Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 10 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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Thursday Night

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida.
The Bulls, 2-5, visit Houston to take on the Cougars. 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

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 4-4 Saints host 23rd ranked St. Francis (Ill.) at noon ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 6-2 Hokies visit Boston College in a noon ET kickoff on ABC/ESPN2.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (4-3) host Southern Miss, 12:30pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-4, hosts Wake Forest in a 12:30pm ET 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 2-5 Wildcats host Northwood in a 1:00pm ET game.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 4-4 49ers of the FCS visit Coastal Carolina, 3:00pm ET.

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

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The Longhorns, 5-2, host Kansas in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT kickoff on the Longhorn Network.

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, 5-2, visit California in an 3:30pm ET, 12:30 PT game on the Pac 12 Network.

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, 6-1 and #21 in the BCS, visit Michigan State in a 3:30pm ET 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, 3-4, hosts Minnesota in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 6-2 and in the FCS, visit Appalachian State, 3:30pm ET. It does not appear that Armanti Edwards has any eligibility left to play quarterback for the Mountaineers.

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

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 3-5 Mountaineers visit TCU in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT game on ESPNU.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 6-2 and #25 in the BCS, host Navy in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on NBC.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 7-2 Braves, member of the FCS, host Alabama A&M in a 5:00pm ET matchup.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 4-4 Volunteers visit #9 Missouri in a 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT matchup 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)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach.
The 1-7 Eagles visit Toledo in a 7:00pm game on ESPN3.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Cardinals, 7-1 and #19 in the BCS, have a bye this week.

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, have a bye week.

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, have a bye this week.

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John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 7-1 Wildcats, ranked 10th in the FCS, visit North Carolina Central in a noon ET matchup on ESPNEWS.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.
The Wolfpack, 3-4, host North Carolina 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 3-6, visit Eastern Illinois, 1:00pm 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, 3-5, visit Drake at 2:00pm ET.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 2-6, hosts Kent State at 3:30pm ET 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 1-7 Wildcats, an FCS team, visit Portland State. Kickoff is at 4:05pm ET, 1:05pm PT.

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, 3-4, host New Mexico in an 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT matchup.

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-8, has a bye week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 9

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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, defeated Texas Tech 38-30. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to be 9th in the nation in three different categories: passing yards allowed (180 yards per game), total yards allowed (314), 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 Tigers, 13th in the BCS Standings, are 7-2 after defeating Furman 48-16. Cameron’s offense is 2nd in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.576), and 4th in the country in passing efficiency.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 6-1 Cardinals, #19 in the BCS Standings, defeated South Florida 34-3. 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).

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 6-1 Wolverines, #21 in the BCS, had a bye week. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 8th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 100 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, 6-2 and #25 in the BCS, defeated Air Force 45-10. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 144 yards per game on the ground, tied for 42nd in the country.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 7-2 Braves, member of the FCS, defeated Southern University in overtime, 44-38. Alcorn State is 8th in FCS in passing yards allowed, giving up only 160 yards per game through the air.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The FCS Mocs are 6-2 after beating Citadel 28-24 for the program’s 500th victory. Braithwaite’s defense is 3rd in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (135) and also 6th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 18 points per game.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 6-2 Hokies, were upset by Duke 13-10. Loeffler’s offense is 110th in the land in total yards (336), and 100th in scoring (22 points per game). In addition, they are 118th in red zone offense.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorn, 5-2, defeated TCU 30-7. Texas is 19th in passing yards allowed, allowing 203 yards through the air per 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 5-2 Wildcats defeated Colorado 44-20. Arizona is 11th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 288 yards per game on the ground.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd, 4-3, lost a heartbreaker on the last play of the game, falling 51-49 to Middle Tennessee State. Heater’s defense is 13th in the nation in passing efficiency defense, and 15th in the country in total defense, allowing 339 yards per game.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-4 Wildcats lost to Iowa 17-10 in overtime. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 14 interceptions, tied for sixth in the nation. They have returned four of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 4-4 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, fell to Charleston Southern 36-14. Tall’s defense is 29th in red zone defense, and 30th in 4th down conversion defense (0.364).

