Press release from the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club:
The Over The Mountain Touchdown Club is pleased to announce Nick Saban, Head Football Coach from the University of Alabama, as this year’s winner of the prestigious Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of The Year Award.
The Crimson Tide defeated Louisiana State University in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game 21-0. The win capped off a 12-1 season for Alabama en route to their second BCS Championship in three seasons.
Voting is conducted in part by The National Sports Writers and Sports Broadcasters of America. Voting for the winner is allowed before or after the BCS National Championship game. This year’s finalists for the award were Nick Saban-Alabama, Les Miles-LSU, Mike Gundy-Oklahoma State, and Kevin Sumlin-Houston.
All four finalists had confirmed their attendance had they won.