Serious props to these college assistant coaches!
- by Administrator 3 years ago
A number of great players were recognized last night at the Home Depot College Football Awards show. This morning, we wanted to bring recognition to the position coaches of the award winners.
We noted during August camp that Texas A&M assistant Nick Toth stated, “I coach the best player in the nation.” Coach Toth, you were right. Linebacker Von Miller won the Dick Butkus Award. Props!
For Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer, it’s the second time in his coaching career he has tutored the winner of the Biletnikoff Award (Randy Moss, 1997). Brewer also coached previous runner-up Dez Bryant.
It was a special night for Auburn defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, who tutored Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley. As a player at Auburn in 1988, Rocker won the same award.
Special note to disgruntled young coach in cold city that’s saying, “Well, how hard is it to coach a guy like Cam Newton?” Trust us, you wouldn’t have done as well as Malzahn.
Davey O’Brien (Cam Newton) – coached by Gus Malzahn
Walter Camp (Cam Newton) – coached by Gus Malzahn
Maxwell Award (Cam Newton) – coached by Gus Malzahn
Doak Walker Award (LaMichael James) – coached by Gary Campbell
Biletnifoff Award (Justin Blackmon) – coached by Gunter Brewer
Johnny Unitas Award (Scott Tolzien) – coached by Paul Chryst
John Mackey Award (DJ Williams) – coached by offensive GA Richard Owens
Outland Trophy (Gabe Carimi) – coached by Bob Bostad
Vince Lombardi / Rotary Award (Nick Fairley) – coached by Tracy Rocker
Rimington Award (Jake Kirkpatrick) – coached by Eddie Williamson
Chuck Bednarik Award (Patrick Peterson) – coached by Ron Cooper
Bronco Nagurski Award (Da’Quan Bowers) – coached by Chris Rumph
Dick Butkus Award (Von Miller) – coached by Nick Toth
Lou Groza Award (Dan Bailey) – coached by Joe DeForest
Jim Thorpe (Patrick Peterson) – coached by Ron Cooper
Ray Guy Award (Chas Henry) – coached by DJ Durkin
Ted Hendricks Award (Da’Quan Bowers) coached by Chris Rumph