Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 6 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.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona, 4-1, visits Pittsburgh, 3-2, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

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.
Detroit, 0-5, hosts Chicago, 2-3, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Acting Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo, 3-2, hosts Cincinnati, 5-0, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-4, host Houston, 1-4, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 5-0, host San Diego, 2-3, 4:25pm ET on CBS.

Monday Night

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 3-2, visit Philadelphia, 2-3, 8:30pm ET on ESPN.

Thursday Night Result

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 5-1, lost to New Orleans, 31-21.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 5 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.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Arizona Cardinals (3-1) at Detroit Lions (0-4), 4:05pm ET, FOX
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
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.
For three seasons (1999-2001), Foote was a linebacker for the Wolverines while Austin was Defensive Backs Coach. During this time, Michigan was 2-1 against Ohio State, 2-1 in bowl games, and won one Big Ten Championship.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo, 2-2, visits Tennessee, 1:00pm ET, CBS.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 4-0, host Washington, 1:00pm ET FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-3, visit Tampa Bay, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 4-0, host St. Louis, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 2-2, host San Francisco in the Sunday Night game, 8:30pm ET on NBC.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 4 Preview

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

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

New York Giants (1-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-1), 1:00pm ET, FOX
Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
A coach and player from Michigan’s 1997 national championship team will both be coaching from the sidelines in Buffalo. Anderson, in his redshirt freshman season in 1997, and Herrmann, Michigan’s Defensive Coordinator in that undefeated season, will get a chance to say hello. Together in Ann Arbor for five years, they were part of three Big Ten Championship teams, one Rose Bowl team, one National Championship team, and were 3-2 against the Buckeyes.

Sunday October 4

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 3-0, host Houston, 1:00pm ET CBS.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-2, visit Indianapolis, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 3-0, visit San Francisco 4:25pm ET, 1:25pm PT on FOX.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 3-0, host St. Louis in a 4:25pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Monday Night Game

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, 0-3, visit Seattle in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET on ESPN.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 3 Preview

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

Sunday September 27

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 2-0, visit Dallas, 1:00pm ET FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-1, visit New England, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 2-0, host San Francisco in a 4:05pm ET kickoff on FOX.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 1-1, visit Miami, 4:25pm ET on CBS.

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, 0-2, host Denver in the Sunday night game, 8:30pm ET game on NBC.

Monday Night Game

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 2-0, host Kansas City in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT on ESPN.

Played on Thursday Night

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants are 1-2 after defeating the Washington Redskins Thursday night, 32-21.

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Wolverines Coaching in NFL; 2015 Week 2 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.

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

Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Atlanta (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1), 1:00pm ET on FOX
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
Combines, Herrmann and Mallory were either players or coaches at Michigan for 26 consecutive years, from 1979-2005. Strangely, their careers and Wolverines did not overlap with Herrmann’s playing and coaching career bookending Mallory’s playing days in Ann Arbor.

Sunday September 20

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 1-0, host New England, 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 1-0, visit Chicago in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on FOX.

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, 0-1, visit Minnesota in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 0-1, host Miami, 4:05pm ET on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 1-0, host Seattle in the Sunday night game, 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT on NBC.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2015 Week 1 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.

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

Sunday September 13

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers visit Chicago at 1:00pm ET, noon CT on FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars host Carolina, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills host Indianapolis, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote in Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals host New Orleans in a 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm Arizona time kickoff on CBS.

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 visit San Diego in a 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm PT game on FOX.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants visit Dallas in an 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT kickoff on NBC.

Monday September 14

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons open the season on Monday night, hosting Philadelphia at 7:10pm ET on ESPN.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 14, 2013 Preview

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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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Thanksgiving Night, Thursday November 30

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The #24 Longhorns, 7-3, host Texas Tech at 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on FOXSports1.

Friday November 29

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (8-3) host East Carolina, noon ET on CBS Sports Network.

Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 2-9 Eagles visit Central Michigan at 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

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, 8-3 and #17 in the BCS, host Arkansas, 2:30pm ET on CBS.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The Bulls, 2-8, visit #19 Central Florida 8:00pm ET on ESPN.

Saturday November 30

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 third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
The Wolverines, 7-4, host Ohio State at noon ET on ABC.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-4 Hokies are at Virginia at 3:30pm ET on ESPNU.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 5-6, hosts Boston College at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 4-7, visit Illinois at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on the Big Ten Network.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 4-7, hosts Purdue at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 4-7 Mountaineers host Iowa State at 4:00pm ET on FOXSports1.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 8-3, visit Stanford at 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT, on FOX.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-7 Volunteers visit Kentucky, 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

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, 7-4, visit Arizona State, 9:30pm ET, 7:30pm MST, on Pac 12 Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 9-2 Sooners, #18 in the BCS, have a bye week.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 10-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS, have a bye week.

