Kelly named Robinson Award finalist

Brian Kelly was named one of nine finalists Monday for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

He is joined by Gary Andersen (Utah State), Dave Doeren (Northern Illinois), Urban Meyer (Ohio State), Will Muschamp (Florida), Bill O'Brien (Penn State), David Shaw (Stanford), Bill Snyder (Kansas State) and Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M).

Voting will take place among FWAA members between now and Dec. 8.

The winner will be announced during a reception Jan. 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the media hotel.