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Fans Can Help Coach Jim Tressel Win the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award

Thanks to Buckeye fans who voted at www.coachoftheyear.com, Coach Tressel has been named a finalist for the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, which honors college coaches who demonstrate responsibility and excellence on and off the field.

If Coach Tressel wins this award, he will receive $50,000 for his favorite charities and $20,000 for Ohio State’s alumni association but he hasn’t won yet.  There’s one more step Buckeye fans can take to help Coach Tressel become Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year.

Go to www.coachoftheyear.com between December 12 and 22 to again cast votes for Coach Tressel to help him surpass the 10 other 1A finalists.

This is a unique opportunity for the Buckeye Nation to make its voice heard.  Unlike other college football awards, fan votes for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year truly count, contributing 20 percent to each coach’s final score.  The remaining votes will come from College Football Hall of Fame coaches and players and members of the national college football media.

Once final votes are cast, the four winning coaches one from each NCAA division will be revealed on an ABC/ESPN special at halftime during the Music City Bowl on December 31.

Now is the time to show your Buckeye pride!  Visit www.coachoftheyear.com from December 12 to 22 and cast your vote for Coach Tressel.