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):
Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches
Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other
#13 Notre Dame (1-0) at #17 Michigan (1-0), 8:00pm ET, ESPN
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)
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 three former linebackers for Michigan, Mallory, Manning, and Elston never crossed paths in their playing days in Ann Arbor. Mallory played for Schembechler and Moeller; Elston played for Moeller and Carr; and Manning played for Carr.
Syracuse (0-1) at # 20 Northwestern (1-0), 6:00pm ET, 5:00pm CT, on the Big Ten Network
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
Shafer came to Michigan for his ill-fated season as Defensive Coordinator 39 years after Hankwitz graduated.
West Virginia (1-0) at #15 Oklahoma (1-0), 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT on FOX.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia.
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma.
Both defensive coaches with the Wolverines, Montgomery came in with the Hoke Regime as Gibson was leaving with the Rodriguez Era.
Other Games With Former Wolverines on the Coaching Staff
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, #8 in the country, host Eastern Kentucky at noon ET on ESPN3
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. In their first season in program history, the 1-0 49ers of the FCS host Chowan at noon ET.
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 1-0 Eagles travel to State College to play Penn State, noon ET on the Big Ten Network.
Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Sheridan is in his first season as Quarterbacks Coach with the University of South Florida. Sheridan heads back to the state of Michigan as the 0-1 Bulls take on Michigan State in East Lansing, noon ET, ESPNU.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The 1-0 Volunteers host Western Kentucky, 12:21pm 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, in the NAIA, will begin their season with a home game against Grand View (Iowa), ranked 5th in the country in NAIA, at 1:00pm ET.
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The 0-1 Hokies host West Carolina 1:30pm ET on ESPN3.
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his second season with UT Chattanooga, and his first as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 0-1 and in the FCS, travel to the Georgia Dome to take on Georgia State at 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.
Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 1-0 Braves, member of the FCS, travel to SEC country to take on Mississippi State at 3:30pm ET on CSS Sports/ESPN3.
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, 1-0, hosts Navy at 6:00pm ET on the Big Ten Network.
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd will host Gardner-Webb at 6:30pm ET.
Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers are ranked 11th in the USA Today and will host UAB at 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 1-0 Wildcats travel to Las Vegas to take on UNLV at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on the CBS Sports Network.
Marcus Knight(wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. A Division II squad, the Wildcats will begin their season on Sept 14 when they 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 on October 14 against Ohio State’s club team.
The Brady Hoke Coaching Tree
Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS, 1-0, travel to Madison to take on the Badgers at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.
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, 0-1, visits Kentucky for a noon 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 1-0 Wildcats, an FCS team, travel to Salt Lake City to take on the University of Utah, 2pm ET, noon MT, on the Pac-12 Network.
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 0-1 Aztecs, who lost 40-19 to Eastern Illinois last week, travel to the Belly of the Beast to take on the Buckeyes at 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.
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 host Virginia Union at 4:00pm 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, are at Youngstown State at 4:00pm ET.
Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips, 0-1, host James Madison at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.
Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The Wolfpack, 1-0, host Richmond at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.