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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gus Malzahn a nominee for Broyles Award

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn was named one of 36 nominees for the Frank Broyles Award, which is given annually to the nation's top assistant.

Malzahn's Tigers rank sixth in the country in total offense (505.2 ypg) and fifth in scoring offense (42.8 ppg).

Auburn's only other Broyles Award winner is current head coach Gene Chizik, who won as the Tigers' defensive coordinator in 2004.

Five finalists will be announced Nov. 29. The winner will be named Dec. 6.

Here are all the nominees:
Jim McElwain, Alabama, Offensive Coordinator
Garrick McGee, Arkansas, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Gus Malzahn, Auburn, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Pete Kwiatkowski, Boise State, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive line Coach
Bill McGovern, Boston College, Defensive Coordinator
Clancy Pendegrast, California, Defensive Coordinator
Dave Huxtable, Central Florida, Defensive Coordinator
Kevin Steele, Clemson, Defensive Coordinator
Terry Richardson, Connecticut, Running Backs
Geoff Collins, Florida International, Defensive Coordinator
Kurt Van Valkenburgh, Florida Atlantic, Defensive Coordinator
Paul Petrino, Illinois, Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Norm Parker, Iowa, Defensive Coordinator
Randy Sanders, Kentucky, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Vance Bedford, Louisville, Defensive Coordinator
John Chavis, Louisiana State, Defensive Coordinator
Don Treadwell, Michigan State, Offensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach
Jeff Horton, Minnesota, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach
Dave Steckel, Missouri, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Dana Bible, North Carolina State, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide receivers
Carl Pelini, Nebraska, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
Everett Withers, North Carolina, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
Luke Fickell, Ohio State, Linebackers/Co-Defensive Coordinator
Dana Holgorsen, Oklahoma State, Offensive Coordinator
Nick Aliotti, Oregon, Defensive Coordinator
Mark Banker, Oregon State, Defensive Coordinator
Gary Nord, Purdue, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Gary Bernadi, San Jose State, Offensive Line Coach
Jay Graham, South Carolina, Running Backs
Greg Roman, Stanford, Offensive Coordinator
Scott Shafer, Syracuse, Defensive Coordinator
Dick Bumpas, Texas Christian, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
Tim DeRuyter, Texas A&M, Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator
Jeff Casteel, West Virginia, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Ryan Cubit, Western Michigan, Quarterbacks/Passing Game Coordinator
Paul Chryst, Wisconsin, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

1 comment:

MikeP said...

Coach Gus should be a shoe-in for this one. The Tigers are leading the NATION in yards per rush, yards per passing attempt, yards per play and are in the top five or so in just about any offensive category you can name.

One simple, factual writeup should get him a unanimous vote.