Elliott wins Broyles Award as nation’s best assistant coach

Elliott wins Broyles Award as nation’s best assistant coach

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Elliott wins Broyles Award as nation’s best assistant coach

Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott is the 2017 Frank Broyles Award winner as the nation’s top assistant coach.

Elliott accepted the award during the Broyles Award Ceremony Tuesday in Fayetteville, Ark.

This is the second year in a row one of Dabo Swinney’s assistant coaches has won the Broyles Award. Last year, defensive coordinator Brent Venables won the award.

Clemson is the first school to have back-to-back winners.

Elliott has been very instrumental in leading the Clemson offense during its rise up the college football rankings. After taking over the offense with co-offensive coordinator and longtime friend Jeff Scott at the end of the 2014 season, the Tigers have had one of the top scoring and total offenses in each of the last two years.

This season, the Tigers are second in the ACC in scoring offense at 35.4 points per game and are averaging 448.2 yards in total offense per game.

Despite losing five starters off last year’s record setting offense, Elliott once again has helped lead Clemson to a third straight ACC Championship and a third straight appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Clemson (12-1) is the No. 1 seed in the CFP and will play No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

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