Former Wolverines in College Coaching Ranks; Week 2 2014 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 2-0 Sooners are #4 in the land according to AP. Montgomery’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 11.5 points per game, 14th 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, 2-0 and ranked #10 by the AP, rank 1st in the nation in the following categories: 4th down conversion percentage; number of offensive passes intercepted (0); passing yards per completion (24.45); red zone offense; 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, 2-0, are now ranked 11th in the land after their 31-0 pasting of Michigan. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to a unit giving up 8.5 points per game, 6th in the nation.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 2-0 Hokies are now ranked 17th in the AP following their 35-21 win at Ohio State. Loeffler’s offense is 1st in the country in red zone offense; 16th in the nation in completion percentage (0.701); and 17th in the country in 3rd down conversion percentage (0.531).

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, 2-0, is averaging 288 rushing yards per game, 17th in the country.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee, 2-0. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which has given up 13 points per game, 21st in the nation.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 49ers are now 2-0 on the season.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd are 2-0 after defeating Rhode Island 48-7. Heater’s defense is 3rd in the land in tackles for loss, with 10 on the season.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 1-0, had a bye this week.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 1-0, had a bye week.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 1-1, are ranked # 22 in FCS. Stenavich’s offensive line has helped Northern Arizona to 125 rushing yards per game, 74th in FCS.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans are 1-1 after falling to 5th ranked Auburn 59-13. Robinson’s defense ranks 14th in the nation in fumbles recovered, with three.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves are 1-1 following a tough 26-20 loss to Southern Miss. A member of the FCS, Alcorn State is 3rd in the country in rushing yards per game (313); and 7th in rushing yard allowed per game (61).

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns fell to 1-1 after losing to BYU. Beford’s defense ranks 2nd in the country in number of passes intercepted (5); and 4th in the nation in both team passing efficiency defense and team sacks (5).

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers improved to 1-1 after a 54-0 win over Towson. Gibson’s defense ranks 29th in passing yards allowed (165 yards per game).

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 1-1 after the debacle in South Bend. The secondary is contributing to a unit that has given up 199.5 passing yards per game, 87th in the country.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints are 0-1 after falling to Virginia Union, 12-0.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. Despite being 0-2, the Mocs are ranked # 12 in the country in the FCS. From the FCS national rankings website:

“The Mocs are an excellent 0-2 team, but they’re 0-2. They have to learn to schedule better, particularly early in the year.”

Braithwaite’s defense is 5th 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 0-2 after falling to Northern Illinois. Hankwitz’s defense is 37th in the nation in interceptions, with two.

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 started the season 0-1 after falling to Northwood 23-13.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 0-1, had a bye this week.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots have not yet started their season.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 2 2014 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

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
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.
Elston did not cross paths with Mallory or Manning during his time in Ann Arbor. This traditional battle of heavyweights has the Wolverines visiting South Bend for the last time in the foreseeable future.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Thursday Night

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 are now 2-0 after defeating UTSA 26-23.

Saturday

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints. The Saints kick off their season at Virginia Union in a noon kickoff.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 1-0 Sooners, #4 in the land, visit Tulsa in a noon ET kickoff on ABC/ESPN2.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 1-0 Volunteers host Arkansas State, noon ET on SEC Network.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 1-0 49ers of the FCS host Johnson C Smith at noon ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 0-1, host Northern Illinois in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT matchup on the Big Ten Network.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 0-1, and ranked # 9 in the country in the FCS, host #17 in the FCS Jacksonville State at 6pm ET.

Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, 0-1 and ranked #24 in FCS, visit Abilene Christian, 7pm ET.

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 kick off their season, hosting Northwood in a 7:00pm ET game.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (1-0) host Rhode Island, 7pm ET.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-0, visit 6th ranked Auburn at 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 1-0 Braves, member of the FCS, visit Southern Mississippi in a 7:00pm ET matchup.

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, 1-0 and ranked #9, host Sam Houston State in a 7:30pm ET game on SEC Network.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas. The Longhorns, 1-0, host BYU at 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on Fox Sports 1.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The 0-1 Mountaineers host Towson, 7:30pm ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 1-0 Hokies visit Ohio State, 8:00pm ET on ESPN.

