The first year coach has completely flipped the Rich Rodriguez-era and transformed the Wolverines into surprise BCS contenders. Despite the accolades, it was basically his award to lose.
Wisconsin's Brett Beilema and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio were the only other coaches with a shot, but even they weren't in the same type of situation as Hoke.
He helped turn a defense that was once worst in the conference into one of its best, and his offense, despite its imperfections, found a way to be effective all season long.
Kudos to him, there wasn't another candidate as deserving as him, now, just keep winning with your players in the future and don't pull a Charlie Weis.