Early outlook for 23 new coaches, plus five coaches on the hot seat

• Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech: The highly successful former Auburn coach has pledged to retain the wide-open style of offense for which the Red Raiders became synonymous under Leach, and he has a tested quarterback (Taylor Potts) and a slew of receivers who will allow him to do so. He also hopes to amp up Tech’s running game, starting with senior tailback Baron Hatch. The question is whether Tuberville, a defensive guru, can ramp up the Raiders’ long-inconsistent defense despite little proven experience up front. Predicted record: 8-4.