ASU’s Kenny Dillingham too high?

The Sporting News recently ranked the coaches in college football for the 2023 season and the site showed some respect for first-year Arizona State coach Kenny Dillingham, who is also a first-time head coach.

Dillingham is ranked No. 56 on the list, only behind Nebraska’s Matt Rhule at No. 46 (who has a track record of success as a college head coach) and ahead of Colorado’s Deion Sanders at No. 59 (who went 27-6 in three seasons at Jackson State before taking the Buffaloes’ job) among the highest-ranked first-year head coaches.

Dillingham, 33, was the offensive coordinator at Oregon last season.

Interestingly, Dillingham is also ranked ahead of Arizona’s Jedd Fisch, who comes in at No. 74 in the rankings.