Paul Finebaum is known to not hold back when speaking his mind.
Recently, he strongly criticized Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for passing off blame to others during the team’s 2-4 start. Despite starting the season ranked, the Irish have already lost to Texas, Michigan State, Duke and North Carolina State.
Kelly has already fired his defensive coordinator and has since called out the play of his quarterback and his center, even though the Irish played in awful conditions on Saturday against North Carolina State.
This is, uh, Notre Dame football (in a freakin hurricane) pic.twitter.com/mq2Ix4yoVV
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) October 8, 2016
Here’s Finebaum while talking with ESPN’s Hannah Storm:
“Let’s think about what Brian Kelly has done here in the last couple weeks. He blamed everyone on his team a couple weeks ago. He said that he would be re-evaluating, he blamed his defensive coordinator and fired him. He blamed his quarterback, who has had a really nice year. And yesterday, he called out the center, saying he had been snapping atrociously in the middle of a hurricane. You know, I’m beginning to wonder, who’s next for Brian Kelly to blame: Donald Trump?”
But Finebaum wasn’t done. Though he thinks Kelly won’t be fired, he wonders how much long Kelly will be there — that he may be looking for a way out. Finebaum also said Kelly is currently resembling the Titanic right now.
“You get right down to it, Hannah, and I’ve always respected Notre Dame, I think it’s one of the great institutions of higher learning in this country, but what would anyone want to play for Brian Kelly? He is a miserable human being, he blames everyone but himself, and I frankly think this season is going down the drain and they could lose as many as 8 or 9 games.”