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UGA football: Mel Tucker nominated for 2017 Broyles Award

UGA Football: Mel Tucker
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UGA football defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has been nominated for the 2017 Broyles Award, it was announced on Wednesday.

Mel Tucker is one of 56 nominees for the award, which is given to the nation’s top college football assistant coach. The nominees were selected from approximately 1,500 assistant coaches.

Am 18-member selection committee will select 15 semifinalists followed by five finalists from the list of nominees. The five finalists will be invited to attend the 2017 Broyles Award ceremony in Little Rock, Arkansas where the winner will be announced.

Mel Tucker came to UGA with head coach Kirby Smart. So far this season, Tucker has led the Georgia defense to some stellar stats. The Bulldogs are currently No. 4 in Total Defense, No. 5 in Rushing Defense, No. 3 in Scoring Defense, No. 3 in 3rd Down Conversion Percentage, and No. 1 in Red Zone Offense.

No. 1 Georgia’s next game is Saturday, Nov. 11 at No. 10 Auburn. The game is set for 3:30pm ET on CBS.

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