Paul Finebaum has weighed in on Ed Orgeron’s exit from LSU, and how Athletics Director Scott Woodward handled the situation.

Finebaum noted the timing, coming after a win over Florida, but also to take care of the issue knowing some of the reports about Orgeron were emerging off-the-field. Finebaum shared these thoughts on his regular Monday appearance on “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama.

“I think Coach O handled it well, but listen Cole, if you fire me today and give me $17 million, I’ll come over and cut your grass, I don’t care,” Finebaum said. “It’s a show, that’s all it is, and it’s a show because Scott Woodward to get rid of Coach had to find a palatable way for him to exit. Knowing that he is very popular. Knowing that people in that state don’t care about all the reasons he was pushed out. They just care that he’s a product of south Louisiana, he talks the language, he won a national championship and he’s the LSU coach. And for that I give Woodward credit, it’s not easy to pull these types of things off. They did, it doesn’t mean anything. We know a lot of the truth now in reports, but fans don’t care about that, they only care, Cole and Greg, as you guys know, about what’s on the scoreboard, and Ed O won the last game that they saw him coach.”

Then Finebaum was asked how the fans and callers to his afternoon show on the SEC Network would react to the news.

“They’re at peace with it, Greg, more than that,” Finebaum said. “There’s a segment of fans out there that didn’t want to see him go, but there’s a large segment that did, and I think what the win the other day camouflages is really how bad this program was trending. I think it was a brilliant move by Scott Woodward, I don’t know many athletic directors who would have the guts to essentially fire the coach after beating Florida, which makes me wonder how discounted a win over Dan Mullen has become in the SEC.”

Finebaum added that he doesn’t think people quite grasp how bad the situation was off the field.