On Wednesday at a ceremony in Little Rock, Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Heacock won the Frank Broyles Award over Muschamp and three other finalists--Missouri offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Dave Christensen; West Virginia offensive coordinator and running backs coach Calvin Magee and Kansas defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Bill Young.
Muschamp, whose Auburn defense is ranked first in the SEC and seventh nationally in fewest points allowed (16.7 points per game), is in his second season as AU's defensive coordinator. Muschamp and his Tigers will wrap up their season in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta vs. Clemson.
The Tigers are ranked seventh nationally in total defense allowing 298.3 yards per game. Muschamp, who is also Auburn's secondary coach, directs a group that gives up 179 yards per game, which is eighth nationally.