South Carolina Gamecocks Coach Will Muschamp has been named the Bobby Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week, officials with the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced Monday.
“Coach Muschamp and his team pulled off what was arguably the biggest upset of the year to date,” said Jim Terry, chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation.
“It’s quite an accomplishment to go on the road into a hostile environment against a top-three team and win, especially after losing your starting quarterback. Coach Dodd would have admired his team’s perseverance to overcome so much adversity and secure a program-defining victory.”
The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week award honors a football coach who led his team to a significant victory during the previous week, while also embodying the award’s three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity. The award also celebrates the legacy of the former Georgia Tech head football coach who was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player and a coach. Dodd played quarterback at Tennessee and was the head coach at Georgia Tech from 1945-1966.
A panel consisting of all previous winners, national media, a member of the Dodd family and a College Football Hall of Fame member will identify the final list of potential recipients at the conclusion of the 2019 season. The winner of the 2019 Dodd Trophy will be announced in Atlanta during bowl week for this year’s College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.