Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan football coaching connection. On the coaching staffs of various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches. Their schedules this weekend are below.
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Games listed in chronological order within category. All games on Sunday unless otherwise noted.
Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other
New York Giants (1-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-1), 1:00pm ET, FOX
Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
A coach and player from Michigan’s 1997 national championship team will both be coaching from the sidelines in Buffalo. Anderson, in his redshirt freshman season in 1997, and Herrmann, Michigan’s Defensive Coordinator in that undefeated season, will get a chance to say hello. Together in Ann Arbor for five years, they were part of three Big Ten Championship teams, one Rose Bowl team, one National Championship team, and were 3-2 against the Buckeyes.
Sunday October 4
Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 3-0, host Houston, 1:00pm ET CBS.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-2, visit Indianapolis, 1:00pm ET on CBS.
Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80):
Jerry Montgomery (Defensive Line Coach 2011-12):
Trgovac, a senior with Team 101, is now the Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach, where Montgomery is Defensive Front Assistant.
The Packers, 3-0, visit San Francisco 4:25pm ET, 1:25pm PT on FOX.
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals, 3-0, host St. Louis in a 4:25pm ET kickoff on FOX.
Monday Night Game
Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002): Now Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions; and
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): now Linebackers Coach, Detroit Lions.
The Lions, 0-3, visit Seattle in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET on ESPN.