We recognize that one point is not directly synonymous with one possession, but that is not the point. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly being snippy with a perfectly reasonable media question is.
Look, we get it. Kelly is coming off a 5-7 season, his worst at Notre Dame. And that was a team predicted to finish in the Top-10. This year's group isn't, but it has talent, and it fell in its first major test of the season, at home against Georgia, in a game where Georgia fans absolutely invaded South Bend and made it a de facto home game for the Bulldogs.
Overall, Notre Dame did a great job containing Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel ... and still lost. By a point. Which is precisely why Kelly was in an especially ornery mood and didn't want to give a question from Indianapolis Star reporter Laken Litman (who, to be fair, rambled a bit) the legitimate consideration it deserved.
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And here's the part that you can't tell just from the audio and that one-way visual: The worst part about Kelly's tirade, and particularly his body language, is the way that he demeaned Litman. Because this is what Litman looks like:
Litman is a young, petite, attractive and, most importantly, talented journalist. She gets football — she graduated from Alabama, after all — and she does a genuinely good job covering the Notre Dame beat. She doesn't deserve to be trod on by Brian Kelly just because he's pissed off that his team lost a nail-biter. These things happen; he just has to deal with them.
In fact, if he doesn't deal with them more appropriately — or, better yet, win and not have to deal with such unpleasant questions at all — then Kelly may very well not have to worry about any questions in the future. There are two things the almighty Notre Dame boosters don't take kindly to: losing and a lack of decorum. Lately, Kelly has had too much of both.