Johnson up for Broyles Award

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Mississippi State quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson has been nominated for the 2015 Broyles Award which is presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.

Johnson has been instrumental in Dak Prescott’s development this season for the Bulldogs as well as back-up signal callers Nick Fitzgerald, Elijah Staley, Damian Williams and Nick Tiano.

Also on the list of nominations is former MSU defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, who now holds the same position at Florida.

The list of 36 nominees will be narrowed to five finalists on Monday. The winner will be announced Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Ark.

Ohio State’s Tom Herman claimed the Broyles Award last season.

2015 Broyles Award Nominees

  • Alabama – Kirby Smart, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
  • Appalachian State – Nate Woody, Defensive Coordinator
  • Arkansas – Dan Enos, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Arkansas State – Joe Cauthen, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Baylor – Kendal Briles, Offensive Coordinator
  • Boston College – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Bowling Green State – Sean Lewis, Co–Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Central Michigan – Greg Colby, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Clemson – Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
  • Colorado State – Will Friend, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Florida – Geoff Collins, Defensive Coordinator
  • Florida State – Charles Kelly, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Georgia Southern – Dell McGee, Running Backs
  • Georgia State – Jesse Minter, Defensive Coordinator
  • Houston – Todd Orlando, Defensive Coordinator
  • Indiana – Greg Frey, Co–Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Iowa – Greg Davis, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Louisiana Tech – Tony Petersen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Marshall – Chuck Heater, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Memphis – Brad Cornelsen, Co–Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Michigan – Tim Drevno, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Mississippi State – Brian Johnson, Quarterbacks
  • Navy – Dale Pehrson, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
  • NC State – Ryan Nielsen, Defensive Line
  • North Carolina – Gene Chizik, Defensive Coordinator
  • Ole Miss – Dan Werner, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Oklahoma – Lincoln Riley, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • South Florida – Danny Hope, Co–Offensive Coordinator/Run Game
  • Temple – Phil Snow, Defensive Coordinator
  • Toledo – Jon Heacock, Defensive Coordinator
  • Troy – Vic Koenning, Defensive Coordinator
  • UCLA – Noel Mazzone, Offensive Coordinator
  • USC – Tee Martin, WR/Pass Game Coordinator
  • Utah State – Dave Ungerer, Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Washington State University – Alex Grinch, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Wisconsin – Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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