Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh looks at the scoreboard along the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Michigan State. ASSOCIATED PRESS
ANN ARBOR — The heat is on.
With each loss to Michigan State and Ohio State, the outside pressure and criticism grows on Jim Harbaugh. No surprise, Paul Finebaum took aim at the Michigan coach Tuesday.
Finebaum and Harbaugh have a long-simmering dislike of one another. Appearing on ESPN’s First Take, Finebaum seized on Harbaugh's hype compared to his wins.
“There’s no question [he’s overhyped],” Finebaum said. “No one wins the offseason, nobody’s the champion of April more than Jim Harbaugh, with the IMG Academy, going to see the Pope. But you have to win during the season, and he has not. He has choked away opportunity after opportunity.”
Finebaum continued, saying that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer owns Harbaugh and that a victory over the Buckeyes would not be coming this season.
“If [Michigan] loses this year, [Harbaugh’s] got to go back to Columbus next year,” Finebaum said. “What is Jim Harbaugh going to do? Where is he going to go? He’s catching heat now, but wait until the rest of the season.”
The NFL is where Finebaum believes Harbaugh will eventually land.
Last season, after Finebaum accused Harbaugh of cheating, Harbaugh went to Twitter with a classic tweet. It read: Pete Finebaum, the unabashed SEC water carrier, really needs to get his facts straight. #AlternativeFacts