Man, do you think Gus Malzahn is getting tired of winning all these awards? His trophy-lifting arm must be so sore.
Anyway, the Auburn head coach took home another coach-of-the-year award on Friday. This time he was the named the Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year by Birmingham’s Over the Mountain Touchdown Club, beating out Baylor’s Art Briles, Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Duke’s David Cutcliffe, and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio for the honor.
Malzahn will receiver the award from Bobby Bowden himself on March 2.
Malzahn has been handsomely rewarded for leading the Auburn Tigers to a 12-2 record this past season. Along with the Bobby Bowden award, Malzahn was also named SEC Coach of the Year, Home Depot Coach of the Year, Sporting News Coach of the Year, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, and AP College Football Coach of the Year. He also received both the Premier Coach of College Football Award and the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award.