Harbaugh blasts ESPN's 'Pete' Finebaum in tweet

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It's Feb. 16th and Jim Harbaugh hasn't been in the news for a couple weeks, so the Michigan frontman decided to change that on Thursday night.

Harbaugh took to Twitter for the first time all day, blasting ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum. At least we think it was Paul Finebaum, as Harbaugh directed his anger to a "Pete Finebaum."

The popular host, known as the "Voice of the SEC," was on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" this week and called Harbaugh unethical for his recent hire of Michael Johnson. Johnson is the father of 2019 top-ranked recruit Michael Johnson Jr., and many are claiming the move was made simply to secure a commitment from the talented high school quarterback.

It's the latest in a string of attacks on Harbaugh and the Michigan program from Finebaum. The host has railed against the Wolverines coach since he was hired prior to the 2015 season.

Here's a light sampling of what Finebaum has said about Harbaugh:

  • "I don't think he's worth $9 million a year"- ESPN
  • "Try winning a championship before you make that money" - ESPN
  • "I find him growingly and increasingly annoying" - ESPN
  • "Jim Harbaugh has hijacked college football" - ESPN

Finebaum has never been one to shy away from confrontation, so expect a response at some point from the ESPN host.