This offseason in college football saw plenty of movement in the coaching ranks.
Matt Rhule went from the NFL to Nebraska, Luke Fickell decided to leave Cincinnati for Wisconsin, Scott Satterfield shocked everyone and left Louisville for the Cincinnati job, Deion Sanders was hired at Colorado, and Jeff Brohm left Purdue for his alma mater, Louisville.
The coaching carousel has been far from quiet, but last year’s carousel saw bigger names on the move. We saw programs pony up the big bucks to bring in some big names from fellow power conference schools.
So when I sat down to think about a “first-year coaches who could win a national title” article, it didn’t make much sense. Most of the coaches hired this offseason are taking over rebuilds.
Last offseason, however, we saw coaches taking over at programs with full cupboards. In year one, most of these coaches saw immediate success.
Year two could be special for most of them.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the three second-year head coaches who I think are most likely to win a national title in 2023.