Chizik picks up another coaching honor

Auburn's Gene Chizik has added another national coaching honor to his collection on the heels of the Tigers' national championship.

He was named Monday as the winner of the Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. The winner is selected by the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club in Birmingham, Ala., and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Alabama's Nick Saban won the inaugural award last season.

It's the fourth national award Chizik has won this season. He also received the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award, the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.

"It's certainly an honor, obviously a great honor to be associated with not just a great coach, but a great individual like Bobby Bowden. I'm very humbled and very flattered that I was even thought about for the award," Chizik said in a statement.