Texas head coach Tom Herman blows a bubble during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Maryland won 51-41. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Justin Wilcox is one of six coaches who can say he has had a successful debut on Saturday.
The Cal head coach had to go cross country for the Golden Bears to post a 35-30 win over North Carolina. Other coaches who had succesful debuts were Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Ole Miss interim coach Matt Luke, Western Kentucky's Mike Sanford, Oregon's Willie Taggart and Fresno State's Jeff Tedford.
This season’s new coaches are 10-11 in debuts. USF’s Charlie Strong got things going last week as the Bulls defeated San Jose State. Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell, P.J. Fleck (Minnesota) and Randy Edsall (UConn) won on Thursday.
Texas' Tom Herman had the most anticipated debut of Saturday and became only the third Longhorns' coach to drop his debut after Maryland's 51-41 win.
Houston’s Major Applewhite will have to wait until next Saturday after his team’s opener against UTSA was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.
Here is a look at all of this season’s new coaches:
|Baylor||Matt Rhule||Lost to Liberty|
|Cal||Justin Wilcox||Beat North Carolina|
|Cincinnati||Luke Fickell||Beat Austin Peay|
|UConn||Randy Edsall||Beat Holy Cross|
|Florida Atlantic||Lane Kiffin||Lost to Navy|
|Fla. International||Butch Daivs||Lost to UCF|
|Fresno State||Jeff Tedford||Beat Incarnate Word|
|Georgia State||Shawn Elliott||Lost to Tennessee St.|
|Houston||Major Applewhite||at Arizona (9/9)|
|Indiana||Tom Allen||Lost to Ohio State|
|Minnesota||P.J. Fleck||Beat Buffalo|
|Nevada||Jay Norvell||Lost to Northwestern|
|Oklahoma||Lincoln Riley||Beat UTEP|
|Ole Miss||Matt Luke||Beat South Alabama|
|Oregon||Willie Taggart||Beat Southern Utah|
|Purdue||Jeff Brohm||Lost to Louisville|
|San Jose St.||Brent Brennan||Lost to USF (8/26)|
|Temple||Geoff Collins||Lost to Notre Dame|
|Texas||Tom Herman||Lost to Maryland|
|South Florida||Charlie Strong||Beat San Jose St. (8/26)|
|Western Kentucky||Mike Sanford Jr.||Beat Eastern Kentucky|
|Western Michigan||Tim Lester||Lost to USC|