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UM's Harbaugh on watch list for coach of the year

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is on the preseason watch list for the 2018 Dodd Trophy, which goes to the college football coach of the year.

The preseason watch list, which was released Wednesday, includes 20 coaches representing all Power 5 conferences, the Mountain West and Notre Dame.

Harbaugh was one of four Big Ten coaches to be named, along with Wisconsin's Paul Chryst, Penn State's James Franklin and Ohio State's Urban Meyer. Chryst was a finalist for the award last year.

Those nominated were considered based on each program’s graduation rate, commitment to service and charity in the community, projected success for the upcoming season and Academic Progress Rate.