Mark Stoops on Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List
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Mark Stoops on Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

Nick Roushabout 1 month


Article written by:Nick RoushNick Roush



Mark Stoops is one of the best coaches in all of college football. It is known. Now others are starting to notice.

After propelling Kentucky to its first 6-0 start since 1950, Stoops is one of 16 coaches on the midseason watch list for the Dodd Trophy, a coach of the year award given every year by Peach Bowl Inc.

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 midseason watch list was created through a selection process by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Peach Bowl, Inc., taking into consideration each program’s current performance during the 2021 season, Academic Progress Rate (APR), and each coach’s commitment to service and charity in the community.

It’s not the only recognition Stoops have received halfway through the 2021 season. The Associated Press picked Stoops as the SEC’s Midseason Coach of the First Half.

Dodd Trophy Watch List

Coach:School:Current AP Ranking:Current RecordAPR Score:
Jamey ChadwellCoastal Carolina (Sun Belt)No. 146-1956
Dave ClawsonWake Forest (ACC)No. 166-0990
Mario CristobalOregon (Pac-12)No. 105-1968
Ryan DayOhio State (Big Ten)No. 55-1985
Dave DoerenNC State (ACC)No. 185-1962
Kirk FerentzIowa (Big Ten)No. 116-1971
Luke FickellCincinnati (American)No. 26-0990
Jimbo FisherTexas A&M (SEC)No. 175-2965
James FranklinPenn State (Big Ten)No. 75-1982
Jim HarbaughMichigan (Big Ten)No. 66-0980
Brian KellyNotre Dame (Independent)No. 135-1970
Lincoln RileyOklahoma (Big 12)No. 37-0965
Nick SabanAlabama (SEC)No. 46-1990
Kirby SmartGeorgia (SEC)No. 17-0969
Mark StoopsKentucky (SEC)No. 156-1971
Mel TuckerMichigan State (Big Ten)No. 97-0952

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