Paul Finebaum reacts to Dan Mullen's comments following loss to LSU
The Florida Gators lost their second game of the 2020 season in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday night against a struggling LSU squad.
The Gators made a defensive stop and were about to get the ball back with the chance to drive down the field to win, but DB Marco Wilson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for throwing an LSU player’s shoe downfield.
LSU drove down the field and Cade York kicked a 57-yard field goal to give the Tigers the lead. After the game, coach Dan Mullen tried to lobby for his team in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee, ripping Ohio State for not playing enough games.
However, on SportsCenter on Sunday morning, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said Mullen’s comments fell flat. He said there’s no way Florida is going to ever jump Ohio State in the rankings after Saturday’s disappointing loss:
“I apologize for quoting Macbeth so early on a Sunday morning, but that’s a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing,” Finebaum said. “First of all, that’s the second loss for the Gators. They lost to Texas A&M and now they’ve lost at home as a 23-point favorite to LSU, a team that has really done nothing this season. It was a huge rivalry game. They were sloppy. Kyle Trask made mistakes. The unforgivable shoe penalty, but if Ohio State and Florida were to meet, I would take Ohio State, Coach Mullen. I think you’re a great coach. I love you, but you’re going nowhere with that argument.”
How far will the Gators fall in Tuesday night’s CFP rankings? We’ll find out soon enough, but even with a win over Alabama in the SEC title game, Florida probably isn’t getting into the Playoff at this point.