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, 0-1, have a bye this week.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 1-0, has a bye this week.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 1-0, has a bye week.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots have not yet started their season.

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Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-0, visits Penn State at noon 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 1-0 Bulls visit Army in a noon ET kickoff on the CBS Sports Network.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Warner University Royals. Warner, 0-1, hosts Webber International in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 1-0, visit Indiana State at 3:00pm ET.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 0-1, host Pikeville in a 6:00pm ET kickoff.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 1-0, host Old Dominion, 6pm 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, 1-0, visit North Carolina in an 8:00pm ET kick on ESPN News.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 1-0 Wildcats, #21 in FCS, have a bye this week.

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Former Wolverine Players & Coaches Coaching in Bowl Season 2013

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Fergodsakes.com previews the upcoming bowl season with an eye towards former Wolverine players and coaches who will be coaching in this season’s bowl games. For Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here.

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Coaching in Bowl Games

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 10-2 Sooners, ranked 11th in the BCS, defeated Oklahoma State 33-24 on Saturday to close out their regular season. They will face Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2, 8:30pm ET, on ESPN.

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94; and
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 9-3 Tigers, 16th in the BCS Standings, will face Iowa in the Outback Bowl, 1:00pm ET on January 1, ESPN.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 8-4 Hokies will play UCLA in the Sun Bowl on December 31, 2:00pm ET 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 7-5 Wildcats will play Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl on December 31, 12:30pm ET on ESPN.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorns, 8-4, lost to Baylor 30-10 on Saturday. They will play Oregon in the Alamo Bowl, December 30, 6:45pm on ESPN.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 7-5 Wolverines will play Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, December 28, 10:15pm ET on ESPN.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 11-1 Cardinals, #18 in the BCS Standings, defeated Cincinnati 31-24 in overtime on Thursday night. They will face Miami in the Florida Citrus Bowl on December 28, 6:45pm ET on ESPN.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, 8-4, will face future Big Ten member Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, noon ET, on ESPN.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 6-6 Orange. Syracuse will play Minnesota in the Texas Bowl, December 27 at 6:00pm ET on ESPN.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd, 9-4, fell to Rice 41-24 in the Conference USA Championship Game. They will play Maryland in the Military Bowl, December 27, 2:30pm ET on ESPN.

Seasons Completed

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 9-3 Braves, member of the FCS, completed its season on November 23 with a 48-33 win over Jackson State. Alcorn State finished the season 19th in FCS in scoring, averaging 37 points per game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-4 Mocs, winners of the Southern Conference, closed out their season November 23 with a loss to then #1 Alabama 49-0. Braithwaite’s defense finished 4th in FCS in passing yards allowed per game (152) and 13th in scoring defense, giving up just 20 points per game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-5 Patriots fell to Coppin State 40-3 in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship Game on November 23.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, finished its season with a 5-5 record after a 22-21 victory over #24 Robert Morris (Ill.) on November 16. Siena Heights is 5th in all of NAIA in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 17 points per game.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 5-6 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, finished their first season by defeating Morehead State 61-17 on November 23. Tall’s defense finished 40th in 4th down conversion defense (0.438).

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 5-7 Wildcats finished their season on a bright note, defeating Illinois 37-34 on November 30. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 19 interceptions, tied for fourth in the country. They returned four of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers, 5-7, finished their season November 30 with a 56-36 win over Purdue for the Old Oaken Bucket. Mallory’s defense is 114th in the country in scoring defense, giving up 39 points per game. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 509 total yards per game, 11th in the nation.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 5-7 Volunteers finished their season Thanksgiving weekend with a 27-14 win over Kentucky. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 16th in the country in red zone defense.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 4-8 Mountaineers finished their season Thanksgiving weekend with a 52-44 triple overtime loss to Iowa State. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 263 passing yards per game, 107th in the nation.

