NCAAF Coach Match (AAC Part 2): Guess the Favorite Music Artist of Trent Dilfer, Jeff Traylor & More

NCAAF Coach Match (AAC Part 2): Guess the Favorite Music Artist of Trent Dilfer, Jeff Traylor & More article feature image

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Somehow, we survived Day 1 of Coach Match ’23 without too many casualties. Thanks to all who participated and for those few of you who now recognize it as a national holiday.

Onto Day 2.

Quick reminder: Action Network contacted each of the 133 FBS head coaches and asked the following question: Who is your favorite musical artist or group? As hard as some tried (looking at you again, Dabo Swinney), each coach was only allowed to provide one answer.

Some went with their all-time favorite, some their recent favorite, a lot — and I mean a lot — went the country route, and one coach opted for the planet’s current biggest star.

Instead of just listing the favorite artists of each coach, we thought we’d turn it into a cool game so you have to actually try to guess each coach’s favorite. If you love this, it was absolutely 100% my idea. If you hate it, we have this intern in the Action Network’s basement who devised the whole thing.

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Coach Match Instructions

To guess, click the music artist you think matches each coach from left to right. Some coaches might have the same answer, so you can pick the same artist for multiple coaches. When you have selected an artist for each coach, hit submit. A green box means that artist is correct, a yellow box means that artist was selected by another coach and a gray box means no coach picked this artist.

After completion of Coach Match, click the "share on Twitter" button. One individual daily will be randomly selected for some free Action Network gear if (a) you tweeted your response and (b) you are following @ActionNetworkHQ and @Brett_McMurphy on Twitter.

For each day’s Coach Match, I will provide a hint to hopefully make it a little easier to solve. We will post a new Coach Match daily at 9 a.m. ET, so check back every day.

Tuesday's AAC Hint

We finish up the American Athletic Conference with SMU's Rhett Lashlee, Temple’s Stan Drayton, Tulane’s Willie Fritz, Tulsa’s Kevin Wilson, UAB’s Trent Dilfer, USF’s Alex Golesh and UTSA’s Jeff Traylor.

Today’s hints: One coach shares his name with his favorite artist and the similarities don’t stop there. They both have wives named Lauren, and they each have four children. That coach is pictured below with his wife, Lauren, and his favorite artist.

And yes, I'm making this too easy for you guys. I guess I'm a softie.

Tomorrow’s Coach Match (Wednesday, Aug. 9) — Mountain West Part 1

We go to our first installment from the Mountain West, featuring Air Force’s Troy Calhoun, Boise State’s Andy Avalos, Colorado State’s Jay Norvell, Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford, Hawaii’s Timmy Chang and Nevada’s Ken Wilson.

And again, here's the entire Coach Match schedule from now until Aug. 26:

  • Aug. 7-8: AAC
  • Aug. 9-10: Mountain West
  • Aug. 11-12: Sun Belt
  • Aug. 13-14: MAC
  • Aug. 15-16: Pac-12
  • Aug. 17-18: ACC
  • Aug. 19-20: CUSA & Independents
  • Aug. 21-22: Big 12
  • Aug. 23-24: Big Ten
  • Aug. 25-26: SEC

Guess each coach's favorite artist or band!

Rhett Lashlee
Rhett Lashlee
Stan Drayton
Stan Drayton
Willie Fritz
Willie Fritz
Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson
Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
Alex Golesh
Alex Golesh
Jeff Traylor
Jeff Traylor
Guesses: 0

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