Former Notre Dame QB Takes Incredibly Stupid Shots At Ohio State

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Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is giving Ohio State some great bulletin board material.

The #2 Buckeyes and #5 Fighting Irish will take the field Saturday night at 7:30 EST in Columbus, and OSU is favored by -17.5.

It’s a massive spread for teams ranked 2nd and 5th, and Zaire used it to take a completely unprovoked shot at the guys in scarlet and grey.

Malik Zaire takes shots at Ohio State. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“All this chatter for a “top” ranked Ohio state team that won’t play on major TV after ND cause there schedule is full of bottom dwellers,” Zaire tweeted late Tuesday afternoon in reaction to an ESPN clip about the Fighting Irish being huge underdogs..

Apparently, that completely unnecessary and unprompted shot wasn’t enough for Zaire. He followed it up by claiming Cincy was the best team in Ohio in 2021. That might have been true in the rankings, but nobody with a functioning brain believes that based on what was seen on the field.

If Zaire was looking to add some fuel to Ohio State’s fire before the Buckeyes take the field against Notre Dame, this is a great way to do it.

Why would a former ND QB, who threw a grand total of six touchdowns in three seasons in South Bend, poke the bear?

It makes no sense, and I can’t imagine Marcus Freeman would like to see this.

Will Notre Dame upset Ohio State? (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Furthermore, the idea OSU won’t play another nationally televised game is comically wrong. The team’s games against Toledo, Wisconsin and Michigan are already slated to be national broadcasts, and you can bet OSU’s games against Iowa, Michigan State and Penn State will also all be national broadcasts.

At least half of Ohio State’s regular season schedule will be on national TV. Did Zaire even bother looking up the scheduling before firing shots at OSU?

Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire takes unprompted shots at Ohio State. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

For Zaire’s sake, he better hope like hell the Fighting Irish manage to pull off a crazy upset. If not, he’s going to eat some serious crow.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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