Alabama football coach Nick Saban named to 2021 Dodd Trophy watch list
Alabama football coach Nick Saban was named to the 2021 Dodd Trophy watch list, the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Peach Bowl Inc. announced Tuesday.
Saban, who won the award in 2014, is one of 17 listed on the list. Joining him from the SEC are Florida's Dan Mullen, Georgia's Kirby Smart and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher.
According to the website, the trophy "celebrates the head coach of a team who enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity."
For the watch list, the foundation and Peach Bowl Inc. looked at graduation rate, commitment to service and charity in the community, projected success for the 2021 season and Academic Progress Rate.
The award was established in 1976 and will be announced the week of the Peach Bowl.