Eddie Robinson Winners, Best Coach

    Eddie Robinson winners: Who’s 2015’s best college football coaches? Who were the top ten coaches?

    December 10, 2015

    Eddie Robinson Award: Who was the best coach of the 2015 college football season?


    Eddie Robinson Award

    Presented to the national coach of the year by the FWAA and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. 

    Eddie Robinson Award Finalists

    Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops
    Clemson’s Dabo Swinney
    Houston’s Tom Herman
    Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz
    Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio
    Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly
    Stanford’s David Shaw
    Temple’s Matt Rhule

    Who Will Win? Swinney

    Fiu’s Ballot 1. Ferentz, 2. Ruhle, 3. Herman

    Best Coach Not On Ballot: Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

    Ten Best Coaches of 2015

    1. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
    2. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
    3. Matt Rhule, Temple
    4. Tom Herman, Houston
    5. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
    6. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
    7. Jim McElwain, Florida
    8. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy
    9. Nick Saban, Alabama
    10. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 

    Eddie Robinson Award Winners

    2014 Gary Patterson TCU
    2013 Gus Malzahn Auburn
    2012 Brian Kelly Notre Dame
    2011 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State
    2010 Chip Kelly Oregon
    2009 Gary Patterson TCU
    2008 Nick Saban Alabama
    2007 Mark Mangino Kansas
    2006 Greg Schiano Rutgers
    2005 Charlie Weis Notre Dame
    2004 Urban Meyer Utah
    2003 Nick Saban LSU
    2002 Jim Tressel Ohio State
    2001 Ralph Friedgen Maryland
    2000 Bob Stoops Oklahoma
    1999 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech
    1998 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee
    1997 Mike Price Washington State
    1996 Bruce Snyder Arizona State
    1995 Gary Barnett Northwestern
    1994 Rich Brooks Oregon
    1993 Terry Bowden Auburn
    1992 Gene Stallings Alabama
    1991 Don James Washington
    1990 Bobby Ross Georgia Tech
    1989 Bill McCartney Colorado
    1988 Lou Holtz Notre Dame
    1987 Dick MacPherson Syracuse
    1986 Joe Paterno Penn State
    1985 Fisher DeBerry Air Force
    1984 LaVell Edwards BYU
    1983 Howard Schnellenberger Miami
    1982 Joe Paterno Penn State
    1981 Danny Ford Clemson
    1980 Vince Dooley Georgia
    1979 Earle Bruce Ohio State
    1978 Joe Paterno Penn State
    1977 Lou Holtz Arkansas
    1976 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh
    1975 Woody Hayes Ohio State
    1974 Grant Teaff Baylor
    1973 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh
    1972 John McKay Southern California
    1971 Bob Devaney Nebraska
    1970 Alex Agase Northwestern
    1969 Bo Schembechler Michigan
    1968 Woody Hayes Ohio State
    1967 John Pont Indiana
    1966 Thomas Cahill Army
    1965 Duffy Daugherty Michigan State
    1964 Ara Parseghian Notre Dame
    1963 Darrell Royal Texas
    1962 John McKay USC
    1961 Darrell Royal Texas
    1960 Murray Warmath Minnesota
    1959 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse
    1958 Paul Dietzel LSU
    1957 Woody Hayes Ohio State

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