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 3-7 Wildcats finished their season with a 35-22 loss to Ferris State on November 16. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 81st in D2 in passing offense, averaging 227 yards per game through the air.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 2-10 Bulls closed their season with a 31-6 loss to Rutgers on December 7.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Parrish, the Offensive Coordinator, as named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The Eagles, 2-10, lost on Thanksgiving weekend to Central Michigan 42-10 to close out their season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles averaged 158 rushing yards per game, 75th in the country. They are 111th in scoring offense (19 points per game) and 109th in total offense (336 yards per game).

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back Week 14, 2013

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine 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). Updates on their seasons:

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Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94; and
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 9-3 Tigers, 15th in the BCS Standings, finished their regular season by defeating Arkansas 31-27. Cameron’s offense is 1st in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.586), and 4th in the country in passing efficiency.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 9-2 Sooners, #17 in the BCS, had a bye week. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to be 13th in the nation in total yards allowed (331 yards per game).

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 10-1 Cardinals, #19 in the BCS Standings, had a bye week. Bedford’s defense is number one in the country in third down conversion defense (0.264) and in first down defense. The Cards are second in the country in total defense (243 yards per game), rushing defense (83 yards per game), and passing yards allowed (160 yards per game).

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd, 9-3, defeated East Carolina 59-28 and will face Rice in the Conference USA Championship Game. Heater’s defense is 6th in the nation in passing efficiency defense, and 16th in the country in third down conversion defense (0.333).

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorns, 8-3, defeated Texas Tech 41-16. Texas is 24th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, 8-4, finished their regular season with a 27-20 loss to Stanford. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 202 passing yards per game, 17th in the country.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 8-4 Hokies finished their regular season with a 16-6 win over Virginia. Loeffler’s offense is 110th in rushing yards per game (118) and 95th in scoring offense (23 points per game). In addition, they are 113th in red zone offense and 107nd in third down conversions.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 7-5 Wolverines fell to Ohio State 42-41. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan intercept 17 passes, tied for 12th in the land.

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 7-5 Wildcats finished their regular season losing to archrival Arizona State, 58-21. Arizona is 12th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 266 yards per game on the ground.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 6-6 Orange, who finished their regular season with a 34-31 win over Boston College. Syracuse is 11th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense (0.322).

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 2-9 Bulls fell to Central Florida 23-20. South Florida is 120th in scoring offense (15 points per game), 121st in total offense (266 yards per game), and 121st in team passing efficiency.

Seasons Completed

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 9-3 Braves, member of the FCS, completed its season with a 48-33 win over Jackson State. Alcorn State finished the season 19th in FCS in scoring, averaging 37 points per game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-4 Mocs, winners of the Southern Conference, fell to #1 Alabama 49-0. Braithwaite’s defense finished 4th in FCS in passing yards allowed per game (152) and 13th in scoring defense, giving up just 20 points per game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-5 Patriots fell to Coppin State 40-3 in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship Game.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, finished its season with a 5-5 record after a 22-21 victory over #24 Robert Morris (Ill.). Siena Heights is 5th in all of NAIA in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 17 points per game.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 5-6 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, finished their first season by defeating Morehead State 61-17. Tall’s defense finished 40th in 4th down conversion defense (0.438).

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 5-7 Wildcats finished their season on a bright note, defeating Illinois 37-34. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 19 interceptions, tied for fourth in the country. They returned four of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers, 5-7, finished their season with a 56-36 win over Purdue for the Old Oaken Bucket. Mallory’s defense is 114th in the country in scoring defense, giving up 39 points per game. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 509 total yards per game, 11th in the nation.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 5-7 Volunteers finished their season with a 27-14 win over Kentucky. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 16th in the country in red zone defense.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 4-8 Mountaineers finished their season with a 52-44 triple overtime loss to Iowa State. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 263 passing yards per game, 107th in the nation.

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 3-7 Wildcats finished their season with a 35-22 loss to Ferris State. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 81st in D2 in passing offense, averaging 227 yards per game through the air.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Parrish, the Offensive Coordinator, as named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The Eagles, 2-10, lost to Central Michigan 42-10 to close out their season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles averaged 158 rushing yards per game, 75th in the country. They are 111th in scoring offense (19 points per game) and 109th in total offense (336 yards per game).

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 14, 2013 Preview

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Thanksgiving Night, Thursday November 30

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The #24 Longhorns, 7-3, host Texas Tech at 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on FOXSports1.

