Augusta’s Morning News with John Patrick & Mary Liz Nolan

Augusta’s Morning News with John Patrick & Mary Liz Nolan

Augusta’s Morning News with John Patrick & Mary Liz Nolan

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 3: Head coach Sonny Dykes of the TCU Horned Frogs questions at a game official as TCU takes on the Kansas State Wildcats in the second half of the Big 12 Football Championship at AT&T Stadium on December 3, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The Associated Press released College Football Coach of The Year On Monday. Sonny Dykes from TCU received 37 of the 46 first-place votes and 120 to win the honor.

According to the AP release, Dykes, who is in his first season at the school credits the team and support.

“It’s the ultimate team award,” Dykes told AP. “It’s indicative of literally everybody in our office, coaches, players, everybody, because more so than ever in college football it is truly a team effort.”

“It’s not always like this and I’ve been on both ends and so something like this probably means more to me than it might somebody,” Dykes said. “I’ve been 1-11 and I’ve been fired. I’ve been kind of on top and then on bottom, too. I’m always thankful for those bad times because it really truly does make you appreciate the good times more.”

Three of the four coaches in the Top 5 in voting guided their team to the CFB Playoff.

AP Coach of the Year voting (1st place votes, 2nd, 3rd, total points):

Sonny Dykes, TCU 37 4 1 – 120

Willie Fritz, Tulane 2 12 10 – 40

Josh Heupel, Tennessee 1 13 9 – 38

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan 5 5 3 – 28

Kirby Smart, Georgia 1 4 4 – 15

  • 1. Sonny Dykes, TCU


    FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Sonny Dykes of the TCU Horned Frogs looks on as TCU takes on the Iowa State Cyclones during the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 26, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

  • 2. Willie Fritz, Tulane


    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 30: Head coach Willie Fritz of the Tulane Green Wave reacts during the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Yulman Stadium on October 30, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

  • 3. Josh Heupel Tennessee


    KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 15: Head coach Josh Heupel of the Tennessee Volunteers celebrates a win over the Alabama Crimson Tide with a cigar at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 52-49. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

  • 4. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan


    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team during the second half in the Big Ten Championship game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 03, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

  • 5. Kirby Smart, Georgia


    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 03: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after defeating the LSU Tigers in the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 03, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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