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.