Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 7

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

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Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

#8 Florida (6-0) at #6 LSU (5-0), 7:00pm ET, 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.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
Former Michigan offensive lineman, OL Coach, WR Coach, QB Coach, and Offensive Coordinator are heavily involved in this game.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 5-1, visit Florida Atlantic, noon ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 5-1 Wildcats, ranked #20 in the nation, host 17th ranked and undefeated Iowa, noon ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 2-3 Broncos visit the Bobcats of Ohio, noon ET on ESPN3.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 4-2 Wildcats visit Wayne State at noon ET.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue, 1-5, visits Wisconsin, noon ET on Big Ten Network.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 3-2 Mountaineers visit #2 Baylor, noon ET on FOX.

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

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.
The Patriots, 0-2, host Longwood at 1:00pm ET.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 4-1 and ranked #6 in FCS, visit VMI, 1:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-4, visit Baldwin Wallace, 1:30pm ET.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 3-3 Zips visit Bowling Green, 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The Grizzlies, 1-5, host Black Hills State University, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and
Roy Roundtree (Wide Receiver 2008-12): Now Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves
The Thunderwolves, 5-1 and ranked #7 in Division II, visit Chadron State, 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 4-1, host Grambling State, 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 5-1 and #12 in the land, host Michigan State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 3-3, visit Miami (FL), 3:30pm ET on ESPNU.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-2, host Rutgers at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-2, visits Virginia, 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Huskies, 3-2, host Oregon State at 4:00pm ET, 1:00pm PT on PAC12 Network.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-6 Cowboys host Nevada, 4:00pm ET, 2:00pm MT on ESPN3.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 3-3 Panthers visit Fort Valley State, 6:00pm ET.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 5-1 Irish, ranked 14th in the land, host Southern Cal, 7:30pm ET on NBC.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The Wildcats, 4-2, visit Colorado, 9:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-3, host San Diego State, 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on ESPNU.

Bye Week

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 2-4, have a bye this week.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-3, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week 4 Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

Michigan Wolverines Band 9.13.14

Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other

#8 LSU (2-0) at Syracuse (3-0), noon ET, 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.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Shafer never crossed paths with Miles or Cameron in Ann Arbor.

Tennessee (2-1) at Florida (3-0); 3:30pm ET on CBS
Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
DeBord and Nussmeier were both at Michigan last season; DeBord in the athletic department, and Nussmeier as Offensive Coordinator. It was a year ago this weekend that Nussmeier’s quarterback, Shane Morris, was concussed, and the Monday from Hell played out with DeBord in a minor role.

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team. The Patriots kick off their season against Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 11:00am ET in Baltimore, part of the National Club Football Association Fall Kickoff.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 2-1, host BYU, noon ET on ABC.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach. Purdue, 1-2, hosts Bowling Green at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana. The Hoosiers, 3-0, visit Wake Forest 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-1 Saints visit 5th ranked St. Xavier (IL), 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT.

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III, 1-1, visit Otterbein at 2:00pm ET.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 2-1, host Western New Mexico at 2:00pm ET, noon MT.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 2-0 Mountaineers host Maryland at 3:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming. The 0-3 Cowboys hos New Mexico 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 2-1, host Concordia, 3:00pm ET, 2:00pm CT.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 2-1, visit East Carolina in a 3:30pm ET matchup on ABC/ESPN2.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 3-0 Irish, ranked 6th in the land, host Massachusetts at 3:30pm ET on NBC.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 2-1, visit Kent State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 1-2 Broncos visit undefeated and top-ranked Ohio State, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 1-2, host #24 Oklahoma State at 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT on ESPN.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 1-2 Zips visit Louisiana Lafayette at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, 2-1 and ranked #10 in FCS, visit Presbyterian College at 7:00pm ET.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 2-1 Wildcats visit Michigan Tech at 7:00pm ET.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 1-2 Panthers visit North Alabama at 7:00pm ET.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 3-0 Wildcats, ranked #17 in the nation, host Ball State at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Big Ten Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-3 Grizzlies host Western State Colorado University at 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm MT.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The 16th ranked Wildcats, 3-0, host #9 UCLA at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ABC.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-2, host Fresno State at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Bye Week

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State. The Huskies, 2-1, have a bye this week.

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Wolverines Coaching at College Level; 2015 Week Two Preview

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverines coaching connection. Former Michigan players and coaches are on the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here).

