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  1. O'Brien named Maxwell coach of the year

    Brian Bennett

    The Maxwell Football Club has named Penn State's Bill O'Brien as its 2012 coach of the year. O'Brien edged out Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Kansas State's Bill Snyder for the honor. Here's what Maxwell executive director Mark Wolpert had to say ab...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  2. Instant analysis: Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6

    Brian Bennett

    Denard Robinson was the difference in the Michigan-Notre Dame classics in 2010 and 2011. Robinson was again the key figure in the 2012 meeting, though not in a good way for the Wolverines. And the game was anything but a classic -- but Irish fans ...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  3. First-year coach success rate

    Brian Bennett

    I recently got this question into the mailbag and thought it was a good one to break out into a separate post. Michael in Louisville writes: Andrea, can you please explain to me why people think Rutgers will compete in the Big East. I don't know if ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  4. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Let's end the week with another dip into the mailbag. Anthony in Clyde, Ohio, writes: Looking to the past, had Brian Kelly or RichRod or some of the other good coaches not left for other schools how would the Big East look today? Would Cincy or We...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  5. Sound off: Biggest Big East villain

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, you saw my compilation of recent Big East coaches who have left their respective teams in, well, not the greatest ways. Now it is your time to vote: Which coach do you think is the most hated or vilified in recent Big East history? ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  6. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Time to take a break from Day 2 of my Hoosier State adventure and answer some of your emails: Brian from Atlanta writes: Why are you two always so wrong about every issue surrounding a playoff? Every system has problems, and the four team plus...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  7. Recruiting: Big East overachievers

    Brian Bennett

    Now that signing day is inching closer, the folks at Football Outsiders took a look at the top five overachieving teams in college football, based on their recruiting classes. These are the teams that do the most with less talent, based on how they a...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. College Football 2011 preview -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish's expe...

    Brian Bennett

    Everyone has heard this story before -- Notre Dame is back -- but this season coach Brian Kelly has all the pieces in place for the Irish to live up to expectations.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  9. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Brian Kelly's last recruiting class at Cincinnati is in tatters, and it's up to Butch Jones to deal with it. Should the Big East get serious and add UCF instead of Villanova? The league is experiencing growing pains. After a career-ending injury,...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  10. Losing Edsall a worrisome sign for UConn

    Brian Bennett

    Rich Rodriguez led West Virginia to BCS games and left for mighty Michigan and the Big House. Bobby Petrino took Louisville to the Orange Bowl and bolted for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, where he thought he'd get to coach Michael Vick. Brian Kelly guid...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  11. Irish have Pitt defense on its heels

    Brian Bennett

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- This is how the Notre Dame offense under Brian Kelly is supposed to look. In fact, it looks a lot like the way Cincinnati used to slice through Pittsburgh. The Irish have put together two long touchdown drives in a row and they...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  12. Offenses crisp early in South Bend

    Brian Bennett

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- We're probably not headed for 45-44 game like the last time Brian Kelly and Dave Wannstedt met, but both Pitt and Notre Dame are moving the ball well early in this game. The best news for Pittsburgh is that Tino Sunseri is putt...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  13. Pitt-Notre Dame pregame ponderables

    Brian Bennett

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Greetings from Notre Dame Stadium, where the weather is postcard perfect: 80 degrees without a cloud in the sky. This should be a good matchup between two teams who appear fairly even. I want to see if Pittsburgh's revamped off...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  14. Notre Dame, Pitt have familiar feelings

    Brian Bennett

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly calls this week's game against Pittsburgh "like playing a conference opponent more than anything else." Settle down. The Irish aren't considering joining the Big East. But these two programs are very familiar with one ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  15. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The offensive line takes the blame for Cincinnati's struggles at Fresno, but can it be fixed? According to the story, there are only nine offensive linemen on the roster that Brian Kelly and his staff recruited in three years. Syracuse's second...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  16. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Butch Jones is definitely not Brian Kelly, but he'll try to keep Kelly's success going at Cincinnati. Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti is key to Pitt's chances at Utah. Shifting to receiver has meant new aches and pains for Coley Whit...

    Blog | August 30, 2010