Which Coach Boosted Their Stock After Week 1? Which Coach Felt Their Seat Get Hotter?
We used to give college football coaches years to determine if they had what it takes. Now, we make drastic judgements on a weekly basis. Which coaches had the best Week 1 and which fell flat?
Scott Frost – Nebraska
After blowing yet another lead against Northwestern in Week 0, which included an horrendous onside kick in the 3rd quarter, Nebraska had a poor showing against North Dakota State in Week 1. Frost’s Cornhuskers were tied with FCS ND State at half.
Brian Kelly – LSU
Because it’s LSU, it’s easy to forget that Kelly took over a program that went 6-7 in 2021. But, for those that questioned Kelly’s fit at LSU, their performance against Florida State didn’t quiet things.
Jeff Brohm – Purdue
Brohm and Purdue had Penn State beat. Purdue’s clock management and the close of this game was brutal. Brohm’s a good coach, but can leave you scratching your head too often.
Brent Pry – Virginia Tech
It’s going to take time, but what an ugly initiation for Pry at Virginia Tech. An opening season loss to Old Dominion is not the way to endear yourself to the Hokie faithful.
Billy Napier – Florida
Many thought Florida could do better when they hired Napier. That was a solid performance against a tough Utah team. The future looks bright for Florida and Napier.
Greg Schiano – Rutgers
Their win against Boston College doesn’t move the meter much. If Schiano is leading your team you know they will be competitive. He has quickly raised the standard at Rutgers.
Mike Elko – Duke
Elko’s team didn’t need much time to come together. They looked ready out of the gate with a complete domination of Temple.
Kirby Smart – Georgia
How can a coach that just won a national championship raise expectations even higher? I guess with a 49-3 win over #11 Oregon.