Monday, January 24

College Football Coaches: Mel Tucker from MSU, Kirby Smart COY hopefuls from UGA


Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (flame retardant training pants sold separately in Ann Arbor):

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FOURTH QUARTER: CONFERENCE COACHES OF THE YEAR, AND NON-COACHES OF THE YEAR

It’s almost awards season, and The Dash has opinions on who has done the best coaching jobs in 2021, with the caveat that things may change in the next two weeks. So here are the Power 5 COY picks and how they might be altered by the big games yet to be played.

Big Ten Coach of the Year: Mel Tucker (31), State of Michigan. It’s probably the national COY right now as well. Tucker has the Spartans in the Big Ten races and for the national title in his second season, having been hired late before last season and taking over a declining program amid a pandemic. If you beat Ohio State on Saturday, hand him all the hardware and a fat new contract, and watch out for LSU and others knocking on your door to sign you.




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