Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly spoke with reporters today for the first time since the Irish lost 42-14 to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game.
He talked about linebacker Manti Te’o, whose dead girlfriend turned out to be a hoax.
“Hindsight is 20-20. I didn’t think going into the game he was affected by it. But he didn’t play his best. Alabama had something to do with that, clearly. But I really don’t know,” Kelly said. “It’s a lot to weigh on the shoulders of somebody. I think we can make the leap that maybe it did. But I think Manti would know for sure.”
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