Offensive line coach Joe Gilbert had to make some changes on the Wildcats' line Friday night when Layth Friekh left in the second quarter.

The Broyles Award committee, which annually chooses the college football assistant coach of the year, released a list of 53 finalists last week. It was shake-your-head stuff, including USC assistant coach Johnny Nansen and a Nebraska coach. No kidding. It missed on two strongly-qualified Pac-12 assistants: Arizona offensive line coach Joe Gilbert and Washington State receivers coach Dave Nichol, a former Arizona assistant who should be very high on the list. …