Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 7

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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).

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Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

#8 Florida (6-0) at #6 LSU (5-0), 7:00pm ET, ESPN
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.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Former Michigan offensive lineman, OL Coach, WR Coach, QB Coach, and Offensive Coordinator are heavily involved in this game.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 5-1, visit Florida Atlantic, noon ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 5-1 Wildcats, ranked #20 in the nation, host 17th ranked and undefeated Iowa, noon ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 2-3 Broncos visit the Bobcats of Ohio, noon ET on ESPN3.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 4-2 Wildcats visit Wayne State at noon ET.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue, 1-5, visits Wisconsin, noon ET on Big Ten Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 3-2 Mountaineers visit #2 Baylor, noon ET on FOX.

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

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.
The Patriots, 0-2, host Longwood at 1:00pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 4-1 and ranked #6 in FCS, visit VMI, 1:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-4, visit Baldwin Wallace, 1:30pm ET.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 3-3 Zips visit Bowling Green, 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies, 1-5, host Black Hills State University, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 5-1 and ranked #7 in Division II, visit Chadron State, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 4-1, host Grambling State, 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 5-1 and #12 in the land, host Michigan State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 3-3, visit Miami (FL), 3:30pm ET on ESPNU.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-2, host Rutgers at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-2, visits Virginia, 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Huskies, 3-2, host Oregon State at 4:00pm ET, 1:00pm PT on PAC12 Network.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-6 Cowboys host Nevada, 4:00pm ET, 2:00pm MT on ESPN3.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 3-3 Panthers visit Fort Valley State, 6:00pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 5-1 Irish, ranked 14th in the land, host Southern Cal, 7:30pm ET on NBC.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats, 4-2, visit Colorado, 9:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-3, host San Diego State, 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on ESPNU.

Bye Week

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 2-4, have a bye this week.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-3, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 4 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).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

#8 LSU (2-0) at Syracuse (3-0), noon ET, ESPN
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.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Shafer never crossed paths with Miles or Cameron in Ann Arbor.

Tennessee (2-1) at Florida (3-0); 3:30pm ET on CBS
Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
DeBord and Nussmeier were both at Michigan last season; DeBord in the athletic department, and Nussmeier as Offensive Coordinator. It was a year ago this weekend that Nussmeier’s quarterback, Shane Morris, was concussed, and the Monday from Hell played out with DeBord in a minor role.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team. The Patriots kick off their season against Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 11:00am ET in Baltimore, part of the National Club Football Association Fall Kickoff.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 2-1, host BYU, noon ET on ABC.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach. Purdue, 1-2, hosts Bowling Green at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana. The Hoosiers, 3-0, visit Wake Forest 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-1 Saints visit 5th ranked St. Xavier (IL), 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-1, visit Otterbein at 2:00pm ET.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 2-1, host Western New Mexico at 2:00pm ET, noon MT.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 2-0 Mountaineers host Maryland at 3:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming. The 0-3 Cowboys hos New Mexico 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 2-1, host Concordia, 3:00pm ET, 2:00pm CT.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 2-1, visit East Carolina in a 3:30pm ET matchup on ABC/ESPN2.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 3-0 Irish, ranked 6th in the land, host Massachusetts at 3:30pm ET on NBC.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 2-1, visit Kent State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 1-2 Broncos visit undefeated and top-ranked Ohio State, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 1-2, host #24 Oklahoma State at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on ESPN.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 1-2 Zips visit Louisiana Lafayette at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-1 and ranked #10 in FCS, visit Presbyterian College at 7:00pm ET.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 2-1 Wildcats visit Michigan Tech at 7:00pm ET.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 1-2 Panthers visit North Alabama at 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 3-0 Wildcats, ranked #17 in the nation, host Ball State at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Big Ten Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-3 Grizzlies host Western State Colorado University at 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The 16th ranked Wildcats, 3-0, host #9 UCLA at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ABC.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-2, host Fresno State at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Bye Week

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State. The Huskies, 2-1, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week Two 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).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 0-1, host Oregon State, noon ET on ABC.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 1-0 Saints, ranked #23 in NAIA, host Missouri Baptist at noon ET.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue hosts Indiana State at noon ET on ESPNEWS.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange. Syracuse, 1-0, hosts Wake Forest at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, ranked #12 in FCS, host Mars Hill at 1:00pm ET.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 1-0 Mountaineers host Liberty at 3:00pm ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech, the Hokies host Furman at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 1-0 Irish, ranked 9th in the land, visit the Cavaliers of Virginia, 3:30pm ET on ABC.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 0-1, visit Rutgers, 3:30pm ET on ESPN2.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-1 Cowboys host Eastern Michigan at 4pm ET, 2pm MT.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 1-0 Wildcats host Eastern Illinois at 4:00pm ET, 3:00pm CT on ESPNEWS.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 0-1 Wildcats host Quincy at 4:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 0-1 Broncos visit Georgia Southern at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 1-0 and ranked #23 in the country, host #19 Oklahoma at 6:00pm ET on ESPN.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 0-1 Zips host Pittsburgh at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 1-0, visit West Texas A&M at 6:00pm ET, 4:00pm MT.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 0-1, visit Alabama State, 7:00pm ET.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd visit the Bobcats of Ohio, 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The 22nd ranked Wildcats, 1-0, visit Nevada at 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
The 1-0 Gators host East Carolina at 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 0-1, host Rice, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Longhorn Network.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 1-0, host Florida International at 8:00pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-1 Grizzlies host Eastern New Mexico University at 8pm ET, 6pm MT.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 0-1 Panthers visit Southeastern Louisiana at 8:00pm 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 #14 Tigers visit Mississippi State at 9:15pm ET on ESPN.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-0, visit Air Force at 10:15pm ET, 8:15pm MT on ESPNU.

