Former Wolverines Coaching in College Postseason

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football bowl games involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. For Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here.

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Division I-AA Playoffs

#8 UT Chattanooga at #1 New Hampshire; Friday December 12, 8:00pm ET, ESPN2
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga finished the regular season 9-3 and ranked #8 in FCS. The Mocs defeated Indiana State in the second round of the I-AA playoffs and now face top ranked New Hampshire.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Tuesday December 30

Notre Dame (7-5) vs. LSU, 3:00pm ET, ESPN
Music City Bowl; Nashville, TN.
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94, and
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers finished the regular season with an 8-4 record, ranked #23 in the land.
Cameron was WR and RB Coach during Elston’s freshman year with Michigan. That 1993 team finished 8-4 and ranked #21 by the AP. They defeated Ohio State 28-0 and won their bowl game 42-7 against North Carolina State (Hall of Fame Bowl).

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Saturday December 20

Western Michigan (8-4) vs. Air Force, 5:45pm ET, ESPN
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, Idaho
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The Broncos finished the regular season with an 8-4 record.

Tuesday December 23

Marshall (12-1) vs. Northern Illinois, 6:00pm ET, ESPN
Boca Raton Bowl, Boca Raton, FL
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.The Herd, 12-1, are Conference USA Champions.

Saturday December 27

Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, 1:00pm ET, ESPN
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman; Annapolis, MD
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies finished the regular season with a 6-6 record.

Monday December 29

Texas A&M vs. West Virginia, 2:00pm ET, ESPN
Auto Zone Liberty Bowl; Memphis, TN.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers finished their season with a 7-5 record.

Oklahoma vs. Clemson, 5:30pm ET, ESPN
Florida Citrus Bowl; Orlando, FL.
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with #20 Oklahoma.
The Sooners finished the regular season 8-4.

Arkansas vs. Texas, 9:00pm ET, ESPN
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl; Houston, TX.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Texas finished the regular season with a 6-6 record.

Wednesday December 31

Boise State vs. Arizona, 4:00pm ET, ESPN
Vizio Fiesta Bowl; Glendale, AZ.
Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats enter the bowl game with a 10-3 record, ranked #10 in the nation. Winners of the Pac-12 South, they fell to #2 Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Friday January 2

Iowa vs. Tennessee, 3:20pm ET, ESPN
TaxSlayer Bowl; Jacksonville, FL.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers finished the regular season with a 6-6 record.

Season Completed

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves defeated Southern University 38-24 to win the SWAC Championship Game. Alcorn State finished its season 10-3.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines finished the season 5-7. Head Coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday December 2, and all assistant coaches, including Mallory and Manning, were asked to cease team activity.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints finished the season 6-4, and were co-champs of the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League in this their third season of varsity competition. Lyall was named NAIA Region 2 Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. He was also MSFA conference Coach of the Year.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS finished their season with a record of 7-5.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers of the FCS finished with a record of 5-6.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats finished their season with a 5-7 record.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers finished their season with a 4-8 record.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the Wildcats finished their season 3-8.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse finished its season with a 3-9 record.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans finished their season with a 3-9 record.

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

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Wolverines Coaching at the College Level; 2014 Week 15 Preview

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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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Friday Night

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats are 10-2, ranked #7 in the nation. Winners of the Pac-12 South, they face #2 Oregon for the Pac-12 Championship Friday night, 9:00pm ET on FOX.

Saturday Games

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.The Herd, 11-1, face Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA Championship Game at noon ET on ESPN2.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga finished the regular season 9-3 and ranked #8 in FCS. The Mocs host Indiana State in the I-AA playoffs, 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with #20 Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 8-3 and ranked #20 in the land, host Oklahoma State at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on FOX Sports 1.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 9-3, face Southern University in the SWAC Championship, 4:00pm ET on ESPNU.

Awaiting Bowl Game

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers finished the regular season with an 8-4 record, ranked #24 in the land.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos finished the regular season with an 8-4 record.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish finished their season with a 7-5 record.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers finished their season with a 7-5 record.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers finished the regular season with a 6-6 record.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Texas finished the regular season with a 6-6 record.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies finished the regular season with a 6-6 record.

Season Completed

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines finished the season 5-7. Head Coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday December 2, and all assistant coaches, including Mallory and Manning, were asked to cease team activity.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints finished the season 6-4, and were co-champs of the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League in this their third season of varsity competition. Lyall was named Coach of the Year for the conference.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS finished their season with a record of 7-5.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers of the FCS finished with a record of 5-6.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats finished their season with a 5-7 record.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers finished their season with a 4-8 record.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the Wildcats finished their season 3-8.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse finished its season with a 3-9 record.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans finished their season with a 3-9 record.

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

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend

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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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thanksgiving Day

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 7-4, visit Texas A&M at 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on ESPN.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Texas, 6-5, hosts #6 TCU at 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on FOX Sports 1.

