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Brian Kelly Has Brutally Honest Comment After Notre Dame's Loss

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly after his team's loss to Michigan.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 26: Head Coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish speaks at the after game press conference at a college football game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly didn't hold back when discussing the Fighting Irish's blowout loss at Michigan on Saturday night. Kelly's team was dominated by the Wolverines, 45-14.

Kelly admitted following the game that his Notre Dame team was dominated in all phases by Jim Harbaugh's squad.

This is especially troubling, considering the Fighting Irish were coming off a bye week and had all week to prepare.

“It was a disappointing night for Notre Dame,” Kelly admitted. “Congratulations to Michigan. They were the better team tonight in all phases. They were better. We didn’t coach well enough tonight. We didn’t play well enough. Consequently, that was the message to our team. I don’t have great in-depth (analysis) for you to give you reasons why. That’s not our identity. That’s what we showed tonight, and we own what we showed this evening. By the score, by a wide margin, it was Michigan tonight. They were the better team.”

Kirk Herbstreit had some harsh words for Notre Dame, too.

“For Notre Dame, they’re going to be favored for the rest of their games, but this is a devastating loss and embarrassing loss that they’ll have to bounce back from,” Herbstreit said. "I know we had weather and tough conditions with the wind and the rain, but Michigan had to play in those too. This is one that Notre Dame, collectively, will look back and be very, very frustrated at -- coaching and the way they played."

Notre Dame dropped to 5-2 on the season with Saturday night's loss.

The Fighting Irish are set to host Virginia Tech next weekend.