Former Auburn head football coach Bryan Harsin issues first statement after being fired

AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – Just over 24 hours after it was announced that Bryan Harsin would be fired as Auburn’s head football coach, the former manager released a statement.

Auburn’s statement regarding the “change of direction,” aka Harsin’s firing, was very short and never mentioned Harsin by name.

Harsin’s statement was quite long, almost a page. SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic posted Harsin’s statement on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

Harsin began the statement, “I am incredibly disappointed that I will not be able to lead Auburn’s football program and these players in the future. I poured my heart and soul into this program and this team. We have stood together in the face of considerable challenges and outside noise,” Harsin wrote.

The statement comes amid a chaotic 24-hour period on the Plains, where Auburn also announced John Cohen as its new athletic director.

“Throughout my time at Auburn, we did things the right way, which isn’t always easy. ‘Auburn who have supported me and my family. I am sure this group of players will do great things. I will miss you dearly, but I will always be here for you and will do whatever I can to help keep you going. forward. Thank you for believing in me,” Harsin’s statement continued.

Harsin’s record was 9-12 in his two seasons on the Plains and 3-5 (1-4 SEC) in the 2022 season.

You can read the rest of his statement below:

Like any coach with hindsight, there are things that could have been done differently. I don’t pretend to be perfect but I’m sure I’ll get better thanks to this experience.
I truly believe Auburn has the potential to be a championship program again. The resources, financial support and fanbase are in place. There are good people throughout this program and the university. With full alignment, the possibilities are endless.
I feel bad for the coaches, staff members and families who are left in limbo. This team and staff came here fully committed to our vision of what we could accomplish in time. This time has been cut short. They will all persevere because of their extraordinary character and abilities and I will do everything I can to help them through this transition.
As in life, my family and I will now turn the page and chart our next course, ever grateful for the positive relationships forged and memories created on the Plains. thank you for allowing us to be part of the Auburn family.

Bryan Harsin

Former Auburn running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams will serve as the Tigers’ interim head coach for the remainder of the 2022 season.

Auburn is scheduled to play Saturday at Mississippi State University.


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