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On3 Power Five conference coordinators of the week for Week 9

Matt Zenitzby:Matt Zenitz10/30/23


Each week, On3 selects coordinators of the week from each Power Five conference.

Our choices for Week 9: 

ACC — Ron English, Louisville DC

For the first time in program history, Louisville shut out a ranked opponent. During a 23-0 win over No. 20 Duke, the Cardinals held star QB Riley Leonard and the Blue Devils to just 202 yards and 2 of 14 on third and fourth downs. Leonard finished 9 of 23 for 121 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. Louisville sacked him four times and also limited Duke to 51 rushing yards.

ACC — Buster Faulkner, Georgia Tech OC

Georgia Tech racked up 635 yards and six touchdowns in a 46-42 victory over No. 17 North Carolina. After the Tar Heels took a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets followed with two touchdown drives, including a six-play, 79-yard drive that they capped with the eventual game-winning touchdown with 4:28 remaining.

Big Ten — Tony White, Nebraska DC

For the third straight game, Nebraska held an opposing offense to single-digit points. During the Cornhuskers’ 31-14 win over Purdue, only six of the Boilermakers’ points came from the offense. The other touchdown came from Purdue’s defense. Nebraska limited the Boilermakers to 195 yards, tallied three takeaways and had three fourth-down stops.

Big 12 — Joe Klanderman, Kansas State DC

Kansas State secured a shutout win over Houston. During the 41-0 victory, the Wildcats held the Cougars to 208 yards, produced two takeaways and had four fourth-down stops. Kansas State’s defense has allowed just three total points in the Wildcats’ last two games.

Pac-12 — D’Anton Lynn, UCLA DC

UCLA held Colorado without a touchdown through the first 57 minutes of a 28-16 win over the Buffaloes. Before a garbage time touchdown drive, QB Shedeur Sanders and Colorado had just nine points and 145 yards of total offense. The Bruins sacked Sanders seven times.

SEC — Mike Bobo, Georgia OC

Georgia racked up five touchdowns in a 43-20 win over rival Florida. QB Carson Beck threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs also ran for 171 yards and three scores.