Ex-Wolverine Updates: Coaches, Summer 2019

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22Jul 2019
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Coaches, Summer 2019

Brady Hoke (image via College Football Talk)

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I do Ex-Wolverine Updates throughout the season, but I generally don’t include former coaches. In this case I have listed every Michigan coach over the past twenty years that is still in the game (for example, I think Steve Szabo, Stan Parrish, Bobby Morrison, Greg Robinson, etc. are retired permanently). There’s no way to keep track of every former Michigan player toiling away as a high school assistant coach or D-III strength and conditioning guy, but if you have any additions to the list, please let me know. I’m sure I’ve missed a few guys who are coaching or graduate assistant-ing.

For more Ex-Wolverine news, check out these posts on transfers (LINK) and former commits (LINK).

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21Feb 2019
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Nightly Roundup: February 21, 2019

Scot Loeffler (image via Hustle Belt)

Tarik Black is working on making sure he’s healthy for 2019 (LINK). Speaking of wide receivers, Ronnie Bell and Oliver Martin are both looking for more playing time in 2019 (LINK).

New Bowling Green head coach Scot Loeffler is hiring a bunch of former Michigan coaches, including Jim Herrman and Erik Campbell (LINK).

Football Study Hall discusses UCF’s offense (LINK) and how close they are to being an elite offense.

Zavier Simpson is one of ten finalists for Defensive Player of the Year in college basketball (LINK).

12Nov 2013
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Ex-Wolverine Updates

Ray Vinopal had 2 interceptions last weekend.

TE Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 3 catches for 17 yards and 1 touchdown, but #3 Oregon lost to #5 Stanford by a score of 26-20. Brown’s was the Ducks’ final touchdown that gave them a chance for an onside kick and the win, but they failed to recover the kick.

CB Dallas Crawford: Crawford started at running back with Duke Johnson out due to a broken ankle, and he responded with 10 carries for 37 yards and 1 touchdown. He also caught 3 passes for 41 yards, but the Hurricanes lost for the second week in a row, this time 42-24 to Virginia Tech.

Defensive coordinator Ron English: English was fired as head coach of Eastern Michigan for numerous reasons, including losing and berating his players . . . who responded with a win over fellow MAC bottom feeder Western Michigan.

K Anthony Fera: Fera was 4/4 on field goals with hits of 24, 25, 29, and 37. He also punted 6 times for a 42.8 yard average and landed 3 inside the 20-yard line. He was 5/5 on extra points.

K Matt Goudis: Goudis hit a 49-yard field goal and was 3/3 on extra points in Miami’s 42-24 loss to Virginia Tech.

Linebackers coach Jay Hopson: Hopson, now the head coach at Alcorn State, beat Prairie View by a score of 50-35 and moved to 8-3 on the year.

S Carvin Johnson: Johnson had 8 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 pass breakup, and 1 interception returned for 41 yards. His Hampton squad beat North Carolina Central by a score of 29-21.

LB Mike Jones: Jones had just 1 tackle as now 1-9 Western Michigan lost to 2-8 Eastern Michigan by a score of 35-32 in two overtimes.

Quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler: Loeffler, now the QB coach and OC at Virginia Tech, helped the Hokies beat the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 42-24. Quarterback Logan Thomas was 25/31 passing for 366 yards and 2 touchdowns, and running back Trey Edmunds ran 14 times for 74 yards and 4 touchdowns. Altogether, Virginia Tech had 549 yards. They’re now 7-3 on the year.

Offensive coordinator Stan Parrish: Parrish, who was Michigan’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 1996-2001, was promoted from OC to interim head coach of Eastern Michigan after English’s firing.

WR Jerald Robinson: Robinson had 4 catches for 48 yards in Walsh University’s 33-21 loss to Glenville State.

S Marvin Robinson: Robinson led Ferris State with 8 tackles in a 42-10 win over Northwood.

Head coach Rich Rodriguez: Arizona lost a close one to UCLA by a score of 31-26. Running back Ka’Deem Carey had 28 carries for 149 yards and 1 touchdown. The Wildcats fell to 6-3 on the year.

S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 7 tackles, .5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, and 2 interceptions returned for 40 yards in Pitt’s 28-21 win over Notre Dame.

CB Adrian Witty: Witty led the Cincinnati Bearcats with 11 tackles, including 1 TFL, and 1 pass breakup in 28-25 win over Southern Methodist.

6Aug 2012
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: The Coaches

Scot Loeffler is the new offensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers

Taking a look into the past, here’s a glance at every former Michigan coach over the past decade.  Most of these guys have landed on their feet elsewhere, with the exception of former defensive coordinator Greg Robinson.

If you have additions or corrections, please leave them in the comments section.


Teryl Austin (DBs, 1999-2002): Austin has spent his time since his Michigan days with the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, and Florida Gators.  He was hired as the secondary coach for the Baltimore Ravens prior to the 2011 season and still holds that job.

Vance Bedford (DBs, 1995-98, 2007): Bedford spent 2008-09 as Florida’s cornerbacks coach before becoming defensive coordinator at Louisville in 2010, a job he still holds.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties, 2010): Braithwaite was the defensive coordinator for Christopher Newport University, a D-III school, in 2011.  He was hired prior to this coming season to be the safeties coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Erik Campbell (WRs, 1995-2007; Asst. HC, 2005-07): Campbell was hired to be Iowa’s wide receivers coach prior to the 2008 season, a position he has held since that time.  He also spent 2008-09 coaching the tight ends.

