MSU's Dantonio, UM's Harbaugh on Coach of the Year watch list

The Detroit News

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.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh are both on the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Watch List.

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.