Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach.
Notre Dame's defense under Diaco a former Iowa Hawkeye linebacker has allowed the fewest touchdowns in the country this season and is sixth overall in total defense. The top-ranked Fighting Irish take on No. 2 Alabama for the Discover BCS National Championship on Jan. 7 in Miami.
The Broyles Award, announced Tuesday, is named for former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles.
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