Stephen A. Smith was not a fan of the emotional interview Michigan’s Sherrone Moore provided immediately after the Week 11 win over Penn State. While some appreciated Moore’s emotion and passion after the game, Smith was not among them.

“I don’t know why the hell the coach is on national TV crying like that. I don’t understand that,” Smith said during Monday’s broadcast of ESPN’s “Get Up.” “What are you crying for? Stop it. You beat Penn State, which we expected you to do, you’re going to beat Maryland, which we expect you to do. We’ll see what you do vs. Ohio State, but you got a coach that’s still eligible to coach in the postseason if you get to the College Football Playoff.”

While Smith started his segment by going off on Moore, he quickly shifted to blast the idea of Michigan being eligible for the postseason. That also includes Jim Harbaugh who is currently suspended for the remainder of the regular season but would conceivably be available if the Wolverines keep winning into the postseason.


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“This is not about Harbaugh. This is about the fact that the program allegedly, supposedly — according to the Big Ten, maybe the NCAA — acquired an unfair advantage,” explained Smith. “Why are you being allowed in the College Football Playoff if it comes down to that?”

Smith has not been an advocate for Michigan during this saga, previously calling for a Playoff ban on the Wolverines amid the ongoing sign-stealing investigation.