Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Boise State's Bob Gregory Named 2012 Linebackers Coach of the Year

Bob Gregory of Boise State has been named the 2012 National Linebackers Coach of the Year according to Football Scoop.

Senior J.C. Percy had 101 tackles for the Broncos with 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one recovery and one pass break-up in earning All-MWC honors. All told, Gregory's linebackers accounted for three of Boise State's top six tacklers.

Gregory's unit led a Boise State defense that ranked in the nation's Top 10 in four categories.  The Broncos were ninth in total defense (304.7 yards per game) and sixth in scoring defense, allowing 14.9 points per game.  Boise State was seventh in pass efficiency defense (101.4) and tied for fourth in pass defense (163.4 yards per game).  Boise State forced 33 turnovers, third-most in college football.

The Bronco defense allowed just 17.1 first downs per game, 10th in the nation, and seventh in red zone defense with just 18 touchdowns and one field goal scored on them.

Gregory was one of three finalists for the award selected by nominations by coaches, athletic directors and athletic department personnel.  The other finalists were Bob Diaco of Notre Dame, Clark Lea of Bowling Green and co-coaches Kelly Poppinga & Paul Tidwell of BYU.

Gregory will receive his award at the AFCA Convention in January.

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