Kelly awarded honorary monogram

Brian Kelly received an honorary Notre Dame monogram Friday morning, the school announced, making the Irish head coach the 280th honorary monogram recipient.

From the release:

"It's a great honor to be a member of the Monogram Club," Kelly said. "It's greatly appreciated, because after being here four years now, I know what it takes to be a Monogram award winner. The sacrifice that you have to make to earn that ND is incredible. I get a chance to see it every day. I live it in the day-to-day discourse with our student-athletes."

The 97-year-old club has more than 7,500 members who have earned the distinction from athletic endeavors, along with honorary members who have been recognized for their support.