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 4-4 after falling to Taylor (Indiana) 21-7. Siena Heights is 8th 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 4-4 Volunteers fell to #1 Alabama 45-10. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 22nd in the country in red zone defense.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 3-3 Patriots defeated Maryland Eastern-Shore 23-12.

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, 3-4, had a bye week. Mallory’s defense is tied for 119th in the country in total defense, giving up 498 yards per game. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 514 yards per game, 10th in the nation.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 3-4 Orange, who had a bye week. Syracuse is 13th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 3-5 Mountaineers fell to Kansas State 35-12. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 261 passing yards per game, 100th in the nation.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 2-5 Bulls fell to Louisville 34-3. South Florida is 118th in scoring offense (14 points per game), 121st in total offense (241 yards per game), and 123rd in team passing efficiency.

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 2-5 Wildcats defeated Wayne State 33-21. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 87th in D2 in passing offense, averaging 223 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)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The Eagles, 1-7, fell to Northern Illinois 59-20. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 162 rushing yards per game, 69th in the country. They are 109th in scoring offense (20 points per game) and 94th in total offense (364 yards per game).

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 7 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 Tigers, ranked 6th in the land, are 6-1 after defeating Florida 17-6. Cameron’s offense is 2nd in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.580), and 4th in the country in passing efficiency.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 6-0 Cardinals, #8 in the country, defeated Rutgers 24-10. Bedford’s defense is tops in the country in points allowed, giving up 7 per game. The Cardinals defense is top 5 in the nation in total defense (230 yards per game); rushing defense (68 yards per game); passing yards allowed (161 ypg); third-down percentage defense (0.241); red zone defense (allowing only 5 touchdowns and 3 field goals in 14 opponent opportunities); and first down defense (72 first downs allowed on the season).

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 5-1 Sooners, ranked #18 in the country, fell to Texas 36-20. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to give up 17 points per game, 12th best in the country. In addition, the Sooners are 7th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 5-1 Hokies, ranked 19th in the country, defeated Pitt 19-9. Loeffler’s offense is 111th in the land in total yards (328), and 96th in scoring (23 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 5-1 Wolverines lost 43-40 to Penn State in four overtimes. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 9th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 90 yards per game.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 5-2 Braves, member of the FCS, blew out Grambling State 48-0. Alcorn State is 16th in FCS in scoring offense, averaging 37 points per game.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-2 Wildcats lost for the second week in a row, this one to Wisconsin 35-6. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 13 interceptions, tied for the most in the nation. They have returned an incredible 4 of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, 4-2, had a bye week. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 122 yards per game on the ground, 23rd in the country.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The FCS Mocs are 4-2 after beating Furman 31-9. Braithwaite’s defense is 3rd in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (130) and 10th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 18 points per game.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 4-2 after defeating Florida Atlantic 24-23. Heater’s defense is 8th in the nation in passing efficiency defense, and 10th in the country in total defense, allowing 298 yards per game.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorn are 4-2 and upset Oklahoma 36-20. Texas is 30th in passing yards allowed, allowing 203 yards through the air per 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 3-2 Wildcats lost to USC 38-31. The Wildcats are 14th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 262 yards per game.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 4-3 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, lost to Pembroke 45-22. Tall’s defense is 31st in 4th down conversion defense (0.364).

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 3-3 after falling to Marian (Indiana) 27-23. Siena Heights is 10th in all of NAIA in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 18 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 3-3 Volunteers had a bye week. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 24th in the country in red zone defense, having allowed 21 scores in 29 trips.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 3-3 Mountaineers had a bye week. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 223 passing yards per game, tied for 58th 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 are 3-3 after falling to Michigan State 42-28. Mallory’s defense is 51st in the country in team passing efficiency defense. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 504 yards per game, 17th in the nation.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 3-3 Orange, who defeated North Carolina State 24-10. Syracuse is 14th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 2-4 Bulls defeated U Conn, 13-10. The Bulls are 116th in scoring offense (16 points per game), 121st in total offense (259 yards per game), and 123rd in team passing efficiency.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 1-3 Patriots lost to Onondaga Community College 48-0.

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 fell to Michigan Tech 31-7. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 54th in D2 in passing offense, averaging 263 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)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The 1-5 Eagles fell to Army 50-25. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 136 rushing yards per game, 96th in the country. They are 110th in scoring offense (18 points per game) and 102nd in total offense (350 yards per game).

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 7 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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Thursday Night Games

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The #8 Cardinals are now 6-0 after defeating Rutgers Thursday night 24-10.

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 fell to 3-2 after losing 38-31 to USC on Thursday night.

Michigan/Hoke Connections Coaching Against Each Other

#12 Oklahoma (5-0) vs. Texas (3-2), Red River Rivalry, noon ET, 11am CT, ABC
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma.
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
Montgomery came into Ann Arbor with Brady Hoke and helped clean up the disastrous defense left behind by Greg Robinson. They find themselves squaring off in Dallas.

Syracuse (2-3) at North Carolina State (3-2), 3:30pm ET, ESPN3
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The #24 Hokies, 5-1, host Pittsburgh noon ET, ESPNU.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 4-2 49ers of the FCS host Pembroke in a noon ET kickoff.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. Indiana, 3-2, visits East Lansing to take on the Spartans, noon ET on ESPN2.

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 1-4 Eagles visit Army in a noon ET kickoff on CBS Sports Network. Here’s a preview of the game.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 1-4 Bulls visit U Conn in a noon ET game 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 3-2 Saints host Marian (Indiana) in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

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 Michigan Tech in a 1:00pm ET game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 1-2 Patriots visit Onandaga Community College in Syracuse, NY, in a 1:00pm ET game.

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, 5-1 and #10 in the country, host Florida in a 3:30pm game on CBS.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The #19 Wildcats, 4-1, visit Wisconsin in a 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT kickoff on ABC/ESPN2. What will Hankwitz do to try to slow down the Badger offense?

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 4-2 Braves, member of the FCS, host Grambling State in a 4:00pm ET game.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (3-2) visit Florida Atlantic in a 5:00pm ET kickoff. The numbers show how Marshall’s defense has improved this season under Heater.

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 5-0 Wolverines, #18 in the land, visit Penn State in a 5:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 3-2 and in the FCS, host Furman in a 6:00pm ET matchup on ESPN3.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 4-2, have a bye this week.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 3-3 Volunteers have a bye this week.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 3-3 Mountaineers have a bye this week.

The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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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 improved to 3-3 after defeating Air Force 27-20 on Thursday night.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS are now 3-4 after losing to Tennessee-Martin 28-17 in a Thursday night game.

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

Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): now Offensive Line Coach, Miami University Redhawks. Miami, 0-5, visits U Mass in a 3:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips.
Akron, 1-5, visits Northern Illinois in a 5:00pm ET game 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 1-5 Wildcats, an FCS team, visit Cal Poly in a 9:05pm ET, 6:05PM PT kickoff.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 2-4, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Look Back at Week 6 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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Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 5-0 Cardinals, #8 in the country, defeated Temple 30-7. Bedford’s defense is tops in the country in points allowed per game, allowing less than 7 per game. They are 4th in the nation in third down conversion defense (0.242). The Cardinals defense is top 5 in the nation in total defense (227 yards per game); rushing defense (80 yards per game); passing yards allowed (148 ypg); red zone defense (allowing only 4 touchdowns and 2 field goals in 11 opponent opportunities); and first down defense (57 first downs allowed on the season).

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 Tigers, ranked 10th in the land, are 5-1 after defeating Mississippi State 59-26. Cameron’s offense is tied for 3rd in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.583), 4th in the country in passing efficiency, and 9th in the land in scoring offense (46 points per game).

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 5-0 Sooners, ranked #12 in the country, defeated TCU 20-17. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to give up only 13 points per game, 6th best in the country. In addition, the Sooners are 6th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense, 5th in the nation in first downs allowed, 9th in total defense (allowing 282 yards per game), and 10th in 3rd down conversion defense (0.271).

