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Eli Drinkwitz named SEC’s Coach of the Year

Drinkwitz recognized by the SEC after leading Mizzou to a 10-2 record and a No. 9 finish in the CFP rankings.

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Eli Drinkwitz has been all about standing on business this season. Here’s some serious business to stand on.

On Wednesday, the Southeastern Conference named Drinkwitz its 2023 Coach of the Year.

Drinkwitz has led Missouri to a 10-2 record and a No. 9 national ranking. It is the sixth time the Tigers have won 10 games during the regular season. Missouri will face Ohio State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29.

In what we at Rock M Nation pegged as a potential breakout season, Drinkwitz led the Tigers to a 10-2 record, with a No. 9 finish in the College Football Playoff rankings and a trip to the Cotton Bowl to face Ohio State later this month. He was also named SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press earlier this week.

Drinkwitz is 27-21 in four years at Missouri, earning bowl eligibility in all four seasons. The award will net him a $25,000 bonus from the University of Missouri.

The SEC also awarded junior Brady Cook its 2023 Scholar Athlete of the Year award.