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Gus Malzahn wins Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant Coach of the Year Award

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If you have a second, here’s the press release from Auburn about Gus Malzahn winning the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award:

Gus Malzahn was named the 2013 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Wednesday at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. Malzahn became the fourth Auburn coach to win the award joining Terry Bowden (1993), Tommy Tuberville (2004) and Gene Chizik (2010).

The award was Malzahn’s fifth national coach of the year award. He also won the 2013 FWAA/Eddie Robinson, Liberty Mutual, Home Depot and Sporting News Coach of the Year awards. Malzahn led Auburn to a 13-2 12-2 record in 2013 en route to a Southeastern Conference title and a berth in the BCS National Championship game.

In its 28th year, the Bryant Award is selected each year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The award recognizes excellence in coaching both on and off the field while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke for the American Heart Association.

Other finalists in attendance for the 2013 Bryant Coach of the Year were David Bailiff (Rice), Art Briles (Baylor), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), and David Shaw (Stanford).

R.C. Slocum, one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history, was also recognized with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.

Funds raised benefit heart disease and stroke research, community education and outreach programs of the American Heart Association.

For a $10 donation to TWER (just make sure you include your address), you can turn your car into a Bramblettmobile! Or a Hot Rod, if you will… act fast, supplies are limited…

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More OMG Iron Bowl:

* Surreal Season: French artist produces pieces inspired by Ricardo Louis, Chris Davis, and the 2013 Auburn Tigers
* The Iron Bowl Earthquake
* Cremated remains found in Jordan-Hare Stadium after Iron Bowl
* Cam Newton ‘War Eagles’ throughout his post-game press conference Sunday after Iron Bowl
* New York Post: Iron Bowl ending ‘greatest in the history of sports’
* Pensacola bridge completely covered in Auburn graffiti after Iron Bowl
* Highlights, Iron Bowl, Highlights
* Watch Rod Bramblett, Stan White and the Auburn radio broadcast booth react to the final play
* Hear Rod and Eli back to back

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