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Former Notre Dame Star Has Brutally Honest Quote About Tonight's Loss

A closeup of Brian Kelly during a Notre Dame football game.

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is seen during the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 15, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 17-10. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

A former Notre Dame football star had a brutally honest quote in response to tonight's blowout loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff.

The Fighting Irish have now been blown out on a national stage in both of their recent College Football Playoff/BCS National Championship games.

Notre Dame was throttled by Alabama in the national title game at the end of the 2012 season.

The Fighting Irish said in anticipation of tonight's game that this team was much different than the '12 squad, but the result was the same.

Tyler Eifert, who starred at Notre Dame in 2012, had a brutally honest quote following tonight's loss:

"2012 was embarrassing and this is just as bad. 'Oh you guys played hard' no embarrassing," he tweeted.

Notre Dame finishes the season at 12-1.

Clemson, meanwhile, is off to the national title game.

The Tigers will face the winner of the Alabama-Oklahoma game.