Paul Finebaum, Mike Greenberg spar over value of Notre Dame's loss
Paul Finebaum and Mike Greenberg had a spirited exchange during Monday’s episode of “Get Up” on ESPN, and it revolved around Notre Dame’s loss to Ohio State.
Greenberg pointed out during a segment called “Call me an idiot, but…” that it was a true road game for the Fighting Irish, and that it would be the best of any College Football Playoff contender this season.
“Those 4 years in Chicago are getting the better of you, Greeny,” Finebaum said. “You are an idiot for this reason: Think ahead about 13 weeks. There’s an Alabama-Georgia SEC Championship Game. The loser of that is still going to the Playoff. That team, my friend, will have a better loss than what we saw on Saturday night.”
In a game where Ohio State’s high-powered offense was a bit sluggish, C.J. Stroud threw 2 touchdown passes and Ohio State shut out Notre Dame over the final 42 minutes to secure a 21-10 victory on Saturday night in Columbus.
Ohio State led the nation in scoring and yards per play last season, but Ryan Day welcomed the development since he wanted his players to see themselves as something other than talented.
Part of the problem for Ohio State was it played mostly without star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who took a hard hit on the first series. Still, CJ Stroud passed for 223 yards.