Penn State's Bill O'Brien named top coach, Mike Mauti a first team All-American per ESPN AT&T

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Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien talks with the media after a 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Bill O'Brien took home another piece of hardware on Saturday -- and there still could be more to come.

Penn State's rookie head coach was named the AT&T ESPN Coach of the Year. O'Brien, the Big Ten Coach of the Year, is a finalist for several other awards including the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year. He is also on the watchlist for the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year.

O'Brien led the bowl-ineligible Nittany Lions to an 8-4 finish. 

ATT&T ESPN also released its All-American teams, which includes Penn State senior linebacker Mike Mauti on the first team. Mauti was one of four linebackers chosen, and the only one from the Big Ten. 

-Emily Kaplan

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