7 B1G assistants named nominees for 2022 Broyles Award
The B1G is well represented when it comes to candidates for the Broyles Award.
The Broyles Award is presented annually to the top assistant coach in college football. The complete list of nominees was released on Twitter Tuesday. Among those assistant coaches nominated were B1G standouts Ryan Walters DC at Illinois, Iowa DC Phil Parker, Michigan DC Jesse Minter, Minnesota DC Joe Rossi, Ohio State DC Jim Knowles, Penn State DC Manny Diaz, and Rutgers DC Joe Harasymiak.
Here is the complete list of 2022 Broyles Award nominees! pic.twitter.com/99628BeS1t
— BROYLES AWARD (@BroylesAward) November 15, 2022
The Broyles Award is a prestigious prize and has possible career ramifications for the nominees. In the past, 43 winners of the Broyles prize have gone on to become college or NFL head coaches. The Broyles selection committee, which is comprised of former head coaches, will make a final determination and announce the winner at a ceremony on Dec. 6.
The B1G produced the Broyles Award winner in 2021 with then-Michigan OC Josh Gattis accepting the honor. Gattis left the Wolverines to join Mario Cristobal at Miami this offseason.