Michigan State Coach Mark Dantonio Garners National Praise Ahead of 2016 College Football Season!

Mark Dantonio 2016.  Photo courtesy of Mark Boomgaard.
Mark Dantonio 2016. Photo courtesy of Mark Boomgaard.

The Dodd Trophy, college football’s most coveted coaching award, celebrates the head coach of a team who enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity – the three pillars of legendary coach Bobby Dodd’s philosophy.

The coaches on the preseason watch list were selected based on their success on and off the field.

COACH

SCHOOL

CONFERENCE

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin

Big Ten

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State

Big Ten

Larry Fedora

UNC

ACC

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

Big Ten

Jimbo Fisher

FSU

ACC

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan

Big Ten

Mark Helfrich

Oregon

Pac-12

Clay Helton

USC

Pac-12

Tom Herman

Houston

American

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

Independent

Jim McElwain

Florida

SEC

Urban Meyer

Ohio State

Big Ten

Les Miles

LSU

SEC

Jim Mora

UCLA

Pac-12

Gary Patterson

TCU

Big 12

Chris Petersen

Washington

Pac-12

Nick Saban

Alabama

SEC

David Shaw

Stanford

Pac-12

Kirby Smart

Georgia

SEC

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma

Big 12

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M

SEC

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

ACC

Kyle Whittingham

Utah

Pac-12

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