Bill O'Brien Wins Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

The award is his third national honor for the 2012 season.

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien was awarded the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year award on Thursday night during a ceremony in Houston. It was O'Brien's third national coaching honor of the year after also winning awards from the Maxwell Club and ESPN.

O'Brien received the award over other finalists Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M), James Franklin (Vanderbilt), Urban Meyer (Ohio State), Bill Snyder (Kansas State) and David Shaw (Stanford).

The Bear Bryant Award was first given out in 1986 to national championship winning coach Joe Paterno. Twenty-six years later, the man who came on to replace him full-time is taking home the award for stabilizing the program that the former had created.

Here is video of O'Brien from Houston:

Congratulations, BOB. Hopefully you can add a few more Bear Bryants to the trophy case during your time here in Happy Valley!


And join us on Facebook
All BSD community members should review our current Posting & Commenting Policies before creating any posts or commenting.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Black Shoe Diaries

You must be a member of Black Shoe Diaries to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black Shoe Diaries. You should read them.

Join Black Shoe Diaries

You must be a member of Black Shoe Diaries to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black Shoe Diaries. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker