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Auburn's Gus Malzahn up for Dodd Trophy as coach of year
Oct. 31, 2014

Gus Malzahn attracting national attention again

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's Gus Malzahn, who was named college football's coach of the year from nine organizations last season, is making another run at another national honor.

Malzahn was named as one of 13 coaches on the watch list for the Dodd Trophy, which goes to the nation's best coach. Malzahn has this year's Auburn team ranked No. 3 in the country with a 6-1 record. Last year, Malzahn's first at Auburn, the Tigers played in the BCS title game and finished with a 12-2 record.

Malzahn and Auburn will try to improve their record at No. 4 Ole Miss at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Other coaches on the Dodd watch list are Duke's David Cutcliffe, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, UCLA's Jim Mora, Mississippi State's Dan Mullen, Georgia's Mark Richt, Alabama's Nick Saban, Kansas State's Bill Snyder. Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Utah's Kyle Whittingham.

The Bobby Dodd Foundation says its watch list represents "programs with the highest ideals of leadership, scholarship and integrity on and off the field, the cornerstones of both legendary coach Bobby Dodd's coaching philosophies and The Dodd Trophy Selection Committee."

The foundation will narrow its watch list in November.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter: 



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