Kirk Herbstreit includes pair of ACC coaches in top performers list for Week 7
Kirk Herbstreit is back with another weekly list.
The ACC is one of the conferences largely on an upswing in 2023, looking at the success some of its players and coaches have had this season.
Herbstreit recently released his list of the top performing coaches across the sport for Week 7, including a pair of names from the conference.
Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi and Duke defensive coordinator Tyler Santucci were included to represent the ACC, joining the likes of coaches from outside conferences like Washington head coach Kalen Deboer, Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch and Stanford head coach Troy Taylor.
Both Narduzzi and Santucci have had an incredibly positive impact on their respective programs with Narduzzi having developed a host of great players that include current Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett. Despite a tough season to this point as the Panthers hold an overall record of 2-4, they ended their last game on a high note with a 38-21 victory over Louisville.
At Duke, Santucci has been a key part of one of the greatest program turnarounds in recent history, leading a defensive unit that has helped Duke to play strong complementary football as the Blue Devils hold an impressive 5-1 overall record. And that is with star quarterback Riley Leonard missing time.
Here are my top performing coaches of WEEK 7:
Kalen DeBoer @UW_Football
Al Golden @NDFootball
Tyler Santucci @DukeFOOTBALL
Jedd Fisch @ArizonaFBall
Troy Taylor @StanfordFball
Pat Narduzzi @Pitt_FB
Phil Parker @HawkeyeFootball pic.twitter.com/pyKKe9AsjX
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 16, 2023