Paul Finebaum Has Message For Ohio State Fans
Paul Finebaum has a message for Ohio State after the program’s Fiesta Bowl defeat.
That message? Get over it.
Buckeyes fans have been very vocally upset over a couple of big calls that did not go their very in Saturday’s outing.
At least partially due to those specific calls, Clemson edged out Ohio State 29-23 to qualify for the National Championship Game.
In an interview with WJOX in Birmingham, Finebaum suggested that Ohio State’s defeat was not simply the product of bad calls. He believes it was the Buckeyes’ inability to convert on red zone opportunities early that led to their demise.
Specifically, Finebaum suggested that the 16-0 lead Ohio State got off to actually should have been much larger.
“That game should have been 28-0,” Finebaum said.
“It’s futile to come down and agonize over a call. Ohio State was on the verge of blowing them out, they didn’t, they lost the game, and I really don’t care anymore.”
While Finebaum doesn’t care anymore, Ohio State fans clearly do. Given the closeness of the game and the magnitude of the defeat, Buckeyes fans will likely be bitter about this one for some time.