Greg Frey nominated for Broyles Award

Indiana offensive line coach Greg Frey, who has orchestrated units recognized in the Big Ten and nationally for their excellence, is a nominee for the 2015 Broyles Award presented annually to the nation’s top assistant football coach.

Frey works for a man who has earned the honor, established in 1976 to honor legendary Arkansas coach Frank Broyles. Kevin Wilson, IU’s head coach, is a two-time finalist for the Broyles and won it in 2008.

IU’s offensive line play has literally paved the way for the Big Ten’s top offense this season, and has fueled a robust Hoosier attack through much of Frey’s five seasons in Bloomington.

Frey, formally an assistant for Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia and Michigan before arriving with Wilson at Indiana, has helped the current Hoosier club rank first in the conference in total offense (475.5; 24th nationally), passing offense (280.1; 27th), scoring offense (34.5; 34th) and sacks allowed (13, tied for 18th nationally.)

Indiana enior left tackle Jason Spriggs , one of six semifinalists for the 2015 Outland Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top offensive or defensive linemen, 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. Spriggs has already accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

The IU press release about Frey’s Broyles nomination is below the fold:

 

FREY NOMINATED FOR 2015 BROYLES AWARD

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.

3 comments

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to all here at Hoosier Scoop.

    “All the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel. They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read. Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” The Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.” Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.”

    Nehemiah 8:1, 8, 10-12.

  2. Coach Frey would be very deserving of the award with the OLs he has put together here at IU. Every year he develops a great OL with the players he gets. None of the players start out as the best in the country but he develops them into one of the better ones in the country and this year near the top.

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