PLEEEAAZE! Brain Kelly has won Coach of the Year at Notre Dame more than Saban has at Alabama?
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998.
So this means Kelly has won it at Notre Dame more than Saban has at Alabama???? REALLY??? Yea, that seem fair given all of Notre Dame's championships the past 30 years. I saw an interview with Tony Rice on ESPN, (Tony was the last QB in win a National Championship at ND in 1988) who said, "I kinda like it cause, I'm still the guy." Pretend for a moment that Bama hasn't won a championship since Jay Barker and he said something like that....crazy right? Oh, how I wish Bama played the Irish in round one...I'd like to see us hang 50 on Notre Dame. #WildBillShow
(from AP) Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second with 16 first-place votes and 66 points and Central Florida first-year coach Josh Heupel was third with 33 points (five first-place votes).
Twelve coaches received at least one first-place vote and eight received at least three for the award announced Monday. Washington State's Mike Leach finished fourth with 26 points (three first-place votes) and Syracuse's Dino Babers was fifth with 25 (five first-place votes).
Kelly joins Saban and TCU's Gary Patterson as two-time winners. Kelly was also coach of the year in 2012.