CLEMSON, S.C. — The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced today that Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach Jeff Scott has been named a finalist for the Broyles Award, presented annually to the nation's top assistant coach.
Scott is one of five finalists for the honor:
Alabama - Michael Locksley, Offensive Coordinator
Army - Jay Bateman, Defensive Coordinator
Clemson - Jeff Scott, Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs
Mississippi State - Bob Shoop, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
Notre Dame - Chip Long, Offensive Coordinator
The five finalists will be invited to travel to Little Rock, Ark., where the 2018 Broyles Award winner will be announcedon Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Scott is attempting to secure Clemson's third consecutive Broyles Award. Clemson Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables earned the award in 2016, and Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Tony Elliott secured the honor in 2017. Clemson is the only school to have coaches collect the award in consecutive years since its inception in 1996.
I asked Tony Elliott this morning how cool it would be to hand the trophy to Jeff Scott after Venables gave him the trophy last year. You can watch that response on the interview thread.