Despite being miles away in gopher country, Joe Harasymiak is still raking in the awards for his time in Orono.
Harasymiak has been named the AFCA FCS coach of the Year after leading Maine to its best season in program history.
He is set to begin the next chapter of his career on PJ Fleck's staff at the University of Minnesota.
Sterling Sheffield has also received more national recognition. The former linebacker has been named to the Athlon Sports postseason All-America team.
Sheffield led the Black Bears in sacks and tackles for loss this past season.