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 19 sacks all season, fewest in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 23 points per game, 18th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 20 passes this season, 3rd in the NFL, and recovered 14 fumbles, 4th in the league.

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.
The Saints, 7-8, defeated Dallas in overtime 34-31. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 308 passing yards per game, 2nd in the NFL. The Saints are also 3rd in points scored (28 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 44.4 net yards per punt.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-9, lost to St. Louis 28-13. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 84 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 303 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 18 passes this season, tied for 6th best in the league, and have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, also tied for 6th most in the NFL.

Sources for all statistics are NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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Wolverine Coaching Connection Week 15 NFL Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

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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, defeated New England 41-34 in the dramatic Sunday night game. The 49ers have clinched a playoff spot. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (16 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (293); 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (91 per game); and 5th in the NFL in passing yards allowed (202 per game). Offensively, they are 2nd in the NFL in rushing with 163 yards per game.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 10-4, clinched the NFC North with a 21-13 victory over Chicago. Green Bay allows 114 yards rushing per game, 14th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 39 sacks this season, tied for 5th in the NFL.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 9-5 and in 1st place in the AFC North, lost to Denver 34-17 in their first game since former Michigan coach Cam Cameron was fired as Offensive Coordinator. Baltimore has clinched a playoff spot. The Ravens offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 12th in the league in points scored with 25 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 22 points per game, 13th in the league.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 9-5 and 2nd in the AFC South, lost to first place Houston 29-17. Indianapolis does have inside position on a wild card playoff spot, leading the rest of the AFC by one game with two to play. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 375 yards per game, 9th in the NFL, and has given Luck enough time to pass for an average of 268 yards per game, which is 8th in the league.

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 2nd place in the NFC North, lost to first place Green Bay 21-13. The Bears are still alive for a playoff berth. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 23 points per game, 16th in the NFL.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both 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, 8-6 and in a three-way tie for 1st place in the NFC East, were shut out by Atlanta 34-0. Ingram’s running backs average 115 yards per game, 15th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 6th in points scored at 27 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 16 sacks all season, fewest in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 22 points per game, 12th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 20 passes this season, 3rd in the NFL, and recovered 14 fumbles, 4th in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-8 and tied for 2nd place in the NFC South, were shut out by New Orleans 41-0. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 83 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 311 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 17 passes this season, tied for 5th best in the league, and have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, also tied for 4th most in the NFL.

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.
The Saints are 6-8, tied for 2nd in the NFC South, after blowing out Tampa Bay 41-0. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 298 passing yards per game, 2nd in the NFL. The Saints are also 4th in points scored (28 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 44.7 net yards per punt.

Sources for all statistics are NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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Wolverine Coaching Connection NFL Week 14 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

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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, defeated Miami 27-13. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (14 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (276); 2nd in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (91 per game); and 2nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed (185 per game). Offensively, they are 2nd in the NFL in rushing with 162 yards per game.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
Now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 9-4 and in 1st place in the AFC North, lost to Washington in overtime, 31-28. Former Michigan coach Cam Cameron was of course fired in the aftermath. Under Cameron, the Ravens offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, was 9th in the league in points scored with 26 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 21 points per game, 10th in the league.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 9-4 and in 1st place in the NFC North, beat Detroit 27-20. Green Bay allows 117 yards rushing per game, 15th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 35 sacks this season, 6th in the NFL.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 9-4 and 2nd in the AFC South, defeated Tennessee 27-23. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 383 yards per game, 7th in the NFL, and has given Luck enough time to pass for an average of 277 yards per game, which is 8th in the league.

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, 8-5 and in 2nd place in the NFC North, lost to Minnesota 21-14. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 24 points per game, 14th in the NFL.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both 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, 8-5 and in 1st place in the NFC East, beat New Orleans 52-27. Ingram’s running backs average 116 yards per game, 15th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 3rd in points scored at 29 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 15 sacks all season, fewest in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 21 points per game, 8th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 20 passes this season, 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 14 fumbles, tied for 2nd in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-7 and in 2nd place in the NFC South, lost to Philadelphia 23-21. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 78 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 312 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 17 passes this season, 4th best in the league, and have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, also tied for 4th most in the NFL.

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.
The Saints are 5-8, 3rd in the NFC South, after losing to the New York Giants 52-27. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 298 passing yards per game, 2nd in the NFL. The Saints are also 6th in points scored (27 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 44.9 net yards per punt.

Sources for all statistics are NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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Wolverine Coaching Connections NFL Week 13 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

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Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 9-3, lost to Pittsburgh 23-20. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 9th in the league in points scored with 25 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 20 points per game, 8th in the league.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 8-3-1, lost to St. Louis in overtime, 16-13. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (14 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (280) and 2nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed (189 per game). Offensively, they are 2nd in the NFL in rushing with 162 yards per game. For the latest on the 49ers, check out ninernoise.com.

