Ohio State and Notre Dame will open their season with a Week 1 showdown in Columbus. While it’s an interesting homecoming for first-year Irish head coach Marcus Freeman, he has added a bit of fire to that matchup.

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In a recent interview with CBS, Freeman discussed the type of player Notre Dame is looking for as a football program. He pointed toward players who value the Notre Dame academic degree while also taking a shot at Ohio State in the process.

Those comments quickly made the rounds with some former Buckeyes responding. Gareon Conley – a defensive back at Ohio State from 2014-16 – refuted some of Freeman’s comments while saying he was “scared” to miss class.

Cardale Jones – former QB who helped lead Ohio State to the 2014 national championship – also chimed in. However, Jones’ response was humorous in nature.