Bryan Harsin responds to questions about Auburn's QB situation amid TJ Finley, Zach Calzada reports
Bryan Harsin found himself in hot water after Auburn was blown out of Jordan-Hare Stadium by visiting Penn State in Week 3.
Neither TJ Finley nor Robby Ashford did much to give themselves an edge in the Tigers’ quarterback room. Finley was 11-of-19 for 152 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Ashford threw the same number of passes, completing 10 of them, while throwing for Auburn’s lone touchdown of the game early in the 4th quarter.
That’s on top of the news that Zach Calzada will reportedly miss the rest of the season as he is set to have surgery on his injured shoulder, along with Finley’s own injury situation. So, it’s apparently Ashford on Saturday against Missouri.
Or is it? One thing’s for sure: anyone hoping for an update on either Calzada or Finley won’t get it from Harsin.
“We talk about guys that have season-ending injuries. We don’t talk about every injury. And unfortunately, there’s just a lot of information out there,” he told Auburn play-by-play man Andy Burcham during his radio show on Thursday. “These poor kids, they’re just trying to focus on getting healthy.”
Harsin saw an attempt at the end of last season to get him fired ultimately fail, but he hasn’t done much to quell the dissatisfaction surrounding the program’s performance under his guidance. A loss to Mizzou on Saturday, regardless of who’s behind center, could stoke the flames even more.