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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