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Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2020

The 2020 season featured 24 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. UTSA's Jeff Traylor, Rutgers' Greg Schiano, Missouri's Eli Drinkwitz and Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin are just a couple of the coaches getting high marks from Athlon Sports for their coaching performance in 2020. Appalachian State's Shawn Clark, Memphis' Ryan Silverfield, New Mexico's Danny Gonzales and Fresno State's Kalen DeBoer headline the next tier of first-year performances. Judging any coach on just one season is tough and that task was made even more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic.