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Notre Dame looks to bounce back from second loss of the season

Notre Dame offensive line Mike McGlinchey (68) talks with offensive line Quentin Nelson (56) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wake Forest, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A disappointing loss doesn't change the mission of the program. That was Brian Kelly's message Tuesday.

Saturday night's loss to Miami all but ended Notre Dame's chances at making the college football playoff. But Kelly says there's a lot to be learned and ways to grow from the adversity they faced Saturday.

“Well, we learned a lot from the environment. I think that was a great lesson to be learned. And so we're still on the same mission and that doesn't change. Our mission is to win a national championship. Whether we have a chance to win that this year, it doesn't change the fact that that's still the same mission. What we learned in that game is going to help this team and these guys that are in this program when we're put in that situation again. So there was a great amount of learning that was taken from that game because of that environment,” Kelly said.

The Irish will look to utilize what they learned against the Hurricanes this weekend as Notre Dame hosts Navy on Saturday. The Irish will don throwback uniforms that honor the Rockne era at Notre Dame. The Irish and Navy will kick-off at 3:30 pm EST on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.

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