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
Arizona Cardinals (3-1) at Detroit Lions (0-4), 4:05pm ET, FOX
Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94):
Larry Foote (linebacker 1998-2001):
Goodwin is now Offensive Coordinator and Foote is Linebackers Coach, Arizona Cardinals.
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.
For three seasons (1999-2001), Foote was a linebacker for the Wolverines while Austin was Defensive Backs Coach. During this time, Michigan was 2-1 against Ohio State, 2-1 in bowl games, and won one Big Ten Championship.
Former Michigan Players and/or Coaches
Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001):
A senior with Team 122, Anderson is now Offensive Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo, 2-2, visits Tennessee, 1:00pm ET, CBS.
Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87):
Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Coach, Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons, 4-0, host Washington, 1:00pm ET FOX.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85):
A senior with Team 106, Mallory is now Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville.
The Jaguars, 1-3, visit Tampa Bay, 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, 4-0, host St. Louis, 1:00pm ET on CBS.
Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82; coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005):
Herrmann is now Linebackers Coach, New York Giants.
The Giants, 2-2, host San Francisco in the Sunday Night game, 8:30pm ET on NBC.