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). Their schedules for this weekend (all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):
Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other
Indiana (3-4) at Michigan (3-5), 3:30pm ET, Big Ten Network
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Curt Mallory (linebacker 1988-91); and
Roy Manning (linebacker 2000-04)
Curt Mallory and Manning are both coaching with their alma mater. Curt is in his fourth season; Manning is in his second season.
Frey returns to Ann Arbor for the second straight season. He was part of RichRod’s staff at Michigan, and was not in Ann Arbor at the same time as Mallory or Manning.
Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 5-2 and #18 in the nation, visit Iowa State at noon ET, 11:00am CT on FOX Sports 1.
Mike Hankwitz (tight end 1967-69): A senior on the 1969 team, Hankwitz is now the Defensive Coordinator for Northwestern.
The Wildcats, 3-4, visit Iowa at noon ET, 11:00am CT on the Big Ten Network.
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, 4-4, host Boston College at 12:30pm 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 2-6 Wildcats host Walsh in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.
Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73)
Lyall is now Head Coach of the NAIA Siena Heights Saints. The Saints, 4-3, visit St. Francis (Ill.) in a 2:00pm kickoff.
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 5-3 and ranked #12 in FCS, visits Western Carolina at 2:00pm ET.
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 5-3, visit Miami (OH) in a 2:30pm ET kickoff 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, 2-4, host Radford University in a 3:00pm ET kickoff.
Adam Stenavich (offensive line 2001-05): Now in his first season as Offensive Line Coach for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks of the FCS, 5-3, visit Weber State in a 3:00pm ET, noon PT kickoff.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-5, hosts North Carolina State 3:00pm ET on ESPN3.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 6-2 and ranked #20, host 7th ranked TCU at 3:30pm ET on ESPN2.
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-4, host Colorado State in a 7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT kickoff on CBS Sports Network.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 3-5, visit Texas Tech in a 7:30pm ET kickoff on FOX Sports 1.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-5, visit South Carolina at 7:30pm ET on the SEC Network.
Mike Elston (linebacker 1993-96): A senior on Team 117, Elston is now the DL Coach for Notre Dame. The Irish, 6-1 and ranked 10th in the nation, visit Navy at 8:00pm ET on CBS.
Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10):
All with the Arizona Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez – Dews as WR Coach; McGee as Offensive Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach.
The Wildcats, 6-1 and ranked #12 in the nation, visit 22nd ranked UCLA in a 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT kickoff on ESPN.
Les Miles, offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94
Cam Cameron, WR Coach 1986-89; WR & QB Coach 1990-1993
Miles, a senior on Team 96, is now Head Coach at LSU, where Cameron is his Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 7-2 and ranked #16 in the land, have a bye this week.
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 8-0 and ranked #23, have a bye this week.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-5 49ers of the FCS have a bye this week.
Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 7-2 Braves have a bye this week.