September has passed, and some FCS teams played as many as five games during the first stretch of the season. 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)? Our panel of nine tuned-in voters put together a ballot and ranked the candidates 1 through 5.
Here, we highlight the Eddie Robinson fan vote.
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|EDDIE ROBINSON AWARD (Top Coach)||STATS|
|Mike Minter, Campbell||4-0 vs. FCS Following Transition to Scholarship Status|
|Tom Arth, Chattanooga||2017 Record: 3-8 | 2018 Record: 4-1|
|Dan Hunt, Colgate||4-0 Overall, 2-0 vs. CAA|
|Aaron Best, Eastern Washington||4-0 vs. FCS Competition|
|Randy Sanders, East Tennessee State||2017 Record: 4-7 | 2018 Record: 4-1; first full senior class|
|Mike Houston, James Madison||Nation's No. 2 Team|
|Dave Steckel, Missouri State||2017 Record: 3-8 | 2018 Record: 4-7|
|Lance Guidry, McNeese||In Position to Win Southland|
|Chris Klieman, North Dakota State||Nation's No. 1 Team|
|Jim Fleming, Rhode Island||URI Hasn't had Winning Record since '02|
|Dan Hawkins, UC Davis||Owns FBS win over San Jose State|
THE OTHER FAN VOTES
The Walter Payton Award (Vote Here!)
The Buck Buchanan Award (Vote Here!)
The Jerry Rice Award (Vote Here!)
THE MEDIA VOTE
The Walter Payton Award (Media)
The Buck Buchanan Award (Media)
The Eddie Robinson Award (Media)
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