Tony Elliott has dealt with some great Clemson offenses in the past, but this year, he had a new challenge: to put up points without guys like Deshaun Watson, Mike Williams and Wayne Gallman.
He’s been up to the task. For his efforts, Elliott was nominated for the 2017 Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant coach.
Here is the entire list of coaches. From the award’s website:
The 56 nominees in this year’s class were selected from approximately 1500 assistant coaches representing 129 Division One programs across the country. For the first time in the award’s 22 year history, a committee representing the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) was also included in the Broyles Award selection process.
Elliott deserves major credit for helping with Kelly Bryant’s development. The first-year starter has been solid replacing Watson, and the Tigers have topped 30 points five times this season. Elliott was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in 2015.
We’ll see how far Elliott gets in the process. It’s also worth wondering when he might get a shot at a head coaching job.
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