Ohio State's Meyer Finalist For 2 Coach Of The Year Awards


Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is a finalist for two national coach of the year awards.

On Tuesday, Ohio State announced that Meyer is a finalist for the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. The award promotes charity and scholarship while also honoring sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence.

Finalists for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, in addition to Meyer, are Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Jim Mora, UCLA; Bill O'Brien, Penn State; Mark Richt, Georgia; Nick Saban, Alabama; Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; and Charlie Strong, Louisville.

The Coach of the Year will be determined using a combination of College Football Hall of Fame selection committee vote, media vote and fan vote.

The winner will be announced the morning of Jan. 7.

Meyer is also a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award which is presented by the Football Writers Association of America.

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