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Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86 and Head Coach 2015-):
Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94 and Running Backs Coach 2015-):
The Wolverines, 0-1, host Oregon State, noon ET on ABC.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 1-0 Saints, ranked #23 in NAIA, host Missouri Baptist at noon ET.

Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach.
Purdue hosts Indiana State at noon ET on ESPNEWS.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange. Syracuse, 1-0, hosts Wake Forest at 12:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator. The Mocs, ranked #12 in FCS, host Mars Hill at 1:00pm ET.

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); and Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10):
Gibson is now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia, and Tall is the Defensive Line Coach.
The 1-0 Mountaineers host Liberty at 3:00pm ET.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech, the Hokies host Furman at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 1-0 Irish, ranked 9th in the land, visit the Cavaliers of Virginia, 3:30pm ET on ABC.

Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04 and DB Coach 2014):
Manning is in his first season as OLB Coach for Washington State.
The Cougars, 0-1, visit Rutgers, 3:30pm ET on ESPN2.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-1 Cowboys host Eastern Michigan at 4pm ET, 2pm MT.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69):
A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The 1-0 Wildcats host Eastern Illinois at 4:00pm ET, 3:00pm CT on ESPNEWS.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99):
Member of the 1997 National Championship team and a senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach.
A Division II squad, the 0-1 Wildcats host Quincy at 4:00pm ET.

Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 0-1 Broncos visit Georgia Southern at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Mike DeBord (Tight Ends Coach 1992-94; OL Coach 1995-96; Offensive Coordinator 1997-99 and 2006-07; Special Teams Coordinator 2004-05):
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07):
DeBord is in his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Stripling is in his third season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 1-0 and ranked #23 in the country, host #19 Oklahoma at 6:00pm ET on ESPN.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 0-1 Zips host Pittsburgh at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14):
Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves, 1-0, visit West Texas A&M at 6:00pm ET, 4:00pm MT.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 0-1, visit Alabama State, 7:00pm ET.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd visit the Bobcats of Ohio, 7:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10), WR Coach; and
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10), Offensive Coordinator; and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10), QB Coach;
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez.
The 22nd ranked Wildcats, 1-0, visit Nevada at 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
The 1-0 Gators host East Carolina at 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 0-1, host Rice, 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT on the Longhorn Network.

Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 1-0, host Florida International at 8:00pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10):
Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
The 0-1 Grizzlies host Eastern New Mexico University at 8pm ET, 6pm MT.

Mark Smith (Linebackers Coach 2011-13; Defensive Line Coach 2014):
Smith is in his first season as the Defensive Line Coach with Florida Tech.
The 0-1 Panthers visit Southeastern Louisiana at 8:00pm ET.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94)
Cam Cameron (WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993)
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator.
The #14 Tigers visit Mississippi State at 9:15pm ET on ESPN.

Adam Stenavich (offensive lineman 2001-05), OL Coach; and
Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator 2011-13), Offensive Coordinator; and
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10), Defensive Coordinator; and
Dan Ferrigno (Tight Ends Coach 2011-14), Special Teams Coordinator
All now with San Jose State University. The Spartans, 1-0, visit Air Force at 10:15pm ET, 8:15pm MT on ESPNU.

Bye Week

Derrick Alexander (wide receiver 1989-93):
A senior on Team 114, Alexander is now the Wide Receivers Coach at Wilmington College.
The Quakers of Division III are 1-0 to start the season.

Season Not Yet Started

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.

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2013 Week 2 Wolverine College Coaching Connection

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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):

Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches

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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

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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.

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2013 Week 1 College Football Wolverine Coaching Connection

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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 (games listed in chronological order within header section):

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Thursday August 29

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. It is the Battle of Indiana as the Sycamores of Indiana State travel to Bloomington to take on the Hoosiers at 7:00pm ET 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, in the FCS, host UT Martin at 7:30pm.
 

Friday August 30

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 host Northern Arizona in a 10:00pm ET, 7:00pm PT, tilt on the Pac-12 Network.
 

Saturday August 31

Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Safeties Coach with West Virginia. The Mountaineers host William & Mary at noon on Fox Sports 1.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers, in the FCS, have their first game in program history at noon, hosting Campbell.

Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91);
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 Wolverines, ranked 17th in the land, of course kick off their season at 3:30pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame, ranked 11th by USA Today. The Fighting Irish host future Big Ten member Temple at 3:30pm on NBC.

Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his first season as Head Coach of the Orange, who will kick off their season in the New Meadowlands Stadium against Penn State in a 3:30pm ET clash on ABC/ESPN2.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, member of the FCS, will host Edwards Waters at 5:00pm ET. Strangely, this game won’t be televised.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his first season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies play #1 ranked and two time defending champion Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, 5:30pm ET on ESPN. Loeffler’s final game as Auburn’s Offensive Coordinator last season was against Alabama, a game won by the Crimson Tide 49-0.

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 host Howard University at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is beginning his first season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee. The Volunteers host Austin Peay at 6:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is beginning his first season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Thundering Herd will host Miami (OH) at 7:00pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

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

Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is beginning his first season as DL Coach with Oklahoma. The Sooners, ranked #16 in the country, host Louisiana-Monroe at 7:00pm ET in a pay-per-view game. Hope the folks at State and Hoover don’t notice the PPV…

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 13th in the USA Today and will face TCU in the Cowboys Classic at 9:00pm ET on ESPN.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, ranked 22nd in the country, will visit California to take on the Bears at 10:30pm ET, 7:30PT on ESPN2.

Sunday September 1

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Louisville’s Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, #9 in the country, host Ohio University at 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73);
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 on Sept 7 when they host 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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Thursday August 29

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach at Ball State 2003-04): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips kickoff their season at University of Central Florida, 7:00pm ET 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, who play in the FCS, host Pikeville at 7:00pm ET.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach 2006-08 for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles of the FCS host Cumberland at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT in the season kickoff for both teams.
 

Saturday August 31

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now North Carolina State Tight Ends Coach. The Wolfpack kick off their season by hosting Louisiana Tech at 12:30pm ET on the ACC Network/ESPN3.

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 visits Marshall (with Defensive Coordinator Chuck Heater, former Michigan running back) at 7:00pm ET on the CBS Sports Network.

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 Wildcats, an FCS team, host Stephen F. Austin at 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm 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 host Eastern Illinois at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on the Mountain West Network.
 

Sunday September 1

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State):
Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The Wildcats travel to Tennessee State for an 8:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.

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Results for Michigan Bloodlines Coaching in Bowl Games

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football bowl games involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan football players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs.

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Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): Now University of Notre Dame Defensive Line Coach. The Irish lost to Alabama in the National Championship Game, 42-14, finishing the season 12-1 and ranked 3rd by USA Today.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers lost the Chick-fil-A Bowl to Clemson on a last second field goal, 25-24. LSU finished their season at 10-3 overall, ranked 12th by USA Today.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals soundly defeated Florida in the Sugar Bowl 33-23 and finished the season 11-2, ranked 13th by USA Today.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats defeated Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl 34-20, winning their first bowl game since 1949. Northwestern finished the season 10-3 overall and ranked 16th by USA Today.

Roy Manning (Michigan linebacker 2000-04), now Running Backs Coach for Cincinnati; and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07), Defensive Line Coach for Cincinnati in 2012.
Cincinnati defeated Duke 48-34 in the Belk Bowl. Stripling was Interim Head Coach for the Bearcats in this game, as Head Coach Butch Jones left to take the Tennessee job. Stripling then joined the Tennessee staff after the bowl game. The Bearcats finished the season 10-3, ranked 22nd by USA Today.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008):
Syracuse University. Wheatley spent 2012 as Running Backs Coach; Morrison as Linebackers Coach; and Shafer as Defensive Coordinator. The Orange soundly defeated West Virginia 38-14 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and finished the season 8-5 overall.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary 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; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats defeated Nevada 49-48 in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, finishing the season 8-5 overall. In his last two bowl games as Head Coach, Rodriguez’s squads have been outscored 100-63 and have a record of 1-1.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach in 2012. Western Kentucky lost 24-21 to Central Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, finishing the season 7-6 overall. Sheridan has since joined the University of South Florida staff as its Quarterbacks Coach, following 2012 WKU Head Coach Willie Taggart to USF.

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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach in 2012. Big Ten Champion Wisconsin lost 20-14 to Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Faulkner was named Tight Ends Coach of North Carolina State on December 17, but remained on the coaching staff of his alma mater Wisconsin for the Rose Bowl.

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 lost to BYU 23-6 in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, finishing the season 9-4 overall.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman was 9-2 in the regular season and qualified for the FCS playoffs. They lost their first round game on November 24.

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Maize & Blue Bloodlines Coaching in the Bowl Games

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football bowl game schedule involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan football players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs.

