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 Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other
Green Bay (1-1) at Detroit (1-1), 1pm ET, 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.
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
Trgovac was not in Ann Arbor during Austin’s and Sheridan’s coaching stints with Michigan. Julius Peppers and Green Bay’s defensive line.
San Francisco (1-1) at Arizona (2-0), 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm PT, FOX
Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals.
Harbaugh and Goodwin did not cross paths in Ann Arbor, though Harbaugh’s position coach (Jerry Hanlon) was also Goodwin’s position coach on the offensive line.
Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches
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.
Buffalo, 2-0, hosts San Diego at 1pm ET on CBS.
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): now Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns.
The 1-1 Browns host Baltimore, where Moeller won a Super Bowl ring as Offensive Line Coach, in a 1pm ET matchup on CBS.
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005): now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 0-2, host Houston in a 1pm ET kickoff on CBS.
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): now Tight Ends Coach, New Orleans.
The 0-2 Saints host Minnesota in a 1pm ET matchup on FOX.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85): Senior with Team 106. Now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The 0-2 Jaguars host Indianapolis, 1pm ET on CBS.