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Monday, November 29, 2010

Malzahn named a Broyles Award finalist

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn made the cut as one of five finalists for the Frank Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach.

Malzahn joins TCU defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas, Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen and Stanford offensive coordinator Greg Roman as a finalist.

The field was trimmed from 36 to five Monday. The winner will be announced Dec. 6.

Malzahn's Tigers currently rank sixth nationally in rushing offense (291.3 ypg), seventh in scoring offense (41.6 ppg) and eighth in total offense (490.1 ypg).

Auburn's only other winner of the award was then-defensive coordinator Gene Chizik in 2004.


Anonymous said...

This will be interesting considering how well this awards namesake received Gus Malzahn when he had his 1 year at the Univ of Arkansas and the way he left.

MikeP said...

Coach Gus deserves this one! I hope he gets it.