LSU's Chavis named Broyles Award winner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has won the annual Broyles Award given to the top college assistant coach.

Chavis is in his third year for the top-ranked Tigers, who will play Alabama for the national championship next month.

Chavis is the 16th winner of the award named in honor of former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles, whose assistant coaches went on to become notable head coaches at the college or professional level. They include Barry Switzer, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Gibbs and Jackie Sherrill.

The 55-year-old Chavis guided an LSU defense that was second in the country in both scoring and total defense. The Tigers (13-0) allowed 10.5 points and 252.1 yards per game while finishing the regular season undefeated and winning the Southeastern Conference championship over Georgia.

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