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).
Former M Men Coaching Against Each Other
Colorado State University-Pueblo (3-1) at Adams State (1-3), 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT
Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers Coach 2011-14): Now QB Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Jon Bills (tight end 2008-10): Now Offensive Line Coach for Division II Adams State.
Roy Roundtree, Michigan wide receiver 2008-12, is Wide Receivers Coach for the ThunderWolves, though he is not listed on their official coaching roster. Roundtree and Bills will get a chance to catch up and say hello.
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, 3-1 and #22 in the land, visit Maryland at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
Malone is in his first season as Boilers’ Tight End Coach. Purdue, 1-3, visits 2nd ranked and undefeated Michigan State, noon ET on ESPN2.
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 #16 in the nation, host Minnesota at noon ET, 11:00am CT on the 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 3-0 Mountaineers #23 in the nation, visit #15 Oklahoma, noon ET on on Fox Sports 1.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007):
Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 1-3, visit 4th ranked TCU at noon ET, 11:00am CT on ABC.
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07):
In his third season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, 2-2, host Pittsburgh at noon ET on ESPN3.
Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94):
A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University, a club team.
The Patriots, 0-1, visit Williamson Tech at 1:00pm ET.
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, 1-2, host the Marietta Pioneers in a homecoming game, 2:00pm ET.
Darrell Funk (Offensive Line Coach 2011-14):
Now Offensive Line Coach at University of Akron.
The 2-2 Zips host the Bobcats of Ohio, 2:00pm ET on ESPN3.
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-2010):
Frey is now the OL Coach with Indiana.
The Hoosiers, 4-0, host undefeated and top-ranked Ohio State, 3:30pm ET on ABC/ESPN2.
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91 and DB Coach 2011-14):
Mallory is now DB Coach with the University of Wyoming.
The 0-4 Cowboys visit, gulp, Appalachian State, 3:30pm ET on ESPN3.
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74):
Heater is in his third season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator.
The Herd, 2-2, host Old Dominion at 3:30pm 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 2-2 Wildcats host Saginaw Valley at 4:00pm ET.
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, 2-2, visit Auburn at 4:00pm ET on SEC Network.
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, visit #24 California at 4:00pm ET, 1:00pm PT on PAC12 Network.
Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09):
Now Head Coach of Alcorn State.
The Division I-AA Braves of the SWAC, 3-1, visit Arkansas-Pine Bluff 5:00pm ET, 4:00pm CT.
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 1-3 Panthers visit Delta State at 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT.
Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94)
Cam Cameron (WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993)
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator.
The Tigers, 3-0 and ranked #9 in the nation, host Eastern Michigan, 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.
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, 2-2, host Arkansas at 7:00pm ET on ESPN2.
Doug Nussmeier (Offensive Coordinator 2014):
Now Offensive Coordinator at University of Florida.
The Gators are 4-0 and ranked #25. They host 3rd ranked Ole Miss at 7:00pm ET on ESPN.
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96):
A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame.
The 4-0 Irish, ranked 6th in the land, visit 12th ranked Clemson, 8:00pm ET on ABC.
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, 3-1, visit #18 Stanford at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on PAC12 Network.
Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73):
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The 2-2 Saints have a bye this week.
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010):
Now in his fourth season with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and his third as Defensive Coordinator.
The Mocs, 3-1 and ranked #8 in FCS, have a bye this week.
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07):
A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University.
The 1-3 Broncos have a bye this week.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008):
Shafer is in his third season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-1, has a bye this week.