Bryan Harsin previews Penn State. After two warm-up games against Mercer and San Jose State to start the year, No. 22 Penn State will be Auburn’s first significant test when the two teams meet on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The matchup between the Tigers (2-0) and Nittany Lions (2-0) will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.
Harsin announced the best players from the San Jose State game. Derick Hall won the game’s defensive MVP award against SJSU, while Jarquez Hunter won the offensive MVP award. The game’s best player on special teams was Oscar Chapman. Marcus Harris was the game’s defensive lineman, while Austin Troxell was the game’s offensive lineman. After that, Harsin reiterated that T.J. While Robby Ashford’s throw was poor, Finley’s interception was an excellent defensive play. Penalties against SJSU “killed our momentum.” Harsin claims that he still hasn’t received the SEC’s report on the calls. “We must fundamentally perform better… followed by simple discipline.
Bryan Harsin briefly discussed James Franklin, the head coach at Penn State, and said of him, “[He] does a tremendous job” with his team. Harsin was impressed by what he saw and did at Penn State during the previous season. Malcolm Johnson Jr. was “not healthy enough to play” against SJSU, but Harsin anticipates his return this weekend against Penn State. “There were probably some opportunities that we missed.” Auburn needs its wide receivers to produce more. In reality, Auburn needs to do a better job involving those guys and giving them the opportunities to contribute. Harsin joked that they didn’t complete a pass to a receiver until late in the first half because “we were mad at them.”
Coach Harsin mentioned that he liked their responses to the mistakes when discussing the quarterbacks. After mistakes, Finley and Robby Ashford don’t slam their helmets to the ground or sulk. Both of them responded admirably to their interceptions. When asked about the advantage Auburn has in preparing for a team that has played some competitive games as Penn State did in its opener against Purdue, Harsin spoke about the lead-up to this game and explained that “Every game helps.”
These were a few of the most important observations and takeaways from Bryan Harsin’s press conference prior to kickoff on Saturday.
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I sure hope Harsin and his staff have the tigers ready to subdue the lions!!!!