AL.com’s Joseph Goodman surprised very few when he named the Tigers’ head coach in 2021 and two-thirds of the 2022 season, Bryan Harsin, the “worst coach in Auburn football history” while explaining why the program is pitching to 2024 and 2025 recruits the chance to play right away.
“New head coach Hugh Freeze is playing the long game at Auburn, and he has the full support of the administration,” Goodman prefaced before asking, “Is it going to work out? I don’t have those answers, but everything Freeze is doing this season is for the future and that includes pointing to the field as proof that the top recruits can come in and play immediately in 2024 and 2025. After two years with the worst coach in Auburn football history — and we’re all looking at you, Bryan Harsin — this is the way it had to be.”
Harsin didn’t have the worst record of any coach to ever grace, or in his case to many, disgrace, the Plains, but he committed the cardinal sin of not displaying work (hard work) on the recruiting trail; thus negating the only way a program like AU can compete in a conference with talent factories like Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.
Disgraced former Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin can return to CFB
“We don’t know if Coach Harsin will be appearing at an Halloween parties between now and the big day, however, we applaud his efforts to embrace the spirit of the season,” Miller said of Harsin’s Joker Halloween costume before saying, “We expect the coach to return to college football and will continue to update you on this story as it develops.”
After falling into the not-so-good graces of the college football-viewing public, it may be worth another coaching run for Harsin; who realistically could sit back and drink piña coladas instead for the rest of his days with the buyout money AU owes him.