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Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator wins Broyles Award for a top assistant coach in college football

Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator wins Broyles Award for a top assistant coach in college football

 

Michigan offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis on Tuesday was named the winner of the Broyles Award, which annually heads off to college football’s top assistant coach.

The No. 2 Wolverines ranked second in the Big Ten and 13th nationally with 37.7 points per game behind a balanced attack that arrived at the midpoint of 223.8 rushing yards and 228.1 passing yards per game. The offensive line led the country in least sacks permitted (10) and was third in least permitted tackles for misfortune (27).

Michigan averaged 6.5 yards per play and 451.9 yards per game, which was second in the Big Ten and 18th nationally. The Wolverines might get done with two 1,000-yard rushers in Hassan Haskins (1,232) and Blake Corum (939).

The Wolverines’ 490 points ranks 6th in U-M history.

Baylor offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes, Wake Forest offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero, Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning likewise were finalists this season. Knowles was recruited for a similar role at Ohio State on Tuesday.

Gattis, who is in his third season with the Wolverines, joins Jim Herrmann (1997) as the only winners of the award from U-M.

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