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Broyles Award announces 2015 nominees

Gene Chizik

The Frank Broyles Award -- given to college football's best assistant coach -- announced its list of 2015 nominees Wednesday.

Nominees are just that - coaches nominated by their head coaches.

They include:

  • Alabama - Kirby Smart, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
  • Arkansas - Dan Enos, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Arkansas State - Joe Cauthen, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Baylor - Kendal Briles, Offensive Coordinator
  • Boston College - Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Bowling Green State - Sean Lewis, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Central Michigan - Greg Colby, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Clemson - Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
  • Colorado State - Will Friend, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Florida - Geoff Collins, Defensive Coordinator
  • Florida State - Charles Kelly, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Georgia Southern - Dell McGee, Running Backs
  • Georgia State - Jesse Minter, Defensive Coordinator
  • Houston - Todd Orlando, Defensive Coordinator
  • Indiana - Greg Frey, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Iowa - Greg Davis, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Louisiana Tech - Tony Petersen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Marshall - Chuck Heater, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Memphis - Brad Cornelsen, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Michigan - Tim Drevno, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Mississippi State - Brian Johnson, Quarterbacks
  • Navy - Dale Pehrson, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
  • NC State - Ryan Nielsen, Defensive Line
  • North Carolina - Gene Chizik, Defensive Coordinator
  • Ole Miss - Dan Werner, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Oklahoma - Lincoln Riley, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • South Florida - Danny Hope, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Run Game
  • Temple - Phil Snow, Defensive Coordinator
  • Toledo - Jon Heacock, Defensive Coordinator
  • UCLA - Noel Mazzone, Offensive Coordinator
  • USC - Tee Martin, WR/Pass Game Coordinator
  • Utah State - Dave Ungerer, Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Washington State University - Alex Grinch, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Wisconsin - Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator

The five men ultimately chosen as finalists will represent the absolute cream of the crop of their profession.

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