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LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda coaches on the field before kickoff against Florida, Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is one of 53 nominees for the Broyles Award, given to college football's top assistant coach, the award announced Wednesday.

Aranda is in his third season at LSU, which ranks 11th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 points per game) and 40th in total defense (357.6 yards allowed per game).

The list will be narrowed down to 15 semifinalists by the award's voting committee, then to five finalists. Those five finalists will be invited to Little Rock, where the winner will be announced on Dec. 4.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Broyles Award nominees

LSU – Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator

Alabama – Michael Locksley, Offensive Coordinator

Alabama Birmingham – David Reeves, Defensive Coordinator

Appalachian State – Bryan Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks

Arizona State – Danny Gonzales, Defensive Coordinator

Arkansas State – Norval McKenzie, Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs

Army – Jay Bateman, Defensive Coordinator

Auburn – Larry Porter, Special Teams Coordinator

Boise State – Zak Hill, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Brigham Young – Ed Lamb, Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers

Buffalo – Brian Borland, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

California – Tim DeRuyter, Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers

Central Florida – Glen Elarbee, Offensive Line

Cincinnati – Marcus Freeman, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Clemson – Jeff Scott, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Coastal Carolina – Jamey Chadwell, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Duke – Matt Guerrieri, Co-Defensive Coordinator

Eastern Michigan – Neal Neathery, Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

Fresno State – Bert Watts, Defensive Coordinator

Georgia – Sam Pittman, Offensive Line

Georgia Southern – Scot Sloan, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Houston – Kendal Briles, Offensive Coordinator/Quaterbacks

Indiana – Mike Hart, Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs

Iowa – Phil Parker, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary

Iowa State – Tyson Veidt, Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers

Kentucky – Matt House, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers

Memphis – Ryan Silverfield, Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator

Miami – Manny Diaz, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Michigan – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator

Michigan State – Mike Tressel, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Mississippi State – Bob Shoop, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Missouri – Brick Haley, Defensive Line

Nebraska – Mario Verduzco, Quarterbacks

North Carolina State – Eliah Drinkwitz, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

North Texas – Graham Harrell, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Northwestern – Mike Hankwitz, Defensive Coordinator

Notre Dame – Chip Long, Offensive Coordinator

Ohio State – Ryan Day, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Oklahoma – Bill Bedenbaugh, Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

Southern Methodist – Kevin Kane, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

South Carolina – Eric Wolford, Offensive Line

Syracuse – Justin Lustig, Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Temple – Chris Wiesehan, Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator

Texas Tech – Adam Scheier, Special Teams Coordinator

Toledo – Robby Discher, Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

Troy – Bam Hardmon, Inside Linebackers

USC – Johnny Nansen, Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Utah – Morgan Scalley, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Utah State – David Yost, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Wake Forest – Kevin Higgins, Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers

Washington State – Tracy Claeys, Defensive Coordinator

West Virginia – Jake Spavital, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Wisconsin – Joe Rudolph, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line