Chizik up for Eddie Robinson Award

Auburn coach Gene Chizik, who's led his Tigers to an 11-0 record, has been named one of eight finalists for the 2010 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

Joining Chizik as finalists for the award are Wisconsin's Bret Bielema, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy, Stanford's Jim Harbaugh, Oregon's Chip Kelly, TCU's Gary Patterson and Boise State's Chris Petersen.

The award is voted on by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). The winner will be revealed on Dec. 6 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.