The five finalists for the Broyles Award, which is given annually to college football's top assistant coach, were announced Monday.
Two reasons you should care: 1. One was Stanford's defensive coordinator Derek Mason; 2. When you talk about potential hot coaching prospects, these five should be on your list.
The winner will be named on Dec. 4.
The finalists are:
Mike Bobo (Georgia -- offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
Bob Diaco (Notre Dame -- defensive coordinator/linebackers/assistant head coach)
Kliff Kingsbury (Texas A&M -- offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
Derek Mason (Stanford -- co-defensive coordinator/associate head coach)
Dan Quinn (Florida -- defensive coordinator/defensive line)