Paul Finebaum blasts Notre Dame's preseason ranking: 'They’re going to get destroyed' at OSU
Paul Finebaum is not high on Notre Dame, to say the least.
During Tuesday’s appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up,” Finebaum took aim at the AP Poll voters and shredded that group for putting Notre Dame at No. 5 on the preseason poll.
It also doesn’t sound like Finebaum expects the Irish to be inside the top 10 at the end of 2022. He thinks Marcus Freeman’s group will be lucky to come away with 9 wins, and Finebaum also expects Ryan Day and the Buckeyes to put a hurting on Notre Dame (via On3 Sports):
“Notre Dame is going to get run in the first game of the season,” Finebaum said. “They’re going to get destroyed at [The Horseshoe] and then, after that, they have to go to North Carolina a couple weeks later … they have Clemson on the schedule and they have [USC]. They’ll be fortunate to go 9-3. Laughable that they’re in the top 5 or 6.
“I think we can eliminate Notre Dame today. We don’t have to wait until the first week of the CFP.”
Regardless of Finebaum’s feelings on the Irish, he is correct that fans will learn a lot about both Ohio State and Notre Dame in Week 1. If the Buckeyes win soundly, Finebaum is sure to have more to say about the Irish.
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