Wolverines Coaching at the College Level; 2014 Week 12 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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Northwestern (3-6) at #15 Notre Dame (7-2); 3:30pm ET, NBC
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
Hankwitz played under Bump Elliot and Bo; Elston played under Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-5, visit #19 Duke in a noon ET kickoff on ESPNU.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-6 49ers of the FCS host Wesley College at noon ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 6-3, ranked 20th in NAIA, visit 3rd ranked Grandview (Iowa) in a 1:00pm ET, noon CT kickoff. Lyall led the squad to this year’s Mid-States Football Association Mideast League championship in team’s third season of varsity competition.

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 2-8 Wildcats close out their season in a 1:00pm ET kickoff against Findlay.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots host Coppin State in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 7-3, visit North Dakota in a 1:00pm ET, 12:00pm CT kickoff. With two games to play, Northern Arizona controls its own destiny in the race for the Big Sky Conference Championship.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 6-3, host Eastern Michigan in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3. Western Michigan is 4-1 in the MAC West, tied for the division lead.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 9-0 and ranked #21, host Rice at 2:30pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 7-3 and ranked #9 in FCS, visit Tennessee Tech in a 2:30pm ET kickoff. Braithwaite is part of a team which has already won its conference this season.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 3-6, visit Rutgers at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 6-3, visit Texas Tech at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on ESPN.

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, 7-2 and ranked #19 in the nation, host Washington in a 3:30pm ET, 1:30pm MT kickoff on FOX.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 4-5, host Kentucky in a 4:00pm ET kickoff on the SEC Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-6, host Hawaii in a 4:30pm ET, 1:30pm PT game.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 8-2 Braves, who have clinched the SWAC East championship, host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a 5:00pm ET kickoff.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Texas, 5-5, visits Oklahoma State, 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on FOX.

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 ranked #20 in the land, visit Arkansas, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on ESPN2.

Bye Week

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 5-5, have a bye this week.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 6-4, have a bye this week.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-7, has a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 11

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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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Michigan (4-5) at Northwestern (3-5), 3:30pm ET, ESPN2
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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
Three former players, spanning the 1960’s 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s, are part of the coaching staffs in this game.

#24 West Virginia (6-3) at Texas (4-5), 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on FOX Sports 1.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Former Michigan Secondary Coaches are now Defensive Coordinators. They square off against each other in Austin.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 3-5, host Penn State at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 6-2 and #16 in the nation, host 10th ranked Baylor at noon ET, 11:00am CT on FOX Sports 1.

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 2-7 Wildcats visit Ferris State in a noon ET kickoff.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 5-3, host 17th ranked Robert Morris (Ill.) in a noon ET kickoff.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-5 49ers of the FCS host Coastal Carolina at noon ET.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-6, hosts #22 Duke at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 6-3 and ranked #11 in FCS, hosts Wofford in a 1:00pm ET game 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, 3-4, visit Valley Forge Military Academy in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 7-2 Braves visit Alabama A&M at 2:00pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-1 and ranked 8th in the nation, visit 11th ranked Arizona State in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ABC.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 6-3, host UC Davis in a 4:00pm ET, 2:00pm MT kickoff.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 8-0 and ranked #23, visit Southern Miss 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 Tigers, 7-2 and ranked #14 in the land, host 4th ranked Alabama, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on CBS.

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, 6-2 and ranked #21 in the nation, host Colorado in an 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT kickoff on the Pac-12 Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-5, visit Fresno State in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Bye Week

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 6-3, have a bye this week.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-5, have a bye this week.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 4-5, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 8 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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Thursday Night

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies fell to 4-3 after a 21-16 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 3-3 and ranked #15 in FCS, visits the Citadel at noon ET.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 5-1 and #11 in the nation, host 14th ranked Kansas State, noon ET on ESPN.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 4-2, host 4th ranked Baylor, noon ET on FOX Sports 1.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-4, visits Wake Forest in a noon kickoff on ESPN3.

