Bill Snyder, head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats walks off the field after the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on September 22, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Kansas State beat Oklahoma 24-19.
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ATLANTA (AP) - Kansas State's Bill Snyder, who guided the Wildcats to an 11-1 regular season, is the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.
Snyder was announced as the unanimous winner of the award at halftime of Monday night's Chick-fil-A Bowl between 9th ranked LSU and Number 14 Clemson. The winner is picked each year by votes from a panel which includes previous winners.
Kansas State will play Oregon in Thursday's Fiesta Bowl.
Clemson's Dabo Swinney won the 2011 award, named for a longtime coach at Georgia Tech.
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