Michigan Wolverines warmup before action against Notre Dame, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor Credit: DetroitFreePress

There’s no love lost between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Michigan Wolverines.

The two football rivals have been battling since the 19th century and have both been among the best programs in the history of the sport.

Recently, Michigan’s program has been mired in scandal over reports of a staffer creating an intricate program to steal signs from opponents, including buying tickets to film coaches during games and even showing up on the sidelines of an upcoming opponent without permission.

There’s still a lot to unpack in the scandal, including whether or not head coach Jim Harbaugh knew what was happening and condoned it (He has denied knowing anything so far).

Former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz has shared his thoughts on the scandal and he thinks the whole thing is “deplorable.”

“I find it deplorable about what the rumors are going around.” Holtz said on OutKick’s “Hot Mic with Hutton & Withrow”. “I’ve been coaching a long time… when I first started out I used to be a scout, I would go scout the other team. Then they said no scouting, you can’t go… so there hasn’t been any scouting for years. I’m all for any advantage you can get legally.

“There’s a video on different channels, where it would show the Michigan players looking at the Ohio State bench, and then they all turn once they get the signals. So I just think it’s deplorable and I think it’s bad. I think they should definitely get to the bottom of it before they decide who’s going to play for the national championship.”

Michigan is currently 9-0 and in position to play in the College Football Playoff.

Holtz was in a heated war of words with Ohio State head coach Ryan Day earlier this season. Apparently, he’s working his way through the Big Ten, picking a fight with one school at a time.

[Hot Mic with Hutton & Withrow]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.