Auburn Officially Fires Bryan Harsin
We knew this was coming. We tried to tell you this was coming. Today is the day it finally happened. Bryan Harsin was a dead man walking at Auburn and today he walks the plank Auburn has fired the former Boise State head coach in a move that surprises no one. Good morning, good afternoon, and good night for the Bryan Harsin era at Auburn.
“President Roberts made the decision after a thorough review and evaluation of all aspects of the football program,” the university said in a release. “Auburn will begin an immediate search for a coach that will return the Auburn program to a place where it is consistently competing at the highest levels and representing the winning tradition that is Auburn football.”
Apparently, Harsin’s buyout is 70% of the remaining amount on his contract. The rest of the contract details VIA 24/7 Sports:
“Approximately $15.3 million, with half due to be paid within 30 days, followed by four annual payments of the remainder. Auburn spent and will continue to spend close to $21.5 million on Malzahn’s buyout from the end of the 2020 season.”
We tried to tell you this was coming and today it happened. They were losing in the score cards (4-11 record against Power Five opponents and 3-10 overall in his last 13). They were losing in the recruiting battles. They were losing everywhere. Auburn needs a new face and leaving Harsin on the sidelines any longer was just doing a disservice to the program.
The change was very much needed. It will be interesting to see who Auburn lands because the SEC is LOADED.