BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo defensive coordinator Brian Borland has been named one of 53 nominees for the Broyles Award – given annually to college football's top assistant coach. The nominees in this year's class were selected from approximately 1,500 assistant coaches representing 130 FBS programs across the country.
Borland is in his fourth season as Buffalo's defensive coordinator and also coaches the safeties. This season, the Bulls lead the Mid-American Conference in total defense, allowing 328 yards of offense per game. They have held five of their opponents to under 300 yards of offense this year.
The Broyles Award selection process includes the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), a college football hall-of-fame selection committee and current college head coaches.
The Bulls are 9-1 and off to their best start in school history. They will next play at Ohio on November 14.
Click here for a full list of the nominees.