Arkansas football: These 3 Razorbacks are up for national college football awards

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No 2. Cody Kennedy, Arkansas football Offensive Line coach

Broyles Award nominee

Cody Kennedy has a spectacularly difficult job— he has to be the offensive line coach for a head coach that’s one of the most revered offensive line coaches in America in Sam Pittman.

It’s kind of like being the drummer for Ringo Starr in his solo band or Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters, being a guitarist for Slash in his solo band or a back-up vocalist for Adele. It’s hard to do the job when your boss made his/her name doing the very thing that you’re doing.

Arkansas offensive line coach Cody Kennedy is doing just that. He’s got the Hogs’ offensive line playing great football. The o-line is allowing just over 1.5 sacks per game and is creating plenty of running room for the Hogs to become one of, if not the best rushing team in the entire SEC.

Because of his outstanding work and coaching, Kennedy is up for the Broyles Award, which is given to the top assistant in all of college football.

Kennedy is one of 59 nominees up for the award, named after the legendary Arkansas coach and Athletic Director, Frank Broyles. There is at least one nominee from each Power Five and Group of Five conference this year. The award committee will announce 15 semifinalists, then five finalists before selecting a winner in early December in Little Rock, Ark.