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FootballScoop announces 2016 Coach of the Year finalists -- Offense

FootballScoop has proudly announced finalists for the 2016 FootballScoop Coach of the Year awards on the offensive side of the ball.

Now in its ninth year, the FootballScoop Coach of the Year awards program presented by ProGrass are the only coaching awards chosen entirely by their peers. Coaches must be nominated by a fellow coach to be eligible for an award and winners are chosen by the prior winners of each award.

The FootballScoop Coach of the Year awards program honors a total of 17 coaches, recognizing outstanding work done by FBS coordinators and position coaches, divisional coordinators and essential FBS support staff. Finalists for defense and special teams, divisional coordinators and essential FBS support staff will be announced in later releases.

Winners will be revealed throughout the month and will receive their awards at the AFCA Convention in Nashville in January.


Offensive Coordinator
- Matt Canada, Pittsburgh
- Darrin Chiaverini/Brian Lindgren, Colorado
- Kirk Ciarrocca, Western Michigan
- Ivin Jasper, Navy
- Lane Kiffin, Alabama
- Joe Moorhead, Penn State
- Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma
- Jonathan Smith, Washington

Quarterbacks Coach 
- Brian Brohm, Western Kentucky
- Kirk Ciarrocca, Western Michigan
- Jedd Fisch, Michigan
- Tyson Helton, USC
- Lane Kiffin, Alabama
- Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma
- Brian Wright, Toledo

Running Backs Coach
- Justin Hill, Tulsa
- Jeff Horton, San Diego State
- Jim Mastro, Washington State
- Lance Taylor, Stanford

Wide Receivers Coach
- Bryan Ellis, Western Kentucky
- Todd Fitch/Joe Sloan, Louisiana Tech
- Phil McGeoghan, East Carolina
- Derek Sage, Toledo
- Matt Simon, Western Michigan

Offensive Line Coach
- Bill Bedenbaugh, Oklahoma
- Mike Bloesch, Tulsa
- Brian Callahan, Western Michigan
- Neil Callaway, USC
- Mario Cristobal/Brent Key, Alabama
- Tim Drevno, Michigan
- Herb Hand, Auburn
- Ashley Ingram/Chris Culton, Navy


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