2010 Quarterbacks Coach of the Year


2010 Quarterbacks Coach of the Year

The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by SpeedTracs are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football.  Finalists were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. A panel of coaches including previous recipients will determine the the 2010 winners. Votes tallied on this page are considered; however a panel of coaches make the final decision.  Voting for this award ends on Friday December 10th.

Previous winners of the Quarterbacks Coach of the Year award are Josh Heupel (Oklahoma, 2008) and Tom Rossley (Texas A&M, 2009).

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Bryan HarsinMark HelfrichMike O’CainNick Rolovich
Boise StateOregonVirginia TechHawaii




Bryan Harsin – Boise State University

There’s simply no way to overlook the incredible job Coach Bryan Harsin had done in developing quarterback Kellen Moore, who led the nation in TD to INT ratio with 33 touchdowns to 5 interceptions. The Broncos are 10-1 and averaging 46 points per game. In the 33-30 season-opening win over VA Tech, Kellen Moore managed the game winning 2-minute drill like some of the great ones in the NFL. Only every few years do you see a quarterback in such control of an offense as Moore. Under Harsin, Moore has displayed complete control, confidence, and leadership. Moore doesn’t possess top flight NFL like arm strength, but throws the ball on time, almost every time. His footwork, accuracy, and timing with receivers is unique for the college player. In addition to coaching the quarterbacks, Harsin also serves as the Boise State offensive coordinator.


Key stats
1st in TD to INT ratio (33TD / 5INT)
2nd in Completion Percentage (70.4%)
2nd in Scoring Offense (46 PPG)
4th in Fewest Sacks Allowed (0.64 / game)
4th in Total Offense (525 YPG)




Mark Helfrich – University of Oregon

Under the tutelage of Mark Helfrich, sophomore quarterback Darron Thomas has been in complete control of the Ducks’ high tempo attack all season long. After red-shirting in 2009, Thomas has led the high scoring offense in the country to 11 consecutive wins. He has completed 60% of passing attempts and ranks 9th nationally in touchdown to interception ratio (27 TD to 7 INT). He has added 45 rushing yards per game and 5 touchdowns on the ground. With Thomas running the show, the Ducks have gained 25+ yards on 49 different plays this season. 27 of those plays have resulted in touchdowns. Give credit to Helfrich, who is in his second season as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, for the development and disciplined play of Darron Thomas.


Key stats
1st in Scoring Offense (50.4 PPG)1st in Total Offense (541 YPG)
9th in TD to INT ratio (27 TD / 7 INT)
4th in Sacks Allowed (0.64 per game)
38th in Completion Percentage (62.4%)




Mike O’Cain – Virginia Tech University

Under the tutelage of veteran coach Mike O’Cain, senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor played his best football at Virginia Tech. Taylor, who led the Hokies to an ACC Coastal Division championship, completed 60% of passing while throwing 20 touchdowns / 4 INT. Taylor’s touchdown to interception ratio was 3rd best in the nation. Taylor added another 51 rushing yards per game and scored 4 touchdowns on the ground. O’Cain had to be proud that his senior quarterback threw just 1 interception in the final 7 games. The Hokies were 7-0 in those games. Only Army & Navy threw fewer interceptions than Virginia Tech. O’Cain is in his fifth season as the quarterbacks coach at Virginia Tech.


Key stats
2nd in Fewest Interceptions (4)
3rd in TD to INT ratio (20 TD / 4 INT)
63rd in Completion Percentage (58%)
10-2 record – ACC Coastal Champs




Nick Rolovich – University of Hawaii

Under the tutelage of Nick Rolovich, junior quarterback Bryant Moniz threw 32 touchdowns to 10 interceptions and led Hawaii to a share of the WAC championship. Hawaii leads the nation in passing offense (487 YPG) and averaged 38 points per game. In 2009, Moniz threw 14 touchdowns to 10 interceptions and completed just 57% of passing attempts. This season, Moniz has completed 66% of attempts in part to better timing with his receivers. Rolovich is in his third season at Hawaii. This season was his first as offensive coordinator, in addition to coaching the quarterbacks.


Key stats
1st in Passing Offense (384 YPG)
10th in Total Offense (487 YPG)
12th in Scoring Offense (38 PPG)
13th in TD to INT ratio (35 TD / 11 INT)
22nd in Completion Percentage (64.5%)
9-3 record, WAC co-champs




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