Over the past few days, Jim Harbaugh had garnered a bunch of attention over comments he made towards Urban Meyer, but he would soon find a rather unlikely ally in this battle.
“Urban Meyer’s had a winning record,” Harbaugh said. “A really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been. But also, controversy follows everywhere he’s been.”
In an interview with WNSP, SEC analyst Paul Finebaum backed up the Michigan Wolverines head coach on his controversial comments on the former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach.
Finebaum also said he “found it amusing” that Harbaugh was being harshly criticized for his comments on Meyer less than a year after the Zach Smith scandal.
“Surprisingly, I agreed with him,” Finebaum said. “Jim Harbaugh told the truth. He told the truth that everywhere Urban Meyer goes, controversy follows. That’s interesting that someone tells the truth because a year ago on this day we were sitting here talking about Urban Meyer lying… Jim Harbaugh is one of the quirkiest people in sports, or in any sport… I, quite frankly, found it amusing.”
Meyer found himself being suspended for several games in 2018 due to the Zach Smith incident.
Instead of focusing on what Harbaugh saying as truth, he was seen as a head coach filled with sour grapes because he could never defeat the Buckeyes during his tenure.