Notre Dame’s Diaco wins 2012 Broyles Award
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has won the Broyles
Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.
Notre Dame’s defense under Diaco has allowed the fewest
touchdowns in the country this season and is sixth overall in total
defense. The top-ranked Fighting Irish take on Nov. 2 Alabama for
BCS championship on Jan. 7.
The Broyles Award, announced Tuesday, is named for former
Arkansas coach Frank Broyles, whose assistant coaches included
Barry Switzer, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Gibbs and Jackie Sherrill.
Other finalists this season were Georgia offensive coordinator
Mike Bobo, Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury,
Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Stanford defensive
coordinator Derek Mason.
Last year’s Broyles Award went to LSU defensive coordinator John