Mike Gundy has the No. 10 Oklahoma State Cowboys rolling this year, and he’s getting plenty of recognition for it.
Gundy is one of 20 coaches on the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award midseason watch list. The list was made public on Friday afternoon.
And now the nominees for the Dodd Trophy/national coach of the year (Niumatalolo made the cut here) pic.twitter.com/RypbnlD2L7
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) October 20, 2017
The Cowboys’ strong start to the season is due in large part to their iconoclastic coach. CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee called Gundy one of the nation’s five most underrated head men in September.
This wouldn’t be the first coach of the year award for Gundy. In 2011, when Oklahoma State finished 12-1 and ended the year No. 3 in the AP Poll, Gundy received the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year title.
That year, however, the Dodd Award went to Clemson’s Dabo Swinney.