NC State Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Tim Beck has been deservedly named one of 56 nominees for the 2020 Frank Broyles Award, the award given to the nation’s top college football assistant coach. Under Beck’s guidance, NC State’s offense - and the team overall - experienced a resurgence after a dismal 2019 campaign.
NC State’s 2020 offense is averaging 31.1 points per game, a figure that ranks 48th out of 127 FBS teams, despite losing starting QB Devin Leary after just four starts. That number is up from the 22.1 points per game the 2019 NC State offense averaged (107th out of 130 FBS teams).
In terms of offensive efficiency, NC State has improved under Beck from a 103rd place SP+ Offensive ranking a year ago to 56th this year.
Both Leary and Bailey Hockman have shown dramatic improvement this year - even without the benefit of a full offseason of Beck’s tutelage. Leary and Hockman have combined to complete 209 of 335 passes for 2,699 yards, 20 TDs, and 10 INTs this season for 143.8 QB Rating. The two QBs combined in 2019 to complete 155 of 307 passes for 1,765 yards, 9 TDs, and 9 INTs for a 102.6 QB Rating.
Nominees for the Broyles Award were chosen by a combination of FWAA writers, broadcasters, current head coaches, and a College Football Hall-of-Fame selection committee. From the 56 candidates, 15 semifinalists will be selected, which will eventually be reduced down to five finalists before a winner is chosen on December 28th.
Beck is one of six ACC assistant coaches to make the list of 2020 nominees. The others are:
- Brandon Streeter, Clemson Passing Game Coordinator/QB Coach
- Brent Key, Georgia Tech Run Game Coordinator/OL Coach
- Rhett Lashlee, Miami Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
- Clark Lea, Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator/LB Coach
- Dave Cohen, Wake Forest Assistant Coach for Defense/DL Coach