Freeman, who is an Ohio State grad and worked as a grad assistant there in 2010, took a pot shot at his former school’s lack of academic prowess during an interview with CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd.
A look behind the curtain of Marcus Freeman's honeymoon summer at Notre Dame. He'll never have it better. Well, unless he wins a natty. https://t.co/GIT2kk2bUr
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) June 13, 2022
“I’m not saying from top to bottom, but the majority of our kids, they — I want to say this the right way — are pushed to learn and their study habits are formulated every day,” said Freeman. “You can’t cheat academics at Notre Dame.”
“You don’t go to class [at places like Ohio State]? OK, take some online classes, show up for your appointments. At Notre Dame, you’re forced every day to go to class.”
Harsh words from a guy who played under Jim Tressel.
Naturally, Freeman’s comments did not go unnoticed by Ohio State fans.
Fans are already warning Freeman to watch what he says because the two schools do play one another this year on September 3. Some even recall doing a little school work for him while he was in school at OSU.
I literally wrote a paper for Marcus Freeman freshman year at OSU.
— RORO (@RoRoBoom) June 14, 2022
Marcus Freeman’s mouth is writing checks that his team wont be able to cash on Sept. 3rd.
— FFBuck 🌹⭕️🙌🏻🙏🏻⭕️🌹 (@buckeyeCLE) June 14, 2022
In five years is Marcus Freeman going to be hated by Ohio State fans? https://t.co/WG6v1HgruM
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) June 14, 2022
One former Buckeye has seemly come out to defend his school…kind of.
Yea man, we always went to class……. (speaking for everyone else) 😂 https://t.co/Cc9bPsI1zr
— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) June 14, 2022
But another former Buckeye player may have spoken for all Ohio State alums.
Love my man M Free… but the OSU shade for class has to stop.
I was a Business Econ Major and went to class… 15 years ago
JK Dobbins was a business major and I would see him every Monday and Wednesday walking out of the Biz school after I taught my finance class https://t.co/YLeuJwuTgz
— Bobby Carpenter (@Bcarp3) June 14, 2022
You better believe OSU fans won’t forget these comments anytime soon.