Auburn coach Bryan Harsin has come under fire over the last 24 hours after reports surfaced that his immediate future leading the Tigers is in doubt. Influential people outside and inside the program have taken exception with Harsin over myriad issues that have plagued the program, sources told CBS Sports. Justin Hokanson of Auburn Live reported on Thursday that officials are working to potentially fire Harsin “with cause” over the current state of the program. Meanwhile, John Talty of AL.com reports the “situation” is moving fast as the pressure mounts for Harsin to be ousted.
Among the issues at hand include a mass exodus of players through the transfer portal, a five-game losing streak to end a 6-7 season, the inability to recruit at an elite level and multiple coaching departures. Nearly two dozen Tigers have left the program during the offseason, including three-year starting quarterback and Auburn legacy Bo Nix, wide receiver Kobe Hudson, veteran running back Shaun Shivers, wide receiver Ja’Varrius Johnson and six defensive linemen.