In case Ohio State's players needed further reminding of their current goal, they can look up in their weight room and the message is clear: Beat Notre Dame.
The Buckeyes (11-1) had a disappointing end to the 2015 regular season, losing to Michigan State in their second-to-last game and missing out on a chance to repeat as national champions.
Ohio State's consolation prize is a decent one, though: a Fiesta Bowl bout against the Fighting Irish (10-2). Urban Meyer had a "Beat Notre Dame" sign hung in OSU's facility.
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— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy_) December 17, 2015
Ohio State and Notre Dame are set to play on Jan. 1. The game is set to kick off at 1 p.m. E.T.