Prince Tega Wanogho's pectoral injury is set to sideline him for Super Bowl LVIII, and in addition to giving the Kansas City Chiefs one less dog in the offensive trenches, it will end a streak for Auburn football of consecutive Super Bowls with at least one active player.
"Wanogho is the only former Auburn player on the rosters of the Super Bowl LVIII teams," AL.com's Mark Inabinett prefaced before saying, "With Wanogno unable to play, Auburn’s eight-year streak of having an alumnus play in the Super Bowl will end. It’s the longest streak in the Tigers’ history."
Unfortunately, the number of NFL players from the Plains has declined in recent seasons due to the work of one man...
Bryan Harsin destroyed Auburn football blue-chip ratio and indirectly led to Super Bowl streak ending
Bryan Harsin brought a total of 18 4-stars and 5-stars to Auburn during his two seasons at the helm of the Tigers, destroying AU's blue-chip ratio and leading to a shortage in NFL draft picks in 2022 and 2023. Hugh Freeze's emergency recruiting renaissance could well change that narrative, but even the current head coach is working from behind in the recruiting department.
Auburn Daily's Lance Dawe went as far as to call Harsin's two recruiting classes in 2021 and 2022 underwhelming.
“Bryan Harsin failed in several ways during his time as head coach at Auburn,” Dawe prefaced before saying, “Recruiting was one of the more highlighted areas of disappointment for Tiger fans as they watched their two recruiting classes underneath Harsin become two of the most underwhelming the program has ever seen. On top of all of this, stories following his firing confirm that Harsin was never really interested in doing recruiting himself. Odd, considering the 'Crootin Finger' meme that spawned from his tenure.”
Harsin changed his Twitter/X bio to include Idaho State, but he has since deleted his account. Who knows what the Boise native is up to these days outside of mentoring his QB son Davis?