Jeff Hafley gets some recognition this week as Ohio State's co-defensive coordinator has been named one of 15 finalists for this years Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in college football.
This is Hafley's first season coaching college football since serving as Rutgers' secondary coach in 2011.
The 2019 Broyles Award semi-finalist are pic.twitter.com/mOEIpvWxFn— BROYLES AWARD (@BroylesAward) November 26, 2019
As co-defensive coordinator along with Greg Mattison, Hafley has helped lead a transformation that brought the Buckeye defense from some of its worst numbers in program history last season to where it is now as one of the most efficient and dominant defenses in the country.
Last season, the Ohio State defense finished 72nd in the country in terms of yards per game (404), 51st in points per game (25.5), and 98th in terms of big plays. This season, Ohio State ranks in the top five in points per game and yards per game.