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, lost to Seattle in overtime 23-17. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 25 points per game, 13th in the NFL.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 8-4, beat Minnesota 23-14. Green Bay allows 115 yards rushing per game, 15th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 34 sacks this season, tied for 4th in the NFL.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 8-4, defeated the Detroit Lions 35-33. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 392 yards per game, 3rd in the NFL, and has given Luck enough time to pass for an average of 286 yards per game, which is 5th in the league.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both 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, 7-5, lost to Washington 17-16. Ingram’s running backs average 115 yards per game, 15th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 5th in points scored at 27 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 15 sacks all season, tied for best in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 20 points per game, 9th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 18 passes this season, tied for 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 12 fumbles, tied for 3rd in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-6, lost to Denver 31-23. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 82 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 309 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 17 passes this season, 4th best in the league, and have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, also tied for 4th most in the NFL. Check out Buccaneers360.com for the latest on Tampa Bay’s season.

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.
The Saints are 5-7 after losing to Atlanta 23-13. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 294 passing yards per game, 3rd in the NFL. The Saints are also 6th in points scored (27 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 44.8 net yards per punt.

Sources for all statistics are NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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Wolverine Coaching Connections NFL Week 12 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

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Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 9-2, beat San Diego 16-13 in overtime. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 9th in the league in points scored with 26 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 20 points per game, 7th in the league.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 8-2-1, defeated New Orleans 31-21. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (14 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (278) and 2nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed (187 per game). Offensively, they lead the NFL in rushing with 163 yards per game. For the latest on the 49ers, check out ninernoise.com.

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, defeated Minnesota 28-10. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 25 points per game, 11th in the NFL.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 7-4, were pounded by the New York Giants, 38-10. Green Bay allows 104 yards rushing per game, 11th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 34 sacks this season, 3rd in the NFL.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 7-4, handled Buffalo 20-13. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 386 yards per game, 5th in the NFL, and has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 278 yards per game, which is 7th in the league.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both 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, beat up on Green Bay 38-10. Ingram’s running backs average 115 yards per game, 13th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 6th in points scored at 28 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 14 sacks all season, tied for best in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 21 points per game, 10th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 18 passes this season, 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 11 fumbles, tied for 4th in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-5, lost to Atlanta 24-23. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 82 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 316 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 16 passes this season, 3rd best in the league, and have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, tied for 3rd most in the NFL. Check out Buccaneers360.com for the latest on Tampa Bay’s season.

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.
The Saints are now 5-6 after losing to San Francisco 31-21. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 291 passing yards per game, 5th in the NFL. The Saints are also 5th in points scored (28 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 45.5 net yards per punt.

Sources for all statistics are NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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Former Hoke Coaches – How Were Their Seasons?

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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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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 Saturday, 24-14 to Coastal Carolina. Powers’s offensive line helped the run game to 244 yards per game, 10th in the 121 team FCS. Bethune-Cookman was 3rd in the FCS in Turnover Margin at +1.5 per game.

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 defeated Wyoming 42-28, finishing the regular season 9-3 overall, 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference (tied for first). San Diego State is 16th in the nation in rushing offense (229 yards per game) and 32nd in scoring offense (35 points per game).

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers closed their regular season losing to Penn State 24-21 in overtime. Playing in the Big Ten Championship Game this coming weekend, Wisconsin has a 7-5 overall record, 4-4 in the Big Ten Leaders Division (3rd place). Faulkner’s tight ends are part of an offense which is 72nd in scoring (28 points per game) and 84th in total yardage (380 yards per game).

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 lost to Ball State 31-24, finishing its season 4-8. Behind Stults’s offensive line, the rushing game averaged 87 yards per game, which is 118th in the country. Despite averaging 299 yards per game through the air (23rd in the nation), the Redhawks gave up 3.3 sacks per game, 113th in the nation.

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. Powell’s secondary gave up 278 passing yards per game, 117th in the 121 team FCS.

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. Weber State’s opponents passed for 260 yards per game against Lewis’s cornerbacks and the rest of the defense, 108th in the 121 team FCS.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips, 1-11, fell to Toledo 35-23. Boykin’s running backs averaged 114 yards per game, 107th in the land. Akron’s passing game averaged 313 yards per game, 16th in the country.

Source for all FBS and FCS statistics is the NCAA.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; Week 11 Update

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

For more on Michigan football coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 8-2, beat Pittsburgh 13-10. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 7th in the league in points scored with 27 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 21 points per game, 9th in the league. They have intercepted 11 passes, tied for 9th in the NFL; and have recovered 10 fumbles, tied for 3rd in the league.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 7-2-1, rolled over Chicago, 32-7. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (13 per game). They are 2nd in the league in total yards allowed (277) and 2nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed (183 per game). Offensively, they lead the NFL in rushing with 165 yards per game. For the latest on the 49ers, check out ninernoise.com.

