Posted by: Pete Roussel on January 14, 2012
Four teams remain in the NFL play-offs.
Remind your wife tonight, San Francisco and Atlanta kick-off at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday from the Georgia Dome. Later that night, New England hosts Baltimore 6:30 ET.
Championship weekend will have its share of recent college coaches involved in the coaching of these NFL organizations.
Jim Harbaugh's staff has a number of recent college coaches serving on his staff including former Washington State head coach Paul Wulff (senior offensive assistant), former South Florida head coach Jim Leavitt (linebackers), former USC wide receivers coach John Morton (wide receivers), and former Oregon State running backs coach Reggie Davis (tight ends).
While Vic Fangio (defensive coordinator and Greg Roman (offensive coordinator) did serve on Harbaugh's staff at Stanford, both previously held extensive NFL experience. Tim Drevno (offensive line) and Peter Hansen (defensive quality control) each served on Harbaugh's staff at Stanford, as well.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta staff is filled with veteran NFL assistants, but former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill will coach in his first NFC Championship game as the offensive line coach for the Falcons.
Baltimore has a veteran NFL group of assistant coaches.
Outside of special teams assistant Joe Judge and George Godsey, the Patriots don't have much college feel to the staff. Godsey served on George O'Leary's staff at UCF from 2004-2010 before joining the New England staff as tight ends coach in 2011. Judge served as a special teams quality control assistant with Alabama in 2011. Judge actually accepted the special teams coordinator job under Ellis Johnson at Southern Miss before resigning a few weeks later to join the Patriots' organization.
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