Ralph D. Russo | Dec. 19, 2012 | Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After two seasons as Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly decided he wasn't spending enough time doing the best part of his job: coaching players.
Kelly changed that in 2012, and he shuffled his staff. Then, with Kelly more in tune to his team and the assistants in sync with the head coach, Notre Dame went from unranked to top-ranked.
For leading the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship for the first time, Kelly was voted Associated Press college football coach of the year.