Season Completed

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves closed out their season with a 9-3 record.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, winner of the Southern Conference in the FCS, finished their season 8-4 Mocs.

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 finished their season with a 5-5 record.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-5 Patriots have completed their season.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
The 49ers finished their inaugural season with a 5-6 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 3-7.

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Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 4-7, hosts Toledo at noon ET on Friday on ESPN3.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-11, is at Ball State, Friday afternoon at 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-8, host Maryland, 12:30pm ET Saturday on ESPN3.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 10-2 Wildcats, ranked 13th in the FCS, play in the first round of the FCS playoffs at Coastal Carolina, 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

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 Aztecs, 7-4, are at UNLV in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT Saturday kickoff on ESPNU.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 5-7, have completed their season.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles finished their season 3-9.

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 2-10 Wildcats, an FCS team, have finished their season.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 13, 2013 Preview

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Former Michigan Coach Coaching Against Ex Brady Hoke Assistant Coach

UNC Charlotte (4-6) at Morehead State (3-8), 1:00pm ET
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State.
Two former defensive line coaches, now Defensive Coordinators, face off against each other. Bruce Tall from the RichRod era and the UNC Charlotte 49ers, in their first season in program history, visit Phil Burnett and the Morehead State Eagles. Burnett was the Defensive Line Coach for all six season in which Brady Hoke was Head Coach at Ball State.

David v Goliath

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-3 Mocs, winner of the Southern Conference in the FCS, travel to take on #1 Alabama, 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Games Involving Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

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 third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
The Wolverines, 7-3, visit Iowa, noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats 4-6, host Michigan State, noon ET on ESPN.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 8-2 Sooners, #20 in the BCS, visit Kansas State, noon ET, 11:00am CT on FOX Sports 1.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 9-1 Cardinals, #21 in the BCS, host Memphis at noon ET on ESPN3.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 5-5, hosts Pittsburgh at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 2-8 Eagles host Bowling Green, 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

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 #22 in the BCS, host #12 Texas A&M, 3:30pm ET on CBS.

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

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 4-6, visits #3 Ohio State, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

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, 6-4, host #5 Oregon at 3:30pm ET, 1:30pm MST on ABC/ESPN2.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (7-3) visit Florida International, 6:00pm ET.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-4 Patriots visit Coppin State, 7:00pm ET for the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-6 Volunteers host Vanderbilt, 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

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

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The #24 Longhorns, 7-3, have a bye week.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-4 Hokies have a bye week.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 4-7 Mountaineers have a bye week.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves closed out their season with a 9-3 record.

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 finished their season with a 5-5 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 3-7.

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Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-7, host East Carolina in a 12:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 9-2 Wildcats, ranked 16th in the FCS, will play Florida A&M in the Florida Classic, held in Orlando, at 2:00pm on ESPN Classic.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 4-7, host Austin Peay at 2:30pm ET.

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 1-10 Wildcats, an FCS team, host Idaho State at 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

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 Aztecs, 6-4, host Boise State in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-11, fell to Buffalo 44-7 on Tuesday night.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 4-7, has a bye week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 12 2013 Preview

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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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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

Michigan (6-3) at Northwestern (4-5), 3:30pm ET on Big Ten Network
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
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 third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
Three players from Michigan, their careers spanning the 1960’s, ’80s, ’90s, and 2000’s, meet as coaches on the same field. It’s always special when discussing a member of Bo’s first team, but Hankwitz and Northwestern have no time for sentiments as they look to right the ship after losing their last five games.

Thursday Night

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (7-3) defeated Tulsa in a Thursday night game, 45-34.

Other Games Involving Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 7-2 Sooners, #18 in the BCS, host Iowa State at noon ET, 11:00am CT on FOXSports1.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 4-5, visits #22 Wisconsin, noon ET, 11:00am CT, on ESPN2.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 4-6 Mountaineers visit Kansas, noon ET. Gibson will say hello again to Charlie Weis. Strangely, this game is not televised.

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 3-6 Wildcats close out their season at Ferris State, noon ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-3 Hokies host Maryland, 12:30pm ET 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 5-3 Patriots visit Coppin State, 1:00pm ET. These two teams will meet again next weekend for Conference Championship – the winner this weekend gets home-field advantage for that Championship Game.

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, 6-3, host Washington State at 2:00pm ET, noon MST, on Pac 12 Network.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-2 Mocs, ranked #19 in the FCS, visit Samford at 3:00pm on ESPN3.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 8-3 Braves, a member of the FCS, visit Jackson State 3:00pm ET.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The #24 Longhorns, 7-2, host #12 Oklahoma State, 3:30pm ET on FOX.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 5-4, visits #2 Florida State at 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 8-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS, host Houston 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 Bulls, 2-6, host Memphis at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

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 finished their season with a 5-5 record.

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 #21 in the BCS, have a bye week.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-3, have a bye week.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 4-6 49ers of the FCS have a bye week.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-6 Volunteers have a bye week.

Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 2-8 Eagles have a bye week.

The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-6, visit Boston College in a 12:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 3-7, host Butler at 1:00pm ET.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 3-7, visits U Mass in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

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 1-9 Wildcats, an FCS team, visit Montana at 2:00pm ET.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 8-2 Wildcats, ranked 21st in the FCS, host Hampton in a 4:00pm ET kickoff.

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 Aztecs, 5-4, visit Hawaii in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-10, fell to Kent State on Wednesday night.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 4-7, have a bye week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 11, 2013

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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:

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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 7-2 Sooners, #18 in the BCS, lost to Baylor 41-12. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to be 9th in the nation in passing yards allowed (182 yards per game) and 13th in team passing efficiency defense.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 8-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS Standings, defeated UConn 31-10. Bedford’s defense is number one in the country in points allowed per game (11). The Cards are second in the country in five different categories: team passing efficiency defense, total defense (244 yards per game), rushing defense (78 yards per game), passing yards allowed (166), and third down conversion percentage defense (0.296).

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 7-3 Tigers, 21st in the BCS Standings, fell to #1 Alabama 38-17. Cameron’s offense is 2nd in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.577), and 5th in the country in passing efficiency.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-2 Mocs are now #19 in the nation in FCS after beating Wofford 20-10. Braithwaite’s defense is 2nd in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (144) and also 7th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 18 points per game.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorns, 7-2, defeated West Virginia 47-40 in overtime. Texas is 17th in team passing efficiency defense.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 8-3 Braves, member of the FCS, defeated Prairie View 50-35. Alcorn State is 15th in FCS in passing yards allowed, giving up only 175 yards per game through the air.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-3 Hokies defeated Miami FL 42-24. Loeffler’s offense is 104th in rushing yards per game (123) and 91st in scoring offense (24 points per game). In addition, they are 116th in red zone offense and 100th in third down conversions.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, 7-3 lost to Pitt 28-21. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 160 yards per game on the ground, 60th 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 6-3 Wolverines lost to Nebraska 17-13. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 13th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 108 yards per game on the ground.

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 6-3 Wildcats fell to UCLA 31-26. Arizona is 12th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 271 yards per game on the ground.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd, 6-3, rolled over UAB 56-14. Heater’s defense is 15th in the nation in passing efficiency defense, and tied for 19th in the country in pass defense, allowing 206 yards per game through the air.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-3 Patriots fell to Valley Forge Military College 48-7. Despite the loss they have earned a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship Game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 5-4 Orange, who defeated Maryland 20-3. Syracuse is 7th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense.

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, finished its season with a 5-5 record after a 22-21 victory over #24 Robert Morris (Ill.). Siena Heights is 5th in all of NAIA in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 17 points per game.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-5 Wildcats had a bye week. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 18 interceptions, tied for most in the country. They have returned four of those interceptions for touchdowns.

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, 4-5, defeated Illinois 52-35. Mallory’s defense is 111th in the country in scoring defense, giving up 37 points per game. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 527 yards per game, 8th in the nation.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 4-6 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, fell to Wesley 35-28. Tall’s defense is tied for 35th in 4th down conversion defense (0.417).

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-6 Volunteers fell to Auburn 55-23. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 21st in the country in red zone defense.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 4-6 Mountaineers lost to Texas 47-40 in overtime. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 277 passing yards per game, 114th in the nation.

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 3-6 Wildcats fell to Saginaw Valley 52-17. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 82nd in D2 in passing offense, averaging 223 yards per game through the air.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 2-6 Bulls had a bye week. South Florida is 118th in scoring offense (15 points per game), 121st in total offense (256 yards per game), and 123rd in team passing efficiency.

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)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Parrish, the Offensive Coordinator, as named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The Eagles, 2-8, earned their second victory of the season, defeating Western Michigan 35-32 in overtime. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 164 rushing yards per game, 70th in the country. They are 104th in scoring offense (21 points per game) and 97th in total offense (362 yards per game).

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