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Ohio State OC Tom Herman Wins Broyles Award For Top College Football Assistant Coach

Tom Herman prepares to get his grill fitting from Paul Wall.

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Few coaches have had to deal with the adversity that Ohio State's Tom Herman has this season. He lost one Heisman candidate quarterback, Braxton Miller, right before the season began, coached his back-up, J.T. Barrett, into a Heisman-level player in his own right, and then lost him to injury during the last game of the regular season. How did Herman and his players respond? By winning the conference championship 59-0, behind third stringer Cardale Jones, who put together an MVP performance against Wisconsin's tough defense. 

Clearly, Herman is one of the top coaches in the country, and he was honored as such today, winning the 2014 Frank Broyles Award for the nation's top assistant college football coach.

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Herman edged out four other finalists, Scott Frost (Oregon), Lane Kiffin (Alabama), Doug Meacham (TCU), and Dave Steckel (Missouri) for the award.