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If it was up to me, Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder would have won the award.
Nobody had the Wildcats winning 10 games this season, and they ended up finishing in the top 10 of the BCS Rankings. He did more with less, and that's why I would have picked him.
But since it's between Les Miles and Mike Gundy, you have to go with the Cowboys coach.
Sure, Miles did a superb job at keeping his team focused every week, despite all the distractions.
But his team is loaded on both sides of the ball. Nearly every defensive player on this team will be playing on Sundays, and they have a two-headed monster at running back.
I'm not taking anything away from the Mad Hatter, but with all that talent, you're expected to win games.
Gundy had a talented team as well but not nearly as deep as the Tigers. There are a few NFL players in there but not many.
You could make an argument for either coach, but I believe the voters got it right this year.
Randy Chambers is a B/R Featured Columnist that covers College Football and the NFL. You can contact him @Randy_Chambers or Randy.Chambers7@yahoo.com