Auburn football can’t possibly justify another week with Bryan Harsin

Bryan Harsin, Auburn Tigers. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Bryan Harsin, Auburn Tigers. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) /

The Auburn football program needs to move on from head coach Bryan Harsin immediately.

There is no way the Auburn football program can justify letting Bryan Harsin coach the Tigers for another game.

Auburn dropped to 3-5 on the year and 1-4 in conference play. They allowed a so-so Arkansas Razorbacks team to come into Jordan-Hare Stadium and score over 40 points on their defense. While there may be worse teams in conference in the other division, we know who is dragging up the rear in the SEC West. As they look to hire a new athletic director, they also need a new coach.

We are not even two full years into his tenure and the entire Auburn fanbase has turned on Harsin.

Auburn football program needs to get rid of Bryan Harsin immediately

The only semi-logical reason to ride this thing out is that Auburn does not have an obvious coach on staff to serve as the interim. Well, that sounds like an Auburn problem. At this juncture, the Tigers pretty much need to win out to achieve bowl eligibility. Yes, they can technically drop one more game and still get to 6-6, but what makes you think they will win another conference game?

The best thing Auburn can do is admit to its fanbase that this isn’t good enough. They can turn the page on two wasted years and admit that maybe firing Gus Malzahn after a 6-4 COVID season was a terrible idea. While there is no chance the Gus Bus is coming back to The Plains after his unceremonious ousting, Auburn can go full steam ahead towards finding its next head coach.

This will only happen after Auburn hires its next athletic director to replace Allen Greene. It might end up being John Cohen coming over from Mississippi State. So why would the Bulldogs’ former baseball coach turned athletic director leave his alma mater to come to Auburn? Money, as money talks. That is what this really comes down to. Auburn is so much better than this. It needs to end.

It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when, Auburn finally decides to rip the Harsin band-aid off.

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