SEC Network host Paul Finebaum has made it very clear where he stands on the status of Da’Shawn Hand following the Crimson Tide defender’s weekend DUI arrest — Finebaum believes Hand should be suspended. Monday, the legendary radio and TV host doubled down on his weekend comments regarding one of Alabama’s best defenders.

During his weekly Monday morning guest appearance on WJOX 94.5 FM show The Opening Drive, Finebaum was quite critical of Nick Saban’s consistency on discipline. Finebaum noted that offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was suspended indefinitely last summer for the same offense and sat the opener against USC as a suspension. Taylor was later cleared of all charges and regained his status with the team.

Finebaum questions why Hand isn’t being treated the same.

“I think (Saban) tries to have it both ways,” Finebaum said on the air. “I know there are very few Alabama fans listening who probably care what any of us think, they think Nick Saban is right about every issue, but he’s not. When it comes to driving under the influence, there should be a pretty standard response.

“This is someone that is looked upon as a leader on this team and on that point, I believe he should be suspended for the first game… There should be consequences.”

The SEC Network host went on to suggest the lack of action could come to haunt Saban in the coming season. Finebaum even went so far as to declare Saban’s “arrogance” cost Alabama the national title last season.

“(Saban) likes to deal with things internally, that’s great. But I still think he has opened himself up again on this issue of discipline I think there has been inconsistency,” Finebaum continued. “You guys know that in some corners of the football universe, Saban has been widely ridiculed and justifiably so.

“No one on this program is saying that Nick Saban isn’t the best in the country but he has made mistakes, he blew a national championship last year because of his arrogance, he’s not always right. On this case, I think the appropriate response was, or should have been, that Hand should have been suspended indefinitely and I don’t think there’s any gray area.”

Finebaum did not specifically state how he believes Saban may have cost his team a title but the circus created following the decision to “mutually part ways” with offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin did produce additional challenges for the Tide heading into the Clemson game.