As a member of the Football Writers' Association of America, one of the things I get to do is cast a vote for Coach of the Year. Ballots are due this week and as of now, I haven't made up my mind who I'm voting for, though I'm leaning towards selecting one of two guys.
The finalists are:
Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State)
Brady Hoke (Michigan)
Les Miles (LSU)
Bill Snyder (Kansas State)
Dabo Swinney (Clemson)
In my opinion, it comes down to Gundy or Miles - and here's why.
Swinney did a good job at Clemson with several big wins, but three losses kind of takes him out of the picture for me. Snyder did well at Kansas State, but they don't have one big signature win and Hoke at Michigan simply wasn't as impressive to me as Miles running the table in the SEC or Gundy losing only one game in the Big 12.
My question? Who would you vote for?