Paul Finebaum and Jim Harbaugh have had quite the history over the last five years. Regularly, the SEC Network host has taken shots at the Michigan head coach for his inability to lead the Wolverines past Ohio State, into the B1G Championship Game and to the College Football Playoff.
Nothing much has changing entering the 2020 season.
In 247Sports’ recent Social Distance series, Finebaum was asked who he believed to be the most overrated coach in college football. Harbaugh was an easy answer for Finebaum.
“There’s no getting around it. For what he makes, for that program, he wins the crown,” Finebaum said. “I’ve believed in them a couple of times. Maybe they’ll win at home. And I’m not a hater. I just have been abused by Jim Harbaugh in believing too often that he could get it done. He can’t get it done.”
Harbaugh has totaled 47 wins in five seasons at Michigan, guiding the program to three 10-win seasons and a bowl appearance every year. But the 0-5 record against Ohio State and failure to win a division crown continues to work against the head coach.
Michigan was projected to win the B1G last season, but those dreams were wiped away early in the year. The Wolverines dropped road games to Wisconsin and Penn State, essentially knocking them out of contention before The Game.
The Wolverines fell short at home against the Buckeyes and lost to Alabama in the Citrus Bowl to finish the year 9-4.