HOUSTON (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik has won the Paul
"Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year Award.
Chizik, whose Tigers won the national championship, beat out six
other finalists for the honor which was presented on Tuesday night.
He says he hasn't had time to reflect on his team's perfect 14-0
season and the school's first national title since 1957 because
he's been so busy with recruiting.
After he finishes that phase of his job he might take a minute
to "sit back" and "grasp everything" that happened this season.
Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden was the night's other
honoree, receiving the Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award given by
the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
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