Huff Named Broyles Award Nominee
Nov. 23, 2016

  • Broyles Award Nominees

    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Scott Huff was announced Wednesday as one of 40 nominees for the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.

    Huff, in his first season as co-offensive coordinator, sixth overseeing the Bronco offensive line and 11th overall on the Boise State staff, helps oversee the Mountain West's top offense at 487.1 yards per game. Huff's offensive line, going by the credo, "Ride The Lightning," was honored Tuesday as one of 18 semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award, which goes to college football's top offensive line unit.

    The Bronco offense has produced one of the nation's top players in junior running back Jeremy McNichols, who leads the nation in touchdowns (26) and rushing touchdowns (22) while ranking third with 1,575 rushing yards and fifth with 3,071 all-purpose yards. It is also responsible for the top passer in the Mountain West and one of the top passers in the country, sophomore Brett Rypien, who directs the conference's top passing attack (296.1 ypg) which also ranks 19th in the country. Rypien also leads the Mountain West in passing yards (3,025), passing efficiency (163.31), completion percentage (64.0) and is second with 22 touchdown passes.

    Huff was a four-year letterwinner at Boise State from 1999-2002, starting 40 games at center and being named to the All-WAC First Team in 2002. He got into coaching as a graduate assistant at Arizona State from 2004-05 before returning to his alma mater in 2006 as tight ends coach. During his 11 seasons on the Boise State staff, he has worked with tight ends in 2006 and from 2010-13, with the offensive line from 2007-09 and 2014 to the present, and was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in January 2016.

    The 2016 Broyles Award recipient will be announced Dec. 6 in Little Rock, Ark.

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