Pinkel, Mangino among eight coach of year award finalists
DALLAS -- Missouri's Gary Pinkel and Kansas' Mark Mangino were among the eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson coach of the year award.
The other finalists picked were Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, Air Force's Troy Calhoun, Arizona State's Dennis Erickson, Hawaii's June Jones, Ohio State's Jim Tressel and Illinois' Ron Zook.
Pinkel and Mangino led two of the season's most surprising teams.
In Pinkel's seventh season, Missouri (11-2) won the Big 12 North
and was a victory ...
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