OK State's Gundy named coach of the year

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has been honored with the 2011 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, as voted on by the Football Writers Association of America.

Gundy, in his seventh year in Stillwater, led the Cowboys to their first outright conference title since 1948 with an 11-1 record and a No. 3 ranking in the final BCS standings. Oklahoma State's only loss came at Iowa State in overtime.

"We've had a tremendous year at Oklahoma State, winning the Big 12 and earning our first-ever trip to a BCS Bowl," Gundy said. "It's a testament to our players and our coaching staff that we are in the position that we are in.

Michigan's Brady Hoke, LSU's Les Miles, Kansas State's Bill Snyder and Clemson's Dabo Swinney were the other finalists for the award.