Not Mike Leach or Dabo Swinney? Paul Finebaum explains which coach had the worst week
The sports world is currently on hold, but that hasn’t stopped Paul Finebaum. The SEC Network analyst and radio host has in a sense become a grief counselor through this entire coronavirus shutdown.
While there isn’t much on-field news from college head coaches, some have made headlines off of it. Mike Leach received much criticism for a deleted coronavirus meme depicting a noose. Dabo Swinney received criticism after he took a private jet to Florida on a vacation in the middle of the coronavirus stay-at-home recommendation. However, Finebaum thinks that Mike Gundy had the worst week, via “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5.
“Even though Dabo and Leach have done things that have brought a great deal of notoriety, there’s not a dumber, more out-of-touch or tone deaf figure in college sports that can top Mike Gundy,” Finebaum said. “I think he may have wrapped it up for the entire year before we even get through spring. His comments the other day were simply outrageous. … It’s such a lack of empathy and lack of understanding of the seriousness of the situation.”
Gundy recently made some questionable comments about getting his team ready to start May 1.
“Maybe they don’t come back,” Gundy told ESPN, “but the majority of people in this building who are healthy … and certainly the 18-, 19-, 20-, 21-, 22-year-olds that are healthy, the so-called medical people saying the herd of healthy people that have the antibodies may be built up and can fight this? We all need to go back to work.
“I’m not taking away from the danger of people getting sick,” he continued. “You have the virus, stay healthy, try to do what we can to help people that are sick. And we’re losing lives, which is just terrible. The second part of it is that we still have to schedule and continue to move forward as life goes on and help those people.”
Gundy’s comments left the SEC Network host speechless.
“The entire world is engulfed in the worst crisis that we’ve had since the end of World War II and for a coach to be so disrespectful of his players, of the moment and of the disease has left me nearly speechless.”