UCLA Bruins offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has been named a finalist for the Football Scoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year Award. The winner will be chosed by previous winners of the award and will be announced on Monday, Dec. 3.
Mazzone, long respected as a brilliant offensive mind, has led the high-powered Bruins offense to 489 yards per game (16th in the nation), 207 rushing yards per game (28th), 281 passing yards per game (33rd), and 38 points per game (20th). UCLA has ridden the success of its offense to a 9-2 record on the season and has a chance to play for the Pac-12 championship. The Bruins have posted three games of 500-plus yards of total offense on the 2012 campaign, a mark that had never been achieved in school history.
Mazzone is joined on the final ballot by Tony Franklin of Louisiana Tech, Kliff Kingsbury of Texas A&M and Todd Monken of Oklahoma State.