Desmond Howard had some criticism for Ohio State head coach Ryan Day after Day’s pointed remarks toward Lou Holtz following the Buckeyes’ win over Notre Dame.

Day wasn’t happy with comments the legendary former Fighting Irish head coach made about the Buckeyes’ toughness, calling Holtz out in a postgame interview with NBC following the Week 4 victory in South Bend.

Howard didn’t like the approach.


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“The last thing he should have did is come after Lou Holtz. Enjoy the moment, talk about the success of your team, but don’t come after an elderly old man,” Howard said.

Howard also had criticism for Washington State head coach Jake Dickert, who called Lee Corso out for what he perceived as Corso calling the Cougars’ game against Oregon State the “Nobody Watches Bowl”.

In fact, Corso called it the “Nobody Wants Us Bowl” as the 2 programs have yet to find a new conference for 2024 as the Pac-12 will be—for all intents and purposes—no more next season.

“I understand [trying] to motivate your team. Why would you come after Lee Corso? Why would you say anything about Lee Corso? Lee Corso has done so much for this sport. I mean, these are 2 legends,” Howard said.

“You’re going to come after them because they didn’t pat your team on the back when they were doing bad, they gave their honest criticism of your team and what they saw? So, I was just turned off by it. I thought that it was thin-skinned, they were hypersensitive, and it wasn’t their best moments at all.”