Chizik Wins Bryant Coach of the Year Award

There is more hardware for Gene Chizik and the Tigers as the Auburn coach picked up another national award.

Houston, Tex.--Auburn's Gene Chizik won his third national coach of the year award when he received the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year Award at a ceremony on Tuesday night.

Chizik, who just finished his second season as head football coach of the Tigers with a 14-0 record and the BCS National Championship, previously won the Home Depot and Liberty Mutual National Coach of Year awards.

He joins Terry Bowden in 1993 and Tommy Tuberville in 2004 as Auburn winners of the Bryant award, which is named after a former University of Alabama football coach.

Chris Ault of Nevada, Bret Bielema of Wisconsin, Mark Dantonio of Michigan State; Jim Harbaugh of Stanford; Chip Kelly of Oregon; Bobby Petrino of Arkansas and Mike Sherman of Texas A&M were also finalists for the award.

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