Cardale Jones thinks Tom Herman was robbed of award

Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones gave Clemson coach Dabo Swinney his due respect for winning the 2015 Paul “Bear” Bryant Award as college football’s top coach, but was honest on Twitter in saying that he thought Houston coach and former Buckeyes offensive coordinator Tom Herman should have received it.

Hands down! #CoachOfTheYear goes to the one & only @CoachTomHerman

— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) January 14, 2016

No disrespect to all of the great college coaches out there but what @CoachTomHerman did in his 1ST year as head coach was incredible

— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) January 14, 2016

And to end the season with a win over Florida State in the Peach Bowl, yea @CoachTomHerman is the #CoachOfTheYear

— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) January 14, 2016

Jones’ argument is certainly valid, as Herman was 13-1 in his first season with the Cougars and won an AAC title prior to defeating Florida State in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. But Swinney was also more than deserving of winning, leading Clemson to a record 14 wins and a spot in the national championship game, where the Tigers lost to Alabama earlier this week.

Just the same, Swinney has been established at Clemson for a while and built a few winning teams while Herman arrived at Houston with the program needing a major boost.

What do you think, fans? Should Herman or Swinney have won the award? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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