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Serious props to these college assistant coaches!

A number of great players were recognized last night at the Home Depot College Football Awards show.  This morning, we wanted to bring recognition to the position coaches of the award winners.

We noted during August camp that Texas A&M assistant Nick Toth stated, “I coach the best player in the nation.”  Coach Toth, you were right.  Linebacker Von Miller won the Dick Butkus Award.  Props!

For Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer, it’s the second time in his coaching career he has tutored the winner of the Biletnikoff Award (Randy Moss, 1997).  Brewer also coached previous runner-up Dez Bryant.

It was a special night for Auburn defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, who tutored Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley.  As a player at Auburn in 1988, Rocker won the same award.

Special note to disgruntled young coach in cold city that’s saying, “Well, how hard is it to coach a guy like Cam Newton?”  Trust us, you wouldn’t have done as well as Malzahn.

Davey O’Brien (Cam Newton) – coached by Gus Malzahn

Walter Camp (Cam Newton) – coached by Gus Malzahn

Maxwell Award (Cam Newton) – coached by Gus Malzahn

Doak Walker Award (LaMichael James) – coached by Gary Campbell

Biletnifoff Award (Justin Blackmon) – coached by Gunter Brewer

Johnny Unitas Award (Scott Tolzien) – coached by Paul Chryst

John Mackey Award (DJ Williams) – coached by offensive GA Richard Owens

Outland Trophy (Gabe Carimi) – coached by Bob Bostad

Vince Lombardi  / Rotary Award (Nick Fairley) – coached by Tracy Rocker

Rimington Award (Jake Kirkpatrick) – coached by Eddie Williamson

Chuck Bednarik Award (Patrick Peterson) – coached by Ron Cooper

Bronco Nagurski Award (Da’Quan Bowers) – coached by Chris Rumph

Dick Butkus Award (Von Miller) – coached by Nick Toth

Lou Groza Award (Dan Bailey) – coached by Joe DeForest

Jim Thorpe (Patrick Peterson) – coached by Ron Cooper

Ray Guy Award (Chas Henry) – coached by DJ Durkin

Ted Hendricks Award (Da’Quan Bowers) coached by Chris Rumph

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