Ole Miss OC named semifinalist for top assistant award

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The Ole Miss offense has performed at a record-setting pace throughout the 2020 season, and the man calling the plays is being recognized as one of the top assistants in the country. 

Offensive coordinator/QB coach Jeff Lebby has been named as one of 15 semifinalists for the 2020 Broyles Award—awarded each year to the best assistant coach in all of college football.

In his first season in the booth for the Rebels, Lebby has guided the offense into the top 10 nationally in five offensive categories: total offense (563.0), passing offense (356.5), completion percentage (.730), team passing efficiency (188.6) and passing yards per completion (14.9).

Additionally, the Rebels are on pace to break single-season program records in total offense & passing yards per game and average yards per play (7.0). Under Lebby’s watch, QB Matt Corral has become a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award while WR Elijah Moore is a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff and Maxwell Awards

With one game left in the regular season, Corral ranks inside the top 10 in five major categories and Moore leads the country in receptions (86) and ranks second nationally in receiving yards (1,193). 

Broyles Award Semifinalists

Steve Sarkisian – Alabama
Jeff Grimes – BYU
Marcus Freeman – Cincinnati
Chad Staggs – Coastal Carolina
Brian Johnson – Florida
Kane Wommack – Indiana
Phil Parker – Iowa
Tom Manning – Iowa State
Rhett Lashlee – Miami
Phil Longo – North Carolina
Mike Hankwitz – Northwestern
Clark Lea – Notre Dame
Brian Hartline – Ohio State
Jeff Lebby – Ole Miss
Mike Elko – Texas A&M

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