Auburn coach Bryan Harsin was out of isolation on Monday and back at the facility with the Tigers as they prepare for a game against Akron to open the season. Harsin was away from the team for several days because of COVID-19 protocols.

Auburn will play host to Akron at 6 p.m. local time on Saturday, and Harsin said Monday that his biggest concern this week is, “the assumption that we’re going to show up and be ready. The focus has to be there.”

“From an offensive standpoint, there’s some good players out there — a couple of unknowns,” Harsin said at his press conference. “The biggest thing is there are unknowns … You take what you know, and you work on that throughout the week. You’ve got to be prepared for some of these unknowns.”

About quarterback Kato Nelson: “I think he’s a very good player. I think he gives them a different dimension … He’s a guy on the offensive side that we’ve got to be prepared for.”

About his own offensive line, Harsin said it has improved since the start of camp.

“I think we’ve had our moments in the scrimmages I’ve seen,” Harsin said. “I think we’ve played well at times… I think the O-line has done a better job of being consistent in those areas…. The best test for the offensive line is going to be game day.”

H/T Tom Green and Jordan D. Hill.