Friday Games

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 8-3, host Northern Illinois at 11:00am ET on ESPNU. Western Michigan is 6-1 in the MAC West, in a three-way tie for the division lead.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.The Herd, 11-0 and ranked #19, host Western Kentucky at 12:00pm ET on FOX Sports 1.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats are 9-2, ranked #12 in the nation, and tied for first place in the Pac-12 South. They host #13 Arizona State in a 3:30pm ET, 1:30pm MT kickoff on FOX. Winner will be at least PAC-12 South co-champ.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 5-6, host Virginia at 8:00pm ET on ESPN.

Saturday Games

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 5-6, visit #7 Ohio State in a noon ET kickoff on ABC.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, 5-6, host Illinois in a noon ET kickoff on ESPNU.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 6-5, visit Iowa State, noon ET, 11am CT, on FOX Sports 1.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 3-8, host Purdue at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-8, visits Boston College in a 12:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-8, visit San Diego State in a 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT kick on CBS Sports Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-4, visit USC at 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT on FOX.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 5-6, visit Vanderbilt in a 4:00pm ET kickoff on the SEC Network.

Bye Week

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with #20 Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 8-3 and ranked #23 in the land, have a bye this week.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga finished the regular season 9-3 and ranked #8 in FCS. The Mocs have a first round bye in the FCS playoffs; they will host the winner of the Eastern Kentucky – Indiana State matchup. Here is the FCS (Divsion I-AA) playoff bracket.

Season Completed

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints finished the season 6-4, and were co-champs of the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League in this their third season of varsity competition. Lyall was named Coach of the Year for the conference.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves finished their season 9-3, winners of the SWAC East conference.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS finished their season with a record of 7-5.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers of the FCS finished with a record of 5-6.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the Wildcats finished their season 3-8.

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

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Beating Your Rival

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Brady Hoke will be Michigan’s ninth head football coach to face Ohio State for a fourth time. How have the other eight Michigan coaches fared in their first four games against the Buckeyes?

First 4 v OSU
Ties are counted as 0.5 wins.

To paraphrase Herm Edwards, as Michigan Head Coach you are paid to win The Game.

Most National Championship coaches in the BCS era won at least three of the first four against their main rival.
Nat Champ first 4 v rival
Ties are counted as 0.5 wins.

For Michigan’s next head coach, winning at least three of his first four games against Ohio State will, from a historical perspective, be important for Big Ten and National Championship aspirations.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 13 Preview

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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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night Game

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 6-5, fell to #12 Kansas State 26-20.

Friday Night Game

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-7, visit Utah State in a Friday Night 9:30pm ET, 7:30pm MT kick on ESPN2.

Saturday Games

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 10-0 and ranked #18, visit UAB at 12:00pm ET.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 7-3 and ranked #23 in the land, host Kansas at noon ET on FOX Sports 1.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, 4-6, visit Purdue in a noon ET kickoff on ESPNU.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 3-7, visit Ohio State at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 4-6 49ers of the FCS host Morehead State at noon ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 5-5, visit Wake Forest in a 12:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 7-3, visit Central Michigan in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3. Western Michigan is 5-1 in the MAC West, in a three-way tie for the division lead.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves are 9-2, are #23 in the nation in Div I-AA, and have clinched the SWAC East championship. They host Jackson State in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 8-3 and ranked #9 in FCS, visit Furman in a 3:30pm ET kickoff. Braithwaite is part of a team which has has won its conference this season.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-3, host Louisville, 3:30pm ET on NBC.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats are 8-2, ranked #15 in the nation, and tied for second place in the Pac-12 South. They visit #20 Utah in a 3:30pm ET, 1:30pm MT kickoff on ESPN.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 5-5, host Maryland at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-7, visits Pittsburgh in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ESPNU.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 7-4 and tied for third in the Big Sky Conference, host Southern Utah in a 4pm ET, 2pm MT kickoff.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 5-5, host #19 Missouri in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Bye Week

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Texas, 6-5, has a bye this week.

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 7-4, have a bye this week.

Season Completed

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints finished the season 6-4, and were co-champs of the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League in this their third season of varsity competition.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the Wildcats finished their season 3-8.

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

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Wolverines Coaching at the College Level; 2014 Week 12 Preview