Friday November 29

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (8-3) host East Carolina, noon ET on CBS Sports Network.

Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 2-9 Eagles visit Central Michigan at 2:00pm 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, 8-3 and #17 in the BCS, host Arkansas, 2:30pm ET on CBS.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The Bulls, 2-8, visit #19 Central Florida 8:00pm ET on ESPN.

Saturday November 30

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 third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
The Wolverines, 7-4, host Ohio State at noon ET on ABC.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-4 Hokies are at Virginia at 3:30pm ET on ESPNU.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 5-6, hosts Boston College at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 4-7, visit Illinois at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on the Big Ten Network.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 4-7, hosts Purdue at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 4-7 Mountaineers host Iowa State at 4:00pm ET on FOXSports1.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 8-3, visit Stanford at 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT, on FOX.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-7 Volunteers visit Kentucky, 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

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, 7-4, visit Arizona State, 9:30pm ET, 7:30pm MST, on Pac 12 Network.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 9-2 Sooners, #18 in the BCS, have a bye week.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 10-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS, have a bye week.

Season Completed

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves closed out their season with a 9-3 record.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, winner of the Southern Conference in the FCS, finished their season 8-4 Mocs.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints finished their season with a 5-5 record.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-5 Patriots have completed their season.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
The 49ers finished their inaugural season with a 5-6 record.

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 finished their season 3-7.

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Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 4-7, hosts Toledo at noon ET on Friday on ESPN3.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-11, is at Ball State, Friday afternoon at 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-8, host Maryland, 12:30pm ET Saturday 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 10-2 Wildcats, ranked 13th in the FCS, play in the first round of the FCS playoffs at Coastal Carolina, 1:00pm 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, 7-4, are at UNLV in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT Saturday kickoff on ESPNU.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 5-7, have completed their season.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles finished their season 3-9.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 2-10 Wildcats, an FCS team, have finished their season.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 13, 2013

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine 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). Updates on their seasons:

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Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94; and
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 8-3 Tigers, 17th in the BCS Standings, defeated Texas A&M 34-10. Cameron’s offense is 1st in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.586), and 3rd in the country in passing efficiency.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 9-2 Sooners, #18 in the BCS, defeated Kansas State 41-31. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to be 11th in the nation in total yards allowed (331 yards per game).

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 10-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS Standings, defeated Memphis 24-17. Bedford’s defense is number one in the country in third down conversion defense (0.264) and first down defense. The Cards are second in the country in total defense (243 yards per game), rushing defense (83 yards per game), and scoring defense (11 points per game).

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, 8-3 and #25 in the BCS, defeated BYU 23-13. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 206 passing yards per game, 21st in the country.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 9-3 Braves, member of the FCS, completed its season with a 48-33 win over Jackson State. Alcorn State finished the season 19th in FCS in scoring, averaging 37 points per game.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd, 8-3, defeated FIU 48-10. Heater’s defense is 8th in the nation in passing efficiency defense, and 15th in the country in pass defense, allowing 199 yards per game through the air.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorns, 7-3, had a bye week. Texas is tied for 10th in the nation in 4th down conversion defense (0.333).

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-4 Mocs, winners of the Southern Conference, fell to #1 Alabama 49-0. Braithwaite’s defense finished 4th in FCS in passing yards allowed per game (152) and 13th in scoring defense, giving up just 20 points per game.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 7-4 Wolverines fell to Iowa 24-21. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 14th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 116 yards per game on the ground. In addition, they have 16 interceptions, tied for 13th in the country.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-4 Hokies had a bye week. Loeffler’s offense is 111th in rushing yards per game (117) and 90th in scoring offense (24 points per game). In addition, they are 114th in red zone offense and 102nd in third down conversions.

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 7-4 Wildcats upset then fifth-ranked Oregon 42-16. Arizona is 12th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 267 yards per game on the ground.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-5 Patriots fell to Coppin State 40-3 in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship Game.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, finished its season with a 5-5 record after a 22-21 victory over #24 Robert Morris (Ill.). Siena Heights is 5th in all of NAIA in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 17 points per game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 5-6 Orange, who lost to Pitt 17-16. Syracuse is 13th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense (0.323).

