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Paul Finebaum Trashes Major College Football Coach

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ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has often been critical of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Of course, Finebaum seized the opportunity to do it again today.

The ESPN college football analyst bashed Harbaugh and the Wolverines' program following Saturday's embarrassing loss to Ohio State.

“We’re four years in now,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter this morning. “And if you couldn’t beat this Ohio State team with Urban Meyer, … you’re not going to beat them. If you’re a Michigan fan, just accept the fact that we’re going to lose to Ohio State every year as long as Urban Meyer is there. As bad as Urban Meyer has been this year, this has been the worst season we’ve seen in Urban Meyersince his last season at Florida in 2010, all of the pressure. And he can still put a game plan together to make Jim Harbaugh look like an idiot yesterday, then he might as well throw in the towel.”

Harbaugh will remain Michigan's head coach, of course, but Finebaum thinks the program has serious questions to answer moving forward.

“The decision to be made for the University of Michigan is where you want to be,” Finebaum said. “Do we want to have a big-time coach that makes $7 million a year for and lose every year to our biggest rival? That’s the choice. They have a good program. They could go 10-2, 11-2 and most programs would be happy. But Michigan is not happy losing to Ohio State. I think some there, probably Jim Harbaugh more than anyone else, better look in the mirror and quit taking responsibility and decide, am I the right person to lead this program? Because if you can’t beat your rival, you have no future at a school like Michigan.”

Harbaugh fell to 0-4 against Ohio State with Saturday's loss. He became the first head coach in Michigan history to have an 0-4 record against the Buckeyes.

Urban Meyer, meanwhile, is now 7-0 against Michigan.