We've heard from you on who you think will be the offensive and defensive players of the year in the Big East in 2013, with Teddy Bridgewater running away with the voting on one side of the ball and "other" holding a slight edge over Greg Blair on the defensive side. (USF end Aaron Lynch, perhaps?)
Now it's time to look at the newcomers on the sideline this season. Coach of the year, in general, is a tough one to predict, since it is derived from success and, in many instances, from doing more with less, which often means a darkhorse team, which often makes predictions irrelevant.
So we'll try something new. The conference has three new head coaches among its 10 teams. Whom do you think will fare the best in Year 1 at his new school?
Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati: The former Auburn and Texas Tech head coach returns experience at quarterback and the entire starting offensive line from a team that won a share of its fourth conference title in five years. He has a track record of success with quarterbacks and has already established himself on the recruiting trail in his short time in the Midwest. Will he see it pay dividends in Year 1?
Matt Rhule, Temple: He has never been a head coach but, as he says, he does not need a GPS to get around the Philadelphia area. The former New York Giants offensive line coach was a longtime assistant with the Owls, helping build the program back from the ground up under head coach Al Golden. He will face plenty of challenges in Year 1, however, especially with a defense that was 90th nationally in 2012.
Willie Taggart, USF: This hire generated plenty of buzz, as the former Western Kentucky coach walks returns home to his native Tampa area looking to inject the Bulls with the passion and tenacity that has seemingly been lacking in recent years. The 36-year-old disciple of the Harbaugh brothers led the Hilltoppers to back-to-back 7-5 seasons after a 2-10 mark in 2010.