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 1-5 Wildcats host Wayne State in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 2-3, host Concordia in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-2, visit the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, 1:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 3-3, visit Bowling Green in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 5-2 Braves host Texas Southern in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 3-3, hosts 8th ranked Michigan State in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 2-3, visit Wyoming, 4:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 6-0 and ranked #25, visit Florida International at 6:00pm ET.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-3, visit undefeated and 3rd ranked Ole Miss at 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 3-3, visit Portland State, 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 3-3, host #19 Nebraska in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

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, 5-2, host Kentucky in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on SEC Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 6-0 and ranked 5th in the nation, visit defending national champion and second ranked Florida State, 8pm ET on ABC.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 2-4, host Iowa State at 8:00pm ET on the Longhorn Network.

Bye Week

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 3-4, have a bye this week.

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, 5-1 and ranked #16 in the nation, have a bye this week.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-4 49ers of the FCS have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 7 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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Texas, 2-3, vs. Oklahoma, 4-1 and #11 in the country, in the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl; noon ET, ABC
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Two highly though-of defensive coaches from Michigan’s recent past square off in this traditional rivalry game.

Chattanooga, 3-2, ranked #12 in I-AA, at Tennessee, 2-3, 4pm ET on SEC Network.
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
Braithwaite and Stripling didn’t cross paths in Ann Arbor.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 3-2, visits Iowa in a noon ET kickoff on ESPNU.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-3, hosts undefeated at top-ranked Florida State in a noon kickoff on ESPN.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (5-0) host Middle Tennessee State at noon ET.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-3 49ers of the FCS visit the Citadel in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 5-1 Braves, ranked #24 in I-AA, visit Grambling State in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

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, ranked #10 in the nation, host USC in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT game on ESPN2.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 5-0 and ranked 6th in the nation, host North Carolina in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on NBC.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 3-2, visit Minnesota in a noon ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 3-2, visit Texas Tech in a noon ET kickoff.

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, 4-2, visit Florida in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on SEC Network.

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 1-4 Wildcats visit Malone in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 2-3, visit Ball State in a 3:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 2-2, visit #22 Marian (Ind.) in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 2-4, host Penn State in a 7:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN2.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-1, go to the Belly of the Beast to play Ohio State’s club team, 1:00pm ET.

Bye Week

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-2, have a bye this week.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 3-3, have a bye this week.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 2-3, have a bye week.

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Wolverines Coaching at the College Level; 2014 Week 6 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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves improved to 5-1 with a 33-7 win over Alabama State.

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.
You may have heard that the Wildcats, now 5-0, defeated #2 Oregon 31-24.

Friday Night

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-2, hosts Louisville in a Friday night 7pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Saturday

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (4-0) visit Old Dominion at noon ET.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 2-2, host Florida in a noon ET kickoff on the SEC Network. Tennessee’s defensive line recruiting is outstanding.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 3-2, visit North Carolina in a 12:30pm ET matchup on ESPN3.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-2 49ers of the FCS visit Gardner-Webb in a 1:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 2-2, hosts North Texas in a 2:30pm ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma. The Sooners, 4-0 and #4 in the land, visit #25 TCU at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on FOX.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 4-0 and ranked 9th in the nation, host #14 Stanford in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on NBC.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 2-2, host #17 Wisconsin in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT matchup on ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns, 2-2, host #7 Baylor in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT kickoff on ABC.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 3-2 and ranked #25 in FCS, visit Northern Colorado in a 3:30pm ET kickoff.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-2, and ranked # 14 in the country in the FCS, host VMI at 4:00pm ET.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 2-2, host Kansas at 4:00pm 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 Tigers, 4-1 and ranked #15 in the land, visit #5 Auburn in a 7:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

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 1-3 Wildcats visit Saginaw Valley in a 7:00pm ET kickoff.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 2-2, host Toledo in a 7pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 1-2, visit St. Francis (Ind.) in a 7pm ET kickoff.

