October has passed, and most FCS teams have played at least eight games. So if the season ended today, which candidates would lead the voting for this level's top four awards — Walter Payton Award (top offensive player), Buck Buchanan Award (top defensive player), Jerry Rice Award (top freshman) and the Eddie Robinson Award (best coaching job)?
Here, we highlight the Eddie Robinson award.
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|EDDIE ROBINSON AWARD (Top Coach)||STATS|
|Dan Hunt, Colgate||7-0 vs. FCS, 2-0 vs. CAA|
|Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth||Undefeated; In Position to Win Ivy League|
|Aaron Best, Eastern Washington||6-2 Record Despite All-American QB Gubrud Missing Major Time|
|Randy Sanders, East Tennessee State||2017 Record: 4-7 | 2018 Record: 7-2; first full senior class|
|Willie Simmons, Florida A&M||2017 Record: 3-8 | 2018 Record: 6-2; In Position to Win MEAC|
|Rob Phenicie, Idaho State||Has Had One Winning Season in Previous 10 Years|
|Chris Klieman, North Dakota State||Nation's No. 1 Team|
|Bob Surace, Princeton||Undefeated; In Position to Win Ivy League|
|Jim Fleming, Rhode Island||URI Hasn't had Winning Record since '02|
|Mark Nofri, Sacred Heart||2017 Record: 4-7 | 2018 Record: 5-3; In Position to Win NEC|
|Rob Ambrose, Towson||2017 Record: 5-6 | 2018 Record: 6-2|
|Dan Hawkins, UC Davis||In Position to Win Big Sky; Owns FBS win over San Jose State|
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