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2014-01-16 00:20:41

HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gus Malzahn of Auburn takes the 2013 Coach of the Year title at the Marathon Oil Corporation Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards benefiting the American Heart Association. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/DC47567) With a 2013 winning record of 12-1, leading the Tigers to the BCS National Championship Game, Malzahn claimed the coach of the year honor to a packed house of more than 750 guests in Houston. Malzahn, who served...

2011-01-18 22:58:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Heart Association and Marathon Oil Corporation proudly announce Coach Gene Chizik with Auburn University as the 2010 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101025/AHABEARLOGO ) Selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Chizik accepted the trophy during a live announcement at an awards dinner in Houston, which benefited the American Heart Association. The award honors...

2010-12-15 13:58:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the words of the famed late great University of Alabama Crimson Tide football coach, Paul "Bear" Bryant, "It's still a coach's game. Make no mistake. You start at the top. If you don't have a good one at the top, you don't have a cut dog's chance. If you do, the rest falls into place." American Heart Association and Marathon Oil proudly recognize the men who have stood behind Bryant's theory by announcing the extraordinary college...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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