Maxwell Collegiate Coach of the Year Award names 16 semifinalists
The Maxwell Football Club has announced 16 candidates for its Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.
The Maxwell Football Club announced Wednesday its 16 semifinalists for its Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, selected by the Club's National Selection Committee.
There weren't many surprises, with seven out of the first eight names from Bruce Feldman's recent list of the top 10 Coach of the Year candidates making the cut. (Ball State's Pete Lembo was the one exception, with Fresno State's Tim DeRuyter and Northern Illinois's Rod Carey the only non-BCS coaches to make the Maxwell cut.)
The 16 candidates are:
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide
Gus Malzahn, Auburn Tigers
Art Briles, Baylor Bears
Steve Addazio, Boston College Eagles
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers
David Cutcliffe, Duke Blue Devils
Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State Bulldogs
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State Seminoles
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State Spartans
Gary Pinkel, Missouri Tigers
Rod Carey, Northern Illinois Huskies
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State Cowboys
George O'Leary, UCF Knights
Ed Orgeron, Southern California Trojans
Gary Andersen, Wisconsin Badgers
After a round of voting to reduce the semifinalist pool to finalists, the winner will be announced Dec. 17.
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