Lou Holtz, the former Notre Dame coach, has reiterated his criticism of Ohio State's football team's toughness. Holtz made the comments prior to Ohio State's comeback victory over Notre Dame last weekend, which prompted Coach Ryan Day to respond angrily after the game. Holtz stated during an appearance on a podcast that he believed Notre Dame was a better and more physical team.
He also expressed regret for providing Ohio State with motivation and apologized to Notre Dame's coach for putting him in a difficult position. Holtz had also previously criticized Day's teams for not being physical enough in their losses. Day fired back, saying that Holtz's comments were disrespectful and not true. Overall, the controversy revolves around Ohio State's perceived lack of toughness and Holtz's belief that Notre Dame should have won the game.