WATCH: ESPN's Paul Finebaum calls himself wrong for believing in 'fraud' Urban Meyer
Paul Finebaum didn’t grow a national radio audience or earn a big contract from ESPN by sugar-coating his takes. So when he was asked to reflect on Urban Meyer’s situation at Ohio State, Finebaum didn’t hold back.
A recent “College Football Live” segment opens with Finebaum declaring, “A lot of unanswered questions about Urban Meyer, but one thing I don’t have any doubt about, Urban Meyer is a fraud.”
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What sounds it like it might be the start of a rant actually leads into some reflection from Finebaum. As a radio host geared toward an SEC audience and based in the Southeast, Finebaum became familiar with Meyer at Florida. Finebaum says he genuinely felt Meyer “was a good and decent person who tried to make up for the wrongs of yesteryear.” The host calls himself “wrong” for believing that, saying Meyer “ran [Florida] into the ground” and may have now “run [Ohio State] off the tracks.”
Finebaum ends his sound off segment by acknowledging there are victims in the situation, “but Urban Meyer is not one of them.”
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“This was self-inflicted.”
The full segment can be viewed below.
“Urban Meyer is a fraud.”
“I believed in Urban Meyer.”
“I was wrong.”
Never one to mince words, @finebaum tees off on Urban Meyer, earlier today on College Football Live.
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— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) August 2, 2018