Bye Week

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III are 1-0 to start the season.

Season Not Yet Started

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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Ex Wolverines Coaching at College Level: Week 3 Games

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant 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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We’d like to welcome former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Greg Robinson back to the coaching ranks. The University of Texas thinks he is their best choice for Defensive Coordinator.
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The Longhorns, 1-1, host #25 Ole Miss at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Longhorn Network.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Former Brady Hoke Assistant Coaches

Akron (1-1) at #11 Michigan (2-0), noon ET, Big Ten Network
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach.
Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips.
Boykin’s running backs will be looking to get past the defensive line and into the second and third levels of the defense, coached by Manning and Mallory.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Cardinals, #7 in the country, travel down the road to Lexington to take on Kentucky at noon ET on ESPN.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma.
The #14 Sooners, 2-0, host Tulsa at noon ET, 11:00am CT on ESPN2.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 2-0 49ers of the FCS host North Carolina Central at noon ET.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. Indiana, 1-1, hosts Bowling Green in a noon kickoff on ESPNU. Mallory talks about Indiana’s defensive struggles.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. After beating West Carolina last week, the 1-1 Hokies change directions and host East Carolina this week, noon ET on FOX Sports 1.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 1-1 Mountaineers host Georgia State at noon ET. Strangely, this game is not on TV.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots will start their season this week by hosting Ohio State’s club team, 1:00pm ET.

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 will begin their season when they host Findlay at 1:00pm ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The 0-1 Saints, in the NAIA, travel to Indiana to take on Saint Joseph’s in a 1:00pm ET game.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 1-1 Eagles travel to New Jersey to take on future Big Ten member Rutgers, 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-0 Volunteers travel to Oregon to face the Ducks, 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT, ABC.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 1-1 Braves, member of the FCS, host Mississippi Valley State in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
The 0-2 Orange host Wagner in a 4:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 1-1 and in the FCS, host Austin Peay in a 6:00pm ET 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 are ranked 8th in the USA Today and will host Kent State (Nick Saban’s alma mater) at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The 0-2 Bulls host Florida Atlantic at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The 2-0 Thundering Herd travel to take on the Bobcats of Ohio University, 8:00pm ET on ESPNEWS. Heater has faced the Bobcats before.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame
In their true rivalry game, the 1-1 Irish travel to Purdue. 8:00pm ET, ABC.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The #17 Wildcats host Western Michigan, 9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT on the Big Ten Network.

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 2-0 Wildcats host UTSA (University of Texas San Antonio) at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on the Pac 12 Network.

The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

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Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 0-2, travel to face Jacksonville in a 1:00pm ET start.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 2-0, travel to Hampton in a 6:00pm ET kickoff.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 2-0 Wildcats travel to Florida International for a 6:00pm kickoff.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-1 Wildcats, an FCS team, travel to Utah State in an 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT kickoff.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The Wolfpack, 2-0, have a bye this week.

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, 0-2, has a bye this week. Treadwell is on the hot seat at Miami.

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 0-2 Aztecs have a bye this week.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching At College Level, Week 2 Results

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine 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). Updates on their seasons:

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 2-0 Cardinals, now #7 in the country, were all over Eastern Kentucky 44-7. Bedford’s defense is tied for 9th in the country in points allowed per game, allowing 7 per game so far this season.

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, ranked 8th in the land, downed UAB 56-17. Cameron’s offense has averaged 46.5 points per game, tied for 16th in the country.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 2-0 Wolverines, ranked 12th by USA Today, of course defeated Notre Dame 41-30. Michigan is tied for 18th in the country with three passes intercepted this season.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 2-0 Sooners, ranked #13 in the country by USA Today, defeated West Virginia 16-7. Oklahoma has allowed 103.5 rushing yards per game, tied for 27th in the country.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, ranked 16th in the country by USA Today, defeated Syracuse 48-27. Hankwitz’s defense has collected seven interceptions in the young season, tied for first in the country.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame, ranked 21st in the country. The Fighting Irish of course lost to Michigan 41-30. The Irish have allowed 150 rushing yards per game, 61st in the country.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is beginning his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-0 Volunteers defeated Western Kentucky 52-20. Stripling’s defensive line contributed to a unit which has held opponents to 125 rushing yards per game, 43rd in the country.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 2-0 after a 55-0 thrashing of Gardner-Webb. Heater’s defense is 7th in the country in opponent third down conversions, limiting them to 5 conversions in 26 attempts.

