From staff reports
AUBURN — The Bryan Harsin era has come to an end.
Auburn University has fired Harsin after less than two seasons and just two days following a disastrous home loss to SEC West foe Arkansas, 41-27, on Saturday, October 29. Harsin leaves Auburn with a 9-12 overall record, 4-9 in SEC action. Currently, Auburn is 3-5 overall, 1-4 in SEC play, and in last place in the SEC West division.
Harsin was named Auburn’s 28th head football coach on December 22, 2020 after Gus Malzahn was let go after five seasons on the Plains. Harsin arrived in Auburn after spending seven seasons as the head coach at Boise State, amassing a record of 69-19 and winning three Mountain West Conference championships.
In Harsin’s first season in Auburn, the Tigers finished 6-7, the team’s worst record since Gene Chizik’s last season in 2012. Following the completion of the 2021 season, many high-profile players transferred to other universities, including Pinson Valley graduate and current Heisman Trophy candidate Bo Nix. Now in Oregon, Nix has led the Ducks to a 7-1 record, No. 8 ranking in both the AP Top 25 and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches Poll.