Kirby Smart champions Todd Monken for Broyles Award

ATHENS — Old-school defensive coaches don’t always mix well with offensive gurus, but Kirby Smart and Todd Monken have proven a lethal mix to SEC football opposition.

Smart heaped great praise on Monken on Tuesday night, championing him for the Broyles Award, which goes to the top assistant coach in the nation. Smart, himself, won the award while at Alabama as a defensive coordinator in 2009.

“I can’t think there would be anybody better to win that with what he’s done offensively,” Smart said, “especially with what he’s had to work with.”

Georgia has had only one Broyles Award winner, former defensive coordinator Brian Van Gorden in 2003.

Monken’s offense will be on display one more time in Sanford Stadium on Saturday when Georgia plays host to Georgia Tech at noon on Saturday.


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