Joe Brady joined LSU last February as a 29-year old passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach after 2 seasons with the New Orleans Saints as an offensive assistant. He turned 30 in September.

He was viewed as a vital piece in bringing LSU's offense "from the stone age" and into a spread attack prevalent about the nation's best. He fit into the offensive puzzle perfectly.

The Tigers offense, led by Heisman front runner Joe Burrow at quarterback, is #1 in the country in total offense (554.3 yards per game) #3 in yards per play (7.79), and #3 in scoring (47.8 ppg).

Today, Brady won the Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in college football.

It's kind of hard to put into words," Brady said after receiving the award today. "Haven't had an opportunity to really think about it. Feel like everything has just happened so fast. I'm sure it's one of those things where in the next week I'll have an opportunity to take it all in, but right now, my mind's already on who we're going to be playing in the playoffs. That's kind of the approach I've been taking so I'm happy for the guys and proud of the way they're working, the way they approach everything. We said all year that this is the standard of LSU. This is the expectation that we had as an offense and they took it and ran with it and they're making us look good right now."

(VIDEO: Brady talks to media on the day of SEC Championship)