Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is one of five finalists for the Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year, the award announced today.
The award's voted on by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and Alabama's Nick Saban join him as finalists for the award.
Snyder already won the Big 12 Coach of the Year and was also honored as the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year during this year's Chick-Fil-A Bowl. He's been up for a few other national coaching awards, too. If further voting has to take place, I can't imagine the Wildcats' bowl loss to Oregon helped, but there's no taking away K-State's big accomplishments yet this season. Picked to finish sixth in the Big 12, the Wildcats won their first 10 games and reached No. 1 in the BCS, eventually winning the Big 12 and clinching a BCS berth for the first time since 2003.