Bill Blankenship: CUSA Coach of the Year

University of Tulsa head football coach Bill Blankenship is named the Conference USA Coach of the Year. His Golden Hurricane finished the regular season with a 10-3 record, 7-1 in league play.

This is just the ninth time in school history that the Golden Hurricane have won at least 10 games.

Tulsa captured the school's second Conference USA Championship and is headed to the Liberty Bowl.

Blankenship is 18-8 in his two season as Tulsa's head coach. He is just the fourth TU head coach to win 18 or more games in his first two seasons.

Tulsa will have a rematch with the Iowa State Cyclones in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on December 31st. Iowa State beat Tulsa in the first game of the season.