Paul Finebaum Reacts To Alabama Running Up Score On Michigan
Paul Finebaum reacted to Alabama running up the score on Michigan like only he can.
One day after the Citrus Bowl, Finebaum offered his take on what has turned into a particularly controversial drive.
Late in Wednesday’s game, Alabama was up 28-16 and had possession of the ball. Rather than simply let the clock run out, the Crimson Tide opted to score.
Almost immediately, Nick Saban and his team were accused of purposely running up the score.
Finebaum gave his opinion on the entire matter on Thursday.
“People kept texting me asking me what are you going to say after Alabama completely destroyed Michigan and I don’t have anything else to say,” Finebaum said.
“I genuinely feel sorry for Jim Harbaugh.
“I was always told growing up don’t pick on people who aren’t your size, and right now Jim Harbaugh is a very small man in college football. Not that I’m a bigger or better man. I’m just not going to pick on him.”
Finebaum also noted that he loved Saban running up the score on Michigan.
“I’ve never heard Nick Saban say anything about another coach nor have I ever seen intentionally run up the score on anyone until yesterday,” he said.
“We all know that could’ve easily ended before it did. I think Saban was showing some of the frustration of the season and showing some of the past frustration of Jim Harbaugh calling him a cheater.
“He decided, you know what? My foot is on his throat. I’m just going to kick him one more time. I felt like the college-football world cheered Saban yesterday in doing that,” he continued.
“I know I did. Leave it to Nick Saban in a game against a middle-of-the-pack Big Ten team with an additional score at the end to make a statement to end a season with most Alabama fans feeling good about themselves.”
With the victory Saban’s team finished 11-2 in 2019, while Harbaugh’s group ended the year 9-4.