Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen was selected as one 23 coaches to earn a spot on the Dodd Trophy watch list, awarded annually to the coach who represents programs with leadership, scholarship and integrity on and off the field.
Mullen is entering his seventh season with the Bulldogs and owns a 46-31 overall record and a 22-26 mark inside Southeastern Conference play.
Last season, Mullen guided MSU to a 10-3 record and a five-week stint at No. 1. The Bulldogs also appeared in the Orange Bowl in 2014, marking the fifth consecutive bowl game.
For his efforts last year, Mullen earned SEC Coach of the Year from the Associated Press and Athlon as well as Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year and AFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year.
The winner of the Dodd Trophy will be announced during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl week. Alabama’s Nick Saban was awarded as the Dodd Coach of the Year in 2014.