Here we go again with Harbaugh doing his usual offseason routine by making more headlines alone than all the other coaches out there combined. Jim has single handedly made college football a 365 day sport because every few weeks he’s going to do something wild and get everyone’s attention again. Nobody is more perfect for the dead times of the year than him.
This time the headlines come by way of Harbaugh’s Twitter account, where he laid into Paul Finebaum HARD last night, after Pawwwl made some not-so-nice comments about him on Outside The Lines.
“He is an evil genius. I think he‘s one of the smartest people I’ve run into in a long time. Most of what he has done is exactly that, genius. He’s going to Rome, I think that’s a wonderful thing to do. What it has to do with football, I’m not sure. But his players get something out of it. But this is wrong. It may not be illegal by NCAA standards and bylaws as of this moment but to me it’s cheating. It’s blatantly disregarding the spirit of the NCAA rule. We all know why he’s doing it. This is the same person who last year accused Nick Saban of cheating, he accused Hugh Freeze of cheating and in my mind, and I know you can’t prove it and he won’t be penalized for it, he’s cheating. Why don’t we just face up to it? There’s no other reason why he would hire this man. It’s been done in the past. … But it’s still wrong. I don’t know why the media celebrates Jim Harbaugh for disregarding the NCAA rule book and doing things in my mind are unethical.”
Finebaum is on the record as a Michigan hater and an arch enemy of Harbaugh, and now this feud just got taken to a whole new level. The nerdy SEC radio host vs the meathead head coach who eats his cereal with Gatorade. It’s a match made in heaven.
Here’s the full OTL segment with Paul