The Orlando Sentinel released its list of the SEC’s 10 Most Powerful, and included on the list were Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, University of Alabam trustee Paul W. Bryant, Jr., and Mobile Press-Register columnist Paul Finebaum.
Saban was second on the list behind commissioner Mike Slive. Finebaum was eighth on the list. Bryant was tenth.
About Finebaum the Sentinel writes, “Paul Finebaum, newspaper columnist and talk show host: With a syndicated show heard in multiple SEC states that also commands a big audience on the Web, the Birmingham, Ala.-based Finebaum has proven in more than two decades of pot-stirring in print and on the air that his barbs can influence a coach’s fate.”