NCAAF Coach Match (Big 12 Part 1): Guess the Favorite Music Artist of Chris Klieman, Dave Aranda & More
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And down the stretch they come: It’s the final week of Coach Match. We have three conferences remaining: the Big 12, Big Ten and SEC. We’ll start today with the Big 12.
Action Network contacted each of the 133 FBS head coaches and asked the following question: Who is your favorite musical artist or group? Each coach was able to provide only one answer.
Monday’s Big 12 Hint
Today’s Big 12 coaches: Baylor’s Dave Aranda, BYU’s Kalani Sitake, Cincinnati’s Scott Satterfield, Houston’s Dana Holgorsen, Iowa State’s Matt Campbell, Kansas’ Lance Leipold and Kansas State’s Chris Klieman.
Today’s hint: Holgorsen told me a few years ago his favorite artist was Prince. In 2016 when Prince passed away, Holgorsen, then at West Virginia, played Prince during a spring practice. He — and I — was amazed that literally none of his players were aware of Prince. (God, I’m old).
Anyway, here’s your hint: Holgorsen either stayed with Prince this time or changed up to Post Malone.
While several coaches today (looking at you, Scott Satterfield, Lance Leipold and Chris Klieman) went the country route, Matt Campbell prefers to “Jump” with a rock band. No coaches chose the same musician.
Tomorrow’s Coach Match (Tuesday, Aug. 22) — Big 12 Part 2
Oklahoma’s Brent Venables, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, TCU’s Sonny Dykes, Texas’ Steve Sarkisian, Texas Tech’s Joey McGuire, UCF’s Gus Malzahn and West Virginia’s Neal Brown.
And again, here's the full Coach Match schedule from now through Saturday, 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
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.