As a head coach, going into your second year is always a bit nerve-wracking. Year 1 was tough because you were setting up new offensive and defensive schemes, establishing new recruiting relationships and taking on various other less-publicized responsibilities.
Then comes Year 2, when you're expected to show immediate results from everything you set up in the first year.
Ahead are some top coaches who are in Year 2 and proving their worth, especially on the recruiting trail. Recruiting is a beast no matter where you are, but some of these guys' programs aren't as established as their rival schools, so it has been especially tough.
Regardless, the following coaches are standing up to the challenge.