Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was named one of five finalists for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award on Monday.
Gundy, who was also a finalist for the award last year, led the Cowboys to their first outright conference title in school history and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl. OSU finished the regular season 11-1 and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the BCS standings.
Other finalists for the award include LSU's Les Miles, Michigan's Brady Hoke, Kansas State's Bill Snyder and Clemson's Dabo Swinney.
JUSTIN BLACKMON, LEVY ADCOCK, MARKELLE MARTIN EARN ALL-AMERICANS HONORS
OSU wide receiver Justin Blackmon, offensive lineman Levy Adcock and safety Markelle Martin were all named first-team All-Americans by the American Football Coaches Association on Monday.
Blackmon finished the regular season with 113 catches for 1,336 yards and 15 touchdowns. He's also a finalist for the Biletnikoff award, which will be announced Thursday night.
Adcock was a key part of a Cowboy line that allowed just 13 sacks during the regular season and helped OSU average 170.8 rushing yards per game.
Martin tallied 65 tackles (four for loss), two forced fumbles and 11 pass break-ups in 2011.
GRANT GARNER A RIMINGTON AWARD FINALIST
Grant Garner was named one of five finalists for the Rimington award given annually to the nation's top center on Monday.
Garner, the anchor of the OSU offensive line, allowed just one-half of a sack and two quarterback pressures this season.
Other finalists for the award include Clemson's Dalton Freeman, Wisconsin's Peter Konz, Michigan's David Molk, Georgia's Ben Jones and Alabama's William Vlachos.
The winner will be announced Thursday night.
BIG 12 TITLE EARNS GUNDY BIG BONUS
OSU's 44-10 rout of Oklahoma on Saturday night not only gave Gundy and the Cowboys their first conference title, it also gave the coach a hefty bonus.
Gundy earned $100,000 for winning the Big 12 title.