PJ Fleck has made his public plea to College GameDay to pick the upcoming Minnesota-Penn State game over LSU-Alabama. Kirk Herbstreit is also on record with College GameDay picking a trip to Minnesota over another trip to Tuscaloosa on Nov. 9.

Surely Paul Finebaum would disagree with those takes, right?


The “mouth of the South” is also on board with College GameDay making the trip up North to add to the pregame festivities for the Big Ten matchup between undefeated teams Penn State and Minnesota on Nov. 9.

During a recent appearance on SportsCenter, Finebaum shared his thoughts on why College GameDay should bypass this year’s Alabama-LSU showdown, even if the two teams are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 by the time the game arrives in two weekends.

“They definitely should, and of course, no one at ESPN listens to me, but I think the scene would be much better (at Minnesota),” Finebaum said on SportsCenter. “I have done College GameDay in Tuscaloosa for LSU, it’s not that big a deal, even for the “Game of the Century” Part II. It has been the Tuscaloosa so many times, in fact, a couple of years ago, Zubin, GameDay was there twice in one season, and you know fans like to see GameDay, I mean it’s an event, but for some places that they have never gone to – I think it’s far more significant.

“As someone who’s lived in Alabama, someone who’s covered the SEC has been to the Alabama game countless times, I would not go to that game I would follow up PJ Fleck and go to the game where they really appreciate it way up there (at Minnesota).”

There you have it, the national authority on all things Alabama football has made his pick and it wasn’t the clash that will decide the SEC West.