Jim Harbaugh calls out 'Pete' Finebaum on Twitter for his '#AlternativeFacts'

Andrew Cummings
February 17, 2017

King Academy's Michael Johnson will become wide receivers coach at OR rather than an analyst under Jim Harbaugh at MI, according to a report. Plus, Johnson coached more than a decade in the National Football League and was later UCLA's offensive coordinator, so he has credentials.

But Finebaum blasted Harbaugh and MI, as he has several times in the past, for the move. But his best work yet might have come Thursday when he trolled SEC media giant Paul Finebaum - or should we say, "Pete".

"This is wrong. It may not be illegal by NCAA standards and bylaws as of this moment, but to me it's cheating".

Johnson Sr. will now serve as the Ducks wide receivers coach, according to Sam Webb of Michigan Insider.

Johnson, the father of top 2019 recruit Michael Johnson Jr., was unable to complete his move to MI due to NCAA rules.

In any case, Harbaugh took note of Finebaum's comments and on Thursday night got in a pretty good dig by calling him by the wrong name on Twitter. - Finebaum, and in true Jim Harbaugh fashion, he's letting us all know about it. He's going to Rome, I think that's a wonderful thing to do. This is the same person who, last year, accused Nick Saban of cheating and Hugh Freeze of cheating.

Johnson - whose job has not yet been defined at MI - spent a decade as an National Football League assistant, including a run as Harbaugh's quarterbacks with during a year with the San Diego Chargers. Why don't we just face up to it?

MI had never confirmed the Johnson hire. But on Tuesday, a day after King's Academy had revealed Johnson was heading to MI, an amendment to the 10th coach proposal was introduced to push the hiring until January 2018.

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