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2024 Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List

According to Ole Miss Sports News, Ole Miss football head coach Lane Kiffin has been selected as one of 21 head coaches on the prestigious 2024 Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List, announced today by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Peach Bowl. This recognition, presented by PNC Bank and managed by Peach Bowl, Inc., honors coaches who exemplify success on the field alongside scholarship, leadership, and integrity.

The Dodd Trophy is renowned as college football’s foremost national coaching award, reflecting the values espoused by legendary coach Bobby Dodd. Coaches on the watch list were chosen through a rigorous evaluation process considering academic achievements, community service, and anticipated success in the upcoming season.

Kiffin, now in his fifth season leading the Rebels, has steered Ole Miss to four consecutive bowl appearances, including two New Year’s Six bowls since joining the program in 2020. With a career record of 95-49 across 11 years as an FBS head coach, Kiffin boasts a 34-15 mark specifically at Ole Miss.

Under Kiffin’s guidance, the 2023 Rebels achieved historic success, securing an 11-2 season record capped by a decisive Peach Bowl triumph over Penn State. His tenure at Ole Miss includes the only two 10-win regular seasons in school history, placing him alongside the legendary John Vaught as one of only two Rebel coaches with multiple 10-win campaigns.

Ole Miss showcased a formidable offensive prowess in 2023, ranking among the nation’s top-15 teams in yards per completion, passing efficiency, and total offense. The team led the nation in fewest turnovers and boasted the SEC’s best turnover margin, underscoring Kiffin’s commitment to strategic excellence.

The Dodd Trophy journey continues with a midseason watch list update anticipated in the fall, leading up to the final selection process at the conclusion of the 2024 season. The ultimate recipient of the 2024 Dodd Trophy will be announced during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl festivities in Atlanta.

For more information on the Dodd Trophy and its legacy, visit [www.TheDoddTrophy.com].

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