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 2-3, visit Rutgers in a 7:00pm kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-3, host UNLV at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ESPN News.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-0, host Stevenson University in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on Sunday.

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Wolverines Coaching in the College Ranks; 2014 Week 5 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past 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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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 4-0 Sooners are #4 in the land according to AP. Montgomery’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 99 rushing yards per game, 17th in the nation.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The Irish, 4-0, are ranked 9th in the land. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to a unit giving up 11.5 points per game, 4th in the nation.

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, 4-1 and ranked #15 by the AP, are 2nd in the nation in passing yards per completion, with 17.92.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd are 4-0 on the season. Heater’s defense is 5th in the nation in 3rd down conversion percentage defense, allowing opponents to convert on only 25.4% of 3rd down attempts.

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. Arizona, 4-0, is averaging 594 total yards per game, 6th in the land.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots are 2-0 this season.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves are 4-1 on the season. Alcorn State is second in the FCS in both sacks and sacks allowed.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers are now 3-2 on the season.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies are 3-2. Loeffler’s offense is 63rd in the country in total offense, averaging 422 yards per game.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks are 3-2 this season, and ranked 25th in FCS. Stenavich’s offensive line has helped Northern Arizona to 161 rushing yards per game, 66th in FCS.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-2, is 4th in the nation in sacks allowed, having only given up one for the entire season.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos are 2-2 this season. Hart’s running backs have rushed for 213 yards per game, 36th in the country.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach, Indiana.
Indiana is 2-2 on the season. Frey’s offensive line has helped the Hoosiers to 284 rushing yards per game, 12th in the nation.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee, 2-2. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is #1 in the nation in 3rd down conversion percentage (0.208).

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers are 2-2. Gibson’s defense ranks 1st in the nation in 4th down conversion defense, having not allowed a 4th down conversion all season.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns are 2-2 on the season. Beford’s defense gives up 17 points per game, 20th in the land.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs are 2-2 and ranked #14 in the FCS. Braithwaite’s defense is 4th in FCS in redzone defense.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats are 2-2. Hankwitz’s defense allows 17 points per game, 19th in the nation.

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
Michigan is now 2-3. The secondary is contributing to a unit that has given up 283 total yards per game, ninth in the country.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints are 1-2 on the young season.

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 are 1-3 on the season. Knight’s wide receivers contribute to an offense which averages 13.65 yards per completion, 42nd in Division II.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans are 1-3 on the season. Robinson’s defense ranks 2nd in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, giving up 83 yards per game through the air.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 5 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 Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Western Michigan (2-1) at Virginia Tech (2-2), 12:30pm ET, ESPN3
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
Loeffler was Quarterbacks Coach for Michigan during Hart’s time as a running back. They won a Big Ten Championship in 2004, and went to the Rose Bowl following the 2004 and 2006 seasons.

8th ranked Notre Dame (3-0) vs. Syracuse (2-1) at MetLife Stadium, 8:00pm ET, ABC
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Elston and Shafer did not cross paths during their respective times in Ann Arbor.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 1-2, visit Penn State in a noon kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-1 49ers of the FCS host Charleston Southern at noon, ET.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 2-1, visit 12th ranked Georgia in a noon game on ESPN.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 0-2, host Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in a 1:00pm ET matchup.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 2-1, hosts Maryland at 1:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 1-0, host Williamston Tech in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 2-2, host Minnesota at 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, visit Kansas in a 4:00pm ET, 3:00pm CT kickoff on FOX Sports 1.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 3-1 Braves, member of the FCS, host Southern University at 5:00pm ET on ESPN3.

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 1-2 Wildcats host Michigan Tech in a homecoming affair, 7:00pm ET.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 2-2, host Cal Poly at 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 1-2, and ranked # 15 in the country in the FCS, host Samford 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 Tigers, 3-1 and ranked #17 in the land, host New Mexico State in a 7:30pm ET matchup on the SEC Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-2, host Nevada at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on the CBS Sports Network.

