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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Mike Gundy honored as top coach

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has been honored as the national coach of the year by the Football Writers Association of America.

Gundy was chosen Thursday as the winner of the Eddie Robinson Award. The other finalists were Michigan's Brady Hoke, LSU's Les Miles, Kansas State's Bill Snyder and Clemson's Dabo Swinney. Gundy will be presented with a bust of Eddie Robinson at a Jan. 8 ceremony in New Orleans.

The Associated Press will announce its national coach of the year Tuesday.

Gundy led the third-ranked Cowboys to an 11-1 regular season, their first Big 12 championship and their first BCS bowl berth. They will face No. 4 Stanford in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2.