Auburn's Gus Malzahn wins Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
DALLAS (AP) Auburn's Gus Malzahn is the winner of the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America.
Malzahn had led the Tigers (12-1) to the BCS national championship game in his first season after taking over a team that went 3-9 in 2012.
He is the third coach to win the award in the first season with a school, joining Ralph Friedgen of Maryland in 2001 and Tom Cahill of Army in 1966.
Malzahn is also the second Auburn coach to win the award, along with Terry Bowden in 1993.