Kelly wins Robinson Award, 2014 ND-Navy at FedEx Field


Kelly wins Robinson Award, 2014 ND-Navy at FedEx Field

Brian Kelly took home the Football Writers Association of America's Eddie Robinson Award as the nation's top coach Thursday, joining past Notre Dame coaches Ara Parseghian (1964), Lou Holtz (1988) and Charlie Weis (2005) in winning the honor. It's Kelly's second top coaching honor, with the third-year Notre Dame coach winning the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award earlier this month.

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Kelly's trophy will be added to an avalanche of awards garnered by Notre Dame players and coaches in 2012. Manti Te'o accounted for seven alone (Nagurski, Butkus, Lombardi, Walter Camp, Bednarik, Maxwell, Lott IMPACT), a new Division I college football record. Te'o was also an AP, CBS and ESPN All-American (the FWAA releases its All-American roster Friday morning) while defensive end Stephon Tuitt joined him as a CBS All-American.

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Additionally, Tyler Eifert won the Mackey Award (nation's top tight end) and Bob Diaco garnered the Broyles Award (nation's top assistant coach).

Future scheduling

For the second straight meeting in Ann Arbor, Notre Dame will play Michigan under the lights in 2013. It'll be the series' final scheduled meeting at the Big House, as Notre Dame opted out of future games past 2014 as the program figures out what its soon-to-be-annual five ACC games will look like.

Notre Dame also announced Thursday its 2014 meeting against Navy will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home of the NFL's Washington Redskins and site of the Irish's Shamrock Series game against Maryland in 2011. Notre Dame last played Navy at FedEx Field in 1998.

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Brandon Marshall is no stranger to keeping it real.

The outspoken All-Pro receiver never minces his words and that continued over the weekend when he showed off his signed jersey collection.

Marshall took to Instagram and showed off "Santa" hanging all of the jerseys he's swapped with other NFL players:

Santa doing work.. . #jerseychallenge

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The list includes a host of current and future Hall of Fame players: Champ Bailey, Cris Carter, John Lynch, Darrelle Revis, Lance Briggs, Adam Vinatieri, Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Thomas.

When almost all the framed jerseys were hung, Marshall took his followers through:

@nfl #jerseychallenge

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Marshall compliments each player before, calling them "Hall of Famers" before getting to Jay Cutler at the end and going "Hall of..." multiple times.

Was that Marshall throwing shade at his former quarterback in both Denver and Chicago? If it was an innocent mistake or whatever, there's no way Marshall would've posted the Instagram video, right?

Marshall and Cutler were good friends from the beginning of their careers with the Broncos. So much so that the Bears traded a pair of third round draft picks in March 2012 to allow the two to continue their bromance by the lake:

But Marshall and Cutler have had a contentious relationship since.

Last summer, Marshall responded to a Tweet saying "of course" he misses Cutler. Last August, Marshall hopped on ESPN's First Take and said he thought Cutler could win the MVP Award in the 2016 NFL season.

At the same time, Cutler talked about his relationship with Cutler and said he was the only person on the Bears with the "huevos" to hold the enigmatic quarterback accountable. Marshall also said he was "sad" he didn't talk to Cutler much in the year leading up to August 2016.

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

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