Auburn football: Team leaders ask for audience with Board of Trustees

The past several days have been nothing short of complete chaos for the Auburn football program. Between nasty personal attacks, former players claiming they were treated poorly, and what seems like a strong attempt by the Powers That Be to get rid of head coach Bryan Harsin, the program has been thrust into the spotlight and put under the microscope.

While there is no doubt that Harsin’s job is in jeopardy–whether or not it is for good reason–one thing that seems to ring true throughout this situation is that the Auburn football players support Harsin and want him to continue to be their head coach.

Although players that are no longer on the roster had negative things to say about their former head coach, players that are returning to the Plains spoke out in support of Harsin. Countless athletes from the 2021 roster have chosen to spend another year on the team, whether they are forgoing the 2022 draft or using their extra year of eligibility due to COVID.

If Bryan Harsin is truly that horrible of a coach, why would so many of his players buy into his vision and dedicate themselves to another year of Auburn football?

After days of rumors flying around, sixth-year returning center Nick Brahms took things a step further and made an appeal to President Jay Gogue and the Auburn Board of Trustees:

Brahms name-dropped a collection of heavy hitters from the Tigers’ roster and asked for a chance to meet with those in charge, indicating that they have not yet had the chance to do so. This is troubling for many reasons, especially because it has been reported that for the last several days, the administration has been conducting player interviews.

Did no one speak to this group of players? Were they interviewed by the administration but not allowed to speak with the people who are actually making decisions? Either way, it’s disappointing to think that the president and the board would not take the time to hear from a group of young men that clearly loves Auburn and wants Auburn football to succeed.