Jim Harbaugh among 5 finalists for Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year honor
After leading his team to a 12-1 record and the No. 2 ranking in the country, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is up for the prestigious Bobby Dodd Coach of Year award.
Harbaugh joins coaches Dave Aranda (Baylor), Dave Clawson (Wake Forest), Luke Fickell (Cincinnati) and Pat Narduzzi (Pitt).
Finalists for Bobby Dodd Coach of Year award, based on award’s three pillars of scholarship, leadership & integrity, on & off the field
Dave Aranda, Baylor
Dave Clawson, Wake Forest
Luke Fickell, Cincinnati
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 21, 2021
The award is named after former Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Dodd who coached Tech from 1945-1966. Under Dodd, the Yellowjackets won the national championship in 1952.
Past winners of the award have been Nick Saban, Brian Kelly, Dabo Swinney, and Kirk Ferentz. All the coaches nominated this year, except Clawson, have experience coaching in the B1G.
Harbaugh and the Wolverines will play Georgia in the College Football Playoff semifinal round. The Wolverines and Bulldogs square off in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.