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):
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.
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.