Jim Harbaugh Through 22 Games

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With the 59-3 win versus Maryland, Jim Harbaugh is now 19-3 at Michigan Head Coach. How does this compare with past Michigan Head Coaches? With National Championship Coaches?

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Only Fielding Yost (22-0) and Michigan’s coach from 1897-1899, Gustave Ferbert (20-1-1), started at Michigan with better records than Jim Harbaugh.

Since the start of the BCS era in the 1998 season, 12 different combinations of Head Coach and School have won national championships. For instance, Nick Saban would count as two combinations, one for his title at LSU, and a second time for his titles at Alabama.

Through 22 games, Jim Harbaugh has a better record than all of them except Larry Coker (Miami) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State), who both started 22-0 at their respective schools.

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RePost: Jim Harbaugh, George Allen, and Michigan

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This was originally posted in January 2013, just prior to Jim Harbaugh and his San Francisco 49ers taking on brother John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl 47.

As you know, Jim Harbaugh is the first former Michigan football player to be Head Coach of a Super Bowl team. Furthermore, there is no former Michigan coach who has been Head Coach of a Super Bowl team. But there is an interesting twist which could lead you to win a bar bet or two.

George Allen was Head Coach of the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII, the team which lost to the Miami Dolphins 14-7, capping the Dolphins’ perfect season. Bob Griese, father of Brian, was of course the quarterback for that Dolphins team. (Former Wolverine Tight End Jim Mandich, starter on the 1969 UM team, was Griese’s tight end for Miami).

A member of Pro Football’s Hall of Fame, George Allen actually spent some time coaching football at Michigan. While earning his Masters Degree from UM, Allen was assistant coach to Cliff Keen for the University of Michigan Lightweights Football team, a squad comprised of players 150 pounds and lighter. According to this article published in 1997 in Michigan Today, there was a lightweights league including UM, OSU, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Michigan had a lightweights team only in 1947 and 1948 before the league disbanded.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame website has a section “colleges” in which the Hall of Famers are listed by college attended. Allen is listed under four different schools – Alma College, Eastern Michigan, Marquette, and the University of Michigan. This press release in 1981 from the office of President Ronald Reagan appointing Allen as Chairman of The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports states that Allen graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in 1947 and an M.A. in 1948. Allen did not play football at Michigan.

So it is correct to say that Jim Harbaugh is the first former Michigan player or coach to be Head Coach of a Super Bowl team. Harbaugh is not, however, the first Michigan degree holder to be Head Coach of a Super Bowl team – that distinction goes to George Allen. As for the rest of the story, Allen was a coach for a University of Michigan football team… it just wasn’t the team that we’ve followed all these years.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 9 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. On the coaching staffs of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Their schedules this weekend are below.

For Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here.

Games listed in chronological order within category. All games on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Thursday Night Result

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The Saints are now 4-4 after defeating Carolina 28-10.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-7, visit Cincinnati in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 6-1, visit Dallas, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The Browns, 4-3, host Tampa Bay 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, 4-3, host St. Louis in a 4:05pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 3-4, host Indianapolis in the Monday Night game, 8:30pm ET on NBC.

Bye Week

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions, 6-2, have a bye this week.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers, 5-3, have a bye this week.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 5-3, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at the College Level; 2014 Week 10

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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

Indiana (3-4) at Michigan (3-5), 3:30pm ET, Big Ten Network
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
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.
Frey returns to Ann Arbor for the second straight season. He was part of RichRod’s staff at Michigan, and was not in Ann Arbor at the same time as Mallory or Manning.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 5-2 and #18 in the nation, visit Iowa State at noon ET, 11:00am CT 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, 3-4, visit Iowa at noon ET, 11:00am CT on the Big Ten Network.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-4, host Boston College at 12:30pm 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 2-6 Wildcats host Walsh 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, 4-3, visit St. Francis (Ill.) in a 2:00pm kickoff.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 5-3 and ranked #12 in FCS, visits Western Carolina at 2:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 5-3, visit Miami (OH) in a 2:30pm ET kickoff 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, 2-4, host Radford University in a 3:00pm 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, 5-3, visit Weber State in a 3:00pm ET, noon PT kickoff.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-5, hosts North Carolina State 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 6-2 and ranked #20, host 7th ranked TCU at 3:30pm ET on ESPN2.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-4, host Colorado State in a 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 3-5, visit Texas Tech in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on FOX Sports 1.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-5, visit South Carolina at 7:30pm ET on the SEC Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 6-1 and ranked 10th in the nation, visit Navy at 8:00pm ET 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, 6-1 and ranked #12 in the nation, visit 22nd ranked UCLA in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on ESPN.

Bye 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, 7-2 and ranked #16 in the land, have a bye this week.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 8-0 and ranked #23, 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 3-5 49ers of the FCS have a bye this week.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 7-2 Braves have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 9 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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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 4-4 after a 30-6 loss to Miami (FL).

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, 4-3 and ranked #14 in FCS, hosts Mercer at noon ET.

