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Brian Kelly named Camp Coach of the Year

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For at least the fourth time since the end of the regular season, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is on the receiving end of a major coaching award.

The Walter Camp Foundation announced Wednesday that Kelly has been named as its 2012 Coach of the Year.  Kelly is the first Irish coach to receive the award, which has been handed out annually since 1967.

The award is voted on by the nation’s 124 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.

As you know, Kelly led the Irish to the football program’s first undefeated regular season since 1988 — the same year it won its last national title — and will face Alabama in the BCS championship game next Monday. Notre Dame had won eight games in each of its first two seasons under Kelly before leaping back onto the national stage in Year Three.

In addition to the Camp honor, Kelly has also taken home coach of the year awards from the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America and Home Depot.

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12 Responses to “Brian Kelly named Camp Coach of the Year”
  1. irishtn says: Jan 2, 2013 11:04 PM

    Congrats BK, great season. Finish the job against the over rated BAMA and way over rated SEC. ND is about to roll the over rated BAMA team. Too bad there are no FCS teams that bama can play in the BCS. You had a great run with western Kentucky, eastern Carolina, Florida Atlantic, a terrible TN team, a Terrible Arkansas team, Kentucky, and a much worse LSU team, but time to end.

    Go Irish

  2. irishtn says: Jan 2, 2013 11:06 PM

    P.S. Can’t wait to hear from you SEC trolls after ND stomps you. Sorry you have no shot, this game was over before it began. 42-14 ND, will be playing all second team by start of 4th

  3. sharksfan754 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:24 PM

    Anyone else think having four coach of the year awards is excessive?

  4. buckeye94 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:24 PM

    Dang and I thought SEC fans were cocky

  5. irishtn says: Jan 2, 2013 11:36 PM

    Cocky, no, realistic yes, I assume based on your name you are an Ohio St. Fan?????? Fact is Bama should not even be in this game. It should be ND vs. Ohio state, tired of the over rated SEC, and Bama (way over rated this year) thinking they will come in and roll a non FCS team. Bamas SOS was crap, they played a bunch of panzies and their fans think they are great. Please

  6. harvupdyke says: Jan 3, 2013 10:13 AM

    You think I care Paul?

    I know I prolly shouldn’t, it just gets some of those Rudy fans so mad. But…

    Roll dam tide.

  7. nittanybluehen says: Jan 3, 2013 10:29 AM

    Is it just me, or is there a different coach of the year award given out every week? Way too many. Add up who has won the most and declare a winner.

  8. mdac1012 says: Jan 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    Not a N.D. fan, but this guy can flat coach, he wins everywhere he goes.

  9. abrellbama says: Jan 3, 2013 3:08 PM

    All these foundations are sure going to look stupid when Bama beats ND on Monday.

  10. abrellbama says: Jan 3, 2013 3:27 PM

    irishtn-You know what I am tired of? I am tired of arrogant ND fans such as yourself running your mouths when you had a pansy schedule and your team had a tough time against Pitt, BYU, Michigan, Purdue, and Stanford. The refs had to help ND win with that bogus pass interference penalty against Stanford that helped you in the 4th quarter so you could tie the game and then go into OT. Bama was 2 yards away from an undefeated season so yes, Bama deserves to be in this game as much as ND does. As far as the SOS goes, ND is 27th and Bama is 35th in SOS so not much difference there. I will be so glad when Bama wins this game and shuts up you arrogant ND fans. You should at least act like you have been there in the last 10 years. Oh, that’s right, you haven’t. Roll Tide!!!

  11. irishtn says: Jan 3, 2013 6:08 PM


    1) I could care less what an inbred bama troll is tired of, and with the exception of other bama/sec homers I don’t think anyone else does

    2) We still had a better SOS and played no FCS teams not to mention all the other pee wee teams you played.

    3) 2 yards or no you aren’t undefeated and if Ohio ST was eligible it should be battle of undefeated teams, not a 1 loss team and an undefeated team

    4) Crimson Tide????? Really??? That sounds like a menstrual cycle not a football team

    5) I will be happy when ND spanks bama and all the bama/sec trolls can wine about ND having an unfair advantage because all their players could read, or cry about the refs, just like they always do

  12. notredamegirl says: Jan 3, 2013 7:15 PM

    I hope my boys play outstanding and win! I will be very happy!

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