The feud between ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum and Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been well chronicled over the last couple of seasons.
Harbaugh has claimed that Finebaum is biased towards the SEC, and Finebaum has criticized Harbaugh’s coaching ability, even going as far as saying that Harbaugh isn’t even the best coach in his family. On Monday, Finebaum added more fuel to the fire, as he took another jab at Harbaugh.
Finebaum joined WJOX 94.5 FM in Birmingham, Ala. and discussed a recent report about Michigan hiring former Florida coach Jim McElwain to work with the team’s wide receivers. When asked about whether McElwain was a good fit with Michigan, Finebaum used this as an opportunity to rip Harbaugh once again.
“Well, I don’t think there is a good fit with Jim Harbaugh,” Finebaum said. “But I think McElwain needed to get a job, because he was completely forgotten about. … I still think Jim McElwain is a good football coach. I just think he was a terrible fit for Florida, and I think he’ll help Michigan. I don’t think it would take much to restart the Michigan offense.”
We will have to wait and see if Harbaugh has a response to this statement.
In the meantime, McElwain’s work with Michigan’s receivers could potentially improve the team’s offense, which has been the 50th or worse offense on average in two of the three seasons with Harbaugh at the helm.
To listen to the full interview with Finebaum, click below.
— WJOX 94.5 FM (@WJOX945) February 19, 2018