The Notre Dame Fighting Irish lost to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday in an offensively inept game. In the most roundabout way as humanly possible, it meant that walking curmudgeon Brian Kelly was going to have to find a way to avoid accountability at all costs.

Brian Kelly found that avoidance by way of belittling a reporter.

We have discussed Kelly's antics in great length this week. His attitude is not ideal. To be fair to him, he wasn't exactly asked the best question in the history of press conferences. At the same time, he certainly could have handled it better.

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To be fair to everyone else, Kelly rarely handles anything after defeat well.

For those who have yet to pivot to video, here is a transcription of the exchange:

Reporter: Obviously you made a ton of changes, changed the culture, everything. But obviously, you lost and at the very end, kind of like last year, seven of eight losses, how do you…

Kelly: What’s the question?

Reporter: I’m getting to it.

Kelly: Well, get to the question.

Reporter: How do you keep this from snowballing?

Kelly: It’s not going to snowball. Next question.

Reporter: Well, what exactly will be different, I guess?

Kelly: There’s nothing different. I go to work every day, and I coach my football team.

Reporter: OK.

Kelly: Is that — is that good enough for you?

Reporter: Yeah, I was just asking about how it was different from last year’s losing by one possession.

Kelly: OK.

Reporter: Tonight was also like that, so I was just wondering.

Kelly: Losing by one possession?

Reporter: Yeah.

Kelly: No, it was one point.

Brian Kelly is going to be Brian Kelly until Notre Dame fires his rear, eh?