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Regional News: ESPN commentator: ‘The country does not want to see Utah in the College Football Playoff’

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Utah Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) warms up prior to the game with the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
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By Jody Genessy | Deseret News

If Paul Finebaum’s to-do list Wednesday included “Offend Utah” and “Trend nationwide on Twitter,” well, the ESPN commentator got his day off to a splendid start.

A bombastic, disparaging and condescending comment Finebaum made about the University of Utah football team on ESPN’s “Get Up” isn’t making him any friends with fans of the Utes — or people who think college teams outside of the SEC and a few select other traditional powerhouses deserve a chance to play for a national championship.

Finebaum was asked to state his opinion on who will claim the fourth and final spot in the College Football Playoff semifinals if No. 2 LSU beats No. 4 Georgia in the SEC championship, No. 6 Oklahoma defeats No. 7 Baylor in the Big 12 championship and No. 5 Utah downs No. 13 Oregon in the Pac-12 championship this weekend.


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