Bye Week

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma. The Sooners, 4-0 and #4 in the land, have a bye week.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (4-0) have a bye this week.

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, 4-0, have a bye this week.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 2-2, have a bye week.

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Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Warner University Royals of the NAIA. Warner, 2-2, visits Ave Maria University in a 1pm ET kickoff.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-2, visits Pittsburgh in a 1:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 4-0, host top ranked and undefeated Florida State at 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his first season with Buffalo, coaching the secondary. The 2-2 Bulls host Miami Ohio at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Don Treadwell (Offensive Coordinator 2003 for Brady Hoke at Ball State): Now Running Backs Coach for Kent State. The Golden Flashes, 0-3, visit Virginia to take on the Cavaliers, 3:30pm ET, ESPN3.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 2-1 Wildcats, #14 in FCS, host Florida Tech in a 4:00pm ET kickoff.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 1-2, visit Northern Iowa in a 5:00pm 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, 1-2, host UNLV in an 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT 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, 2-2, have a bye week.

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On the Coaching Front: Michigan vs. Colorado 1994

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Silence. Eery silence. I have never heard 100,000 people be so quiet at the end of a football game. Twenty years ago, on September 24, 1994, I was one of 106,427 fans in The Big House, witnessing Kordell Stewart’s Hail Mary to Michael Westbrook, earning the Buffaloes a 27-26 victory over Michigan.

Walking amid the masses on the concourse after the game, I remember passing Don Canham, who was walking in the opposite direction. The stunned look on his face mirrored the rest of us.

Looking back from a coaching personnel perspective, it is amazing to see the Colorado staff’s numerous links to Bo Schembechler. On the field and on the coaching sidelines, the game featured a veritable Who’s Who of Michigan football. Here are some of the men who were on the field that day:

Links to Bo Schembechler:

Gary Moeller was Michigan’s Head Coach in 1994. Moeller coached under Schembechler at Michigan from 1969-76, and again from 1980-89 before taking over the head coaching reins for the 1990 season following Bo’s retirement.

Lloyd Carr was Michigan’s Defensive Coordinator that day. Carr was Michigan’s Defensive Backs Coach under Schembechler from 1980-86, becoming Defensive Coordinator for the Wolverines in 1987. He would of course later become Michigan’s Head Coach and lead the maize and blue to the National Championship in 1997. Carr was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Les Miles was Michigan’s Offensive Line Coach in 1994. An offensive lineman under Schembechler from 1972-75, as a player he was part of three Big Ten Championship teams, yet none of those squads ever played in a Rose Bowl. Currently Head Coach at LSU, Miles led the Tigers to the 2007 National Championship. He was also named 2011 National Coach of the Year by AP, Home Depot, Walter Camp, and Liberty Mutual.

Jim Herrmann was Michigan’s Inside Linebackers Coach in 1994. A linebacker under Schembechler from 1979-82, as a player he was part of two Big Ten Championship and two Rose Bowl teams, including a Rose Bowl win to wrap up the 1980 season. His coaching career includes a collegiate National Championship and a Super Bowl Championship in the NFL. Herrmann is currently Linebackers Coach with the NFL’s New York Giants, where he has been since 2009. Herrmann was Defensive Coordinator for Michigan’s 1997 National Championship team. He also was Linebackers Coach for New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI championship team (2011 season).

Bill McCartney was Colorado’s Head Coach in 1994. McCartney was Defensive Ends Coach under Schembechler from 1974-76 and Defensive Coordinator from 1977-81, when Bob Ufer dubbed the Wolverines’ defense “McCartney’s Monsters.” McCartney led Colorado to the National Championship in 1990.

Elliot Uzelac was Colorado’s Offensive Coordinator in 1994. He had two stints on Schembechler’s coaching staff. The first was as Offensive Line Coach in 1972 and 1973; the second was again as Offensive Line Coach from 1982-86. Uzelac was Head Coach at Western Michigan from 1975-81, and Head Coach at Navy from 1987-89. He was named MAC’s Coach of Year in 1976.

