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Badgers Chryst tabbed finalist for Dodd Trophy

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- University of Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst was named one of five finalists for the Dodd Trophy, an annual award given to the best FBS head coach on Wednesday. 

Chryst's coaching resume over the 2016 season is definitely worthy as a top five candidate. In his second year with the Badgers, Chryst has led UW to a 10-3 record, a Big Ten West Division title, a No. 8 ranking in the final College Football Playoff rankings and a berth in the Cotton Bowl. 

The other four finalists are Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck, Colorado's Mike MacIntyre, Navy's Ken Niumatalolo and Washington's Chris Peterson. 

Chryst and Fleck will go head to head on January 2 when the Badgers face the Broncos in the Cotton Bowl. 

The winner will be selected in Atlanta during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl week. 

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