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).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

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 5 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

Colorado State University-Pueblo (3-1) at Adams State (1-3), 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT
Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
Roy Roundtree, Michigan wide receiver 2008-12, is Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves, though he is not listed on their official coaching roster. Roundtree and Bills will get a chance to catch up and say hello.

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, 3-1 and #22 in the land, visit Maryland at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach. Purdue, 1-3, visits 2nd ranked and undefeated Michigan State, noon ET on ESPN2.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 4-0 Wildcats, ranked #16 in the nation, host Minnesota at noon ET, 11:00am CT on the 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 3-0 Mountaineers #23 in the nation, visit #15 Oklahoma, noon ET on on Fox Sports 1.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 1-3, visit 4th ranked TCU at noon ET, 11:00am CT on ABC.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 2-2, host Pittsburgh at noon 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 Patriots, 0-1, visit Williamson Tech at 1:00pm ET.

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, 1-2, host the Marietta Pioneers in a homecoming game, 2:00pm ET.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 2-2 Zips host the Bobcats of Ohio, 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-0, host undefeated and top-ranked Ohio State, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-4 Cowboys visit, gulp, Appalachian State, 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 2-2, host Old Dominion at 3:30pm 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 2-2 Wildcats host Saginaw Valley at 4:00pm ET.

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, 2-2, visit Auburn at 4:00pm ET on SEC Network.

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, visit #24 California at 4:00pm ET, 1:00pm PT on PAC12 Network.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 3-1, visit Arkansas-Pine Bluff 5:00pm ET, 4:00pm CT.

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 1-3 Panthers visit Delta State at 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT.

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, 3-0 and ranked #9 in the nation, host Eastern Michigan, 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

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, 2-2, host Arkansas at 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
The Gators are 4-0 and ranked #25. They host 3rd ranked Ole Miss at 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 4-0 Irish, ranked 6th in the land, visit 12th ranked Clemson, 8:00pm ET on ABC.

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, 3-1, visit #18 Stanford at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on PAC12 Network.

Bye Week

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-2 Saints have a bye this week.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 3-1 and ranked #8 in FCS, have a bye this week.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 1-3 Broncos have a bye this week.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-1, has 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).

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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 3 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).

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Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

Virginia Tech (1-1) at Purdue (1-1); 3:30pm ET on ESPNU
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
From 2002-2005, Loeffler was Quarterback Coach with Malone as his boss in the Offensive Coordinator position for Michigan. During their time together Michigan was 36-14 with one Big Ten Championship. The Wolverines were 1-3 against the Buckeyes and 1-3 in their bowl games.

Wyoming (0-2) at Washington State (1-1); 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT on Pac 12 Network
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The two men who coached Michigan’s defensive backs last season meet up again in Pullman as the Cougars host the Cowboys.

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, 1-1, host UNLV, noon ET on Big Ten Network.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 0-2 Zips host Savannah State at noon ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 2-0 Wildcats, ranked #23 in the nation, visit Duke at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange. Syracuse, 2-0, hosts Central Michigan 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, 1-1 and ranked #12 in FCS, visit Samford at 3:30pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 2-0 Irish, ranked 8th in the land, host #14 Georgia Tech at 3:30pm ET on NBC.

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 #13 Tigers, 1-0, host #18 Auburn at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on CBS.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 1-1, host Norfolk State at 3:30pm 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 1-1 Wildcats host Hillsdale in a homecoming game at 4:00pm ET.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana. The Hoosiers, 2-0, host Western Kentucky at 4:00pm ET on ESPNEWS.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 1-1, host Mississippi Valley State, 5:00pm ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-0 Saints, ranked #20 in NAIA, host Concordia at 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 0-2 Broncos host Murray State at 7:00pm 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, 1-1, host Western Carolina at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

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 0-2 Panthers host Warner at 7:00pm ET.

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, 1-0 to start the season, host Capital at 7:00pm ET.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
The 2-0 Gators visit Kentucky at 7:30pm ET on the SEC Network.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 1-1, host California, 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on FOX.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 1-1, host Western State at 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT.

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, 1-1, visit Oregon State at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on PAC 12 Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-2 Grizzlies visit Colorado Mesa University at 9pm ET, 7pm 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 20th ranked Wildcats, 2-0, host Northern Arizona at 11:00pm ET, 8:00pm PT on PAC 12 Network.

