Week 4 NFL Results and Wolverine Coaching Connection

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL. For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers pounded the New York Jets 34-0 to improve to 3-1 on the season. San Francisco is Top-5 in the NFL in scoring defense, rushing defense, passing defense, and total defense. Offensively, they are third in the league in rushing the ball at 167 yards per game.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): All 3 now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The Ravens are 3-1 after beating Cleveland 23-16 last Thursday. Offensive Coordinator Cameron has the Ravens Top-5 in the league in points scored, passing offense, and total offense. Offensive Line Coach Moeller has the offensive line contributing to the NFL’s 12th best rushing attack, averaging 114 yards per game. Defensively, Austin’s secondary has contributed to a unit which is 12th in scoring defense, allowing 21 points per game. The Ravens have 4 interceptions on the season, returning 2 for touchdowns.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears are 3-1 after defeating the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, 34-18. The blog Windy City Gridiron discusses a possible growing rapport between quarterback Jay Cutler and tight end Kellen Davis.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Pack are 2-2 after defeating New Orleans 28-27. Trgovac’s defensive line has contributed to a team which is 4th in the NFL in sacks, getting to the quarterback 14 times this season.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach. The Giants are 2-2 after the 19-17 Sunday night loss to Philadelphia. Herrmann’s linebackers have contributed to a defense which is tied for 4th in the NFL in interceptions, with 6 on the season. Ingram’s running backs are averaging 90 yards per game on the ground, which is 23rd in the league. They are also part of an offense which is 9th in scoring, averaging 28 points per game.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 1-2, had a bye week. Goodwin’s offensive line is giving Luck time enough to average 267 passing yards per game, which is 12th in the league. Luck has been kept relatively clean, being sacked 5 times on the season, tied for third fewest in the NFL.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs are 1-3 after losing to RG3 and the Washington Redskins 24-22. The Buccaneers rush defense is 4th best in the NFL, allowing 76 yards per game. On the flip side, the passing defense is allowing a league-worst 344 yards per game.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach. The Saints are 0-4 after losing 28-27 to Green Bay. Malone’s tight ends are contributing to an offense which is 3rd in the league in passing yards, averaging 321 yards per game.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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NFL Week 4 Wolverine Coaching Connection

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Coaching various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches (for Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend:

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): All 3 now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The Ravens are now 3-1 after defeating Cleveland 23-16 Thursday night.

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach. Trgovac and Mallory just missed being teammates in Ann Arbor, and Malone came along as coach long after they both graduated from U of M. The 0-3 Saints are in desperate need of a win, and they visit Green Bay, victims of referee-gate, in a 4:25pm ET game on FOX.

Other Games with former Wolverines as Coaches

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 2-1 49ers go to New York to take on the Jets. 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The 1-2 Buccaneers host Washington in a 4:25pm ET game on FOX. Sheridan and his defense get their chance at Robert Griffin III.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach. The Giants, 2-1 travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the Sunday night game, 8:20pm ET on NBC. Giants blog Big Blue Interactive profiles the Giants-Eagles game here.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The 2-1 Bears are at Dallas in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET, ESPN.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 1-2, have a bye this week.

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Wolverine Coaching Connection NFL Week 3 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Roaming the sidelines as coaches of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches(For Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend:

  • Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach. The Giants defeated Carolina 36-7 on Thursday night.
  • Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The 1-1 Bears host St. Louis, 1:00pm ET on FOX.
  • Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The 1-1 Colts host Jacksonville, 1:00pm ET, CBS.
  • Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. Playing their third consecutive game against the NFC North, the 2-0 49ers travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.
  • Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 1-1, visit Dallas in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.
  • Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach. The 0-2 Saints host Kansas City in a 1:00pm matchup on CBS.
  • Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): All 3 now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The 1-1 Ravens host the New England Patriots in the Sunday night game, 8:20pm ET, NBC.
  • Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The 1-1 Packers travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET, ESPN.
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Harbaugh, 49ers Rush the Ball, Defend the Rush

