Paul Finebaum “Saban Didn’t Want To Go Up To Wisconsin”
Mac Attack 7/5/12: Radio host Paul Finebaum stops by to talk with the guys about the latest news in college football, including the news that Alabama turned down an offer to play at Wisconsin.
We asked Finebaum why Alabama didn’t accept the offer to play Wisconsin.
“I think it starts with arrogance. And secondly, people in Alabama don’t really know where Wisconsin is,” Finebaum joked. “But I think Alabama looks at it this way. They’re playing Michigan this year. They played Virginia Tech. They’ve played Clemson. They’ll play pretty much anybody…I just don’t think Nick Saban thought Wisconsin really brought much to the table from a national perspective.”
We had to ask Finebaum about the current controversies surrounding the changes going on in NCAA football playoff selections. Looking at the changes in the procedure, Finebaum admitted skepticism.
“I don’t have a problem with it if you can find someone who is universally respected and no longer in the game. Unfortunately most of those people are in nursing homes.”
The changes will not take place for another two seasons. We asked Finebaum if he thought the SEC would take the national title again this year. Not only did he express confidence that it would be an SEC team, but he also pinpointed which team he thought it would be.
“I think it will, and you could play the odds and say it’s going to run out at some point. But I think if I had to pick a team, I think it’s LSU. I think they’re the hungriest. I sat with Les Miles a couple weeks ago at a luncheon, and this guy was possessed. He’s always a little bit odd, but I seems even more possessed than usual to win the national championship.”