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Two championship game coaches among finalists for Bowden Award

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Alabama's Nick Saban and Notre Dame's Brian Kelly are among the five finalists for this year's Bowden Award.  The other three finalists are Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Kansas State's Bill Snyder, and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin.

The Bowden Award is given annually to those who have excelled on the football field while demonstrating perseverance, attitude, integrity, and determination. The same attributes that Bobby Bowden has exemplified throughout his coaching career and life.  The winner is chosen by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and will begin after tonight's BCS National Championship game.

Saban won the award in 2009 and 2011. 

Bobby Bowden will present the award to the winner at The Over the Mountain Touchdown Club of Birmingham's annual banquet in March.

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