Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Broyles Award will not go to the best assistant in the country
The finalists for this year's Broyles Award, given to the nation's top college football assistant coach, has been released. Now, we love some Paul Chryst, and Chavis and Sunseri have had great units to, in part thanks to oversigning creating competition, more chances to hit gold, and cutting deadwood.
But is there any debate who deserves this award? We're talking about a man who has cured Football AIDs. Who in two shorts years took a team that couldn't tackle, couldn't create pressure, and couldn't force turnovers, and built a beast of a group that takes out players, is full of ballhawks, and harrasses QBs relentlessly. Who turned Jarvis Jones from 'medically disqualified' (thanks again Southern Cal) into arguably the best LB in the country, who turned a DB group that couldn't tackle or catch in to a dynamic unit that does both as well as anyone outside of Red Stick, who molded a dominant 3-4 DL in two years from a group that just a year ago was getting beaten like a 14 yr old boy's junk after he finds his first Playboy.
This defense has gone from the outhouse to the Junkyard in two short years, and without a huge turnover in personnel, nor the advantage of overloading depth through oversigning like Bama's and LSU's defenses, and the man doesn't even deserve to be on the finalists list? Absolutely pitiful.