Jim Harbaugh Fires Back at 'Pete' Finebaum After Being Accused of Cheating

Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26:   Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Imag
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Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh has never been one to bite his tongue.

On Thursday, the 53-year-old sent a shot at ESPN's Paul Finebaum, who Harbaugh (perhaps intentionally) referred to as "Pete":

As noted by Awful Announcing's Matt Clapp, Finebaum has been critical of the Wolverines for some time, even calling their fanbase a "whiny and sniveling bunch."

But on Wednesday, the 61-year-old media personality took issue with Harbaugh for hiring the father of an elite quarterback prospect, Michael Johnson Jr., to his staff.

Update: Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:55 a.m.

According to Matt Prehm of DucksTerritory.com, Michael Johnson Sr. has been hired by Oregon as a wide receivers coach.

The reason for the Harbaugh-Finebaum beef isn't even heading to Ann Arbor.

---End of update---

Finebaum called Harbaugh an "evil genius" but accused him of cheating and "blatantly disregarding the spirit of the NCAA rule" on ESPN's Outside the Lines.

Here's the full video:

Keep an eye on Harbaugh's Twitter account. He might not be through responding to "Pete."

[h/t Awful Announcing]