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Morgan Scalley Named Broyles Award Semifinalist

Nov 26, 2019, 12:56 PM | Updated: Dec 2, 2019, 1:50 pm
University of Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley during fall camp. (Photo courtesy of Utah A...
University of Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley during fall camp. (Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Utes defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley has been named a semifinalist for the Broyles Award, which is given to the top assistant coach in college football.

Scalley has spent his entire coaching career at Utah, starting in 2006 as an administrative assistant. In 2007 he was promoted to defensive graduate assistant, before being promoted yet again in 2008 to safeties coach.

In 2016, following the departure of Kalani Sitake, Scalley became the defensive coordinator. He spent the past three years in the position creating one of the more formidable defenses in the country.

Scalley joins the following semifinalist for the Broyles Award:

  • Kevin Steele, Auburn DC
  • Phil Snow, Baylor DC
  • Jeff Scott, Clemson Co-OC
  • Dan Lanning, Georgia DC
  • Kalen DeBoer, Indiana OC
  • Joe Brady, LSU Passing Game Coordinator
  • Don Brown, Michigan DC
  • Kirk Ciarrocca, Minnesota OC
  • Brian Newberry, Navy DC
  • Jeff Hafley, Ohio State Co-DC
  • Alex Grinch, Oklahoma DC
  • Andy Avalos, Oregon DC
  • Rhett Lashlee, SMU OC
  • Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin DC

The Utah alum has led the defense to be one of the best in the country. They lead the nation in allowing the least amount of rushing yards per game at 55.9, they are third in total yards allowed at 243.8, 17th in allowing 187.9 passing yards per game and are fourth in points allowed per game at 10.9.

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