Ohio State head coach Ryan Day kept the receipts.
Interviewed after his team’s last-second win on the road against Notre Dame, the fifth-year head coach didn’t stop South Bend from calling out everyone who doubted his team heading into a top-10 matchup. Former Fighting Ireland head coach Lou Holtz. Holtz, who led Notre Dame to its last national championship, said on “The Pat McAfee Show.”“The Buckeyes haven’t been physical enough, which is why they’ve lost high-profile games during Day’s tenure. He also said Notre Dame is “a great team.”
“I’d like to know where Lou Holtz is now,” said a fired-up Day. “I can’t believe what he said about our team. This is a tough team here! We’re proud to be from Ohio! It’s always been Ohio against the world, and it will always be Ohio against the world!”
“I love those kids, we got a tough team!”
Day added that the Buckeyes’ toughness was key in Saturday night’s win at Notre Dame Stadium, capping off a comeback victory with a last-second touchdown.
“Everybody questions these kids all the time! We’ve been a bad half the last two years! That’s it! Everybody wants to question these guys! These guys are warriors here to come back and win,” Day said. “I’m passionate about this for a reason. A lot of people question these kids and say a lot about them. I love them. When someone hits your family, it’s special to come out and win like this. It’s a big win for our program and a big win for Ohio State. Big win.”