Harbaugh, Fleck among candidates for national coaching award

The Detroit News
Jim Harbaugh

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck have been named to the midseason watch list for the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year award.

The list includes 18 candidates.

Harbaugh’s Wolverines and Fleck’s Broncos are 8-0 and nationally ranked in the AP poll, Michigan No. 2 and WMU No. 17.

Michigan is host to Maryland on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) and Western plays at Ball State on Tuesday at 8 p.m. (ESPN2).


P.J. Fleck, Western Michigan

Paul Chryst, Wisconsin

Larry Fedora, North Carolina

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

Bryan Harsin, Boise State

Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia

Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

Gus Malzahn, Auburn

Jim McElwain, Florida

Urban Meyer, Ohio State

Ken Niumatalolo, Navy

Chris Petersen, Washington

Mike Riley, Nebraska

Nick Saban, Alabama

Bob Stoops, Oklahoma

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M

Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Kyle Wittingham, Utah