Paul Finebaum blown away by Joe Burrow's Heisman acceptance speech
When LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, his speech caught everyone’s attention with the raw emotion he displayed.
SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum reacted to Burrow’s speech during his weekly appearance on Birmingham radio station JOX 94.5 FM. Finebaum did not hold back on how impressed he was from Burrow’s presence at the podium
“It was a speech of a lifetime,” said Finebaum. “I don’t know how he did it, I don’t know many people that could have done it with that type of poise, to remember all the people he remembered. Joe just got up there and nailed it, and it’s what he’s done all year.”
Despite his praise of Burrow, Finebaum went on to detail what the outside perception of LSU’s season would be if the Tigers are unable to win the College Football Playoff.
“I will say this, even if they don’t finish the job, it’s still going to be one of those memorable seasons, but it will give adrenaline to those that say ‘ok, well, prove it,'” said Finebaum.
“Alabama has done this five out of the last ten times. Win it all and I’ll be impressed, and I understand that mentality, but I’m impressed right now.”
It has been a magical season for LSU, going undefeated with an SEC title and a Heisman Trophy winner, but Burrow and Ed Orgeron certainly want more.
The Tigers take on Oklahoma in the semifinal of the College Football Playoff on December 28.