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 5-6 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, finished their first season by defeating Morehead State 61-17. Tall’s defense finished 40th in 4th down conversion defense (0.438).

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-7 Wildcats lost to Michigan State 30-6. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 18 interceptions, tied for fourth in the country. They have returned four of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers, 4-7, lost to Ohio State 42-14. Mallory’s defense is 115th in the country in scoring defense, giving up 39 points per game. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 492 total yards per game, 17th in the nation.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-7 Volunteers fell to Vanderbilt 14-10. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 16th in the country in red zone defense.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 4-7 Mountaineers had a bye week. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 257 passing yards per game, 99th in the nation.

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 3-7 Wildcats finished their season with a 35-22 loss to Ferris State. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 81st in D2 in passing offense, averaging 227 yards per game through the air.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 2-8 Bulls fell to SMU 16-6. South Florida is 118th in scoring offense (14 points per game), 120th in total offense (263 yards per game), and 122nd in team passing efficiency.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Parrish, the Offensive Coordinator, as named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The Eagles, 2-9, lost to Bowling Green 58-7. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 155 rushing yards per game, 79th in the country. They are 111th in scoring offense (20 points per game) and 109th in total offense (335 yards per game).

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 13, 2013 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 Michigan Coach Coaching Against Ex Brady Hoke Assistant Coach

UNC Charlotte (4-6) at Morehead State (3-8), 1:00pm ET
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State.
Two former defensive line coaches, now Defensive Coordinators, face off against each other. Bruce Tall from the RichRod era and the UNC Charlotte 49ers, in their first season in program history, visit Phil Burnett and the Morehead State Eagles. Burnett was the Defensive Line Coach for all six season in which Brady Hoke was Head Coach at Ball State.

David v Goliath

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-3 Mocs, winner of the Southern Conference in the FCS, travel to take on #1 Alabama, 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Games Involving Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

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 third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
The Wolverines, 7-3, visit Iowa, noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats 4-6, host Michigan State, noon ET on ESPN.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 8-2 Sooners, #20 in the BCS, visit Kansas State, noon ET, 11:00am CT on FOX Sports 1.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 9-1 Cardinals, #21 in the BCS, host Memphis at noon ET on ESPN3.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 5-5, hosts Pittsburgh at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 2-8 Eagles host Bowling Green, 1:00pm 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, 7-3 and #22 in the BCS, host #12 Texas A&M, 3:30pm ET on CBS.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-3, host BYU at 3:30pm ET on NBC.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 4-6, visits #3 Ohio State, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

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, 6-4, host #5 Oregon at 3:30pm ET, 1:30pm MST on ABC/ESPN2.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (7-3) visit Florida International, 6:00pm ET.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 5-4 Patriots visit Coppin State, 7:00pm ET for the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-6 Volunteers host Vanderbilt, 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The Bulls, 2-7, host Southern Methodist at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The #24 Longhorns, 7-3, have a bye week.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-4 Hokies have a bye week.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 4-7 Mountaineers have a bye week.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves closed out their season with a 9-3 record.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints finished their season with a 5-5 record.

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 finished their season 3-7.

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Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-7, host East Carolina in a 12:30pm ET kickoff 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 9-2 Wildcats, ranked 16th in the FCS, will play Florida A&M in the Florida Classic, held in Orlando, at 2:00pm on ESPN Classic.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 4-7, host Austin Peay at 2:30pm ET.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-10 Wildcats, an FCS team, host Idaho State at 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

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, 6-4, host Boise State in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-11, fell to Buffalo 44-7 on Tuesday night.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 4-7, has a bye week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 12 2013 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 Michigan Players and/or Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

Michigan (6-3) at Northwestern (4-5), 3:30pm ET on Big Ten Network
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
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 third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
Three players from Michigan, their careers spanning the 1960’s, ’80s, ’90s, and 2000’s, meet as coaches on the same field. It’s always special when discussing a member of Bo’s first team, but Hankwitz and Northwestern have no time for sentiments as they look to right the ship after losing their last five games.

