Jim Harbaugh Is About To Get Fired, According To Paul Finebaum
Jim Harbaugh is about to get fired, according to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.
Michigan has had something of a disappointing year in 2019, posting a 5-1 record thus far – good for third place in the conference.
Coming into the season, many expected Michigan to challenge for the Big Ten crown, but a brutal loss to Wisconsin derailed that.
Now, with a road game against undefeated No. 7 ranked Penn State and a home game versus No. 8 Notre Dame on the agenda, Finebaum believes Harbaugh is coaching for his job.
“They lose this game and they are done,” Finebaum said
“They have no way back and then they have Notre Dame next week. And then Jim Harbaugh might be done if he’s not careful.”
“I don’t think he’ll be able to go anywhere in college football with credibility because the perception will be that he has no chance at being successful.”
— Paul Finebaum thinks Jim Harbaugh HAS to win this weekend. pic.twitter.com/5KK0Cbjjnu
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) October 16, 2019
Harbaugh enters the Penn State game as an underdog, and coincidentally is 0-7 as the Michigan head coach in games where he has come in as an underdog.
“If he loses this game and then next week and still has Ohio State left, what faith would any Michigan fan have in this man? I don’t think they would,” Finebaum continued.
“Then it’s a matter of does the administration come to a very difficult conclusion.
“He has a road game he can win and has a home game next weekend vs. Notre Dame.
“But looking at his record (vs. Top 10s), there’s no reason to believe he’s going to win either one.”
At the end of the day, Finebaum thinks that if Harbaugh does not win these next two games, it may also impact what other schools take a chance on him in the future.
“I don’t think he’ll be able to go anywhere in college football with credibility,” Finebaum said.
“Because the perception will be that he has no chance at being successful.”
Given how tough Michigan’s opponents are over the next two weeks, and taking into account how Harbaugh has performed versus tough competition to date, it is safe to say that it looks like his days with the Wolverines are probably numbered.