Dave Aranda was made the highest-paid coordinator in college football when he was given a $2.5 million deal to stay at LSU after Texas A&M came calling. He’s considered one of the top minds in football.
That mind of the man players call “The Professor” has helped make Aranda a finalist for the Broyles Award, which goes to the top assistant coach in college football.
Aranda is one of 53 candidates for the award on the early list. This is Aranda’s seventh-straight season being nominated, dating back to 2012 at Utah State.