Auburn football: Will the Tigers ever beat the second-half monster?
The atmosphere at Jordan-Hare Stadium was incredible, the players gave it there all, and still, the Auburn football team did not walk away with a win this weekend. The Tigers are now 1-1 in SEC play, with #2 Georgia on deck and #9 Ole Miss waiting in the wings. In other words, things are about to get even tougher for the Tigers.
Before the 2022 season began, everyone knew that the Tigers needed to be 5-0 heading into Athens, but unfortunately head coach Bryan Harsin led his team once again to a loss after blowing a double-digit lead in the second half. In the last five games that Harsin has coached against SEC teams, the Tigers have had double-digit leads and then ended up losing in four of them.
How does this keep happening? Why are half time adjustments a thing that does not seem to exist within the Auburn football program? Will Bryan Harsin be able to beat the second-half monster and pick up another SEC win this season?
Is there a common thread to having double-digit leads in the last five SEC games and losing four of them?
“It comes down to four quarters of executing and doing the little things. Every single play, there’s a chance to be successful.”
— Justin Hokanson (@_JHokanson) October 2, 2022
With the rumblings surrounding the program right now, it seems almost certain that the Tigers will part ways with Bryan Harsin on the bye week. And with two top-10 teams on the docket before the October break, it’s a very real possibility that Harsin does not end up adding another W to the SEC win column.
Of course, Harsin is not solely responsible for the numerous losses during his tenure on the Plains, but the streak of blowing double-digit leads to lose cannot go on. At the very least, the players deserve to be put in a position to defeat the second-half monster, and as time goes on it’s looking like a new coaching staff may be the only answer.