The Football Writers Association of America, which votes on the
award, made the announcement on Monday.
Malzahn has the Tigers (11-1) in the nation championship game just
one year after they went 3-9, including 0-3 in the Southeastern
Conference. Auburn was unranked in the preseason polls this year.
"This is a huge honor, and I'm very humbled to be named the
recipient of the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award," Malzahn in
the release. "I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for
Coach Robinson and looked up to him as a coach and as an individual.
I accept this award on behalf of our entire coaching staff and
players, which have done an outstanding job this year getting our
program turned around."
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