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, lost on Monday night to Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers, 32-7. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 25 points per game, 11th in the NFL.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 7-3, defeated Detroit 24-20. Green Bay allows 100 yards rushing per game, 11th in the league. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 33 sacks this season, 2nd in the NFL.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 6-4, were trounced by New England, 59-24. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 393 yards per game, 4th in the NFL, and has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 283 yards per game, which is 8th in the league.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both 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, 6-4, had a bye week. Ingram’s running backs average 111 yards per game, 13th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 8th in points scored at 27 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 13 sacks all season, tied for best in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 22 points per game, 12th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 17 passes this season, 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 10 fumbles, 3rd in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 6-4, came from behind to defeat Carolina in overtime, 27-21. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 82 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 313 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 15 passes this season, 3rd best in the league. They have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, tied for 2nd most in the NFL. Check out Buccaneers360.com for the latest on Tampa Bay’s season.

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.
The Saints are now 5-5 after beating Oakland 38-17. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 296 passing yards per game, 2nd in the NFL. The Saints are 5th in total offense (391 yards per game) and 5th in points scored (29 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 45.2 net yards per punt. Malone talks about his tight ends.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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Week 12 Hoke Coaching Tree Update

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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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John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman finished its regular season at 9-2, defeating Florida A&M 21-16. Powers’s offensive line has helped the run game to 247 yards per game, 10th in the 121 team FCS. Bethune-Cookman is third in the FCS in Turnover Margin at +1.6 per game. The Wildcats have qualified for the FCS playoffs, and will play Coastal Carolina this coming Saturday at 2pm 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, 8-3, had a bye this week. San Diego State is 20th in the nation in rushing offense (214 yards per game) and 34th in scoring offense (34 points per game).

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers, 7-4, lost to the Buckeyes in overtime 21-14. Faulkner’s tight ends are part of an offense which is 67th in scoring (28 points per game) and 83rd in total yardage (383 yards per game).

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, 4-7, lost to Central Michigan 30-16. Behind Stults’s offensive line, the rushing game averages 85 yards per game, which is 116th in the country. The offensive line has given the passing game enough protection for the Redhawks to average 306 yards per game through the air, 21st in the nation.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. Tennessee Tech, 3-8, finished their season with a loss to Austin Peay 38-31. Powell’s secondary has given up 278 passing yards per game, 117th in the 121 team FCS.

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 at 2-9 after a 40-14 victory over Idaho State. Weber State’s opponents have passed for 260 yards per game against Lewis’s cornerbacks and the rest of the defense, 108th in the 121 team FCS.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips, 1-10, had a bye this week. Boykin’s running backs average 119 yards per game, 104th in the land. Akron’s passing game averages 317 yards per game, 14th in the country.

Source for all FBS and FCS statistics is the NCAA.

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Ex-Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; Week 10 Update

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL.

For more on Michigan football coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

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, 7-2, lost to Houston 13-6. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 27 points per game, 8th in the NFL.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 7-2, rolled over Oakland 55-20. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 4th in the league in points scored with 28 points per game. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 22 points per game, 13th in the league. They have intercepted 10 passes, tied for 6th in the NFL; and have recovered 8 fumbles, tied for 5th in the league. Despite being Offensive Coordinator for a team that nearly went to the Super Bowl a year ago, and is 7-2 this year, Cam Cameron is much-maligned in Baltimore. For this game, however, they actually gave the offense an A+.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 6-2-1, played to a 24-24 tie with St. Louis. San Francisco’s defense has allowed the fewest points in the NFL (14 per game). They are 3rd in the league in total yards allowed (292) and 5th in the NFL in passing yards allowed (197 per game). Offensively, they lead the NFL in rushing with 170 yards per game. For the latest on the 49ers, check out ninernoise.com.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 6-3, had a bye this week. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 28 sacks this season, tied for 2nd in that category.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 6-3, defeated Jacksonville last Thursday night 27-10. Goodwin’s offensive line has helped the Colts offense put up 387 yards per game, 5th in the NFL, and has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 278 yards per game, which is 8th in the league.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both 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 are 6-4 after losing to Cincinnati 31-13. Ingram’s running backs average 111 yards per game, 13th in the NFL. They have contributed to an offense which is 9th in points scored at 27 per game, and are part of an offense which has allowed 13 sacks all season, tied for second best in the NFL. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 22 points per game, 12th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 17 passes this season, 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 10 fumbles, 3rd in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 5-4, defeated San Diego 34-24. Sheridan’s defense continues to allow the pass but stop the run. The Bucs lead the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging only 80 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 321 yards per game, last in the league. The Bucs have intercepted 15 passes this season, 3rd best in the league. They have returned 3 of those interceptions for touchdowns, tied for 2nd most in the NFL.

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.
The Saints, 4-5, handed Atlanta its first defeat of the year, 31-27. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 304 passing yards per game, 2nd in the NFL. The Saints are 4th in total offense (392 yards per game) and 6th in points scored (28 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 45.4 net yards per punt.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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