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.