Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Jeff Lebby leads one of the most dynamic offenses in the FBS and has done it with a bevy of weapons while fighting injuries and a difficult schedule.Lebby was a semifinalist for the 2020 Broyles Award.
Coach's Past Performance
One of the brightest offensive minds in college football, Jeff Lebby enters his second season as Ole Miss’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.Lebby made an immediate impact in his first season on the Ole Miss sideline. Averaging 555.5 yards per game, the Rebels led the SEC and ranked third nationally in total offense. Ole Miss also broke the SEC record for total offense in conference games (562.4 ypg). It was the second consecutive year that Lebby guided one of the nation’s top three offenses after UCF ranked second in 2019.Lebby’s Ole Miss offense found success on the ground and through the air. The rushing attack topped the SEC (210.6 ypg), while the Rebels threw for 344.9 ypg to rank seventh nationally. As quarterbacks coach, Lebby helped Matt Corral become the nation’s leader in total offense as the sophomore QB accounted for 384.3 ypg. Corral also cracked the country’s top 10 in passing yards, passing touchdowns and passing efficiency. To cap off his first season at Ole Miss, Lebby was named a semifinalist for the Broyles Award (nation’s best assistant coach).Prior to arriving in Oxford, Lebby spent two seasons at UCF. He joined the Knights in December 2017 as quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator prior to the start of the 2019 season.Under Lebby’s direction in 2019, UCF ranked second nationally in total offense (540.5), the most in program history. The Knights also ranked fifth in scoring (43.4), racking up 40 or more points in eight contests.Only two teams in the country averaged more than 300 yards passing and 200 yards rushing per game in 2019; Lebby’s UCF offense and No. 4 Oklahoma.
Team Record and Standings
8-2 for the first time since 2014 Third-best record in the SEC and currently second in the SEC West at 4-2 in conference play
6-0 at home and looking to finish season undefeated at home for the first time since 1992
No. 3 in FBS in total offense (522.2)No. 2 in offensive first downs (273)No. 3 in rushing offense (239.8)No. 1 in passes had intercepted (2)No. 15 in scoring offense (36.9)No. 3 in turnovers lost (7)
Individual Player Stats
Matt Corral, QB 206-for-309, 2,774 yards, 17 TDs, 2 INTs, 277.4 ypg 126 rushes for 523 yards and 10 TDs Semifinalist for Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Johnny Unitas Golden ArmIs the only FBS player with more than 2,750 pass yards and more than 500 rush yards No. 10 in FBS in total offense (329.7) No. 14 in points responsible for per game (17.0) No. 15 in passing yards (2,774) No. 19 in pass efficiency (159.9) No. 31 in passing TDs (17)
Jerrion Ealy, RB 96 rushes for 588 yards and four TDs No. 15 in FBS in yards per carry (6.1)
Snoop Conner, RB 96 rushes for 588 yards and 11 TDs No. 23 in FBS in rushing TDs (11)
Dontario Drummond, WR46 catches for 707 yards and six TDs Sixth in the SEC with six receiving touchdowns