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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Brian Kelly named Maxwell COY finalist

By Matt Fortuna

Add one more coach of the year award that Brian Kelly is up for.

The third-year Notre Dame head man is one of three finalists for the Maxwell Coach of the Year Award, along with Kansas State's Bill Snyder and Penn State's Bill O'Brien.

Kelly won the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award on Wednesday and is a finalist for the Liberty Mutual and Eddie Robinson coach of the year awards as well, in addition to being on the watch list for the Bear Bryant award.

Voting for the Maxwell is among coaches and sports information directors, Maxwell Football Club members and selected national media. The winner will be announced Dec. 19 and the award will be presented March 1 in Atlantic City, N.J.