Thursday Night

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (7-3) defeated Tulsa in a Thursday night game, 45-34.

Other Games Involving Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 7-2 Sooners, #18 in the BCS, host Iowa State at noon ET, 11:00am CT on FOXSports1.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 4-5, visits #22 Wisconsin, noon ET, 11:00am CT, on ESPN2.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 4-6 Mountaineers visit Kansas, noon ET. Gibson will say hello again to Charlie Weis. Strangely, this game is not televised.

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 3-6 Wildcats close out their season at Ferris State, noon ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 7-3 Hokies host Maryland, 12:30pm 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 5-3 Patriots visit Coppin State, 1:00pm ET. These two teams will meet again next weekend for Conference Championship – the winner this weekend gets home-field advantage for that Championship Game.

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, 6-3, host Washington State at 2:00pm ET, noon MST, on Pac 12 Network.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 8-2 Mocs, ranked #19 in the FCS, visit Samford at 3:00pm on ESPN3.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 8-3 Braves, a member of the FCS, visit Jackson State 3:00pm ET.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The #24 Longhorns, 7-2, host #12 Oklahoma State, 3:30pm ET on FOX.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 5-4, visits #2 Florida State at 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 8-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS, host Houston 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The Bulls, 2-6, host Memphis at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints finished their season with a 5-5 record.

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 #21 in the BCS, have a bye week.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-3, have a bye week.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 4-6 49ers of the FCS have a bye week.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-6 Volunteers have a bye week.

Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 2-8 Eagles have a bye week.

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Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-6, visit Boston College in a 12:30pm ET 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, 3-7, host Butler at 1:00pm ET.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 3-7, visits U Mass in a 1:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-9 Wildcats, an FCS team, visit Montana at 2:00pm ET.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 8-2 Wildcats, ranked 21st in the FCS, host Hampton in a 4:00pm 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, 5-4, visit Hawaii in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-10, fell to Kent State on Wednesday night.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 4-7, have a bye week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 11 2013 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 Michigan Players and/or Coaches Coaching Against Each Other

Texas (6-2) visits West Virginia (4-5), 7:00PM ET on FOX.
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
Robinson reunites with his Secondary Coach from perhaps the worst defense in Michigan history.

Thursday Night

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The Sooners, #10 in the BCS, lost big to Baylor on Thursday night, 41-12.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, a member of the FCS, moved to 8-3 with a 50-35 Thursday night victory over Prairie View A&M.

Friday Night

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Cardinals, #20 in the BCS, improved to 8-1 after Friday night’s win over UConn.

Other Games Involving Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (5-3) host UAB at noon ET.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 4-5 49ers of the FCS host Wesley College at noon ET.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-5 Volunteers host #9 Auburn in a noon ET kickoff on ESPN.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
Former Michigan Defensive Coordinator Ron English was fired as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan on November 8. Stan Parrish was named Interim Head Coach, and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 1-8 Eagles host Western Michigan in a 1:00pm ET game 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 3-5 Wildcats visit Saginaw Valley in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The 4-5 Saints close their season at #24 Robert Morris (Ill.) at 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 4-3 Patriots host Valley Forge Military Academy in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 7-2 Mocs, ranked #22 in the FCS, host Wofford at 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.

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 third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. 
The Wolverines, 6-2, host Nebraska in a 3:30pm kickoff on ABC.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Doug Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach.
Indiana, 3-5, hosts Illinois in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 4-4, visits Maryland in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 6-3 Hokies visit #11 Miami (FL) at 7:00pm ET on 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. The Tigers, 7-2 and #13 in the BCS, visit #1 Alabama in an 8:00pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 7-2 and #23 in the BCS, visit Pittsburgh in an 8:00pm ET matchup on ABC.

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, host #19 UCLA in a 10:00pm ET, 7:00pm PT kickoff on ESPN.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The Bulls, 2-6, have a bye week.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 4-5, have a bye week.

The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

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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, 3-6, host San Diego at 1:00pm ET.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 3-7, visit Southeast Missouri State at 2:00pm ET.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-05): Now in his second season with Weber State, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-8 Wildcats, an FCS team, host Southern Utah at 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 8-1 Wildcats, ranked 8th in the FCS, host Norfolk State in a 4:00pm ET kickoff.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-5, visit Duke in a 4:00pm kickoff on ESPNU.

