According to a source close to Gridiron Heroics, Bryan Harsin and Auburn are parting ways following a loss to Ole Miss. Reported by Gridiron Insider Kyron Samuels this afternoon. Harsin’s contract includes a $15 million buyout, and $7.5 million is owed within the next 30-days.
Harsin is 9-12 over an 18-game stretch with Auburn. A 3-5 start to the season includes a collapse against LSU & blowout losses to Penn State and Georgia, before the final loss to Arkansas. Before arriving at Auburn, Harsin coached Boise State for seven seasons. Which included a 69-19 record over 88 games. However, the short term at Auburn included significant dysfunction during the offseason & a highly below-standard season for the program.
Bryan Harsin is Historically Bad for Auburn
Auburn is on pace to finish equal to or below .500 in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1998-1999. Despite Harsin’s success, it appeared from the start he was unable to fit into the big stage at Auburn. His coaching style & recruiting antics caused nothing but question marks for the administration since his arrival.
Auburn will seek its third coach in three seasons. The first of its kind for the school since 1928. The Tigers have had a history of successful coaching, and it’s why Harsin’s early departure may come as a shock but is also quite foreseeable. The biggest issue in the way for Auburn is the whopping $15-million buyout. Harsin signed a six-year deal worth $31.5 million in 2020.
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