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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is looking forward to the 2013 season, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped asking about how the 2012 campaign ended. Today, on The Dan Patrick Show, Kelly was directly asked if his Irish could have won the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama last season. His answer was interesting:
Dan Patrick: Could you have won that game against Alabama?
Brian Kelly: I think the circumstances needed to be a bit different. Maybe if we had played in a playoff format the next week after the USC game, I think that would have been a better situation for us, but look, you know, could have, would have, should have. Alabama won the game, they were the better team that day. I think they were, in terms of preparation – that team was very well prepared. They had been in the moment before and I’m not going to take anything away from their performance on that particular day.
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