New Coaches: How did they start their Tenures Saturday?

Posted: September 4, 2011 by mceagle611 in Sports
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Saturday the 3rd, the first Saturday of the College Season, saw some pleasant surprises/upsets and some expected landslide victories. As the first games kicked off I fell in love for the 8th time – I really became a fan of the game in 2003 – all over again, and my buckeyes were the first to take the field against the Akron Zips. The Zips played a sub-par game because the Buckeyes shockingly revamped themselves once more on defense as they have for years. Luke Fickell, New Interim Head Coach of Ohio State, was happy with how his team played on both sides of the ball as he saw his red-shirt senior QB play a great game and two highlights – pick by Anthony Sweat and one-handed snag by Corey Brown – that will be remembered by season’s end. The bottom-line is that more than a couple of teams yesterday started anew with a different Head Coach; here is how they fared on week 1.

Ohio State University – New Coach/Interim Coach: Luke Fickell – Opponent: vs. Akron – Result: 42-0 W – Really the above description goes on to depict the matchup at the Horseshoe yesterday. It was a landslide victory from the get-go, hopefully they can keep it up.

University of Florida – Will Muschamp – vs. Florida Atlantic University – 41-3 W – I did not really catch this game but from what I understand John Brantley had a solid showing (mostly short passes out of Weis’s pro style offense) and the one, two punch of Chris Rainey and Jeffrey Demps went for 195 yards and three touchdowns… Wow!

University of North Carolina – Everett Withers – vs. James Madison University – 42-10 W – Coach Withers was very humbled by the exceptional performance of Byrn Renner (the redshirt sophomore who backed up TJ Yates last season) who went 22-23 with one interception! Withers was graced with a solid game given by his team on both sides of the ball, I am expecting big things from the underrated Tar Heels this year.

University of Notre Dame – Brian Kelly – vs. University of South Florida – 23-20 L – Very Severe Weather delayed the game in South Bend for multiple hours in which there was heavy rain and bad lightning. In fact, the storms got so bad that the fans were evacuated from Notre Dame Stadium. Once the game resumed Coach Kelly realized that he had a lot of worked to do and Skip Holtzs’ Bulls grasped their first win of the season.

University of Michigan – Brady Hoke – vs. Western Michigan – 34-10 W / 3rd Quarter – With the same Severe system that hit ND on the way through, they decide to call the blowout only 3/4 through the game. After Western Michigan scored on their first position it was a one-sided Michigan rally in which Denard Robinson ran the table. I feel like they’ll have the same type of season as last year.

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  1. avought813 says:

    What about Stanford? And ND’s coach is Brian Kelly, not Kenny.

  2. […] out a thriller. The only similarity between the two teams on week one is that they each had a new coach. Brady Hoke, new University of Michigan Head Coach, and Brian Kelly, new University of Notre Dame […]

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