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Paul Finebaum Takes A Shot At Michigan Ahead Of 2019 Season

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

It's a new football season, which means it's time for ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum to ramp up his criticism of Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. In his latest 'commentary' on Michigan, Finebaum took yet another shot at the Big Ten giants.

Speaking to Sporting News, Finebaum implied that Michigan is overrated heading into the season. He feels that the Wolverines talk a big game but ultimately get "clocked" by the better (i.e. SEC) teams.

“To me, Michigan always seems like that guy at the end of the bar that is just running his mouth, and then he sneaks out because he knows he’s about to get clocked... I just don’t think there is a high level of respect for Michigan.”

No doubt we'll get a response from Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at some point in the days ahead.

Finebaum and Harbaugh have exchanged plenty of barbs in the past. Back in 2016, Finebaum called Harbaugh "the Donald Trump of college football." Harbaugh responded by calling Finebaum an "unabashed SEC water-carrier."

But Finebaum has ultimately gotten the last laugh in recent years. Michigan's last two seasons have ended with double-digit bowl losses at the hands of SEC teams.

Until Michigan manages to beat an SEC team in a bowl game, don't expect Finebaum to hold back against them.

Of course, even if they do, it probably won't change much...