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Brian Kelly Posts Heartfelt Message Following Notre Dame's Loss

Brian Kelly clapping on the Notre Dame sideline.

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches the warm ups prior to the start of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 23, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Notre Dame's season ended last night with a 30-3 loss to Clemson in the Cotton Bowl. It was a brutal ending for the Fighting Irish, who went 12-0 in the regular season.

Notre Dame has recorded a pair of undefeated regular seasons under Brian Kelly, but still hasn't been able to break through in a New Year's Six bowl. They will try to snap their eight-game New Year's Six losing streak in 2019.

This morning, Kelly tweeted a message of support to his seniors and to fans.

"To our seniors, thank you! You’ve brought this program to the brink of a championship, and we’re forever grateful," he wrote. "As we move to 2019, we look toward our ultimate mission...to win a national championship."

Kelly and the Irish will face a 2019 schedule that includes three very tough road tests: at Georgia, at Michigan and at Stanford. Notre Dame will also open up at Louisville and face USC at home.

If they can win two of those three major road games, a 10-win regular season and a return to the New Year's Six isn't out of the question next season.

You can see ND's full 2019 schedule here.