Troy's Jon Sumrall is among eight head coaches selected as an Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year semifinalist. The award is presented by the Football Writers Association of America in conjunction with the Sugar Bowl.

Other semifinalists are TCU's Sonny Dykes, Duke's Mike Elko, Tulane's Willie Fritz, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, USC's Lincoln Riley, Georgia's Kirby Smart and UTSA's Jeff Traylor.

Sumrall led the Trojans to an 11-2 record and a Sun Belt Conference championship in his first season as the Trojans' head coach. He took over a program that was 15-20 over the past three seasons and hadn't finished above .500 since going 10-3 in 2018.

Troy will play Traylor's UTSA team in the Cure Bowl in Orlando on December 16.

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