Two of the most storied programs in college football history face off this weekend in a rare meeting as No. 9 Michigan take on Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. But while the Wolverines boast an undefeated record, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum isn’t convinced they’ll leave with one.
On Wednesday’s edition of Get Up, Finebaum said he doesn’t believe that what he’s seeing from Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is real. He believes that this could be Nebraska head coach Scott Frost’s opportunity to get a signature win.
“Before I even answer the question I want proof of life that Jim Harbaugh is coaching at Michigan right now, I don’t believe what I’m seeing,” Finebaum said, via 247Sports. “So, I don’t think so, because, quite frankly, I’m not sure they get out of Lincoln this weekend. I know we’ve harped on and piled on Scott Frost and he has underperformed but, this is his moment. He has a chance to finally get a signature win. So even if a Harbaugh wins this game, he still has to deal with so many more obstacles…”
That’s a bit of a turnaround from Finebaum on his Michigan takes compared to just a few days ago. Finebaum previously admitted his surprise to see that Michigan “had a pulse” heading into October.
But now he’s singing the praises of a program that hasn’t beaten a ranked team in over three years if it means seeing Michigan cut down to size.
Do you know what day it is?
𝙸𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝙼𝚒𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚊𝚗 𝙼𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 4, 2021
Michigan have been pretty impressive in their 5-0 start. They have the No. 12 scoring offense and No. 6 scoring defense heading into this game.
Nebraska’s offense isn’t nearly as prolific, averaging 32.3 points per game – 50th in the nation. Their defense is decent though, ranking 13th with 15.5 points allowed per game.
Who will win this weekend: Michigan or Nebraska?