Bye Week

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 have a bye this week.

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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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).

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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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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week One 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 Facing Each Other

Texas at Notre Dame, Saturday, 7:30pm ET, NBC
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish host Texas and its Defensive Coordinator Vance Bedford, Michigan’s DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007. Bedford was a coach for Elston’s last two years as a player at Michigan in 1995 and 1996. In 1995 Michigan finished 9-4, defeating Virginia in the dramatic Pigskin Classic opener, beating OSU in the Biakabatuka game, and ultimately losing to Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl. A redshirt freshman by the name of Tom Brady was on that team, as was freshman defensive back stud Charles Woodson. The 1996 squad finished 8-4, beating the Buckeyes in Columbus 13-9 before falling to Alabama in the Outback Bowl, 17-14.

Purdue at Marshall, Sunday, 3:00pm ET, Fox Sports 1
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd face off against Purdue on Sunday, 3:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1. In his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach is Terry Malone, Michigan’s Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night, September 3

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC visit 16th ranked Georgia Tech, 7:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State. The Grizzlies kick of their season at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT when they visit Texas A&M Commerce.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines kick off the season at Utah, 8:30pm ET, 6:30pm MT, Fox Sports.

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 host New Hampshire at 10pm ET, 7pm PT to kick off their season.

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 open their season at 10pm ET, 7pm AZ time, hosting Texas San Antonio.

Friday Night, September 4

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos host Michigan State in Kalamazoo. Wonder if Dantonio will talk about Hart’s height again? Kickoff is 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange. Syracuse kicks off its season hosting Rhode Island, 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Saturday, September 5

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats host #21 Stanford, noon ET, 11am CT, on ESPN.

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 Wildcats kick off their season at Northwood, 1pm ET.

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 open their season by hosting Bluffton, 1:30pm ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, ranked #23 in the land in NAIA, start their fourth season of varsity competition by visiting Lindenwood, 2:00pm ET.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State. The Cougars host Portland State, 2pm ET, 11am PT, on the Pac 12 Network.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming. The Cowboys kick off their season hosting North Dakota State, 4pm ET, 2pm MT.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana. The Hoosiers host Southern Illinois, 4pm ET on ESPNEWS.

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 host Bowling Green, 4:00pm ET on SEC Network.

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 #8 in FCS, host Jacksonville State, 6:00pm ET.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron. The Zips open their season at #19 Oklahoma, 7:00pm ET.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The Thunderwolves kick off their season hosting Central Washington at 7:00pm ET, 5:00pm 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 Panthers kick off their season hosting Newberry at 7:00pm 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 host McNeese State 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on SEC Network.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida. The Gators kick off their season hosting New Mexico State, 7:30pm ET on SEC 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 Mountaineers host Georgia Southern, 7:30pm ET.

Monday September 7

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech, the Hokies host #1 Ohio State, 8:00pm ET on ESPN.

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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Former Wolverines now Coaching in College or NFL

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There are 49 former Wolverine players and coaches who are currently coaching, representing 28 different college football teams in addition to 8 NFL franchises.

Seven appears to be the magic number – among former Wolverines coaching in college or the NFL, there are seven Head Coaches, seven Defensive Coordinators, and seven Offensive Coordinators.

This list will always be kept up to date here.

For more on former M Men now coaching in college or the NFL, check out the Fergodsakes Coaching Trees.

Disclaimer: College programs allow only 10 coaches. Plenty of former M-Men, including Eric Campbell at Michigan, Kevin Koger and Nick Sheridan at Tennessee, are serving in other capacities at various programs. This list is only intended to include those members of the ten-member coaching staffs.

