Georgia defeated Notre Dame 20-19 on Saturday night in South Bend, Ind., kicking the go-ahead field goal with 3:34 left in the game.
It was a defeat all too familiar to Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish, who lost seven games in 2016 by 8 points or less.
In the post-game news conference, Kelly was asked if this season was going to go down the same path for the Irish, who finished 4-8 in 2016. CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee posted the conversation between Kelly and a reporter on Twitter:
Brian Kelly being Brian Kelly pic.twitter.com/i3tYaOqlQE
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 10, 2017
— Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) September 10, 2017
Kelly already was thought to be on the hot seat coming into the season. A close defeat to Georgia in a game in which the Fighting Irish were favored will not help get Notre Dame supporters off his back.