ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit has unveiled his top coach performances from Week 8, and No. 1 on his list is probably the least surprising thing you will see this Monday.

As he normally does, Herbstreit unveiled his list of top coaches from the weekend once the dust settled. He put out six coaches that really impressed him this week, and it comes as no surprise that a B1G coach was No. 1 on his list.

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That coach was none other than Lovie Smith of Illinois. With the upset of No. 6 Wisconsin the biggest story around the country this weekend, it is a nice little honor that is well earned for Smith.

Here’s Herbstreit’s list of coaches: