FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas football head coach Houston Nutt has been named one of five finalists for the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, it was announced by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation on Friday.
The award is given each year to the head football coach who best exemplifies the qualities and standards practiced by the legendary coach Bobby Dodd during his 22 years as head coach at Georgia Tech.
Nutt has led the Razorbacks to a 10-3 record this season. Arkansas captured an outright SEC Western Division title and earned a berth in its third SEC Championship Game in school history. The Hogs won 10-consecutive games and tied Florida for the best league record (7-1) among SEC squads.
He has been named the SEC Coach of the Year by the SEC Coaches and the Associated Press and was named the AFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year.
The Board of Directors will meet December 13 and the Coach of the Year selection will be made at that meeting.
Three current SEC schools have had head coaches earn the Bobby Dodd Award, Vince Dooley of Georgia (1976), George MacIntyre of Vanderbilt (1982) and Bill Curry of Alabama (1989). Joe Paterno of Penn State was 2005’s Bobby Dodd Award winner.
For more details about the 2006 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, visit www.bobbydoddfoundation.com.