Look: Gene Smith's Message For Ohio State Fans About Notre Dame Going Viral

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In just over an hour, the Ohio State Buckeyes will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in what promises to be one of the biggest games of the season.

Notre Dame is entering the Marcus Freeman era, led by what feels like forever Brian Kelly.

Their first contest will not be easy, as the Fighting Irish Chiefs are on the road against a brutally tough opponent.

Before the game began, however, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith had a strong message for Buckeyes fans.

"I love my alma mater, but we gotta kick their ass tonight," he said.

It definitely fired up the crowd.

Ohio State and Notre Dame start at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.