Auburn issues statement regarding football program, coaching situation
Auburn has issued a statement on the status of its football program as many wait to hear a decision on Bryan Harsin’s fate with the school. The university released the statement on Monday afternoon.
There’s been a lot of smoke about Harsin’s future with the program after several assistant coaches and players have decided to leave following the 2021 season. It’s put pressure on the school to make a decision on its head coaching situation.
“The Auburn administration is judiciously collecting information from a variety of perspectives, including our student-athletes, and moving swiftly to understand any issues in accordance with university policies and procedures,” the statement read. “Decisions regarding the future of Auburn and its Athletics programs, as always, are made in the interests of our great university and in fairness to all concerned. We do not make institutional decisions based on social media posts or media headlines.”
Harsin just completed his first season as the head coach at Auburn. Before that, he spent seven seasons as the leader at Boise State and was a one-year head coach at Arkansas State.
In his first year with the Tigers, Harsin’s team finished with a 6-7 record, falling to Houston in the Birmingham Bowl.
Harsin’s time at Boise State was incredibly successful, posting a 69-19 record with the Broncos. He hit a double-digit win total five times in six seasons — not counting the pandemic-reduced 2020 campaign.