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OSU football notebook: Mike Gundy named National Coach of the Year finalist

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, Published: December 5, 2011

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.


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.

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