The Michigan Wolverines are enjoying a nice end to the fall months. They notched a victory over the rival Ohio State Buckeyes on the final Saturday of November, thrashed the Iowa Hawkeyes last Saturday to claim the Big Ten title and a spot in the College Football Playoff and have a Heisman Trophy finalist in star pass-rusher Aidan Hutchinson.
One of their own was honored on Tuesday.
No. 2 Michigan has announced that offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis has been named the winner of the Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant coach. Gattis becomes the second Michigan assistant to earn this honor after Jim Herrmann did so in 1997.
Per ESPN stats, Michigan enters the college postseason 13th in scoring with 37.7 points per game and ninth overall with 223.8 rushing yards per contest to go along with a passing attack that has averaged 228.1 yards. Thus far, Michigan's offense has scored 490 points, the sixth-most in school history, during Gattis' third season with the program.
According to ESPN, Gattis beat out Baylor offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes, Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and Wake Forest offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero for the Broyles Award.
Michigan faces the Georgia Bulldogs in one of two national semifinal matchups on Dec. 31.