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 5-0 Wolverines, ranked 18th, defeated Minnesota 42-13 for the Little Brown Jug. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 9th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 90 yards per game.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-1 Wildcats, ranked 19th in the country, fell to Ohio State 40-30. Hankwitz’s defense has accumulated 11 interceptions, tied for second most in the nation. They have returned an astounding 4 of those interceptions for touchdowns.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 5-1 Hokies, ranked 24th in the country, defeated North Carolina 27-17. Loeffler’s offense is improving, averaging 24 points per game, 95th in the country.

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 3-1 Wildcats had their second bye week of the season. The Wildcats are 10th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 292 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, 4-2, defeated Arizona 37-34. Elston’s defensive line has contributed to Notre Dame giving up 122 yards per game on the ground, 29th in the country.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 4-2 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, rallied from 21 points down in the second half to defeat Gardner-Webb 53-51. Tall’s defense is tied for 38th in 4th down conversion defense, allowing only 4 first downs in 10 such attempts.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 4-2 Braves, member of the FCS, blew out Warner 57-0. Alcorn State is 26th in FCS in scoring offense, averaging 36 points per 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, are now 3-2 after falling to 6th ranked St. Francis (Indiana) 28-17. 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 3-3 Volunteers fell to #6 Georgia in overtime, 34-31. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 24th in the country in red zone defense, having allowed 21 scores in 29 trips.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 3-3 Mountaineers faced high flying Baylor and lost 73-42. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 223 passing yards per game, 60th in the nation.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The FCS Mocs are 3-2 after beating Western Carolina 42-21. Braithwaite’s defense is tied for 7th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (144) and 19th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 20 points per game.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 3-2 after defeating UTSA 34-10. Heater’s defense is 8th in the country in total defense, allowing 279 yards per game; 9th in passing efficiency defense; and 16th in 3rd down conversion defense (0.293). Heater changed up his defensive package for UTSA.

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 are 3-2 after defeating Penn State 44-24. Mallory’s defense is 39th in the country in team passing efficiency defense. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 535 yards per game, 9th in the nation.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorn are 3-2 and defeated Iowa State 31-30. Texas is 108th in total defense, allowing 465 yards per game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the 2-3 Orange, who fell to #3 Clemson 49-14. Syracuse is 13th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 1-2 Patriots had a bye this week.

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 fell to Hillsdale 27-17. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 45th in D2 in passing offense, averaging 279 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)
English is now the Head Coach at Eastern Michigan, where Parrish is the Offensive Coordinator and Hart is the Running Backs Coach. The 1-4 Eagles fell to Buffalo 42-14. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 124 rushing yards per game, 99th in the country. They are 112th in scoring offense (17 points per game) and 105th in total offense (336 yards per game). English seems to be in his final days as EMU’s Head Coach.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 1-4 Bulls earned their first win of the season, defeating Cincinnati 26-20. The Bulls are 114th in scoring offense (17 points per game), 120th in total offense (265 yards per game), and 122nd in team passing efficiency.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; Week 6 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

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The Longhorns, 3-2, held on for a 31-30 win over Iowa State in a Thursday night game.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 4-0 Cardinals, #7 in the country, visit Temple in a noon ET game on ESPN3. Bedford talks about the improvement in tackling.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 3-2 49ers of the FCS host Gardner-Webb in a noon ET kickoff.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. Indiana, 2-2, hosts Penn State in a noon ET kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

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 1-3 Eagles visit Buffalo in a noon 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 Hokies, 4-1, host North Carolina at 12:30pm 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 3-1 Saints, ranked #25 in the NAIA, host #6 St. Francis (Indiana) in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

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 Hillsdale in a 1:00pm ET game.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (2-2) host UTSA at 2:00pm ET. Heater previews what he expects to see from the Roadrunners offense.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 3-2 Braves, member of the FCS, host Warner in a 3:00pm ET game.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 3-2 Volunteers host #6 Georgia in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on CBS.

