After starting the year 10-0, Notre Dame has ended the 2020 campaign with back-to-back blowout losses, falling to Clemson (34-10) and Alabama (31-14) by a combined score of 65-24.
Brian Kelly, however, is telling fans of the Golden Domers to step back from the ledge.
“Notre Dame nation: you guys can get some sleep, recharge our batteries and we’re going to be back in this position again so you don’t need to jump off a bridge,” Kelly shared as his message to the Notre Dame fanbase, per Miles Garrett of WSBT.
Kelly presumably means competing for the national title by being “back in this position.” The rest of the college football community would likely counter that Notre Dame’s “position” would be another blowout loss in a big-time bowl game.
Dating back to the 2000 season, the Fighting Irish are 0-7 on the big stage of BCS/New Year’s Six/College Football Playoff games. In addition to the 31-14 loss Friday, Notre Dame has also been on the losing end of 41-9, 41-14 and 30-3 games this century.
Brian Kelly concludes the season with a message to the fans:
“Notre Dame nation: you guys can get some sleep, recharge our batteries and we’re going to be back in this position again so you don’t need to jump off a bridge.”
— Miles Garrett WSBT (@MilesGarrettTV) January 2, 2021