Auburn football fans react to Bryan Harsin’s goodbye statement

Auburn football fans took to Twitter to respond to Bryan Harsin's goodbye statement following his firing as Tigers head coach Mandatory Credit: The Montgomery Advertiser
Auburn football fans took to Twitter to respond to Bryan Harsin's goodbye statement following his firing as Tigers head coach Mandatory Credit: The Montgomery Advertiser /
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Auburn football has moved on from former head coach Bryan Harsin, but Tiger fans have long been moved on from the Boise native before his dismissal was made official on Halloween this past Monday.

Harsin’s reputation for losing close games, forged from his initial season on the Plains, dissipated this season amidst a 3-5 start. While his Tigers fought hard but ultimately fell short to Penn State, Alabama, Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Houston during the 2021 season, he was blown out in all but one of the team’s losses this season — and the other loss saw a 17-point lead blown to LSU.

It was probably time to move on from Harsin weeks ago, but the cord has been cut and the coaching search can now commence. Following a day of processing that his time in East Central Alabama is coming to an end, Harsin released a statement on November 1 thanking the program and admitting that the resources are there for Auburn football to be a perennial winner with the interesting caveat that complete alignment is necessary.

Some Tiger fans left with a positive parting message:

And some, not so much…(WARNING: NSFW LANGUAGE)

Bryan Harsin has options after Auburn football

Arizona State and Colorado are two programs previously linked to Bryan Harsin even ahead of his firing, and Boise State could always phone the long-time Broncos head coach and alum should their season go sideways like their 2021 campaign did.

Harsin will have plenty of options during his post-Auburn football career because of what he had accomplished before then. His 6-2 start to the 2021 season leading the Tigers and his four career conference championships with Arkansas State and Boise State ensures that he’ll have somewhere to land after a newsworthy (and not all for the right reasons) tenure on the Plains.