Villanova's Andy Talley was named the Colonial Athletic Association coach of the year on Monday. Talley received the honor for the third time in his career and the second time in the last four years after leading the Wildcats to an 8-3 regular season, a share of the CAA title, and an automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Maxwell finalists. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o are the finalists announced Monday for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the nation's top college football player.
Te'o is also a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the top defensive player in the country, along with South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones.