Three of ACC's four new coaches enjoy successful debuts
Updated: September 6, 2007, 1:28 PM ETBy Jorge Milian | Special to ESPN.com
- The ACC's quartet of new head coaches went 3-for-4 in their debuts last Saturday with North Carolina's Butch Davis, Miami's Randy Shannon and Boston College's Jeff Jagodzinski picking up wins while North Carolina State's Tom O'Brien, the former BC coach, finished on the short end. "They say your first one is your hardest one," said Jagodzinski after leading the Eagles to a 38-28 win against defending ACC champion Wake Forest in Chestnut Hill, Mass. "But I couldn't be happier. We showed what kind of team we are." Shannon, who replaced Larry Coker as Miami's coach after serving six seasons as the Hurricanes defensive coordinator, played down his first victory. Miami opened its last season at the Orange Bowl by defeating Marshall, 31-3.
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