Penn State's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Joe Moorhead has bee nominated for the Broyles Award, honoring college football’s top assistant coach. Moorhead is one of 40 nominees selected from nearly 1,500 assistant coaches across 128 FBS college football programs nationally.
Moorhead is in his 19th year of college coaching and his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Penn State after spending four seasons as the head coach of the Fordham Rams.
Many believe that retooling the Nittany Lion offense by bringing in Joe Moorhead was one of the most important off-season decisions by head coach James Franklin, and the numbers tend to support this. Over the course of this past season the Nittany Lions have averaged 35.8 points per game, up from 23.2 in 2015, the 25th best scoring offense in the nation. In terms of overall offensive yardage, PSU has averaged 430.5 yards per game, up from 348.4 last season. This revamped offense has been instrumental in Penn State's success this season which has the Lions currently standing as the No. 7 team in the College Football Playoff rankings.
The 2016 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 6th in Little Rock Arkansas.