Auburn had a tumultuous offseason, with coach Bryan Harsin’s status in question even though he had just finished his first season.

Ultimately, the Tigers decided to stay with their head football coach, and now they’re trying to improve after a disappointing end to the season.

On an episode of “The Paul Finebaum Show” this past week, Auburn AD Allen Greene explained how the tumultuous offseason process made the Tigers stronger (via On3 Sports):

“Every school has challenges that they have to work through, and ours happened to be in the media,” said Greene. “I’m thankful that the university went through a good process and it came out that there was nothing more to I guess the tweets or whatever the social media things that were out there. So those are difficult times. I think they build character, I will tell you our team is closer than they ever have been. Our coaching staff is closer than they ever have been. And they’re really hungry to go out and represent the Auburn family.”

Is Auburn ready to bounce back after a busy few months? Can the Tigers turn things around after a late-season collapse in 2021?

These are the questions Harsin will need to answer as he tries to show he’s the right man for the job at Auburn.