Paul Finebaum on Jim Harbaugh: 'He's become a Saturday Night Live parody'
Paul Finebaum is back at it again this week. After Michigan’s 38-21 loss to Indiana on Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, the SEC Network host is skewering Jim Harbaugh.
Last week, Finebaum made it clear that it was time for Michigan to part ways with the sixth-year head coach. He didn’t call for the university to fire Harbaugh, but said an “amicable divorce” was the appropriate way to go. Certainly, Saturday’s lopsided loss forced Finebaum to double-down on his comments.
Michigan dropped to 1-2 with the loss to Indiana. It was the program’s first loss to the Hoosiers since the 1987 season, ending a 24-game winning streak against IU.
“Jim Harbaugh has now become a Saturday Night Live parody. Where else do you go?” Finebaum said on JOX’s The RoundTable on Monday morning. “He says the same thing after every loss, which is great. His message is as delusional, win or lose these days. [Michigan] needs to rectify that. You can’t take that kind of damage to your brand every weekend.”
After a big win over Minnesota to open the season, there was some confidence might have a team capable of competing in the B1G East. That was quickly washed away in Week 2 after a loss to in-state rival Michigan State.
Saturday’s loss to Indiana all-but eliminated Michigan from the B1G East race with five weeks in the regular season remaining. The only saving grace for Harbaugh would be a win over Ohio State on Dec. 12.
Considering how both teams are playing right now, that seems unlikely.