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Monday November 19, 2012Muschamp Named a Semifinalist for MFC Collegiate Coach of the Year

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University of Florida head football coach Will Muschamp has been named a semifinalist for the 2012 Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. The list includes a field of 16 candidates for the award which have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee.

 

Muschamp has led the Gators to a 10-1 record through their first 11 games, becoming just the third Florida head coach to lead UF to 10 or more wins in their second season at the helm. The 2012 team is the seventh in school history to start a season 10-1 or better.

 

Florida has beaten three teams currently ranked in the BCS top 15 (No. 7 LSU, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 12 South Carolina) and finished 7-1 in Southeastern Conference play after going 3-5 in league play in 2011. The four-win improvement in conference play matches the best in program history. In 1954, the Gators went 5-2 in the SEC after going 1-3-2 the previous season. UF went 4-2 in the SEC in 1980 after going 0-6 in the 1979 season.

 

MFC Collegiate Coach of the Year Semifinalists

Coach

 

School

Dave

Doeren

Northern Illinois

Sonny

Dykes

Louisiana Tech

Darrell

Hazell

Kent State

Brian

Kelly

Notre Dame

Chip

Kelly

Oregon

Mike

MacIntyre

San Jose State

Urban

Meyer

Ohio State

Jim

Mora

UCLA

Will

Muschamp

Florida

Bill

O'Brien

Penn State

Mark

Richt

Georgia

Mike

Riley

Oregon State

David

Shaw

Stanford

Bill

Snyder

Kansas State

Kevin

Sumlin

Texas A&M

Dabo

Swinney

Clemson

 

Voting for of the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Tuesday, November 20th and close on Tuesday December 4th. Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media. Brady Hoke of the University of Michigan was the 2011 winner of the award.

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