Paul Finebaum takes down a huge helping of crow after Jim Harbaugh, Michigan beat Ohio State
Jim Harbaugh has had plenty of critics since taking over at Michigan, and one of the biggest has been college football analyst Paul Finebaum.
After beating Ohio State on Saturday and putting the Wolverines in position for a College Football Playoff berth, Harbaugh has silenced some of his doubters.
And on Monday’s edition of ESPN’s “Get Up,” Finebaum himself ate a bit of crow.
“It was amazing and he deserves credit,” said Finebaum of Harbaugh and Michigan’s win on Saturday. “Nobody has taken more heat than Jim Harbaugh, and plenty of it’s come from this big mouth right here.
“But what he did Saturday was he shut all the criticism down, he faded the heat. He put a game plan together that not only won the game against Ohio State, his biggest rival, but they dominated. It was really artistic to watch, and I found myself cheering for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan because it was so beautiful to see. And now, no more conversation about Jim Harbaugh.”
Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have finally earned @finebaum's respect after defeating Ohio State 😤
"Nobody has taken more heat than Jim Harbaugh. Plenty of it's come from this big mouth right here. … Now, no more conversation about Jim Harbaugh." pic.twitter.com/l81GwBhwcl
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 29, 2021
Of course, the work isn’t done yet for Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
They still need to beat Iowa in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday to keep their national title hopes alive.