Paul Finebaum on Michigan's future with Jim Harbaugh: 'You have to make that call now'
Paul Finebaum doesn’t see a path forward for Michigan and Jim Harbaugh.
The Wolverines lost again last weekend, raising more questions about Harbaugh’s immediate and longterm future with the school.
It wasn’t just a loss, either — it was a dismantling. Michigan fell at home to Wisconsin by the score of 49-11. Michigan had just 172 passing yards and its leading rusher managed only 21 yards on the ground.
Finebaum joined the JOX Roundtable in Birmingham on Monday morning, and Harbaugh was one of the topics they covered.
“I don’t think they want to fire Jim Harbaugh but they can figure out a way to get rid of him,” Finebaum said. “I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t at this point. What good does that relationship have? It’s not mutually beneficial. Jim Harbaugh’s program has absolutely tanked, he looks miserable, his comments after the game are indecipherable and I think Michigan is probably hoping Harbaugh can get another job, maybe in the NFL.”
Finebaum also pointed out the clock is ticking on finding Harbaugh a soft landing spot in the NFL.
“But you can’t sit around and wait to mid-December, late December or even January when the NFL season is over for Jim Harbaugh to make that call,” Finebaum said. “You have to make that call now.”
Here’s Finebaum’s full appearance on the Roundtable: