Bryan Harsin was handed the most lopsided loss of his Auburn tenure on Saturday when Penn State defeated the Tigers 41-12 on The Plains.

After the game, Harsin met with reporters. He touched on a range of topics, including his quarterbacks, RB Tank Bigsby and more.

Here’s what Harsin said in his postgame presser:

  • Thanked the orange-out home crowd for bringing energy.
  • Disappointed for the players.
  • Described TJ Finley as banged up a bit (shoulder).
  • Finley’s injury did not have much of an impact on the decision to play Robby Ashford more in the second half. The feeling was Ashford could get something going.
  • The staff considered playing QB Zach Calzada in the second half, but decided not to. Calzada could get playing time in the future.
  • Calls discipline, toughness and conviction keys moving forward.
  • Auburn was not consistent enough to get into a groove and regain momentum.
  • Turnover issue needs to be fixed, “not sustainable.”
  • Thinks team is better than what it showed on the field Saturday.
  • On Bigsby’s lack of touches: Auburn fell behind and needed to throw. He wants to be a running team with Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter.
  • Can’t control job security conversation, focus is on coaching for the players.