Auburn football: Shaun Shivers talks Bryan Harsin, slights Gus Malzahn?

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Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin has talked about a culture change in the program from day one, and the longer he’s on the Plains the more we get to see these changes. Harsin participates in early morning workouts, opened up practice to the public for the first time in years, and now players are opening up about what it’s like to be led by the former Boise State head coach.

Senior running back Shaun Shivers gave his impression of Coach Harsin, calling him, “Detailed, holds everybody accountable. At first, it was a little different for everybody.” Did the veteran RB take a slight shot at former head coach Gus Malzahn here?

Most of Auburn Twitter seems to think so. Malzahn was known for being set in his own ways over his eight years on the Plains, and most people were not surprised at Shivers’ comments. Fans started to realize that Malzahn was defining crazy for us by doing the exact same things and expecting different results from game to game, season to season.

Many Twitter users also accused the former Auburn football head coach of playing favorites, and are assuming that by holding everyone accountable there are no more favorites. Regardless, being held accountable is not something that should be new for members of any sort of team.

Another change Harsin is bringing to the programs involves a new style for the offense (thank goodness). Shivers told the media that the rushing offense will be more physical and downhill:

As time goes on, the Auburn family seems to get more and more comfortable with the program’s new head coach. The changes he is working hard to implement are benefiting the players and winning over the fans, and everyone is looking forward to the 2021 season.

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