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Jim Harbaugh named to Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List

Preseason watch list season is upon us.

Michigan v Iowa Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was one of the top coaches in the nation in 2021 — a year where the Wolverines won a Big Ten Championship, made the College Football Playoff, and Harbaugh won AP Coach of the Year.

Michigan is expected to compete at a high clip again in 2022, and because of those expectations Harbaugh made the Dodd Trophy preseason watch list, an award he was a finalist for last season.

The Dodd Trophy is awarded each year “to the FBS football coach that best embodies the three pillars of success: scholarship, leadership and integrity”.

The watch list includes four other Big Ten coaches in Ryan Day (Ohio State), Mel Tucker (Michigan State), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), and Kirk Ferentz (Iowa).

Michigan has a favorable schedule to start the season and could very well be on a collision course with Michigan State and Ohio State once again to decide who is the top dog in the Big Ten East.

2022 Michigan Football Schedule

  • Sept. 3 Colorado State
  • Sept. 10 Hawaii
  • Sept. 17 Connecticut
  • Sept. 24 Maryland
  • Oct. 1 at Iowa
  • Oct. 8 at Indiana
  • Oct. 15 Penn State
  • Oct. 29 Michigan State
  • Nov. 5 at Rutgers
  • Nov. 12 Nebraska
  • Nov. 19 Illinois
  • Nov. 26 at Ohio State