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Malzahn Named Bobby Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Auburn Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Dakota Sumpter)

Following the 18-13 win over LSU on Saturday night, Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn has been named the Bobby Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week.

Chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation, Jim Terry, said that Malzahn was a simple choice for the weekly award, because of the thrilling win. “Any time an unranked team can beat a ranked team it’s a big accomplishment, but for Auburn this was truly a must-win game.”

Auburn used 6 successful field goals on Saturday to defeat LSU. The game ended when an LSU touchdown pass was waved off after it was determined by video review that the game clock had expired before the ball was snapped.

The Coach of the Week honor is the third honor that a member of the Auburn football team has received following the win. Kicker Daniel Carlson was awarded SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. Carlson was also named one of three Lou Groza “Stars of the Week” by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision head football coach whose program represents the highest ideals on and off the field. The award honors the coach of a team which enjoys a successful football season, while also stressing the importance of academic excellence and character, as did Coach Dodd’s teams during his 22 years as head football coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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