Cincinnati Football: Bearcats assistant coach Mike Brown nominated for Broyles Award

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Mike Brown was nominated for the Frank Broyles Award on Tuesday, which is given annually to the top assistant coach in the country.

Brown has helped the Bearcats develop a dynamic receiving corps fueled by senior Tre Tucker and junior Tyler Scott. Both receivers scored a touchdown in the 27-25 win over East Carolina last Friday night.

With so much guidance and support from Brown, Scott has developed into one of the best receivers in the conference with a team-high 49 receptions for 826 yards and nine touchdown this season.

Tucker has racked up 48 catches for 594 receiving yards and two touchdowns, while Jadon Thompson and Nick Mardner have combined for 37 receptions, 545 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats assistant coach Mike Brown nominated for Broyles Award

Prior to this year, Brown was a significant part of Alec Pierce’s development that resulted in a second round draft selection. Pierce had a team-best 884 receiving yards and eight touchdowns last season.

The Bearcats hired Brown as wide receivers coach in 2019 before adding passing game coordinator in the recent offseason. During his time in Cincinnati, the Bearcats have compiled a 41-7 record.

After taking down East Carolina on Friday night, the Bearcats will travel to Temple this week. Cincinnati should be able to handle Temple and set up a game against Tulane with a championship berth at stake.

Tucker looked ahead to the must-win matchups at Temple in a press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.

“November is the month for that and it’s something that we have earned. We put ourselves in that position and I know we’re going to take full advantage of it. It’s going to be tough. We play two games in 11 days so I think everyone has to have a high awareness. That starts with this week against Temple. Just have to make sure we go up there and handle business then worry about the next one.”