Auburn fires head football coach Bryan Harsin

Busy Moday for Auburn. The SEC school is in the process of hiring a new athletic director and in the same swoop, it decided to finally part ways with football coach Bryan Harsin.

Auburn fired Harsin less than two years into his six-year, $31.5 million contract, university president Dr. Chris Roberts announced.

“Auburn University has decided to make a change in the leadership of the Auburn University football program,” a release from the university said. “President Roberts made the decision after a thorough review and evaluation of all aspects of the football program. Auburn will begin an immediate search for a coach that will return the Auburn program to a place where it is consistently competing at the highest levels and representing the winning tradition that is Auburn football.”

Harsin’s firing is far from surprising. In fact, one could say it is amazing he lasted as long as he did after an awkward first season and offseason.

Harson was 9-12 with Auburn and 3-5 in 2022. He is owed 70% of what is left on his contract, or about $15 million.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are hiring Mississippi State AD John Cohen.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire