Paul Finebaum continues to bash Jim Harbaugh: 'He's never going to be elite'
College football radio host Paul Finebaum isn’t letting Jim Harbaugh off the hook for Michigan’s surprising loss to Michigan State in Week 2.
“I read somewhere this might be the worst loss in Jim Harbaugh’s career at Michigan, and I’m thinking, ‘How many times have I read that?'” Finebaum said on 94.5 JOX RoundTable in Birmingham on Monday morning.
The Wolverines’ 27-24 loss to the Spartans certainly came at a bad time. Michigan State was coming off a home loss to Rutgers and looked lost under first year head coach Mel Tucker.
Finebaum said the loss should be a wake-up call for Michigan’s administration.
“I think the AD up at Michigan [Warde Manuel] should sit down with Jim Harbaugh this week and say, ‘You know what, let’s find a nice way of getting you out of here.’ Because he is never going to be elite,” Finebaum said. “How many times do we have to say that? This program isn’t going anywhere but sideways.”
Finding Harbaugh a soft landing spot this offseason is a possible outcome. He’s never received a contract extension from Michigan and next season will be the last of his original seven-year deal.
Finebaum also said he doesn’t understand why Michigan fans keep defending Harbaugh.
“I was on a program with Jalen Rose, a pretty famous Michigan grad and he was defending Harbaugh,” Finebaum said. “What do these people see? I don’t see anything. I see an average coach, maybe a slightly better than average coach who has racked up a lot of wins, but very few of them important.”
Michigan has another big game this week — at No. 13 Indiana.
Here’s Finebaum’s full appearance on the RoundTable.
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