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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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Northwestern (3-6) at #15 Notre Dame (7-2); 3:30pm ET, NBC
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
Hankwitz played under Bump Elliot and Bo; Elston played under Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-5, visit #19 Duke in a noon ET kickoff on ESPNU.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-6 49ers of the FCS host Wesley College at noon ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 6-3, ranked 20th in NAIA, visit 3rd ranked Grandview (Iowa) in a 1:00pm ET, noon CT kickoff. Lyall led the squad to this year’s Mid-States Football Association Mideast League championship in team’s third season of varsity competition.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the 2-8 Wildcats close out their season in a 1:00pm ET kickoff against Findlay.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots host Coppin State in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 7-3, visit North Dakota in a 1:00pm ET, 12:00pm CT kickoff. With two games to play, Northern Arizona controls its own destiny in the race for the Big Sky Conference Championship.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 6-3, host Eastern Michigan in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3. Western Michigan is 4-1 in the MAC West, tied for the division lead.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 9-0 and ranked #21, host Rice at 2:30pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 7-3 and ranked #9 in FCS, visit Tennessee Tech in a 2:30pm ET kickoff. Braithwaite is part of a team which has already won its conference this season.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 3-6, visit Rutgers at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 6-3, visit Texas Tech at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on ESPN.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats, 7-2 and ranked #19 in the nation, host Washington in a 3:30pm ET, 1:30pm MT kickoff on FOX.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 4-5, host Kentucky in a 4:00pm ET kickoff on the SEC Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-6, host Hawaii in a 4:30pm ET, 1:30pm PT game.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 8-2 Braves, who have clinched the SWAC East championship, host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a 5:00pm ET kickoff.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Texas, 5-5, visits Oklahoma State, 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on FOX.

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 7-3 and ranked #20 in the land, visit Arkansas, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on ESPN2.

Bye Week

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 5-5, have a bye this week.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 6-4, have a bye this week.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-7, has a bye this week.

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Brady Hoke Through 49 Games

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The First 49

With the 10-9 win over Northwestern, Brady Hoke has now coached 49 games for Michigan, with a record of 31-18. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 49 games for the maize and blue?

49 W NU
Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 49 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
49 W NU

Summary

Trend 49 W NU
Brady Hoke Wins in first 49 games: 31

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 37.2; Median is 38.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 38.7; Median is 40.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 11

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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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Michigan (4-5) at Northwestern (3-5), 3:30pm ET, ESPN2
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
Three former players, spanning the 1960’s 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s, are part of the coaching staffs in this game.

#24 West Virginia (6-3) at Texas (4-5), 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on FOX Sports 1.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Former Michigan Secondary Coaches are now Defensive Coordinators. They square off against each other in Austin.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 3-5, host Penn State at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 6-2 and #16 in the nation, host 10th ranked Baylor at noon ET, 11:00am CT on FOX Sports 1.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the 2-7 Wildcats visit Ferris State in a noon ET kickoff.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 5-3, host 17th ranked Robert Morris (Ill.) in a noon ET kickoff.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-5 49ers of the FCS host Coastal Carolina at noon ET.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-6, hosts #22 Duke at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 6-3 and ranked #11 in FCS, hosts Wofford in a 1:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 3-4, visit Valley Forge Military Academy in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 7-2 Braves visit Alabama A&M at 2:00pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-1 and ranked 8th in the nation, visit 11th ranked Arizona State in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ABC.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 6-3, host UC Davis in a 4:00pm ET, 2:00pm MT kickoff.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 8-0 and ranked #23, visit Southern Miss 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 Tigers, 7-2 and ranked #14 in the land, host 4th ranked Alabama, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on CBS.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats, 6-2 and ranked #21 in the nation, host Colorado in an 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT kickoff on the Pac-12 Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-5, visit Fresno State in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Bye Week

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 6-3, have a bye this week.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-5, have a bye this week.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 4-5, have a bye this week.

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Brady Hoke Through 48 Games

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The First 48

With the 34-10 win over Indiana, Brady Hoke has now coached 48 games for Michigan, with a record of 30-18. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 48 games for the maize and blue?

48 W IU
Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 48 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

Trend 48 W IU
Brady Hoke Wins in first 48 games: 30

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 36.4; Median is 37.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 37.9; Median is 39.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 8 Preview

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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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Thursday Night

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies fell to 4-3 after a 21-16 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 3-3 and ranked #15 in FCS, visits the Citadel at noon ET.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 5-1 and #11 in the nation, host 14th ranked Kansas State, noon ET on ESPN.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 4-2, host 4th ranked Baylor, noon ET on FOX Sports 1.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-4, visits Wake Forest in a noon kickoff on ESPN3.

Marcus Knight(wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the 1-5 Wildcats host Wayne State in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 2-3, host Concordia in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-2, visit the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, 1:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 3-3, visit Bowling Green in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 5-2 Braves host Texas Southern in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 3-3, hosts 8th ranked Michigan State in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 2-3, visit Wyoming, 4:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 6-0 and ranked #25, visit Florida International at 6:00pm ET.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-3, visit undefeated and 3rd ranked Ole Miss at 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 3-3, visit Portland State, 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 3-3, host #19 Nebraska in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 5-2, host Kentucky in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on SEC Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 6-0 and ranked 5th in the nation, visit defending national champion and second ranked Florida State, 8pm ET on ABC.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 2-4, host Iowa State at 8:00pm ET on the Longhorn Network.

Bye Week

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 3-4, have a bye this week.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats, 5-1 and ranked #16 in the nation, have a bye this week.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-4 49ers of the FCS have a bye this week.

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