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Alabama HC Nick Saban named to 2022 Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List

Nick Saban runs onto the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium
Photo by Touchdown Alabama Magazine

The Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Peach Bowl released their annual preseason watch list for the 2022 Dodd Trophy.

The list is made up of 20 total college football head coaches including Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

The Dodd Trophy is awarded to “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 coaching philosophy.

“Collee football has seen many changes in recent years, but all of these coaches have held true to our award’s three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity,” said Jim Jerry, chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation in a press release. “What separates The Dodd Trophy and truly makes it the most coveted coach of the year award, is our commitment to recognizing all that these coaches do, not only on the football field, but in the classroom and throughout their communities as well. This is why we require coaches to have at least two years of experience leading their current programs, so that they have had time to establish precedent, both on and off the field.”

Of the 20 coaches on the watch list, five are previous winners of The Dodd Trophy, including Dabo Swinney (2011), Nick Saban (2014), Kirk Ferentz (2015), Kyle Whittingham (2019) and Luke Fickell (2021).

“Never has strong leadership been more imperative than it is now in our sport,” said Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO & President Gary Stokan in a press release. “Each of these coaches have continued to find success and navigate an ever-evolving college football landscape to lead their student athletes to new heights both on the football field and in the classroom.”

Below is the full 2022 Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List:

Coach

School

Conference

Dave Aranda

Baylor

Big 12

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin

Big Ten

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest

ACC

Ryan Day

Ohio State

Big Ten

Dave Doeren

NC State

ACC

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

Big Ten

Luke Fickell

Cincinnati

AAC

Jimbo Fisher

Texas A&M

SEC

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan

Big Ten

Lane Kiffin

Ole Miss

SEC

Pat Narduzzi

Pitt

ACC

Sam Pittman

Arkansas

SEC

Nick Saban

Alabama

SEC

Kalani Sitake

BYU

Independent

Kirby Smart

Georgia

SEC

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

SEC

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

ACC

Mel Tucker

Michigan State

Big Ten

Kyle Whittingham

Utah

Pac-12

 

 

 

 

 

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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