SAN JOSE, Calif. (WIAT)– The festivities in Northern California for the National Championship are not solely centered around Alabama and Clemson.
UAB coach Bill Clark accepted the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award at the San Jose Marriott Saturday night.
In 2018, the Blazers claimed their first-ever Conference USA Championship en route to setting the program record for overall (11) and C-USA wins (7). UAB landed 14 players on C-USA postseason awards teams and completed its second-straight undefeated season home. The Blazers are 12-0 at Legion Field since the program’s reinstatement.
Since UAB returned to the field in 2017, Clark has led a revival which has seen the Blazers compile an overall record of 19-8 and a league mark of 14-3 (including the title game). The 19 wins are the most over a two-year span in school history and the 14 victories are the most of any C-USA school since 2017.
UAB capped off the season beating Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl last month, 37-13