When the Michigan Wolverines hired Jim Harbaugh away from the San Francisco 49ers a few years ago, they had visions of Big Ten and national titles.

However, as Harbaugh prepares for his fourth season at the helm of the program those titles have yet to come, and fans are getting restless.

During a Monday appearance on WJOX, ESPN host Paul Finebaum ripped Harbaugh, calling his tenure so far a massive failure (via 247Sports):

“It’s April 2nd and I’m not sure I’m ready to go into the full-bore Jim Harbaugh hot take mode, but let’s be honest, his hiring been a colossal failure so far,” Finebaum said. “It has created a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing. Every year, (we ask) is it going to get any better? Frankly, I don’t think it is. I think Jim Harbaugh is a fish out of water in college football. I suggested Jim to go back to the NFL. I think he’s a much better NFL coach. I think all of his tactics have not gone over (in college football).

“Even though I’ve been amused by some of his off-the-field antics and frankly, I thought the trip last year to the Vatican was really cool, but it has not helped him on the field. He is a perennial third or fourth-place division finisher and, at some point in time, and I hear it from Michigan fans, patience wears out.”

Finebaum has been an outspoken critic of Harbaugh’s for a while now, but his point stands — Harbaugh needs to get something going in 2018 or fan frustration will grow.

The Wolverines start the 2018 season with a game at Notre Dame, so we’ll find out right away what kind of team Harbaugh has put together this fall.