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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Greg Frey is a nominee for the 2015 Broyles Award, The Rotary Club of Arkansas announced Wednesday. The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in America and was established in 1996 to honor legendary Arkansas head coach Frank Broyles.
The five finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 30. The 2015 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. The Broyles Award is presented by The Rotary Club of Little Rock and Delta Dental.
"This will be one of the most challenging years ever for our selection committee to choose the top 5 finalists and winner, so many assistant coaches did outstanding work this year," David Bazzel, Broyles Award executive director.
Frey is in his fifth season in Bloomington and has built the Hoosiers offensive line into one of the finest groups in America. The unit has paved the way for the Big Ten's top offense, demonstrating a dominance and balance both through the air and on the ground.
Indiana ranks first in the conference in total offense (475.5; 24th nationally), passing offense (280.1; 27th) and scoring offense (34.5; 34th), and third in rushing offense (195.4; 37th). The Hoosiers are first in the Big Ten (T-18th nationally) with just 13 sacks allowed.
IU has faced four teams currently ranked in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff Ranking, including No. 4 Iowa, No. 5 Michigan State, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan. Against those opponents, Indiana averaged 30.2 points, 197.8 rushing yards, 233.5 passing yards and 431.2 total yards per game.
Senior left tackle Jason Spriggs was one of six semifinalists for the 2015 Outland Trophy, and redshirt junior right guard Dan Feeney was an ESPN.com midseason All-America selection. The duo has allowed only two sacks in 400 called pass attempts. Feeney owns a team-best 80 knockdowns in 881 snaps and Spriggs has 61 knockdowns in 886 snaps.
The winner of the 2014 Broyles Award was Tom Herman, Ohio State. Coach Broyles had a track record of producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history.
The Broyles Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.