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, 4-4, visit San Jose State in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-9, lost in a Tuesday night game to Bowling Green, 45-3.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 3-6, has a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 10, 2013

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football games from the past weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine 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). Updates on their seasons:

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Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 7-1 Sooners, #10 in the BCS, had a bye week. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to be 9th in the nation in passing yards allowed (180 yards per game) and team passing efficiency defense. Oklahoma gives up 19 points per game on average, 14th best in the country.

Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94; and
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 7-2 Tigers, 13th in the BCS Standings, had a bye week. Cameron’s offense is 2nd in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.576), and 5th in the country in passing efficiency.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 7-1 Cardinals, #20 in the BCS Standings, had a bye week. Bedford’s defense is second in the country in three different categories: points allowed (11 per game), total defense (245 yards per game), and rushing defense (81 yards per game).

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, 7-2 and #23 in the BCS, defeated Navy 38-34. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 165 yards per game on the ground, 65th in the country.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 7-2 Mocs are #22 in the nation in FCS after beating Appalachian State 35-28. Braithwaite’s defense is 3rd in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (149) and also 8th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 19 points per game.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Mallory is in his third season as the secondary coach; Manning is in his first season as the Inside Linebackers Coach. The 6-2 Wolverines lost to Michigan State, 29-6. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 14th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 105 yards per game on the ground.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorns, 6-2, defeated Kansas 35-13. Texas is 16th in passing yards allowed, with opponents gaining 198 yards per game through the air.

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 6-2 Wildcats defeated California 33-28. Arizona is 12th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 275 yards per game on the ground.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 7-3 Braves, member of the FCS, fell to Alabama A&M 19-18. Alcorn State is 8th in FCS in passing yards allowed, giving up only 162 yards per game through the air.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 6-3 Hokies lost for the second week in a row, this time to Boston College 34-27. Loeffler’s offense is 101st in the land in total yards (348), and 100th in scoring (22 points per game). In addition, they are 118th in red zone offense, 107th in rushing offense, and 106th in third down conversions.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd, 5-3, rolled over Southern Miss 61-13. Heater’s defense is 13th in the nation in passing efficiency defense, and 19th in the country in total defense, allowing 346 yards per game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 4-3 Patriots defeated Longwood 32-0 and have earned a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship Game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 4-4 Orange, who defeated Wake Forest 13-0. Syracuse is 8th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-5 Wildcats lost on a Hail Mary from the Nebraska’s third string quarterback, falling to the Huskers by a score of 27-24. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 18 interceptions, most in the country. They have returned four of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 4-5 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, fell to Coastal Carolina 50-25. Tall’s defense is 29th in 4th down conversion defense (0.364) and 36th in red zone defense.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is his Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, in the NAIA, are now 4-5 after falling to Saint Francis (Indiana) 17-13. Siena Heights is 7th in all of NAIA in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 17 points per game.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-5 Volunteers fell to Missouri 31-3. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 21st in the country in red zone defense.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 4-5 Mountaineers defeated TCU 30-27 in overtime. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 276 passing yards per game, 111th in the nation.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. The Hoosiers, 3-5, fell to Minnesota 42-39. Mallory’s defense is 117th in the country in total defense, giving up 508 yards per game. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 512 yards per game, 11th in the nation.

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 3-5 Wildcats defeated Northwood 34-15. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 87th in D2 in passing offense, averaging 221 yards per game through the air.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 2-6 Bulls fell to Houston 35-23. South Florida is 117th in scoring offense (15 points per game), 121st in total offense (256 yards per game), and 123rd in team passing efficiency.

Ron English (Secondary Coach 2003-05; Def Coordinator 2006-07)
Stan Parrish (QB Coach 1996-99; Off Coordinator 2000-01)
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The Eagles, 1-8, fell to Toledo 55-16. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 153 rushing yards per game, 83rd in the country. They are 111th in scoring offense (19 points per game) and 97th in total offense (358 yards per game).

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