Should the looming Georgia game be considered when handing down punishment to Florida? Paul Finebaum weighs in
It’s unclear which variables Commissioner Greg Sankey and others in the SEC office will use to judge the punishment of the Florida coaching staff and players this week following the halftime fight with Missouri.
But Paul Finebaum weighed in about if the game against Georgia should be factored into the decision. The SEC Network host shared his opinion during his regular Monday appearance on “The Roundtable” on WJOX 94.5 in Birmingham, Alabama.
“You shouldn’t,” Finebaum said. “I think in (coach Dan) Mullen’s case you might because taking the head coach away is pretty stark. But I don’t know how you can avoid the players situation. I never want to act like I’m being overly cautious because that’s not what I do. But you do have to look at the thing frame by frame, and see exactly what precipitated it, but no, I wouldn’t hold back at all when it comes to players throwing punches on the field. I think that’s part of the game and everyone knows that. What Mullen did I think is a little more open for debate, but not with the players, the players know the rules.”
Florida will meet Georgia in Jacksonville this week in a likely elimination game for the SEC East crown, and contention for the College Football Playoff.