Paul Finebaum is in the middle of a busy week, taking part in ESPN’s SEC Media Days coverage in Nashville. One of the topics he tackled in a segment on “First Take” included Georgia’s quest for a 3rd straight national championship.

Out of the B1G, Finebaum included Ohio State as one of the teams that could pose a threat to the Bulldogs should they meet in the College Football Playoff again.

“There are a couple of teams that have a possibility or a chance at (beating Georgia)… Outside (the SEC), I like Ohio State,” said Finebaum. “There’s still an issue about how the QB situation will land, but other than that, they probably have as much if not more talent than anyone else in the country.”

While Finebaum does see the Buckeyes having a chance, he’s unwilling to pick against Kirby Smart’s program at this point. He predicted the Bulldogs to do the unthinkable and win another title to cap the 3-peat.

“After having said all that, I believe Georgia is going to do what no one has done (since the 1930s),” Finebaum admitted.

2023 outlook

It’s hard to disagree with Finebaum’s assessment, particularly considering Ohio State was a missed field goal away from beating the Bulldogs in the Playoff last season. However, it is interesting Finebaum did not include Michigan in his segment.

Jim Harbaugh’s program has reloaded along the offensive line and brings back a number of major offensive pieces from a season ago. The Wolverines also added some impact transfers on the defensive side of the ball and will look to make the Playoff for a 3rd consecutive season this year.