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL. For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, fergodsakes.com has them here.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. Harbaugh and the 49ers are 2-0 after defeating the Detroit Lions 27-19. A disciple of Bo, Harbaugh’s team is 3rd in the league in rushing yards, and 6th in the league in defending the run.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers improved to 1-1 on the season after defeating Chicago 23-10. Trgovac’s defensive line has led the way for the Packers to be first in the league in sacks with 11 on the season. The Packers are also 5th in the league in total defense allowing 273 yards per game.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): All 3 now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The Ravens are 1-1 after falling to Philadelphia 24-23. Cameron’s offense is 3rd in the league in scoring at 34 points per game. Moeller’s offensive line has contributed to a rushing attack which is 10th in the league at 117 yards per game. Austin’s secondary is tied for 8th in the NFL with 3 interceptions on the season.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears are 1-1 after losing to Green Bay 23-10. DeBord’s tight ends have contributed to an offense that is 14th in scoring in the league.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. After defeating Minnesota 23-20 the Colts are 1-1. Goodwin’s offensive line is tied for 18th in the NFL in sacks allowed with 5 on the season.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach. The Giants are 1-1 after beating Tampa Bay 41-34. Herrmann’s defense is 16th in the league in rushing defense, and Ingram’s running backs have contributed to a team which is 7th in scoring offense, averaging 29 points per game.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs are 1-1 after losing to the Giants 41-34. Sheridan’s defense had a rough day, and are now 15th in the league in scoring defense, allowing an average of 25 points per game.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach. New Orleans is 0-2 on the young season, losing to Carolina 35-27. Malone’s tight ends have contributed to an offense that is 3rd in the league in both passing yards and total yards, and 6th in the league in scoring. Mallory’s special teams are tied for 4th in net punting, and are 8th in average kickoff return yardage.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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Wolverine Coaching Connection NFL Week 2

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Roaming the sidelines as coaches of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches(For Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend:

Wolverine Connection v Wolverine Connection

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach.
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach.
The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10 Thursday night. Though DeBord and Trgovac did not share time in Ann Arbor, it’s still fun to see two former Wolverines in the ol’ black and blue division.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach.
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator.
Sheridan and Herrmann coached together on Lloyd Carr’s staff for three seasons (2002-04), including the Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl seasons of 2003 and 2004. With Herrmann as Defensive Coordinator, Sheridan was Outside Linebackers Coach in 2002 and Defensive Line Coach in 2003 and 2004. On Sunday at 1:00pm ET on FOX, they will get reacquainted. This time it’s Sheridan as Defensive Coordinator and Herrmann as Linebackers Coach as the 0-1 Giants host the 1-0 Bucs.

The Rest of the Wolverine Connections

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002); Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07): All 3 now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The 1-0 Ravens visit Philadelphia to take on the Eagles at 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The 0-1 Colts are at home for the second consecutive week, this time hosting Minnesota at 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach. New Orleans (0-1) travels to Carolina to take on the Panthers at 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco (1-0) hosts the Detroit Lions in the Sunday night game – 8:20pm ET on NBC.

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Wolverine Coaching Connection NFL Games This Weekend

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Roaming the sidelines as coaches of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. (For more on the Michigan Coaching Trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend:

Sunday NFL Football

The first Sunday of NFL action has the Indianapolis Colts hosting the Chicago Bears at 1:00pm ET on CBS. Harold Goodwin, who played on the offensive line for Michigan from 1992-94, is now Offensive Line Coach for the Colts. On the opposing sideline is Mike DeBord, coaching tight ends for the Bears. At Michigan, DeBord the Tight Ends Coach and Goodwin the offensive lineman were both with Teams 113, 114, and 115, winning a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl together in the 1992 season. DeBord of course later went on to have two stints as Offensive Coordinator for Michigan, including the 1997 National Championship team. Goodwin has been part of two Super Bowls in his coaching career, with the Bears in the 2006 season, and winning one in the 2008 season as part of the Steelers’ staff in Super Bowl XLIII.

Former Michigan linebacker Mike Mallory (1981-85) and assistant coach Terry Malone (1997-2005) are with the New Orleans Saints, who host Washington at 1:00pm on FOX. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach.

San Francisco visits Green Bay at 4:25pm ET on FOX. Former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh (1982-86) is the Head Coach for the 49ers. On the opposing sideline is Packer Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac, who played Defensive Line for the Wolverines from 1977-80.

Also at 4:25pm ET on FOX, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers. Bill Sheridan, Michigan assistant coach from 2002-04, is now the Defensive Coordinator for the Bucs.

Monday Night NFL Football

The Baltimore Ravens open their season on Monday night at 7:00pm on ESPN, hosting the Cincinnati Bengals. Calling plays for the Ravens is Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron, who coached wide receivers and quarterbacks for the maize and blue from 1986-93. Teryl Austin, who was on the Michigan sideline from 1999-2002 as Defensive Backs Coach, now coaches the secondary for Baltimore. Rounding out the trio of Baltimore’s Wolverine connection, Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86; Offensive Line Coach 2000-07) is now Offensive Line Coach for the Ravens.

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