Texas Football: How former coaches fared elsewhere in Week 1

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Bryan Harsin (HC), Boise State Broncos

A short-lived offensive coordinator for the Texas football program, Boise State Broncos head coach Bryan Harsin traveled unexpectedly into hostile territory in Tallahassee, FL, in Week 1. Due to weather concerns for Hurricane Dorian, the Boise State-Florida State Seminoles game was moved to Doak Campbell Stadium instead of being played in Jacksonville.

However, the home field advantage for head coach Willie Taggart and Florida State didn’t hold back upstart Boise State. Harsin and the Broncos pulled off the 36-31 upset over the Noles for what should technically be a road game.

Jay Norvell (HC), Nevada Wolfpack

We should pay plenty of attention and respect to what Harsin and Nevada Wolfpack head coach Jay Norvell did in Week 1 against quality Power Five competition. Norvell is also a former Texas offensive coordinator and led his team to a huge win over Jeff Brohm and the Purdue Boilermakers at home to open the 2019 campaign.

The win came in very exciting fashion with the Nevada kicker hitting a lengthy 56-yard prayer field goal to claim the 34-31 upset victory.