Updated August 29, 2015

Head Coach
1. Jim Harbaugh, University of Michigan, I-A
2. Rich Rodriguez, University of Arizona, I-A
3. Les Miles, LSU, I-A
4. Scot Shafer, Syracuse University, I-A
5. Jay Hopson, Alcorn State University, I-AA
6. Jim Lyall, Siena Heights University, NAIA
7. Matt Dyson, George Mason University, Club Team

Special Teams Coordinator
1. Mike Mallory, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL
2. Dan Ferrigno, San Jose State University, I-A

Defense

Defensive Coordinator
1. Teryl Austin, Detroit Lions, NFL
2. Vance Bedford, University of Texas, I-A
3. Tony Gibson, West Virginia University, I-A
4. Mike Hankwitz, Northwestern University, I-A
5. Chuck Heater, Marshall University, I-A
6. Greg Robinson, San Jose State University, I-A
7. Adam Braithwaite, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, I-AA

Defensive Line Coach
1. Mike Trgovac, Green Bay Packers, NFL
2. Mike Elston, University of Notre Dame, I-A
3. Steve Stripling, University of Tennessee, I-A
4. Bruce Tall, West Virginia University, I-A
5. Mark Smith, Florida Tech University, Division II

Linebackers Coach
1. Jim Herrmann, New York Giants, NFL
2. Bill Sheridan, Detroit Lions, NFL
3. Doug Mallory, Atlanta Falcons, NFL (Def Asst/Linebackers)
4. Larry Foote, Arizona Cardinals, NFL
5. Roy Manning, Washington State University, I-A

Secondary/DBs/Safeties Coach
1. Curt Mallory, University of Wyoming, I-A

Offense

Offensive Coordinator
1. Harold Goodwin, Arizona Cardinals, NFL
2. Cam Cameron, LSU, I-A
3. Mike DeBord, University of Tennessee, I-A
4. Scot Loeffler, Virginia Tech University, I-A
5. Calvin McGee, University of Arizona, I-A
6. Doug Nussmeier, University of Florida, I-A
7. Al Borges, San Jose State University, I-A

Offensive Line Coach
1. Andy Moeller, Cleveland Browns, NFL
2. Greg Frey, Indiana University, I-A
3. Darrell Funk, Akron University, I-A
4. Adam Stenavich, San Jose State University, I-A
5. Jon Bills, Adams State University, Division II

Quarterbacks Coach
1. Rod Smith, University of Arizona, I-A
2. Jeff Hecklinski, Colorado State University – Pueblo, Division II

Running Backs Coach
1. Tyrone Wheatley, University of Michigan, I-A
2. Mike Hart, Western Michigan University, I-A

Tight Ends Coach
1. Terry Malone, Purdue University, I-A

Wide Receivers Coach
1. Tony Dews, University of Arizona, I-A
2. Marcus Knight, Northern Michigan University, Division II
3. Derrick Alexander, Wilmington College, Division III

Offensive Quality Control
1. Kurt Anderson, Buffalo Bills, NFL
2. Jerry Montgomery, Green Bay Packers, NFL

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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 NFL; 2014 Week 15

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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.

Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Green Bay, 10-3, at Buffalo, 7-6, 1:00pm ET on FOX
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
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.
Trgovac did not cross paths with Wheatley or Anderson at Michigan.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 2-11, visit Baltimore at 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 4-9, host Washington at 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
Cleveland, 7-6, hosts Cincinnati at 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.
The Lions, 9-4, host Minnesota at 4:25pm ET on FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 7-6, visit Seattle, 4:25pm ET on FOX.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The Saints, 5-8, visit Chicago in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET on NBC.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 11-3, defeated St. Louis 12-6 in the Thursday night game.

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Wolverines Coaching in the NFL; 2014 Week 13

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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.

Thanksgiving Day

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, 7-4, host Chicago at 12:30pm ET on FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 7-4, host Seattle, 8:30pm ET on FOX.

Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Cleveland, 7-4, at Buffalo, 6-5, 1:00pm ET on CBS, Sunday
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
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.
Moeller was Anderson’s position coach at Michigan during Anderson’s last two seasons playing for the Wolverines.

New York Giants, 3-8, at Jacksonville, 1-10, 1:00pm ET on FOX, Sunday
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
Herrmann and Mallory were linebackers and teammates on the 1981 and 1982 squads. The 1982 team won the Big Ten Championship, falling to UCLA in the Rose Bowl 24-14.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Sunday

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The Saints, 4-7, visit Pittsburgh, 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 9-2, visit Atlanta, 4:05pm ET on FOX.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers, 8-3, host New England, 4:25pm ET on CBS.

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