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 4-0 Wolverines, #19 in the land, host Minnesota for Homecoming in a 3:30pm ET game on ABC/ESPN2.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
The 2-2 Orange host third ranked Clemson in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on ABC/ESPN2. Shafer talks about the matchup.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-2 and in the FCS, host Western Carolina in a 6:00pm 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, 4-1 and #10 in the country, visit Mississippi State in a 7:00pm ET game on ESPN.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The Sooners, 4-0 and ranked #11 in the country, host TCU, 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT on FOX.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-4 Bulls host Cincinnati in a 7:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 3-2, play #22 Arizona State at Jerry’s World in Dallas. 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT on NBC.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The #16 Wildcats, 4-0, host #4 Ohio State in an 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT game on ABC. ESPN’s GameDay will be in Evanston this weekend.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 3-2 Mountaineers travel to Baylor to take on the high-scoring Bears. Gibson has his work cut out for him this week. 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on FOX Sports 1.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the 1-2 Patriots 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 3-1 Wildcats have their second bye week of the young season.

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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 1-3 Aztecs host Nevada in a 6:00pm PT kickoff Friday night on ESPN.

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State):
Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. Miami, 0-4, hosts Central Michigan in a 1:00pm ET matchup 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, 1-4, visit Campbell in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 3-1 Wildcats visit Delaware State in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips.
Akron, 1-4, hosts the Bobcats of Ohio in a 2:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The Wolfpack, 3-1, visit Wake Forest in a 3:30pm ET game on ESPN3.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 3-2, visit Murray State in a 4:00pm ET kickoff.

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 1-4 Wildcats, an FCS team, visit Eastern Washington in a 4:00pm PT kickoff.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 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

#7 Oklahoma (4-0) at #22 Notre Dame (3-1), 3:30pm ET, NBC
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, now 4-1, defeated Georgia Tech 17-10 on Thursday night.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
The 2-2 Mountaineers host #11 Oklahoma State, noon ET, ESPN.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-3 Bulls host #15 Miami (FL) in a noon ET game on ESPNU.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-2 Volunteers host South Alabama, 12:21pm ET, ESPN3.

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

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their first season in program history, the 2-2 49ers of the FCS are at Presbyterian for a 2:00pm ET kickoff 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 2-1 Saints, in the NAIA, are at Olivet Nazarene (Illinois) in a 2:30pm ET, 1:30pm CT 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, 4-0 and #6 in the country, visit #9 Georgia in a 3:30pm ET kickoff on CBS.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 3-1 Braves, member of the FCS, visit Alabama State in a 6:00pm ET game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-1 and in the FCS, are at Georgia Southern in a 6pm ET matchup.

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 are at Ashland in a 7:00pm ET 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 3-0 Wildcats visit #16 Washington in a 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT kickoff on FOX.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator.
The 4-0 Cardinals, #7 in the country, have a bye this week.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The #17 Wildcats, 4-0, have a bye this week.

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 4-0 Wolverines, #18 in the land, have a bye this week.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, University of Texas
The Longhorns, 2-2, have a bye this week.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87)
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10)
Mallory is now Defensive Coordinator for the Hoosiers, and Frey is the OL Coach. Indiana, 2-2, has a bye this week.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd (2-2) are on a bye this week. The Charleston Daily Mail writes about Marshall’s big improvement on defense.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
The 2-2 Orange have a bye week.

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 1-3 Eagles have a bye this week.

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Brady Hoke and Fitz Toussaint
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Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State):
Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. Miami, 0-3, visits Illinois in a noon ET, 11:00am CT kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

Phil Burnett (Brady Hoke’s Defensive Line Coach at Ball State 2003-08): Burnett is now the Defensive Coordinator with Morehead State. The Eagles, 0-4, host Davidson in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips.
Akron, 1-3, visits Bowling Green in a 2:30pm ET game on ESPN3.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The Wolfpack, 2-1, host Central Michigan in a 3:30pm ET game 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 0-3 Aztecs visit New Mexico State in an 8:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 2-2, host Indiana State in an 8:00pm ET kickoff.

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 1-3 Wildcats, an FCS team, host Sacramento State in an 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MST kickoff.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The 3-1 Wildcats have a bye this week.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 4

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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 Tigers, ranked 6th in the land, defeated Auburn 35-21. Cameron’s offense is 7th in the country in passing efficiency, and 10th in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.565).

