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Friday November 16, 2012Will Muschamp Named to Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award Watch List

Gainesville, Fla.

University of Florida head coach Will Muschamp has been named one of 18 candidates to the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award watch list, announced by the organization this week.


Muschamp is in his second season at the helm for the Gators, leading them to a 9-1 record overall and a 7-1 mark in SEC play.  Overall at Florida, Muschamp is 16-7 as head coach and looks to lead the Gators to an undefeated record in the Swamp this season when they face Jacksonville State at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


In early December, a finalists’ list comprised of five to ten coaches will be announced. Finalists will attend an awards dinner on Jan. 17, 2012 in Houston, Texas at the HYATT Regency Hotel Downtown, where the winner will be announced live. The Bryant Coach of the Year Award is the only college coaching honor voted on after all of the bowl games are concluded.


Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award Watch List



David Cutcliffe


Sonny Dykes

Louisiana State

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

Chip Kelly


Urban Meyer

Ohio State

Will Muschamp


Bill O’Brien

Penn State

Chris Petersen

Boise State

Mark Richt


Mike Riley

Oregon State

Nick Saban


David Shaw


Bill Snyder

Kansas State

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina

Charlie Strong


Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M

William “Dabo” Swinney




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