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Monday November 26, 2012Dan Quinn Named Finalist for Broyles Award

Gainesville, Fla.

University of Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has been named one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, announced by The Rotary Club of Little Rock on Monday.

 

The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in America. In addition to Quinn, the finalists include: Georgia Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo, Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco, Texas A&M Offensive Coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and Stanford Defensive Coordinator Derek Mason.

 

Quinn has led the Gators defensive unit to prominence this season. UF ranks third nationally allowing just 12.9 points per game, the lowest in school history since 1964. The defense ranks third in rushing yards allowed (96.58) and fifth in total yards allowed (282.6). Florida ranks first in the country in pass efficiency defense (91.50) and has forced 29 turnovers, tying for fifth nationally in turnover margin (+17). UF has allowed just five passing touchdowns this season, the second-fewest in the nation.

 

Quinn Year 1

Quinn Year 2

2011

NCAA Rank

2012

NCAA Rank

Scoring Defense

20.3

20

12.9

3

Total Defense

299.5

8

282.6

5

Yards Per Play

4.59

8

4.3

3

Rush Defense

132.7

40

96.58

6

Yards Per Rush

3.4

23

3.07

7

Pass Defense

166.8

7

186

16

Pass Eff. Defense

117.75

28

91.5

1

Yards Per Attempt

6.4

21

5.4

4

Interceptions

8

93

19

6

Fumbles Recovered

6

110

10

55

Turnovers Forced

14

112

29

12

3rd Down Defense

27.27

2

28.32

5

Sacks

2.15

44

2.08

50

Red Zone Defense

34/40 (85%)

83

23/32 (72%)

15

Red Zone Touchdowns

24/40 (60%)

65

15/32 (47%)

13

 

 

More information:

The 2012 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, AR. The Broyles Award is presented by The Rotary Club of Little Rock. The winner of the 2011 Broyles Award was John Chavis, Louisiana State University.

 

The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in America and was established in 1996 to honor legendary Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles. Coach Broyles had a track record of producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history.

 

The Broyles Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, ncfaa.org

 

For more information, visit www.BroylesAward.com, follow on Twitter at @BroylesAward, and/or Like on Facebook at Facebook.com/BroylesAward

 

About the Broyles Award:  

There are few coaches whose efforts have forever impacted the game of college football. Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy and Eddie Robinson have set the standard for victories and championships on the gridiron. However when it comes to selecting, developing and producing great assistant coaches, the legacy of Frank Broyles stands alone. Former Broyles assistant coaches who have become head coaches have gone on to coach in 20 percent of all Super Bowls and win almost 15 percent of all Super Bowl titles plus five national collegiate championships, more than 40 conference titles and more than 2,000 games. More than 25 Broyles assistants went on to become head coaches at the college or professional level, including: Joe Gibbs, Hayden Fry, Raymond Berry, Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Majors, Jackie Sherrill and Barry Switzer.

 

In 1996, the Broyles Award was established to recognize the dedicated, hard-working assistants like those who worked for Broyles, and to date, seventy plus finalists and fifteen winners have been honored. Like many of Broyles' assistants who went on to do great things, numerous coaches recognized by the Broyles Award have since remained in the spotlight, with 20 percent of finalists and winners going on to become head coaches.

 

The finalists are chosen by a 10 person panel that may be the most prestigious of any awards panel, representing 10 national championships, more than 2,000 victories, over 70 conference titles, 154 bowl game appearances and 13 national head coach of the year honors.   Broyles Award Panelists: Former Arkansas Athletic Director and Coach Frank Broyles, former Georgia Coach Vince Dooley, former Washington Coach Don James, former Syracuse Coach Dick MacPherson, former Baylor Coach Grant Teaff, former Brigham Young Coach LaVell Edwards, former Iowa Coach Hayden Fry, former Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer, former Tennessee and Pittsburgh Coach Johnny Majors, and former Florida State University Coach Bobby Bowden.

 

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