Several prominent coaches took over new teams this spring.
COACH, SCHOOL, PREVIOUS STOP
NICK SABAN, Alabama, Miami Dolphins
More than 92,000 packed Bryant-Denny Stadium for Saban's first spring game, and he came dressed for the occasion in coat and tie.
DENNIS ERICKSON, Arizona State, Idaho
The offensive guru inherited 10 returning starters on offense and pledged a balanced attack with more emphasis on the run.
STEVE KRAGTHORPE, Louisville, Tulsa
All-America QB Brian Brohm bypassed the NFL draft to play under Kragthorpe—then suffered four interceptions in the spring game.
TOM O'BRIEN, North Carolina State, Boston College
After watching uninspired attacks in recent years, Wolfpack fans were thrilled to see 955 yards of offense in the Red and White game.