LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Coaches from Alabama, Clemson, Colorado, Michigan and Pittsburgh are the finalists for the Broyles Award, which honors the top assistant coach in college football.
The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced the five finalists Monday, and the winner will be named at a ceremony next week in Little Rock. The five finalists are: Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown and Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
Broyles is a former Arkansas coach who saw many assistants build successful careers at the professional and college level.
Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma won the award last year.
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