WATCH: Steve Sarkisian receives Broyles Award for being nation’s top assistant

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What Steve Sarkisian did with Alabama’s offense last season was incredible. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith (winner), quarterback Mac Jones, and running back Najee Harris all finished in the top five of Heisman voting.

To add on, the Crimson Tide’s offensive line won the Joe Moore Award. Everything went right on offense with Sarkisian running the show.

After averaging 48.5 points per game and winning the national championship, Sarkisian won the Broyles Award for being the top assistant coach in the country. Here were the four other finalists:

  • Jeff Grimes, Offensive Coordinator, BYU

  • Marcus Freeman, Defensive Coordinator / LB, Cincinnati

  • Kane Wommack, Defensive Coordinator / LB, Indiana

  • Mike Hankwitz, Defensive Coordinator, Northwestern

On Wednesday, Sarkisian accepted the award for his great work in Tuscaloosa. You can watch the video below:

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Sarkisian will now attempt to replicate his offense in Austin. Another layer of responsibility will be added on as a head coach, but his roots of being an offensive play-caller will remain.

Other assistant coaches such as QB coach A.J. Milwee and offensive line coach Kyle Flood have been brought over from Alabama as well to help. Flood may have been the biggest hire Sarkisian made, while Milwee has been his right-hand man for the past two seasons.

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