Add Jim McElwain to the watch list season action.
Florida’s third-year head coach is one of 19 coaches — four of whom are in the SEC — named to the watch list for the Dodd Trophy, given annually to the top coach in college football.
McElwain is 19-8 overall and 13-3 in SEC play in his first two seasons at Florida — both second-best in the conference only to Alabama’s Nick Saban. McElwain has led the Gators to back-to-back SEC East titles. He is the first coach in SEC history to lead his team to the SEC Championship Game in each of his first two years with a program.
McElwain will once again look for another solid run in 2017 and attempt to reach the conference title game for a third straight year. The media picked Florida to finish second in the East to Georgia.
19 coaches. 6 conferences. A combined 194-62 record in 2016.
— The Dodd Trophy (@DoddTrophy) July 19, 2017
A full list of Florida players named to their respective preseason watch lists is below.
|Award||Florida players on watch list|
|Maxwell Award||QB Malik Zaire|
|Bednarik Award||CB Duke Dawson, DE CeCe Jefferson|
|Rimington Trophy||C T.J. McCoy|
|John Mackey Award||TE DeAndre Goolsby|
|Ray Guy Award||P Johnny Townsend|
|Lou Groza Award||K Eddy Pineiro|
|Bronko Nagurski Trophy||CB Duke Dawson, DE Jabari Zuniga|
|Outland Trophy||LT Martez Ivey|
|Jim Thorpe Award||CB Duke Dawson|
|Paul Hornung Award||WR/RS Antonio Callaway|
|Danny Wuerffel Trophy||C T.J. McCoy|
|Dodd Trophy||Jim McElwain|