Courtesy of Over the Mountain Touchdown Club:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Over the Mountain Touchdown Club proudly announces its five finalists for the Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.
David Cutcliffe: Duke University
Art Briles: Baylor University
Mark Dantonio: Michigan State University
Jimbo Fisher: Florida State University
Gus Malzahn: Auburn University
Voting for the Bowden Award is done by the Club and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and will conclude immediately after the BCS National Championship game.
Presentation of the award will take place in Birmingham, Alabama at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center, March 2, 2014. Bobby Bowden will present the award to this year's winner, along with honoring College Football Hall of Fame member Vince Dooley with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award is given to those who have excelled coaching football, while demonstrating perseverance, attitude, integrity, and determination.
Previous winners of this award include Nick Saban from the University of Alabama (2009, 2011, and 2012) and Gene Chizik from Auburn University (2010).
The Over the Mountain Touchdown Club is a nonprofit corporation based in Birmingham, Alabama.