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):
Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): In his second season as Offensive Coordinator with Virginia Tech. The Hokies fell to 4-4 after a 30-6 loss to Miami (FL).
Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches
Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now in his third season with UT Chattanooga, and his second as Defensive Coordinator.
Chattanooga, 4-3 and ranked #14 in FCS, hosts Mercer at noon ET.
Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator.
In their second season in program history, the 3-4 49ers of the FCS host James Madison in a noon kickoff.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98; Secondary Coach 2007): Now Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
The Longhorns, 3-4, visit #11 Kansas State in a noon ET kickoff on ESPN.
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 visit Ashland 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, 3-3, host Taylor (Ind.) in a 1:00pm ET kickoff.
Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots, 2-3, visit Chapel Hill to take on the University of North Carolina’s club team, 1:00pm ET.
Greg Robinson (Defensive Coordinator 2009-10): Now Defensive Coordinator, San Jose State University. The Spartans, 3-3, visit Navy, 1:00pm ET on CBS Sports Network.
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07): A senior on Team 128, Hart is now Running Backs Coach for Western Michigan University. The Broncos, 4-3, host Ohio University in a 2:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN3.
Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The 6-2 Braves visit Prairie View A&M in a 2:00pm ET kickoff.
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10): Now Defensive Coordinator with West Virginia.
The Mountaineers, 5-2 and ranked #22, visit Oklahoma State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN.
Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Heater is in his second season as Marshall’s Defensive Coordinator. The Herd, 7-0 and ranked #23, host Florida Atlantic in a 3:30pm ET kickoff.
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.
The Wolverines, 3-4, visit 8th ranked Michigan State in a 3:30pm 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, 4-3, host 2nd ranked Eastern Washington in a 3:40pm ET kickoff.
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, 5-1 and ranked #15 in the nation, visit Washington State in a 5:00pm ET kickoff.
Scott Shafer (Defensive Coordinator 2008): Shafer is in his second season as Head Coach of the Orange.
Syracuse, 3-4, visits #21 Clemson at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU.
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, 6-2, host #3 Ole Miss in a 7:15pm ET kickoff on ESPN.
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): Stripling is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach at the University of Tennessee.
The Volunteers, 3-4, host 4th ranked Alabama at 7:30pm ET on ESPN2.
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 7th in the nation, have a bye this week.
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12): Montgomery is in his second season as Defensive Line Coach with Oklahoma.
The Sooners, 5-2 and #17 in the nation, have a bye this week.
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Now OL Coach, Indiana.
Indiana, 3-4, 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 Wildcats, 3-4, have a bye this week.