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Mizzou's Pinkel named finalist for Maxwell Coach of the Year

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COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 30:  Head coach Gary Pinkel talks with the media after the Missouri Tigers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 28-21 to win the game on November 30, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Jamie Squire COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 30: Head coach Gary Pinkel talks with the media after the Missouri Tigers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 28-21 to win the game on November 30, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Jamie Squire
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ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 12:  Head coach Gary Pinkel of the Missouri Tigers looks on during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) By Kevin C. Cox ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 12: Head coach Gary Pinkel of the Missouri Tigers looks on during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) By Kevin C. Cox

(Missouri Football App) – Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel is a finalist for the Maxwell Coach of the Year Award.

The Maxwell Football Club made the announcement Tuesday.  It comes three days after Missouri defeated Texas A&M 28-21 to win the SEC East and improve its record to 11-1.  The Tigers claimed a spot in this year’s the SEC Championship Game despite being picked to finish 6th in the conference’s eastern division.

Two other coaches, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Duke’s David Cutcliffe, are the other finalists for the award.  The winner will be announced Dec. 19.

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