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Football: Ron Roberts Named a Broyles Award Nominee

LOUISIANA FOOTBALL CONTACT: Josh Brunner; josh.brunner@louisiana.edu

 

 

Second-year defensive coordinator has revamped Louisiana into a top Sun Belt defense

 

 

 

 

LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Football’s defensive coordinator Ron Roberts has been selected as one of 41 nominees for the prestigious Broyles Award, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced on Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Roberts, along with the other 40 coaches named as nominees, were picked from a pool of 1,500 assistant coaches from 130 Division I programs across the country. The award honors college football’s top assistant coaches.

 

 

 

 

Coaching in his second season at Louisiana, Roberts has completely transformed the Ragin’ Cajuns defense into one of the stingiest in the Sun Belt Conference and in all of college football.

 

 

 

 

Through nine games this year, Louisiana ranks 11th in the nation in scoring defense (17.1) and red zone defense (.708), while coming in at No. 32 in the nation in total defense, allowing just 338.0 yards per contest.

 

 

 

 

In just two years, Roberts has taken a unit that ranked near the bottom of the Sun Belt Conference and propelled them into the top-3 in nearly every major defensive category in the league.

 

 

 

 

A 20-member selection committee of distinguished former head coaches, broadcasters, and a committee representing the FWAA will select 15 semi-finalists and five finalists from the list of nominees and an overall winner. Those finalists will be invited to travel to Little Rock, Ark. where the 2019 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 10th at the Marriott Hotel.

 

 

 

 

Louisiana returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 16, when it travels to Mobile, Ala., for a date with South Alabama. Kickoff from Ladd-Peebles Stadium is slated for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN�.

 

 

 

 

2019 Broyles Award Nominees:

 

 

ALABAMA  Steve Sarkisian, Offensive Coordinator/QB

 

 

APPALACHIAN STATE – Ted Roof, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

ARKANSAS STATE – Keith Heckendorf, Offensive Doordinator/QB

 

 

AUBURN – Kevin Steele, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

BALL STATE  Joey Lynch, Offensive Coordinator/QB

 

 

BAYLOR – Phil Snow, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

 

 

BRIGHAM YOUNG  Aaron Roderick, Passing Game Coordinator/QB

 

 

CALIFORNIA – Tim DeRuyter, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

CENTRAL MICHIGAN – Charlie Frye, Offensive Coordinator/QB

 

 

CINCINNATI – Marcus Freeman, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

CLEMSON – Jeff Scott, Co-Offensive Coordinator/WR

 

 

FLORIDA – Billy Gonzalez, Wide Receivers

 

 

GEORGIA – Dan Lanning, Defensive Coordinator/Outside LBs

 

 

GEORGIA STATE – Brad Glenn, Offensive Coordinator

 

 

INDIANA – Kalen DeBoer, Offensive Coordinator/QB

 

 

IOWA – Phil Parker, Defensive Coordinator/DB

 

 

IOWA STATE – Tom Manning, Offensive Coordinator/Run Game Coordinator

 

 

LOUISVILLE – Dwayne Ledfors, Offensive Line

 

 

LOUISIANA – Ron Roberts, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

LSU – Joe Brady, Passing Game Coordinator/WR

 

 

MEMPHIS – Pete Lembo, Special Teams Coordinator

 

 

MICHIGAN – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

MINNESOTA – Kirk Ciarrocca, Offensive Coordinator/QB

 

 

MISSOURI – Ryan Walters, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

 

 

NAVY  Brian Newberry, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

 

 

OHIO STATE – Jeff Hafley, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Secondary

 

 

OKLAHOMA – Alex Grinch, Defensive Coordinator/ Safeties

 

 

OLE MISS – Mike MacIntyre, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

 

 

OREGON – Andy Avalos, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

OREGON STATE  Brian Lindgren, Offensive Coordinator/QB

 

 

PENN STATE – Brent Pry, Defensive Coordinator/LB

 

 

PITTSBURGH – Randy Bates, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

SAN JOSÉ STATE – Ryan Gunderson, Quarterbacks/Passing Game Coordinator

 

 

SMU – Rhett Lashlee, Offensive Coordinator/QB

 

 

TROY – Ryan Pugh, Offensive Coordinator/OL

 

 

TULANE – Will Hall, Offensive Coordinator/

 

 

UAB – David Reeves, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

UCF – Randy Shannon, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

UTAH – Morgan Scalley, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

 

 

WESTERN KENTUCKY – Clayton White, Defensive Coordinator/CB

 

 

WISCONSIN – Jim Leonhard, Defensive Coordinator

 

 

 

 

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