Mike Hankwitz was Colorado’s Defensive Coordinator in 1994. A member of Schembechler’s first team in 1969, Hankwitz was a tight end for Michigan from 1966-69. Hankwitz is currently Defensive Coordinator with the Northwestern Wildcats of the Big Ten, where he has been since 2008. Hankwitz was Defensive Coordinator for Colorado’s 1990 National Championship Team.

Chuck Heater was Colorado’s Secondary Coach in 1994. A running back under Schembechler from 1971-74, Heater was a part of four Big Ten Championship teams and one Rose Bowl team. Heater is currently Defensive Coordinator with the Marshall Thundering Herd of the Conference USA, where he has been since 2013. Heater was on staff of 1988 Notre Dame National Champion Team, and 2006 and 2008 Florida National Championship Teams.

Michigan Players on the Field Now in the Coaching Ranks:

Matt Dyson, Michigan linebacker, now Head Coach George Mason University’s club football team.

Mike Elston, Michigan linebacker, now Defensive Line Coach, Notre Dame.

Harold Goodwin, Michigan offensive lineman, now Offensive Coordinator, Arizona Cardinals. An assistant coach on three Super Bowl teams, Goodwin earned one Super Bowl ring as an Offensive Assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.

Scot Loeffler, Michigan quarterback, now Offensive Coordinator, Virginia Tech.

Tyrone Wheatley, Michigan running back, now Running Backs Coach, Buffalo Bills.

Current Michigan Coaches on Michigan’s 1994 Staff:

Greg Mattison was Michigan’s Defensive Line Coach in 1994. Mattison joined Michigan’s staff in 1992 and was Defensive Line Coach his first three seasons before becoming Defensive Coordinator for the 1995 and 1996 campaigns. He of course rejoined Michigan’s staff as Defensive Coordinator in 2011 under Brady Hoke. Mattison was Defensive Coordinator for Florida’s 2006 National Championship Team.

Fred Jackson was Michigan’s Running Backs Coach in 1994. Jackson joined Michigan’s staff under Gary Moeller in 1992, and has been Running Backs Coach for all but two seasons since (he was Offensive Coordinator in 1995 and 1996). Jackson has coached under 4 of Michigan’s 19 Head Coaches (Moeller, Carr, Rodriguez, and Hoke).

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2014 Week 4 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):

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

#4 Oklahoma (3-0) at West Virginia (2-1), 7:30pm ET FOX
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Montgomery and Gibson never coached together, with Gibson part of the Rodriguez staff, and Montgomery on Brady Hoke’s first two staffs.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 0-2, host Western Illinois at noon ET on ESPN News.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 2-1, host Georgia Tech in a noon kickoff on ESPN.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-0, hosts Maryland in a 12:30pm kickoff on ESPN3.

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 1-1 Wildcats visit Hillsdale in a 1pm ET kickoff.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (3-0) visit Akron, 2:00pm ET on ESPN3. Akron’s running backs coach is Trent Boykin, who coached running backs for Brady Hoke at Ball State. Heater talks about what to expect from Akron’s offense.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 2-1 and ranked #23 in FCS, are at South Dakota at 2:00pm CT, noon PT.

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
The Wolverines, 2-1, host Utah at 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 1-1, visits #18 Missouri in a 4:00pm ET kickoff on the SEC Network.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-1, visit the Golden Gophers of Minnesota at 3pm CT, 1pm PT, on the Big Ten Network.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 2-1 Braves, member of the FCS, visit Mississippi Valley State in a 5:00pm ET matchup.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-0 49ers of the FCS visit Elon at 7:00pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 1-2, and ranked # 14 in the country in the FCS, host Samford 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 Broncos, 1-1, host Murray State at 7:00pm 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, 3-0 and ranked #8 in the land, host Mississippi State in a 7pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

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, 3-0, host Cal at 10pm ET, 7pm PT, on the Pac-12 Network.

