Nick Saban, Kirby Smart, Dabo Swinney, Jim Harbaugh, and… Mark Stoops?
Mark Dianno, the President of the Maxwell Football Club, announced this afternoon that Stoops is one of 18 semifinalists for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.
Sitting at 8-3 on the year, Kentucky has managed their best 11-game start in 34 years, and a win on Saturday would give the Cats their best regular-season mark since 1977. As a result, Stoops has solidified himself as one of the top coaching performers in the nation this season.
Here is the entire list of candidates:
According to the official release, semifinalist voting for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Monday Nov. 26th and close on Monday, Dec. 10th. The finalist round will include the top three coaches as selected in the semifinalist round. Finalist voting will open Dec. 11th and run until Dec. 27th.
The winner will be announced Dec. 28th.