http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Music_City_Bowl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Sport(s)FootballBiographical detailsBornApril 9, 1950 (age 62)Colonia, New JerseyPlaying career1970–1971Ohio StatePosition(s)LinebackerCoaching career (HC unless noted)1972197319741975–197619771978–19851986–19871988–19961997–2006Ball State (GA)Allegheny (DC)Ball State (DL)Iowa State (OL/TE)Illinois (OL)Ohio State (OC/OL/LB)Kent StateKansasMinnesotaHead coaching recordOverall123–121–1Bowls5–4StatisticsCollege Football Data WarehouseAccomplishments and honorsAwardsMAC Coach of the Year (1986)2x Big Eight Coach of the Year (1991, 1995)Big Ten Coach of the Year (1999)Glen O. Mason (born April 9, 1950) is an American football coach. Mason previously served as the head football coach at Kent State University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Minnesota, compiling a career college football record of 123–121–1.  Playing career Mason played college football at Ohio State University where he graduated from in 1972 with a B.A. in education. He was a linebacker on the depth chart behind Randy Gradishar, Stan White, Vic Koegel, Arnie Jones, and Rick Middleton.  Coaching career Mason served as an assistant coach at Ball State University, Allegheny College, Iowa State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and The Ohio State University. He served as the outside linebackers coach and the offensive line coach at Ohio State in 1978 and 1979. In 1980, he was promoted to offensive coordinator of the Buckeyes and remained in that position through the 1985 season. Mason was head coach for Kent State University in 1986 and 1987 and the University of Kansas from 1988 to 1996. In 1995, as Kansas prepared for the Aloha Bowl against UCLA, Mason accepted the head coaching position at the University of Georgia. Mason had a change of heart and stayed with the Jayhawks, but left for the University of Minnesota one season later. His first game with Minnesota in 1997 was against Hawaiʻi, at Aloha Stadium where the Aloha Bowl's successor, the Hawai'i Bowl is played. Minnesota lost the game, 17–3. In January 2002, Mason was named the president of the American Football Coaches Association. He was the third Minnesota coach to be awarded this honor joining Bernie Bierman (1935) and Murray Warmath (1968). On December 31, 2006, Minnesota fired Mason immediately following the Gophers' 44–41 overtime loss to Texas Tech in the 2006 Insight Bowl, a game in which the Gophers blew a 38–7 third-quarter lead. At the end of the 2006 season, he had a career record of 123–121–1. Following his tenure at Minnesota, Mason was a college football analyst and broadcaster for the Big Ten Network.