Dec. 16, 2013
WACO, Texas -
Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery
was named the FootballScoop.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year, the website announced Monday.
Montgomery has orchestrated a Baylor offense that is the nation's best with averages of 624.5 yards per game and 53.3 points per contest.
In 2013 with Montgomery calling the plays, the Bears have set 47 school records on offense and are on pace to break the FBS-record for most points scored in a 13-game season. In 12 regular season games, Baylor hit the 30-point mark 11 times, scored 59 or more seven times and hit the 70-point barrier four times.
With the help of Montgomery's explosive offensive attack, Baylor won 11 games in a season for the first time in school history, while clinching the school's first Big 12 Championship. The Bears led the league in eight major offensive categories and placed six players on the All-Big 12 first team, including Offensive Player of the Year (Bryce Petty) and Offensive Lineman of the Year (Cyril Richardson).
BU will play in its first-ever BCS bowl game, when the sixth-ranked Bears face UCF on Jan. 1 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
Montgomery was named the site's Quarterbacks Coach of the Year in 2011, after helping Robert Griffin III win the Heisman Trophy. He is in his sixth season at Baylor and second as the team's offensive coordinator.
The 2013 FootballScoop.com Coaches of the Year will be recognized and will receive their awards at an event held in their honor at the American Football Coaches Association's annual convention in January.
Montgomery won the honor over three finalists: Oregon's Scott Frost, Missouri's Josh Henson and Texas A&M's Clarence McKinney. Those finalists came from nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. The prior winners selected this year's winner.
Previous winners of the Offensive Coordinator of the Year award are Kevin Wilson (Oklahoma, 2008), Bryan Harsin (Boise State, 2009), Gus Malzahn (Auburn, 2010) and Kliff Kingsbury (Houston, 2011 and Texas A&M, 2012).
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