Who is the recipient this Year? Despite Dabo's incredible showing so far, it is unlikely he is chosen. Pre season, it appeared the award was between the highly acclaimed, albeit untested, Cristobal versus the eccentric DD of NCSU. How about Mack Brown or Elko?
If he finishes with a winning records I agree. He was expected to be fired and he turns things around. All the other candidates are doing what was expected, slightly less, or slightly more if they go the rest of the season undefeated. He is the coach whose team is performing much better than expected.
Clawson…what’s he’s been able to do there is amazing. Taking average/below avg talent, redshirt them, and develop them while building experience and depth has worked for them so well. Class act as well.