Bye Week

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 9th ranked Irish, 3-0, have a bye this week.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 2-1, have a bye week. Stripling and the defensive coaches talk about last week’s loss to 4th ranked Oklahoma.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 1-0, have a bye this week.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns, 1-2, have a bye this week.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 0-2, have a bye week. Lyall talks about last week’s loss to St. Joseph’s.

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Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 1-2, visit Davidson at 1:00pm ET.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Warner University Royals. Warner, 1-2, hosts University of Faith in a 1pm ET kickoff.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-1, hosts Marshall in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3. Former Michigan running back Chuck Heater is now Defensive Coordinator for Marshall.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 1-1, visit Tennessee State in a 3pm ET kickoff.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his first season with Buffalo, coaching the secondary. The 1-2 Bulls host Norfolk State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-0, host Presbyterian at 6:00pm ET 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 2-0 Wildcats, #12 in FCS, visit UCF at 6:00pm 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, 1-1, visit Oregon State in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on FOX Sports 1.

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Wolverines Coaching in the College Ranks; 2014 Week 3 Recap

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past 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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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 3-0 Sooners are #4 in the land according to AP. Montgomery’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 11 points per game, 8th in the country.

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 #8 by the AP, rank 1st in the nation in the following categories: 4th down conversion percentage; passing yards per completion (20.06); and team passing efficiency defense.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The Irish, 3-0, are now ranked 9th in the land after their 30-14 victory over Purdue. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to a unit giving up 10.3 points per game, 4th in the nation.

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. Arizona, 3-0, is averaging 583 total yards per game, 8th in the land.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers are now 3-0 on the season.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd are 3-0 after defeating Ohio University 44-14. Heater’s defense is 19th in the land in scoring defense, allowing 16 points per game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 2-0, defeated Central Michigan 40-3. Syracuse has yet to lose a fumble, throw an interception, or allow a sack.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots kicked off their season with a 21-0 win over Longwood.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 2-1 Hokies fell to East Carolina 28-21. Loeffler’s offense is 81st in the country in total offense, averaging 400 yards per game.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee, 2-1. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is third in the nation in 3rd down conversion percentage (0.233).

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 2-1, are ranked # 21 in FCS. Stenavich’s offensive line has helped Northern Arizona to 179 rushing yards per game, 45th in FCS.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves are 2-1 following a 52-20 win over Louisiana. Alcorn State leads the FCS in rushing defense, allowing 44 yards on the ground per game.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers improved to 2-1 after a 40-37 win over Marylad. Gibson’s defense ranks first in the nation in 4th down conversion defense.

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 fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
Michigan is now 2-1 after defeating Miami 34-10. The secondary is contributing to a unit that has given up 253 total yards per game, seventh in the country.

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 are now 1-1 after a 31-14 win over Quincy. Knight’s wide receivers contribute to an offense which averages 12.59 yards per completion, 71st in Division II.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 1-1, topped Idaho 45-33. Hart’s running backs have rushed for 228 yards per game, 35th in the country.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 1-1, fell to Bowling Green 45-42. Frey’s offensive line has helped the Hoosiers to 345 rushing yards per game, third in the nation.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans are 1-1 and coming off a bye week. Robinson’s defense ranks 22nd in the nation in fumbles recovered, with three.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns fell to 1-2 after losing to UCLA 20-17. Beford’s defense ranks 6th in the country in number of passes intercepted (5); and 6th in the nation in team sacks (4.33 per game).

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. Despite being 1-2, the Mocs are ranked # 12 in the country in the FCS. Braithwaite’s defense is 4th in FCS in redzone defense.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints are 0-2 after falling to St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 27-7.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 0-2, had a bye this past weekend. Hankwitz’s defense is 78th in the land in scoring defense, allowing 27 points per game.

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