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Sam Pittman named 2018 Broyles Award nominee

Sam Pittman
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UGA offensive line coach Sam Pittman has been named a 2018 Broyles Award nominee, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced on Wednesday.

The Broyles Award is an annual award that is presented to the top assistant coach in college football. Sam Pittman is one of 53 nominees that were selected from approximately 1,500 coaches representing the 130 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

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.

Other SEC assistant coaches nominated include Michael Locksley (Offensive Coordinator; Alabama), Larry Porter (Special Teams Coordinator; Auburn), Matt House (Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers; Kentucky), Dava Aranda (Defensive Coordinator; LSU), Bob Shoop (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties; Mississippi State), Brick Haley (Defensive Line; Missouri), and Eric Wolford (Offensive Line; South Carolina).

An 19-member selection committee of distinguished former head coaches, along with 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 2018 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 4th at the Marriott Hotel.

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