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UCLA’s Jim Mora Named to Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List

The Dodd Trophy honors the coach of a team who enjoys a successful football season, while also stressing the importance of academic excellence and character. 

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UCLA Football Coach Jim Mora has been named to the Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List. This year’s preseason watch list is a group of 24 coaches representing some of the best teams in the country.

The Dodd Trophy celebrates the head coach of a team who enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity.

Additional Dodd Trophy watch lists will be released throughout the fall. The winner of the 2016 Dodd Trophy will be announced in Atlanta during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. A panel consisting of all previous Dodd Trophy winners, national media, a member of the Dodd family and a College Football Hall of Fame member will identify the final list of potential recipients at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Starting in September, the Dodd Coach of the Week Award will also be presented weekly to the coach whose program embodies the award’s three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity, while also having success on the playing field during the previous week.

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