What do Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Florida's Jim McElwain need to do to have successful first seasons? More critical questions facing new head coaches.

By Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht
June 04, 2015

It’s less than three months until the season starts, and while teams can’t practice right now, coaches are still hard at work preparing for the season. That’s especially true for new coaches who must familiarize themselves with their new personnel and deal with the hype a coaching change inevitably brings.

SI.com’s Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht break down the following coaching topics in the video above:

• What does Jim Harbaugh need to do to begin his rebuild at Michigan? What’s reasonable to expect from Harbaugh in Year One?

• What will define a successful first season for new Florida head coach Jim McElwain? Is McElwain’s situation harder or easier than Harbaugh’s?

• Which new coach is in the best position to succeed right away?

• Which new coach faces the toughest obstacles to succeed?

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