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Auburn fires head football coach Bryan Harsin after 21 games

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The guillotine lastly dropped on Bryan Harsin.

After Harsin was the topic of job dismissal rumors courting again to final season, Auburn made the transfer on Monday and introduced that they had been transferring on.

Harsin joined Auburn final season after seven seasons because the head coach at Boise State. With Harsin in cost, the Tigers went 9-12, together with 4-9 within the SEC. Auburn has lost its final 4 games, and was outscored within the final three weeks — towards Georgia, Ole Miss and Arkansas — by a complete of 131-71.

The closing straw was a 41-27 loss to unranked Arkansas at dwelling on Saturday.

Harsin is owed $15 million in a buyout, half of which is due inside 30 days, in response to a number of experiences.

“This after they paid $21.45M to buy out [Gus] Malzahn less than two years ago. Financial malpractice,” observed Stewart Mandel, the editor-in-chief of The Athletic’s school football vertical.

Bryan Harsin was fired by Auburn halfway via his second season as head coach.
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College football has turn out to be more and more cutthroat, and that is very true within the SEC, the place many fan bases — and their big-money donors — have extraordinarily lofty requirements. The second season is seen as a vital barometer as as to whether a coach is as much as carry out to those ranges.

An interim head coach at Auburn was not instantly introduced.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel expects Harsin to be within the combine for different jobs.

“Bryan Harsin could well re-enter college football in this coaching cycle,” Thamel tweeted. “His profile of success out West would immediately put him under consideration at Arizona State and Colorado. Even going 9-12 at Auburn, Harsin has won 70-percent of his career games in 10 seasons.”

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