No, you didn’t read that wrong. According to ON3’s Justin Hokanson, Bryan Harsin’s immediate future at Auburn is in question. According to Hokanson “Sources tell Auburn Live that people in positions of power are actively making their case to top-level officials at Auburn University to relieve Bryan Harsin of his coaching duties “for cause.””. I’m a huge Auburn fan myself, and this would be a HUGE blow for the football program. I personally have been a supporter of Harsin and the culture he is trying to build at Auburn. However, this looks like the Harsin era is likely coming to an end, and I couldn’t be more upset about it. I’m not reporting that Harsin has been fired, but this isn’t looking good. I personally trust Hokanson and subscribe to Auburn Live.
The most interesting thing about this is the fact that he would be fired “For Cause.” Something has happened that we don’t know about, this is not a performance decision. Multiple rumors had been spread around the internet on Harsin being in trouble, none of which I feel comfortable repeating as our fan base does this constantly. I Believed Harsin was steering Auburn in the right direction, but apparently, the rest of the Harsin supporters and I were wrong. Some boosters notably disliked Harsin as he is not one of the good ole boys, but I don’t believe that is what this is
If Harsin were to be fired, the obvious candidate would be former Auburn Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele; that’s also what I hear from trustable sources. I hope this isn’t the case, as I wasn’t a fan of Steele getting the job last offseason. Steele was believed to have staged a coupe with some boosters to get rid of former Auburn, now UCF coach Gus Malzahn. However, his coupe failed when he wasn’t hired for the job and wasn’t retained by Harsin. If Harsin is fired and Steele gets hired, then pray for any Auburn fans that you know, including me.
As I said, I’m not reporting that Harsin has been fired or that Steele is Auburn’s new coach, but it’s looking more and more likely that his time at Auburn might be done.