Malzahn received 33 votes from The Associated Press Top 25 poll voters to beat out Duke's David Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe received 17 votes after leading the Blue Devils (10-3) to their first 10-win season. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio each received three votes.
Malzahn is the second Auburn coach to win the award since it began in 1998, joining Tommy Tuberville (2004), and he's the second coach to win it in his first season with a new team. Ralph Friedgen was AP coach of the year in 2001, his first season with Maryland.
Link to the story: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10186348/auburn-tigers-gus-malzahn-named-ap-coach-year
This has to be the obvious choice right? I'm just glad someone kept Alabama out of the championship game.