ATLANTA – Baylor football head coach Art Briles was one of 20 coaches named to the midseason watch list for the 2015 Dodd Trophy as announced by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Friday.
The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision head football coach whose program represents the highest ideals on and off the field.
With Briles at the helm, Baylor has risen to a program-best ranking of No. 2 in both the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll. The Bears are 5-0 for the third-straight year – a program first – and 2-0 in conference play for a third-straight year as well.
Briles’ offensive attack leads the nation in yards per game (725.0) and scoring (64.2).
A voting panel of all previous winners, plus a committee made up of national media pundits, a member of the Dodd family and two College Football Hall of Fame members will determine the 2015 recipient. The winner of The Dodd Trophy will be announced in Atlanta during Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl week.
BU welcomes West Virginia to McLane Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday. The game will be nationally televised by FOX.
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