(Special to The News)
DES MOINES, Iowa - Michigan's Glenn "Bo" Schembechler has been named the "Coach-of-the-Year" by the Football Writers Association of America.
Schembechler, winding up his first year as the Wolverines' head coach, received 202 of the 541 votes cast in the balloting. Nearest to him, with 64 votes, was Joe Paterno, who coached Penn State to a second straight undefeated season.
Darrell Royal of Texas was third, Dan Devine of Missouri was fourth and Charley McClendon of Louisiana State got the fifth place.
The Michigan mentor guided the Wolverine to a tie for the Big Ten Conference championship by upsetting top-ranked Ohio State, 24-12, last month in Michigan Stadium. He is now preparing his squad for the Rose Bowl game against Southern California.
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