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 2-0 Wildcats defeated UNLV 58-13. Is this the year RichRod has a defense? Through two games against less than stellar competition, the Wildcats are tied for 7th in the country with five interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 2-0 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, are 6th in the FCS in total defense, allowing 243 yards per game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-1 Mocs, in the FCS, defeated Georgia State 42-14. They are 52nd in the FCS in total defense, allowing 377 yards per game.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 1-1 Hokies defeated Western Carolina 45-3. Loeffler’s offense is averaging 337 yards per game, 84th in the country.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers are now 1-1 after falling to Navy 41-35. Mallory’s defense is tied for 20th in the country in 3rd down stops, allowing a first down on only 7 of 27 opponent opportunities. On the flip side, the Hoosiers have allowed 287.5 rushing yards per game, 117th in the 123 team FBS.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The 1-1 Eagles lost to Penn State 45-7. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 115.5 rushing yards per game, 91st in the country. Defensively, EMU is tied for 8th in the country with seven sacks on the season.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 1-1 Mountaineers lost to Oklahoma 16-7. Defensively, West Virginia is tied for 18th in the country with three interceptions on the season.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 1-1 Braves, member of the FCS, lost to Mississippi State of the SEC, 51-7.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange, now 0-2 after a 48-27 loss to Northwestern. Syracuse is tied for 15th in the country with 6 sacks on the season.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-2 Bulls lost to Michigan State 21-6. Sheridan’s quarterbacks average 137.5 passing yards per game, 107th in the country.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, lost their season opener 24-21 to Grand View (Iowa).

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 will begin their season on Sept 14 when they will host 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 will start their season in a few weeks.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 1 Results

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine 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). Updates on their seasons:

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, #8 in the country, were all over Ohio University 49-7. Bedford’s defense held the Bobcats to 2.9 yards per rushing attempt and under 23 minutes of possession time.

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, ranked 11th in the land by USA Today, downed TCU 37-27 in the Cowboys Classic. LSU’s offense, which has struggled at times the last few seasons, had a very good start in Cameron’s first game as Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers had 448 total yards, were 13 of 19 in third down conversions, held the ball for 36 minutes, and of course put up the 37 points.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame, ranked 13th by USA Today. The Fighting Irish defeated Temple 28-6. The Irish did give up over 4.0 yards per attempt to the Owl running backs.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is beginning his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The Sooners, ranked #15 in the country by USA Today, defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. Montgomery’s defensive line contributed to a defense which allowed only 166 total yards, and gave up only 2 of 16 third down conversions (and 0-2 fourth down conversions).

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 17th ranked Wolverines were all over Central Michigan 59-9. Defensively, Michigan held the Chips to 210 total yards and 12 first downs while forcing two turnovers.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, ranked 20th in the country by USA Today, held off California 44-30. Hankwitz’s defense forced three turnovers, including two pick-6’s by Collin Ellis.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers were the highest scoring team in the FBS in week 1, putting up 73 points in defeating Indiana State 73-35. Mallory’s defense had four sacks, a figure only 8 teams in FBS surpassed. The defense also forced a fumble, had an interception, and had seven tackles for loss.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The Eagles scored 14 fourth quarter points and defeated Howard University 34-24. Hart’s running backs gained 170 yards on the ground, and Parrish’s offense gained 380 total yards and 22 first downs.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is beginning his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The Volunteers defeated Austin Peay 45-0. Stripling’s defensive line contributed to a unit which held Austin Peay to 79 total rushing yards.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd defeated Miami (OH) 52-14. Heater’s defense held the RedHawks to nine first downs and 239 total yards.

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 defeated Northern Arizona 35-0. The Wildcats did force three interceptions and did hold Northern Arizona to under 100 yards rushing; however, they did allow four of five 4th down conversions, and Northern Arizona held the ball for over 40 minutes.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The Mountaineers trailed William & Mary at halftime, and needed a late touchdown to win 24-17. Defensively, West Virginia gave up 207 passing yards and did pick up one interception.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers, in the FCS, were victorious in their first game in program history, defeating Campbell 52-7. Tall’s defense had a pick-6 in their second ever play from scrimmage en route to forcing four turnovers on the day.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, member of the FCS, defeated Edwards Waters 63-12, sprinting out to a 49-6 halftime lead.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange, who lost to Penn State 23-17. Syracuse did force four turnovers and held Penn State to 1.5 yards per rushing attempt.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies lost 35-10 to Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide returned a punt, kickoff, and interception for touchdowns in this game. Loeffler’s offense gained 212 total yards, and were 3 of 17 in third down conversions.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The Bulls were shredded by McNeese State of the FCS, 53-21. Loeffler’s quarterbacks were 19 of 40 for 209 yards, with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, in the FCS, lost to UT Martin 31-21. The defense allowed 289 yards through the air and 162 on the ground.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, will begin their season on Sept 7 when they host Grand View (Iowa).

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 will begin their season on Sept 14 when they will host 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 will start their season in a few weeks.

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