Dec 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) and coach Chad Morris (left) celebrate after defeating the LSU Tigers 25-24 in the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson's Chad Morris named AFCA Assistant of the Year

On Wednesday, Clemson Tigers’ offensive coordinator Chad Morris was named the AFCA Assistant of the Year.

Morris is again directing a high-powered Clemson offense that is 10th in the country in total yards (515.6) and points (42.3). The Tigers are also 10-1 and ranked sixth in the country. Their lone blemish came earlier this season when they were dominated by the second-ranked Florida State Seminoles 51-14.

“I’m just so happy for Chad,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. “It’s a great honor for him.”

The other finalists for the award were Bobby Williams, the one-time Michigan State Spartans’ head coach and current tight ends coach and special teams’ coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide and one-time Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback Josh Heupel, who is now the Sooners’ co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach.

This honor is not only given to FBS coaches, but to coaches in the FCS, D-II, D-III and NAIA as well.

John Banaszak of Robert Morris, Denares Waites of Carson-Newman, Michael Schmidt of Dubuque and Jim Hogan of Carroll (Mont.) were the other winners.

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