Jul 15, 2014; Hoover, AL, USA; CEO and President of DISH network Joe Clayton (right) talks to the Paul Finebaum during the SEC Football Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Finebaum says Florida State is 'unofficial' member of SEC

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Florida State snapped the seven-year streak of dominance in the Southeastern Conference when the Seminoles became the first school outside of the SEC to win the BCS Championship Game since the Texas Longhorns knocked off the USC Trojans in 2005.

However, according to Paul Finebaum, that streak is still in tact because the Seminoles are an “unofficial” SEC school.

Whether this comment was made in jest or not, you know Finebaum is going to get a considerable amount of flack from Florida State fans, ACC fans and even SEC fans, because that’s just what happens any time the longtime radio host in the state of Alabama says anything remotely controversial.

Finebaum was hired to be a part of the new SEC Network that launches on Aug. 14 and will air 45 college football games this season and he has long been considered a “homer” so naturally these comments will be dissected and make him an SEC apologist even more so.

For years there were whispers and rumors that the SEC was considering inviting Florida State to join the conference widely considered the best in college football, but nothing ever came of it and there were no substantiated reports confirming the rumors.

However, it makes no difference, because in the mind of Finebaum the Seminoles are “unofficial” members and the SEC streak of championships lives on.

 

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