(photo: Julie Bennett, al.com)
Who’s the best college football coach in the country? That’s a question that is often debated by fans across the nation. But at least for 2013 the question has been settled. Gus Malzahn won his fifth National Coach of the Year award Monday when he was named by the Associated Press as the AP’s Coach of the Year.
And why not? All Gus has done is be the architect of one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of the sport. From worst to first in the SEC. Malzahn has won the SEC Coach of the Year, the Maxwell Coach of the Year, the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, the CBS Sports.com Coach of the Year, the Home Depot Coach of the Year, and now the AP Coach of the Year.
Yet in true Malzahn humbleness, he doesn’t bask in the accolades and is quick to share any credit saying yesterday that it was a group award and a tribute to the players and assistant coaches.
“I just take it year by year, game by game, practice by practice and just feel very blessed to be a part of this and be a part of this moment.” Well Gus the Auburn Family feels very blessed too. Blessed to have the best coach in college football as Our coach.
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