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 host James Madison in a noon kickoff.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 3-4, visit #11 Kansas State in a noon ET kickoff on ESPN.

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 2-5 Wildcats visit Ashland 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, 3-3, host Taylor (Ind.) 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, 2-3, visit Chapel Hill to take on the University of North Carolina’s club team, 1:00pm ET.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-3, visit Navy, 1:00pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 4-3, host Ohio University in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 6-2 Braves visit Prairie View A&M in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 5-2 and ranked #22, visit Oklahoma State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 7-0 and ranked #23, host Florida Atlantic in a 3:30pm ET kickoff.

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, visit 8th ranked Michigan State in a 3:30pm 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, 4-3, host 2nd ranked Eastern Washington in a 3:40pm ET kickoff.

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 #15 in the nation, visit Washington State in a 5:00pm ET kickoff.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-4, visits #21 Clemson at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

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, 6-2, host #3 Ole Miss in a 7:15pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-4, host 4th ranked Alabama at 7:30pm ET on ESPN2.

Bye Week

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 6-1 and ranked 7th in the nation, have a bye this week.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 5-2 and #17 in the nation, have a bye this week.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 3-4, have a bye this week.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 3-4, have a bye this week.

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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):

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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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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 4

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. On the coaching staffs of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Their schedules this weekend are below.

For Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here.

Games listed in chronological order within category. All games on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 2-2, defeated Washington 45-14 in the Thursday night game.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

None this week.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions, 2-1, visit the New York Jets, 1pm ET, FOX.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers, 1-2, visit Chicago, 1pm ET, FOX.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo, 2-1, visits Houston at 1pm ET on CBS.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The 0-3 Jaguars visit San Diego, 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm PT, on CBS.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 1-2, host Philadelphia, 4:25pm ET FOX.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The 1-2 Saints visit Dallas in the Sunday night game, 8:30pm ET, NBC.

Bye Week

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 3-0, have a bye week.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The 1-2 Browns have a bye this week.

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Brady Hoke Through 37 Games

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The First 37

With the 24-21 loss to Iowa, Brady Hoke has now coached 37 games for Michigan, with a record of 26-11.

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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 37 games.

National Championship Comparison

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Summary

Avg Graph 37 Games L Iowa

Brady Hoke Wins in first 37 games: 26

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 26.8; Median is 28.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 29.3; Median is 29.5.

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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Halfway Through Season for Wolverines Coaching in NFL

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan Wolverine football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL. For more on Wolverine-related 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, 6-1, defeated Carolina 23-22. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 26 points per game, 8th 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 6-2 after defeating the Cowboys in Dallas, 29-24. Ingram’s running backs have contributed to an offense which is 3rd in points scored at 29 per game, 4th in total offense with 397 yards per game; and 6th in passing offense with 282 yards per game. They have allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL, allowing just 7 all season. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 20 points per game on average, 8th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 16 passes this season, tied for most in the NFL, and recovered 8 fumbles, 2nd in the league. Giants blog Big Blue Interactive discusses how Hurricane Sandy will affect the Giants this week.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers manhandled Arizona on Monday night, 24-3, and are 6-2 on the season. San Francisco’s defense is tops in the NFL in both points allowed (13 per game) and total yards allowed (271 yards per game); the 49ers are 2nd in the league in passing yards allowed (184 yards per game). Offensively, they lead the NFL in rushing with 169 yards per game.

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, 5-2, had a bye week. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 11th in the league in points scored with 25 points per game. The Baltimore Sun takes a look at the Ravens offense. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 23 points per game, 17th in the league. They have recovered 6 fumbles, tied for 6th in the league.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers are 5-3 after defeating Jacksonville 24-15. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 26 sacks this season, tied for most in the NFL with Arizona.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 4-3, defeated Tennessee 19-13. Goodwin’s offensive line has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 266 yards per game, which is 9th in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 3-4, defeated Minnesota 36-17. Sheridan’s defense is 6th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging 85 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 310 yards per game, which has Tampa Bay’s defense ranked 31st in that category. The Bucs have intercepted 10 passes this season, tied for 3rd best 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, 2-5, lost to Denver 34-14 Sunday night. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 316 passing yards per game, first in the NFL. The Saints are 5th in total offense (389 yards per game) and 6th in points scored (27 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 45.2 net yards per punt.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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NFL Week 8 Preview Wolverine Coaching Connection

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Coaching various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches (for Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend:

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay is now 3-4 after defeating Minnesota in the Thursday night game, 36-17.

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, 5-1, host Carolina in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 4-3, host Jacksonville in a 1:00pm ET game on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 3-3, is at Tennessee in a 1:00pm ET start on CBS.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and 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, 5-2, are at Dallas in a 4:25pm ET game on FOX. Giants blog Big Blue Interactive previews the game.

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, 2-4, are at Denver in the Sunday night game on NBC, 8:20pm ET, 6:20pm MT, on NBC. Nola.com takes a look at the Saints-Broncos matchup.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 5-2, are at Arizona in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, on ESPN.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and 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 5-2 Ravens have a bye this week.

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