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Former Michigan Football Players and Coaches

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, 10-2 and 21st in the BCS Standings, will play Florida in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday January 2 at 8:30pm ET on ESPN. Louisville earned the Big East’s BCS Bowl berth.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, #20 in the BCS standings, finished the regular season 9-3 overall, 5-3 in the Big Ten Legends Division (3rd place). Northwestern will play Mississippi State on New Years Day in the Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL, noon ET on ESPN2.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers finished their regular season at 10-2 overall, 6-2 (tied for 2nd) in SEC West, and 8th in the BCS Standings. The Tigers will play Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on New Years Eve, 7:30pm ET on ESPN.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008):
Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 7-5 overall, finished the regular season at 5-2 in the Big East. They will play West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday December 29 at 3:15pm ET, on ESPN.

Roy Manning (Michigan linebacker 2000-04), now Running Backs Coach for Cincinnati; and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07), now Defensive Line Coach for Cincinnati
The Bearcats (9-3) will play against Duke in the Belk Bowl, Charlotte, NC, Thursday December 27, 6:30pm ET on ESPN.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. Western Kentucky finished the regular season 7-5 overall, 4-4 in the Sun Belt Conference (5th place). The Hilltoppers will play in Detroit in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Central Michigan. Kickoff is Wednesday December 26 at 7:30pm ET on ESPN.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary 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; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-5 overall, ended the regular season 4-5, fourth place in the Pac 12 South. Arizona will play Nevada in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, NM, on Saturday December 15 at 1pm ET, 11am MT on ESPN.

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Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. Big Ten Champion Wisconsin, 8-5, will be playing in the Rose Bowl on New Years Day against the Stanford Cardinal. Kickoff will be 5:00pm ET, 2:00pm PT on ESPN.

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 ended the regular season 9-3 overall, 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference (tied for first). San Diego State will play against BYU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday December 20, at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on ESPN.

John Powers (OL Coach 2006-07; TE Coach 2008 for Brady Hoke at Ball State). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman was 9-2 in the regular season and qualified for the FCS playoffs. They lost their first round game on November 24.

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Mad Hatter Press Conference, BCS Ranking for RichRod, and More

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan football players and assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs; here’s how they are doing:

For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers, 9-2 and ranked 7th in the BCS, defeated Ole Miss 41-35. Miles then delivered this epic press conference. (He referenced his playing days at Michigan – Fergodsakes.com has a brief writeup on Miles’ UM career here). Despite being gouged by Ole Miss for 35 points, for the season LSU is among the top ten defenses in the country in total yards allowed, rushing yards allowed, and pass efficiency defense. In addition, the Tigers are 12th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 17 points per game.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, ranked 20th in the BCS, had a bye this week. At 9-1, Bedford’s defense is 32nd in the country in total defense (356 yards per game); and 46th in scoring defense, allowing 25 points per game. They have also contributed to the Cardinals being 25th in the country in turnover margin, at +0.7 per game.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary 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; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 7-4 and ranked 24th in the BCS, defeated Utah 34-24. They are 8th in the nation in total offense (522 yards per game), 22nd in scoring offense (38 points per game); and 24th in passing offense (297 yards per game). Defensively, Arizona is 100th in scoring defense, allowing 34 points per game; 114th in total defense, allowing 488 yards per game; and 117th in passing defense, allowing 305 yards per game through the air.

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, 8-3, defeated Michigan State 23-20. Hankwitz’s defense is 19th in the nation in rushing yards allowed (122 yards per game) and 37th in scoring defense (24 points per game). In addition, the defense has contributed to a team which is 15th in the country in turnover margin, at +1.0 per game.

Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07)
University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach. The Bearcats lost to Rutgers 10-3 and are 7-3 on the season. Manning’s running backs are averaging 212 yards per game, good for 22nd in the country, and have contributed to an offense which has scored 31 points per game, which is 47th in the nation. Stripling’s defensive line has helped the Bearcats hold opponents to 140 yards per game on the ground, 36th in the nation. In addition, Cincinnati is 15th in the land in scoring defense (18 points per game); and is 44th in sacks (2.2 per game).

