Bryan Harsin goes on rant after being asked about 'game plan' for TJ Finley/Bo Nix decision
It’s safe to say that Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin will be asked repeatedly this week about whether he’ll start Bo Nix or T.J. Finley at quarterback against LSU on Oct. 2.
Nix obviously has experience on his side, but Finley likely has the backing of the fans after his last-minute touchdown drive to help the Tigers hold off upset-minded Georgia State. Plus, he’s familiar with LSU’s tendencies after having played there a season ago.
Unsurprisingly, Harsin isn’t about to reveal when he’ll make a decision leading up to the LSU game, much less who it will be.
“I don’t have a game plan like that,” he replied when asked by a reporter after the game about a timeline for a decision. “That’s not how it works…and I don’t have to tell anybody what the ‘game plan’ is … [At] the quarterback position, you get yourself ready like everybody else. Bottom line.
“I know everybody wants to make a big thing out of that, but that becomes the storyline. The storyline is ‘Get better…every single day moving forward. You’re playing chess, not checkers. Prepare yourself. Have yourself ready. Coaches, get better. Everybody improve every single day. Be 1-0 every day, and then get yourself ready throughout the week so you can go cut it loose on Saturday and play really good football.’ That is the message. Period.
“And I’m not getting into all the other stuff, so that’s what they’re going to hear from me, and that’s what I’ll tell you.”
Bryan Harsin asked what his gameplan is for naming a starting QB against LSU, after TJ Finley led Auburn to a comeback win. pic.twitter.com/jThR1jSQ7B
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