Finebaum on CFB culture: Too many things have been pushed under the rug for too long
Paul Finebaum has been around college football for a really long time. So, love him or hate him, when it comes to serious matters regarding the game, he knows what he’s talking about.
That’s why Outside The Lines referred to the longtime radio host and college football analyst when discussing the culture of the sport.
Considering what has happened recently with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin, the “winning at all costs” attitude has come under massive scrutiny.
Meyer kept Zach Smith on staff despite allegedly having knowledge of two domestic violence issues, one in 2009 and another in 2015. Durkin’s coaching methods have come under fire after an ESPN report claimed the culture at Maryland has been “toxic” since he took over.
Outside The Lines highlighted those two situations in the B1G and asked a larger question about the sport: is the culture of college football in question?
Finebaum had some pretty eye-opening and honest comments.
“You get the impression that it is a good ole boys network,” Finebaum said. “And I will tell you, I’ve covered this game for more than 35 years, and it is a good ole boys network. It is that way because of the domination of men who have grown up…in an overall culture that is troubling.
“Too many things have been pushed under the rug for too long. Things have to change. We can’t keep doing it the way we’ve always done it.”
Below you can hear Finebaum’s full remarks.
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— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) August 13, 2018