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 4-0 Cardinals, #7 in the country, rolled over FIU 72-0. Bedford’s defense is tops in the country in points allowed per game, allowing 7 per game so far this season. They are 2nd in the nation in third down conversion defense (0.204). The Cardinals defense is top 5 in the nation in total defense (221 yards per game); passing yards allowed (133 ypg); and first down defense (44 first downs allowed on the season).

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 3-0 Sooners, ranked #14 in the country, had a bye week. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to give up only 9 points per game, 5th best in the country. In addition, the Sooners are 9th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The 4-0 Wildcats, ranked 17th in the country, defeated Maine 35-21. Hankwitz’s defense leads the nation with 10 interceptions. They have returned an astounding 4 of those interceptions for touchdowns.

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 4-0 Wolverines, ranked 18th, had their second straight closer than expected victory, this time escaping Connecticut with a 24-21 win. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 8th in the land in rushing defense, holding opponents to 79 yards per game. The Wolverines are tied for first in the nation in opponents 4th down conversion percent, as opposing teams are 0-4 in fourth downs against Michigan.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame, ranked 22nd in the country. The Fighting Irish defeated Michigan State 17-13. Elston’s defensive line has helped the Irish hold opponents to 114 rushing yards per game, 28th 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 3-0 Wildcats had a bye week. Through three games against less than stellar competition, the Wildcats are 5th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 322 yards per game.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 3-1 Hokies defeated Marshall 29-21 in triple overtime. Loeffler’s offense is struggling, ranking 85th in scoring offense (25 points per game) and 102nd in total offense (342 yards per game). They are also 114th in red zone efficiency, and 117th in team passing efficiency.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 3-1 Braves, member of the FCS, got by Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21-16. Alcorn State is 37th in FCS in scoring offense, averaging 32 points per 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, are now 2-1 after a 30-0 shutout victory over Waldorf. Siena Heights is 10th in the NAIA in passing efficiency.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The FCS Mocs are 2-1 and had a bye this week. Braithwaite’s defense is 15th in the FCS in scoring defense, giving up just 18 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 2-2 Volunteers fell to Florida 31-17. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is 30th in the country in red zone defense, having allowed fourteen scores in twenty trips.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 2-2 after a 29-21 triple overtime loss to Virginia Tech. Heater’s defense is tied for 15th in the country in total defense, allowing 285 yards per game; and 17th in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 101 yards per game on the ground. They are also tied for 10th in the country with six interceptions, and tied for 13th with eleven sacks.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 2-2 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, lost to James Madison 34-7. Tall’s defense is tied for 10th in the FCS in 4th down conversion percentage defense; and tied for 11th in red zone defense.

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 are now 2-2 after losing to Missouri 45-28. Mallory’s defense is 38th in the country in team passing efficiency defense. On the flip side, the Hoosiers have allowed 248 rushing yards per game, 117th in the 123 team FBS. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 547 yards per game, 14th in the nation.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 2-2 Mountaineers were shut out 37-0 by Maryland. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 157 passing yards per game, 14th best in the nation.

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Texas two games into this season. The Longhorn are now 2-2 after a 31-21 win over Kansas State. Texas is 108th in total defense, allowing 466 yards per game.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange, now 2-2 after a 52-17 stomping over Tulane. Syracuse is 16th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense, and is 11th in red zone offense.

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 now 1-1 after a 6-0 victory over Wright State.

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 fell to Ohio Dominican 23-20 and are now 1-1 on the season. Knight’s wide receivers are part of a unit that is 26th in D2 in passing offense, gaining 320 yards per game through the air. Additionally, the Wildcats are tied for 1st in D2 in Red Zone efficiency, scoring on all five of their trips into the Red Zone.

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 1-3 Eagles lost to Ball State 51-20. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 118 rushing yards per game, 96th in the country. They are 109th in scoring offense (18 points per game) and 108th in total offense (338 yards per game).

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-3 Bulls had a bye week. The Bulls are 118th in scoring offense (12 points per game), 119th in total offense (265 yards per game), and 122nd in team passing efficiency.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching at College Level; A Look Back at Week 3

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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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Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 3-0 Cardinals, now #6 in the country according to USA Today, defeated Kentucky 27-13. Bedford’s defense is tied for 4th in the country in points allowed per game, allowing 9 per game so far this season. They are also 5th in the nation in third down conversion defense (0.244), and 7th in the land in red zone defense (0.556), allowing three touchdowns and two field goals in nine opposition attempts.

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 Tigers, ranked 7th in the land according to USA Today, downed Kent State 45-13. Cameron’s offense has averaged 46 points per game, tied for 12th in the country. LSU’s offense is 5th in the country in passing efficiency, and 6th in the nation in third down conversion rate (0.636).

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 2-0 Sooners, ranked #12 in the country by USA Today, defeated Tulsa 51-20. Montgomery’s defensive line has helped OU to give up only 9 points per game, tied for 4th in the country. In addition, the Sooners are 8th in the nation in team passing efficiency defense.

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 3-0 Wolverines, ranked 14th by USA Today, of course squeaked by Akron 28-24. The linebackers and secondary have teamed to help Michigan be 23rd in the country in team passing efficiency defense. The Wolverines are tied for first in the nation in opponents 4th down conversion percent, as opposing teams are 0-3 in fourth downs against Michigan.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, ranked 16th in the country by USA Today, defeated Western Michigan 38-17. Hankwitz’s defense leads the nation with 8 interceptions.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame, ranked 21st in the country per the USA Today. The Fighting Irish defeated their traditional, national rival Purdue 31-24. Elston’s defensive line has helped the Irish hold opponents to 113 rushing yards per game, 26th 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 3-0 Wildcats defeated UTSA 38-13. Through three games against less than stellar competition, the Wildcats are 6th in the country in rushing offense, averaging 322 yards per game.

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 kicked off their season with a 41-31 victory over Findlay. Knight’s wide receivers caught 22 passes for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-1 Volunteers lost to Oregon 59-14. Stripling’s defensive line has contributed to a unit which is tied for 19th in the country in red zone defense, having allowed seven touchdowns and three field goals in fifteen trips.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 2-1 after a 34-31 loss to the Bobcats of Ohio. The Thundering Herd are tied for 1st in the nation in opponent 4th down conversions, with the opposition being 0-3 in such attempts. Heater’s defense is 5th in the country in total defense, allowing 253 yards per game; and 6th in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 67 yards per game on the ground. They are also tied for 10th in the country with nine sacks, and tied for 17th with four interceptions.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 2-1 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, fell to North Carolina Central 40-13. They are 9th in the FCS in red zone defense, allowing four touchdowns and one field goal in eight opponent opportunities. In addition, Charlotte is 13th in total defense, allowing 290 yards per game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 2-1 Mocs, in the FCS, defeated Austin Peay 42-10. They are 20th in FCS in scoring defense, allowing 18 points per game; and are 23rd in the FCS in total defense, allowing 321 yards per game.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 2-1 Hokies defeated East Carolina 15-10. Loeffler’s offense is struggling, ranking 88th in scoring offense (23 points per game) and 107th in total offense (328 yards per game). They are also 103rd in red zone efficiency, and 112th in team passing efficiency.

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 are now 2-1 after defeating Bowling Green 42-10. Mallory’s defense is 31st in the country in 3rd down stops, allowing a first down 32% of the time. On the flip side, the Hoosiers have allowed 237 rushing yards per game, 108th in the 123 team FBS. Frey’s offensive line has helped pave the way for an offense which has averaged 571 yards per game, 6th in the nation.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 2-1 Mountaineers rolled over Georgia State 41-7. Defensively, West Virginia has allowed 137 passing yards per game, 8th in the nation.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 2-1 Braves, member of the FCS, got by Mississippi Valley State 35-28. Alcorn State is tied for first in the nation in red zone efficiency, scoring touchdowns on all eight of its trips inside the 20 yard line.

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 1-1 after a 35-31 road victory over Saint Joseph’s (Indiana). Siena Heights is 20th in the NAIA in passing yards per game (249), 16th in passing efficiency, and 12th in fourth down conversions, converting four out of five such opportunities.

