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Lashlee Named Broyles Award Candidate

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — University of Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee was named a nominee for the Broyles Award honoring the nation’s top assistant coach, it was announced Tuesday.

Lashlee, who was hired in January 2020, has installed an up-tempo offense in Coral Gables that has paid dividends for the Hurricanes (8-1, 7-1), who are ranked in the top 10 of every major poll. The Hurricanes rank among the FBS leaders in passing offense (No. 32, 272.8 yards per game), red zone offense (No. 30, 89.2), scoring offense (No. 23, 34.9 points per game) and total offense (No. 27, 445.8 yards per game).

Lashlee, a semifinalist for the award in 2019, helped lead SMU to a 10-3 finish in 2019, guiding an offense that ranked No. 7 in FBS in scoring (41.8 points per game), No. 13 in passing offense (309 yards per game), No. 9 in total offense (489.8 yards per game) and No. 12 in first downs gained (322). SMU’s 10 wins were the school’s most since the 1984 season, and its 35 rushing touchdowns set a school record.

Prior to joining SMU’s staff, Lashlee served as an offensive coordinator for seven seasons, spending 2017 at UConn, 2013-16 at Auburn, 2012 at Arkansas State and 2011 at Samford.