BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU's Les Miles is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after guiding the top-ranked Tigers to a spot in the BCS championship game.
Miles received 30 votes from AP poll voters to beat out Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, who got 16 votes.
Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy was third with six votes, Michigan's Brady Hoke received three votes and Southern California's Lane Kiffin got one.
Miles won the award, which has been given out since 1998, for the first time. He's the second LSU coach to win the award, joining Alabama coach Nick Saban, who won it with the Tigers in 2003.
Miles and LSU play Saban and the Crimson Tide on Jan. 9 in New Orleans for the BCS title.
While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:
Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.