Mike DeBord (Various positions including OC, OL, TEs, and Asst. HC, 1992-1999, 2004-07): DeBord was hired as an assistant OL coach for the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 and coached the TEs there in 2009.  He spent 2010 and 2011 as the TEs coaches for the Chicago Bears, a position he still holds.

Tony Dews (WRs, 2008-10): Dews spent the 2011 season coaching TEs and being the recruiting coordinator for Pitt.  He was hired prior to this coming season by Rich Rodriguez to be the WRs coach at Arizona.

Ron English (DBs, 2003-07; DC, 05-07): English spent 2008 as the DC for Louisville before becoming the HC at Eastern Michigan, a position he still holds.

Greg Frey (OL, 2008-10): Frey was hired as OL coach at Indiana prior to the 2011 season, a position he still holds.

Tony Gibson (DBs, 2008-10; Asst. HC 2010): Gibson was hired as the DBs coach at Pitt prior to the 2011 season, but left to become Rich Rodriguez’s DBs coach at Arizona prior to the upcoming season.

Jim Herrmann (DC, 1997-2005): Herrmann was the LBs coach for the New York Jets from 2006-2008, then was hired to be the New York Giants LBs coach in 2009, a position he still holds.

Jay Hopson (LBs, 2008-09): Hopson was hired to be the safeties coach and DC at Memphis in 2010, but resigned after the first two games of the 2011 season after being demoted.  He was hired prior to the upcoming season to be the HC at Alcorn State (known best for producing former NFL quarterback Steve McNair).  Hopson is the first white head coach in the history of the SWAC.

Ron Lee (DBs, 2006): Lee was hired by the Minnesota Gophers to be the DBs coach from 2007-10, where he also served as co-defensive coordinator from 2009-10.  I can’t find any info on where he might be coaching now.

Scot Loeffler (QBs, 2002-07): Loeffler, a former Michigan QB, spent 2008 as the QBs coach for the Detroit Lions.  He then spent 2009-10 as the QBs coach at Florida, 2011 as the OC/QBs coach at Temple, and was hired prior to the upcoming season to be the OC/QBs coach at Auburn.

Calvin Magee (OC, 2008-10): Magee spent the 2011 as Asst. HC, RBs coach, and co-OC at Pitt.  He was hired by Rich Rodriguez to the same role at Arizona for the upcoming season.

Terry Malone (OL, 1997-2005; OC 2002-05): Malone has been the TEs coach for the New Orleans Saints since 2006.

Andy Moeller (OL, 2000-07): Moeller was the assistant OL coach for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008-10, and was promoted to be the OL coach in 2011, a position he still holds.

Greg Robinson (DC, 2009-10): Robinson appears to have retired from coaching after leaving Michigan.

Rich Rodriguez (HC, 2008-10): Rodriguez spent the 2011 season as a college football analyst for CBS Sports before being hired as Arizona’s HC prior to the upcoming season.

Scott Shafer (DC, 2008): Shafer was hired to be the DC at Syracuse prior to the 2009 season, a position he still holds.

Bill Sheridan (LBs, 2002; DL, 2003-04): Sheridan spent the 2005-08 season as LBs coach for the New York Giants before spending one year as DC in 2009.  For the past two seasons, he was the LBs coach for the Miami Dolphins.  He was hired prior to the upcoming season to be the DC for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rod Smith (QBs, 2008-10): Smith spent the 2011 season as the QBs coach and co-OC at Indiana.  He was hired prior to the upcoming season by Rich Rodriguez to the same position at Arizona.

Steve Stripling (DL, 2005-07): Stripling spent a year out of college coaching before being hired as Central Michigan’s DEs coach for 2009.  Prior to the 2010 season, he was hired to be Cincinnati’s Asst. HC and DL coach.  Prior to the upcoming season, he also added the title of co-defensive coordinator.

Steve Szabo (LBs, 2006-07): Szabo spent as year as the DC/LBs coach at Colgate in 2008, then a year as Asst. HC and LBs coach at Eastern Michigan in 2009.  He took 2010 off from coaching before being hired as Illinois State’s DC/LBs coach prior to the 2011 season, a position he still holds.


Bruce Tall (DL, 2008-10): Tall has not actively been coaching since being let go by Michigan, but he has been hired as the DC for the fledgling college football program from Charlotte, which begins play on August 31, 2013.

28Jan 2012
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Mario Manningham

Mario Manningham caught a touchdown pass for the third straight week, this time on a 17-yard reception in traffic on third-and-15. Coach Tom Coughlin called it an “incredible football play,” and the score gave the Giants a 17-14 lead with only 8:41 remaining, eventually leading to their 20-17 NFC Championship game victory over the 49ers. Manningham lined up as the outside receiver on the play, ran up field, slanted in and shielded the over-the-top defensive back with his body as he leaped to haul in the touchdown pass. You could try to visualize that, or you could just watch it here.
Honorable Mention: Whether or not you still hold a grudge towards Jim Harbaugh, one thing is undeniable: he can coach. This year he took a hapless 6-10 San Francisco team – and a franchise that hadn’t had a winning season in eight years – all the way to the NFC Championship game, coming up only three points shy of a Super Bowl birth. As stated in the title of an interesting thread on the MGoBoard, congrats to Jim Harbaugh.
Miscellaneous: Carson Butler returns to the New England Patriots’ practice squad, making eight former Michigan athletes who are represented in Super Bowl XLVI, which is among the most of any college. Scot Loeffler, quarterback at Michigan from 1993-1996 and quarterbacks coach for Michigan from 2002-2007, was hired as Auburn’s offensive coordinator, giving Michigan fans “a strange reason to root for Auburn.”