Malzahn talks to his team at practice in California prior to the BCS Championship Game.
Previously the first-year Auburn head coach won the Eddie Robinson, Liberty Mutual, Home Depot and Sporting News coach of the year awards. As an offensive coordinator during the 2010 season, Malzahn won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach.
Malzahn's Tigers finished the season with a 12-2 record that included a 59-42 victory over Missouri in the SEC Championship Game. The Tigers had the biggest season-to-season turnaround in Auburn history.
The Bryant Award is selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association to honor excellence in coaching, both on and off the field, while raising money for the American Heart Association.