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008):
Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 6-5, had an impressive, come-from-behind road victory at Missouri, 31-27. Shafer’s defense, with Morrison’s linebackers, are 12th in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 7.4 per game. They are 56th in total defense, allowing 389 yards per game; and 58th in scoring defense, allowing 26 points per game. Wheatley’s running backs are averaging 164 yards per game, 63rd in the country, and are part of a unit averaging 473 total yards per game, 24th in the country.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 6-5, lost to Louisiana-Lafayette 31-27. Sheridan has helped guide an offense which is 23rd in the country in passing efficiency. Western Kentucky has averaged 209 passing yards per game, 89th in the nation.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 6-5, completed their season with a 24-17 victory over Elon. Out of 121 teams in FCS, Braithwaite’s safeties have contributed to a defense which is 10th in total defense (allowing 308 yards per game); 13th in pass defense (allowing 166 yards per game); and 20th in scoring defense, (allowing 20 points per game). Additionally, Chattanooga is 13th in turnover margin at +0.7 per game.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints finished their season November 3, ending with a record of 4-6. Siena Heights is 6th in NAIA in 4th down conversions, earning a first down at a 65% rate in such situations.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87), and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers fell to 4-7, losing to Penn State 45-22. Mallory’s defense is 12th in the country in tackles-for-loss, averaging 7.4 per game, and 32nd in sacks, averaging 2.5 per game. They are 43rd in pass defense, allowing 219 passing yards per game, and 98th in scoring defense (33 points per game). They are also 117th in rush defense, allowing 236 yards per game. Frey’s offensive line has contributed to a run game which averages 128 yards per game, 96th in the country. The Hoosiers are 51st in the country in scoring offense, averaging 30 points per game.

Erik Campbell (defensive back 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes, 4-7, lost of course to Michigan 42-17. Campbell’s wide receivers have contributed to an offense which averages 196 yards per game through the air, which is 97th in the country. They are part of an offense scoring 20 points per game, 105th in the country.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats ended their season on November 10 with a record of 4-7. Knight’s wide receivers averaged 179 yards per game in receptions, 117th among the 158 teams in Division II.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls, 4-6, defeated Army 63-32. Heater’s defense is 31st in the country in sacks, getting to the quarterback 2.5 times per game. They are 85th in scoring defense with opponents averaging 31 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 Patriots finished their season on November 3 with a record of 3-5.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 4-7, finished their season losing to Jackson State 37-11. Alcorn State is 4th in pass defense in the 121 team FCS, allowing 156 yards per game. Here’s a summary of the Jackson State game, with positive remarks about the job Hopson has done at Alcorn State.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): For the 2011 and 2012 seasons, was an assistant coach for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 121, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats ended their season on November 10, finishing with a record of 3-8. Head Coach Jonas Jackson resigned on November 11; Thomas and most of the other assistants did the same on November 12. Of 158 teams in Division II, West Virginia Wesleyan was 1st in tackles for loss (11.1 per game); tied for 6th in sacks (3.2 per game); and was 6th in punt returns (18 yards per return).

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers are 3-8 following a 51-7 victory over Alabama A&M (Loeffler discusses the win). In the 120 team FBS, Loeffler’s offense is 107th in scoring offense (20 points per game); 109th in sacks allowed (3.2 per game); 111th in passing offense (164 yards per game); and 112th in total offense (318 yards per game).

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07); and
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07):
All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles improved to 2-9, defeating Western Michigan 29-23. Hart’s running backs and Anderson’s offensive line have guided EMU to 171 yards per game on the ground, which is 50th in the country. Defensively, the Eagles are last in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, giving up 269 yards per game on the ground.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Source for all NCAA statistics is the NCAA; and the NAIA for NAIA statistics.

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Week 11 Results Wolverine Coaching Connection – College Edition

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan football players and assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs.

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Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers, 8-2, defeated then BCS #21 Mississippi State 37-17. Ranked 7th in the BCS, LSU is among the top five defenses in the country in passing yards allowed, pass efficiency defense, and total yards allowed.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, ranked 19th in the BCS, suffered their first defeat of the season, losing to Syracuse 45-26. At 9-1, Bedford’s defense is 36th in the country in total defense (356 yards per game); and 46th in scoring defense, allowing 25 points per game. They have also contributed to the Cardinals being 22nd in the country in turnover margin, at +0.7 per game. With its first loss of the season comes the criticism directed toward Bedford.

Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07)
University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach. The Bearcats defeated Temple 34-10 and are 7-2 on the season. Manning’s running backs are averaging 227 yards per game, good for 16th in the country, and have contributed to an offense which has scored 34 points per game, which is 35th in the nation. Stripling’s defensive line has helped the Bearcats hold opponents to 129 yards per game on the ground, 26th in the nation. In addition, Cincinnati is 21st in the land in scoring defense (19 points per game); and is tied for 32nd in sacks (2.4 per game).

Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern. The Wildcats, 7-3, of course lost to Michigan 38-31 in overtime. Hankwitz’s defense is 24th in the nation in rushing yards allowed (123 yards per game) and tied for 41st in scoring defense (24 points per game).

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 6-4, lost to Florida Atlantic 37-28. Sheridan has helped guide an offense which is 18th in the country in passing efficiency. Western Kentucky has averaged 215 passing yards per game, 80th in the nation.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats – Dews as WR Coach; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 6-4, defeated Colorado 56-31. They are 6th in the nation in total offense (526 yards per game), 14th in passing offense (311 yards per game), and 20th in scoring offense (38 points per game). Defensively, Arizona is 103rd in scoring defense, allowing 35 points per game; 116th in total defense, allowing opponents to pass for 305 yards per game; and 117th in total defense, allowing 492 yards per game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 5-5, lost to Wofford in overtime, 16-13. Out of 121 teams in FCS, Braithwaite’s safeties have contributed to a defense which is 6th in passing defense (allowing 153 yards per game); 11th in total defense (allowing 302 yards per game); and 22nd in scoring defense (allowing 21 points per game). Additionally, Chattanooga is 16th in turnover margin at +0.7 per game.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008):
Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 5-5, defeated then BCS #9 Louisville 45-26. Shafer’s defense, with Morrison’s linebackers, are 19th in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 7.1 per game. They are 50th in total defense, allowing 378 yards per game; and 57th in scoring defense, allowing 26 points per game. Wheatley’s running backs are averaging 168 yards per game, 55th in the country, and are part of a unit averaging 470 total yards per game, 24th in the country.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87), and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10):
Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers fell to 4-6, getting thrashed by Wisconsin 62-14. Mallory’s defense is 17th in the country in tackles-for-loss, averaging 7.3 per game, and 35th in sacks, averaging 2.4 per game. They are 28th in pass defense, allowing 202 passing yards per game, and 91st in scoring defense (32 points per game). They are also 118th in rush defense, allowing 244 yards per game. Frey’s offensive line has contributed to a run game which averages 138 yards per game, 83rd in the country. The Hoosiers are 44th in the country in scoring offense, averaging 31 points per game.

Erik Campbell (defensive back 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes, 4-6, lost to Purdue 27-24. Campbell’s wide receivers have contributed to an offense which averages 198 yards per game through the air, which is 94th in the country. They are part of an offense scoring 21 points per game, 102nd in the country.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006):
Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints finished their season November 3, ending with a record of 4-6. Siena Heights is 8th in NAIA in 4th down conversions, earning a first down at a 65% rate in such situations.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats ended their season with a heart-breaking 32-31 loss to Ferris State, finishing with a record of 4-7. Knight’s wide receivers averaged 179 yards per game in receptions, 117th among the 158 teams in Division II.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls, 3-6, lost to Cincinnati 34-10. Heater’s defense is tied for 32nd in the country in sacks, getting to the quarterback 2.4 times per game. They are 85th in scoring defense with opponents averaging 30 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 Patriots finished their season on November 3 with a record of 3-5.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 4-6, defeated Texas Southern 34-24. Alcorn State is 10th in pass defense in the 121 team FCS, allowing 162 yards per game.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): Now Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 121, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats ended their season with a record of 3-8 after a 23-16 lost to Concord. Of 158 teams in Division II, West Virginia Wesleyan is 1st in tackles for loss (11.1 per game); tied for 6th in sacks (3.2 per game); and 6th in punt returns (18 yards per return).

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers fell to 2-8, losing to Georgia 38-0. In the 120 team FBS, Loeffler’s offense is in the bottom 10 in scoring offense (17 points per game); total offense (299 yards per game); passing offense (164 yards per game); and sacks allowed (3.3 per game). Despite the shutout, Auburn may have found a quarterback.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07); and
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07):
All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles fell to 1-9, losing to the Central Michigan 34-31. Hart’s running backs and Anderson’s offensive line have guided EMU to 167 yards per game on the ground, which is 56th in the country. Defensively, the Eagles are last in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, giving up 284 yards per game on the ground.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Source for all NCAA statistics is the NCAA; and the NAIA for NAIA statistics.

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