MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USA TODAY Sports today announced the launch of a new weekly poll for college football fans in partnership with Amway. The ’Amway Coach’s Call of the Week’ poll drives fan engagement by allowing fans to select which NCAA head coach made the most impactful play call in college football each week.
At the end of the weekly college football games every Saturday night, USA TODAY Sports editorial team will choose the four most impactful calls from that week’s games as the finalists for the ‘Amway Coach’s Call of the Week.’
The new poll kicks off Labor Day weekend with the start of the NCAA college football season. For week one, fans can begin voting on Tuesday, September 5th with the voting period closing Wednesday, September 6th at 4 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 7th.
After the first week of the season, voting will open Saturday evening after the conclusion of that week’s games and will close on Monday at 4 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced each Tuesday morning on USATODAY.com and in the Sports section of the print edition of USA TODAY. This will continue weekly throughout the NCAA college football season.
“The USA TODAY Sports audience is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about college football. Allowing our audiences the opportunity to evaluate which coach made the most impactful coaching decision each week will continue to allow us to drive debate and engagement among college football fans nationwide,” said Dave Morgan, President of USA TODAY Sports Media Group. “We’re proud to bring our audience this program in partnership with Amway, and we look forward to the debates among our fans across our digital and social platforms.”
Fans can cast their votes each week at fanpoll.usatoday.com or by following @USATODAYSports on Twitter where the poll will be tweeted each week.
This program is an extension of the weekly Amway Coaches Poll, in partnership with the American Football Coaches Association, of which USA TODAY is a proud media partner.
“Amway has been a proud sponsor of the Coaches Poll for the past four years. Each year, the fan interest and interaction grows as does the new and engaging opportunities USA TODAY creates for the fans to become part of the college football conversation,” said Jim Ayres, Managing Director of Amway North America.
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