Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio are both on the watch list for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award.
Under Dantonio, the Spartans are 7-0 (3-0 Big Ten) and ranked No. 7 while the Wolverines are 5-2 (2-1) and No. 15 in Harbaugh's first season.
Also making the 22-nominee list are Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Pittsburgh's Pat Narduzzi and Toledo's Matt Campbell. The winner will be announced Jan. 13, 2016 at a live ceremony in Houston.