LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --- First-year Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury was named a finalist for the Broyles Award, which honors the top assistant coach in college football.
Joining Kingsbury as a finalist are Mike Bobo of Georgia, Bob Diaco of Notre Dame, Dan Quinn of Florida and Derek Mason of Stanford.
Under Kingsbury's direction, the Texas A&M offense ranks as one of the most explosive units in the nation. The Aggies rank in the top 15 nationally in rushing (No. 13, 235.1 yards/G), passing (No. 14, 317.3 yards/G), scoring (No. 4, 44.8 points/G) and total offense (No. 3, 552.3 yards/G), and lead the Southeastern Conference in all four categories.
Also the quarterbacks coach, Kingsbury has helped develop redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel into a prime candidate for the Heisman Trophy, which is given annually to college football's most outstanding player. Manziel has already broken the SEC's record for total offense that was set by Auburn's Cam Newton in his Heisman-winning season in 2010. He also became the fifth player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.