Coach Brian Kelly reacts to Notre Dame's loss to Michigan
NOTRE DAME, Ind.—Notre Dame Football Head Coach Brian Kelly on Monday shared his thoughts on the team’s loss to Michigan on Saturday at the Big House.
The Irish lost to the Wolverines 45 to 14 on Saturday night in Ann Arbor.
Kelly said his team got away from its identity and they need to get back to what they’ve been doing all season.
“We didn’t match them. Michigan was all over the field. We got what we deserved. Michigan outplayed us, they out-hustled us, they were more physical, and they out-coached us. Those things, unfortunately, are the reality of it,” Kelly said.
Notre Dame Quarterback Ian Book struggled during the game against the Wolverines. Fans reacted on blogs and websites about Book’s performance, talking of a potential “quarterback controversy,” to which Kelly squashed those rumors.
“I don’t know that there’s any appetite, there isn’t from me. There is no quarterback controversy; there isn’t any kind of conversation about making a change. Ian Book is our starter, will be our starter,” Kelly said.
Offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer, will be out for at least four to six weeks for a sprained MCL, according to Kelly.
Kelly also mentioned that wide receiver Michael Young is officially in the transfer portal.
Although visibly frustrated during the press conference, Kelly did say that he is confident that the team will get back on track for their next game against Virginia Tech at home on November 2.