Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables describes the emotions he felt when he was able to present co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott the Frank Broyles Award as the nation’s best assistant coach last week.
Venables said he worried that Elliott might not win the award because he himself won the award last year and was afraid the committee would not give the award to a coach on the same coaching staff two years in a row.
Clemson became the first school to have coaches receive the award in back-to-back years. Because he won the award in 2016, Venables was ineligible to receive the award this year. Also, a head coach can only nominate one assistant coach each year.
Venables also breaks down Alabama’s offense and discusses what concerns him as the Tigers continue preparations for the Sugar Bowl.