Ohio State's Jeff Hafley named finalist for top assistant coach award

Jeff Hafley (WBNS-10TV)

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley is among the five finalists for the Broyles Award that goes to the nation’s top assistant coach.

LSU quarterback coach Joe Brady, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow, Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning and Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley are the other finalists announced Monday.

The 40-year-old Hafley left the San Francisco 49ers to join Ohio State as secondary coach and co-coordinator. The Buckeyes have the nation’s No. 1 total defense.

The winner will be announced Dec. 10 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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