Best, worst case record scenarios for the Auburn Tigers in 2022

With the summer almost upon us, Auburn Wire continues to look ahead to the 2022 college football season.

According to our colleagues at Vols Wire, they laid out the best and worst-case scenarios for each SEC team ahead of the season. We will start with the bad news first.

Worst Case Scenario: 6-6

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When it comes to the bad news, the projection has Auburn at 6-6 after the regular season. Which is exactly the same record that the Tigers had in year one under Bryan Harsin. A loss to the Houston Cougars was the result of the final 2021 game and a tumultuous offseason followed.

Given how the Board of Trustees reacted to a 6-6 season last year, one would think that another would likely seal Harsin’s fate as the head coach on the Plains. Perhaps the Tigers are closer to what Vols Wire editor Dan Harralson has in the best-case scenario.

Best Case Scenario: 9-3

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For Harsin to follow up last season’s results with a 9-3 campaign would be tremendous for his future and the football program. This could potentially put them in the running for a New Years Six bowl game and would give him a likely bump in recruiting.

That would be mostly due to the rumors surrounding his job security would quiet down. Not to mention, it would prove that the players bought into what Harsin was preaching during spring and fall camps.

Either way, once football season arrives, buckle up it will be a bumpy ride.

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