It's not that Notre Dame lost 50-47 Sunday night in Austin, Texas.
It's how they lost.
Brian Kelly mishandled the quarterback situation by trying to shoehorn QB Malik Zaire into the game when DeShone Kizer was clearly the best player for the Irish all night.
Kizer drove the Irish right down the field on the team's first drive and capped it off with a 13-yard TD strike to WR Equanimeous St. Brown.
Texas answered right back with a TD.
Instead of going with the hot hand Kelly decided to rotate QBs through the first half.
That combined with a porous defense meant doom for the Irish.