Paul Finebaum rants against Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, awed by Penn State’s success

Paul Finebaum has never been a big fan of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. That continued this week after Penn State routed the Wolverines, 42-13, on Saturday.

But besides trashing Harbaugh again, Finebaum had kind words for Penn State. Finebaum spoke at length about the two programs while on ESPN’s First Take.

Paul Finebaum rips Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, praises Penn State

“This program was brought to its knees a couple of years ago,” Finebaum said about Penn State “The NCAA did what they did in the wake of Sandusky because they wanted to destroy it. O’Brien was there first — give him some credit. But James Franklin has elevated this program to point I didn’t was even possible, but it is. You look around the Big Ten, look what Paul Chryst is doing at Wisconsin — they’re undefeated and in the Top 5 in the country. You have other programs that are moving in the right direction.

“I mean, think about this. This Saturday, Michigan is playing Rutgers, which has been a total joke since they entered the Big Ten. Guess what? Fourth place is at stake. They’re both tied for fourth place in the division. That’s not what Michigan is paying nearly $11 million dollars a year for. That’s not why we send reporters to the Vatican to cover Jim Harbaugh meeting the Pope. This has been a big disappointment. I don’t want to call it an abject failure yet cause he still has a chance, they take on Ohio State at the end of the season in Ann Arbor. But I can tell you right now, they’re not winning that game.

James Franklin is in his fourth season at Penn State. After going 14-12 combined his first two seasons, Franklin has gone 18-3 with a Big Ten title. The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 2 going into the week’s game at No. 6 Ohio State.

Jim Harbaugh took over a Wolverines program that was 5-7 in 2014. He went 10-3 in each of his first two seasons before starting 5-2 this year.

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