Lou Holtz had a simple answer when asked how Brian Kelly has found success entering his fifth year at Notre Dame.
"He's won," Holtz laughed. "He's won."
The calendar will flip to 2014 at midnight, putting to bed a fairly miserable 2013 for Notre Dame.
The Associated Press named Brian Kelly its 2012 Coach of the Year Wednesday, completing a trifecta of major honors for the third-year Notre Dame coach.
Comcast SportsNet will air a Notre Dame Football Classic tonight at 7 p.m., with 1992's Penn State-Notre Dame "Snow Bowl" being replayed.
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 Hol