Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn one of five finalists for nation's top assistant
Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is one of five finalists for the prestigious Broyles Award, presented to the nation's top assistant football coach.
In his second season with the Gators, Quinn has led the Gators to becoming one of the premier defenses in the nation. UF ranks third nationally in points allowed (12.9) the lowest in school history since 1964. The defense also ranks third in rushing yards allowed (96.58) and fifth in total yards allowed (282.6).The Gators are first in the nation in pass efficiency defense (91.50) and have forced 29 turnovers, tying for fifth nationally in turnover margin (+17). UF has allowed just five passing touchdowns this season, the second-fewest in the nation.
Joining Quinn as finalists are: Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and Stanford defensive doordinator Derek Mason.
The winner will be announced on Dec. 4.