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.
Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers, 7-3, visit Minnesota 1pm 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, 7-3, visit New England, 1pm ET on FOX.
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The Browns, 6-4, visit Atlanta in a 1:00pm ET game on CBS.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-9, visit Indianapolis in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on CBS.
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 9-1, visit Seattle, 4:05pm ET on FOX.
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, 6-4, host Washington, 4:25pm ET on FOX.
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 3-7, host Dallas, 8:30pm ET on NBC.
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94): Senior with Team 115. Now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills; and Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001): Senior with Team 122. Now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, 5-5, will square off against the New York Jets at Ford Field in Detroit. 7pm ET on CBS.
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The Saints, 4-6, host Baltimore in the Monday Night game, 8:30pm ET on ESPN.