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 1-2 Eagles lost to Rutgers 28-10. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 90 rushing yards per game, 113th in the country. They are 109th in scoring offense (17 points per game) and 110th in total offense (312 yards per game).

Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Robinson was named the Defensive Coordinator for Texas two games into this season. In his first game, a 44-23 loss to Ole Miss, the Longhorns (1-2) gave up 272 rushing yards and 449 total yards.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange, now 1-2 after a 54-0 stomping over Wagner. Syracuse is 12th in the country in 3rd Down Conversion defense, and tied for 20th in rushing defense, allowing 105 yards on the ground 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 Patriots lost their season opener 29-14 to Ohio State’s Club Team.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-3 Bulls lost to Florida Atlantic 28-10. Sheridan’s quarterbacks average 130 passing yards per game, 115th in the country. The Bulls are also 119th in scoring offense (12 points per game), 120th in total offense (257 yards per game), and 122nd in team passing efficiency.

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Ex Wolverines Coaching At College Level, Week 2 Results

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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:

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The 2-0 Cardinals, now #7 in the country, were all over Eastern Kentucky 44-7. Bedford’s defense is tied for 9th in the country in points allowed per game, allowing 7 per game so far this season.

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 Tigers, ranked 8th in the land, downed UAB 56-17. Cameron’s offense has averaged 46.5 points per game, tied for 16th in the country.

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 2-0 Wolverines, ranked 12th by USA Today, of course defeated Notre Dame 41-30. Michigan is tied for 18th in the country with three passes intercepted this season.

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The 2-0 Sooners, ranked #13 in the country by USA Today, defeated West Virginia 16-7. Oklahoma has allowed 103.5 rushing yards per game, tied for 27th in the country.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, ranked 16th in the country by USA Today, defeated Syracuse 48-27. Hankwitz’s defense has collected seven interceptions in the young season, tied for first in the country.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame, ranked 21st in the country. The Fighting Irish of course lost to Michigan 41-30. The Irish have allowed 150 rushing yards per game, 61st in the country.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is beginning his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 2-0 Volunteers defeated Western Kentucky 52-20. Stripling’s defensive line contributed to a unit which has held opponents to 125 rushing yards per game, 43rd in the country.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd are 2-0 after a 55-0 thrashing of Gardner-Webb. Heater’s defense is 7th in the country in opponent third down conversions, limiting them to 5 conversions in 26 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. The 2-0 Wildcats defeated UNLV 58-13. Is this the year RichRod has a defense? Through two games against less than stellar competition, the Wildcats are tied for 7th in the country with five interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 2-0 49ers of the FCS, in their first season in program history, are 6th in the FCS in total defense, allowing 243 yards per game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The 1-1 Mocs, in the FCS, defeated Georgia State 42-14. They are 52nd in the FCS in total defense, allowing 377 yards per game.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 1-1 Hokies defeated Western Carolina 45-3. Loeffler’s offense is averaging 337 yards per game, 84th in the country.

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 are now 1-1 after falling to Navy 41-35. Mallory’s defense is tied for 20th in the country in 3rd down stops, allowing a first down on only 7 of 27 opponent opportunities. On the flip side, the Hoosiers have allowed 287.5 rushing yards per game, 117th in the 123 team FBS.

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 1-1 Eagles lost to Penn State 45-7. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have averaged 115.5 rushing yards per game, 91st in the country. Defensively, EMU is tied for 8th in the country with seven sacks on the season.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The 1-1 Mountaineers lost to Oklahoma 16-7. Defensively, West Virginia is tied for 18th in the country with three interceptions on the season.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 1-1 Braves, member of the FCS, lost to Mississippi State of the SEC, 51-7.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange, now 0-2 after a 48-27 loss to Northwestern. Syracuse is tied for 15th in the country with 6 sacks on the season.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. The 0-2 Bulls lost to Michigan State 21-6. Sheridan’s quarterbacks average 137.5 passing yards per game, 107th in the country.

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, lost their season opener 24-21 to Grand View (Iowa).

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 will begin their season on Sept 14 when they will host 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 will start their season in a few weeks.

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