1. Meet Our Finalists - Mark Richt, UGA

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    Mark Richt is well known for his legendary leadership as the UGA head coach. This year marks Richt’s 12th season with the University of Georgia. With Richt’s discipline and guidance, the Bulldogs have enjoyed countless victories, including winning two SEC Championships (2002 and 2005) and five SEC Eastern Division titles (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011).  Along with his team winnings, Richt also received 2 awards for SEC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2005.

    Richt is also expected to speak at the 2013 FCA Home Team Banquet. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit the FCA ministry of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker Counties.  Funds raised will support, train and equip the FCA huddles, area coaches and teams in the local school systems.

    “Richt is an incredible leader with strong character and determination.  His testimony is sure to be fascinating for banquet attendees and SEC enthusiasts,” said Greg Spradlin, area director for Lookout Mountain FCA.

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    Give Richt your vote for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year today at coachoftheyear.com

  2. The Coach of the Year finalist results are here in!Each of the our 25 finalists are living proof that the complete package of on-field excellence and off-field charity inspires not just only their players and communities, but also the fans nationwide who admire and respect them. See who made it through as finalists, and help us determine which of these coaches in each division deserves to win the award in each division from - now through December 20th by voting at here: http://coachoftheyear.com
I-Football Bowl Subdivision:
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Jim Mora, UCLA
Bill O’Brien, Penn State
Mark Richt, Georgia
Nick Saban, Alabama
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
Dabo Swinney, Clemson
Charlie Strong, Louisville
I-Football Championship Subdivision
Rob Ash, Montana State
Willie Ritz, Sam Houston State
Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina
Jess Monken, Georgia Southern
Danny Rocco, Richmond
Division II
Mark Maciejewski, Shippensburg (Pa.)
Scott Maxfield, Henderson State (Ark.)
Bob Nielson, Minnesota Duluth
Peter Rossomando, New Haven (Conn.)
Jed Stugart, Sioux Falls (S.D.)
Division III:
Jim Catanzaro, Lake Forest (III.)
Glenn Caruso, St. Thomas (Minn.)
Pat Cerroni, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Lonnie Pries, Concordia Chicago
Steve Staker, Coe (Iowa)

    The Coach of the Year finalist results are here in!

    Each of the our 25 finalists are living proof that the complete package of on-field excellence and off-field charity inspires not just only their players and communities, but also the fans nationwide who admire and respect them.

    See who made it through as finalists, and help us determine which of these coaches in each division deserves to win the award in each division from - now through December 20th by voting at here: http://coachoftheyear.com

    I-Football Bowl Subdivision:

    • Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
    • Urban Meyer, Ohio State
    • Jim Mora, UCLA
    • Bill O’Brien, Penn State
    • Mark Richt, Georgia
    • Nick Saban, Alabama
    • Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
    • Dabo Swinney, Clemson
    • Charlie Strong, Louisville

    I-Football Championship Subdivision

    • Rob Ash, Montana State
    • Willie Ritz, Sam Houston State
    • Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina
    • Jess Monken, Georgia Southern
    • Danny Rocco, Richmond

    Division II

    • Mark Maciejewski, Shippensburg (Pa.)
    • Scott Maxfield, Henderson State (Ark.)
    • Bob Nielson, Minnesota Duluth
    • Peter Rossomando, New Haven (Conn.)
    • Jed Stugart, Sioux Falls (S.D.)

    Division III:

    • Jim Catanzaro, Lake Forest (III.)
    • Glenn Caruso, St. Thomas (Minn.)
    • Pat Cerroni, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Lonnie Pries, Concordia Chicago
    • Steve Staker, Coe (Iowa)
  3. Top 10 College Football Traditions

    It’s so much more than those four quarters of the game in college football. It’s the experience you have watching your favorite teams with your friends and the traditions that going along with college football that is unmatched by any other sport.

    With that said, here are some of the best game day college football traditions that we’ve seen:

    10. The Gator Chomp

    Made by University of Florida Gators fans, the Gator Chomp is an arm motion intended to get teammates pumped up while replicating an alligator snapping its mouth.

    9. Uga

    Uga is University of Georgia’s bulldog, their four-legged mascot since 1956.
     

    8. The Pink Locker Room

    The visitor’s locker room at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium is painted the team’s color pink to get an edge on their opponent.
     

    7. White Out

    Showing their support for the Penn State Nittany Lions, everyone at the stadium dresses in white on game day.
     

    6. The Grove

    The grove is a huge tailgating field outside of Ole Miss’s Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium where players walk through right before they enter the field.
     

    5. The Midnight Yell/The 12th Man

    What’s The Midnight Yell, you ask? It’s a Texas A&M University tradition! The night before each home game, both the team and the crowd yells at Kyle Field to get hyped.


    4. Jump Around

    After the third quarter of every game at University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium, all 80,000 people in the stadium shake the stadium by jumping up and down to House of Pain’s “Jump Around.”
     

    3. War Eagle


    Although Auburn University’s mascot is the Tiger, tradition has it that before each game, a War Eagle flies around Jordan-Hare Stadium to get the crowd pumped up.


    2. Army-Navy March
     

    Before the rivalry game at the end of each season, Cadets from Army and Midshipmen from Navy file into the stadium to take their seats.


    1. Dotting the “I”

    The Ohio State University marching band spells out the word “Ohio” in cursive, but the biggest honor goes to the tuba (technically sousaphone) player who gets to be the one to dot the “i.”

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    Don’t forget that you can vote once a day, every day, for your favorite coach to be Coach of the Year!

    Vote now: 
    http://coachoftheyear.com 

  4. Will tonight’s contest go to the Dawgs?

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The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award recognizes college football coaches who demonstrate Sportsmanship, Integrity, Responsibility and Excellence both on and off the field. Endorsed by the College Football Hall of Fame, the program awards one winning coach from each NCAA division (I-FBS, I-FCS, II, and III) with $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a $20,000 grant to each school’s alumni association, and the Coach of the Year trophy.