Bryan Harsin status: Auburn reportedly sets team meeting following announcement
Bryan Harsin is set to remain at Auburn, according to multiple reports, and a team meeting is reportedly scheduled following the updated news.
Auburn has a team meeting set for 3:45 p.m., per a source to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Players are set to be informed that Harsin will remain their coach after the school’s inquiry.
Reports earlier Friday, from Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network and WJOX, and Pete Thamel and Chris Low of ESPN suggested and reported that Harsin would remain the coach, and an announcement was expected for later Friday.
This would end a week of turmoil as rumors surfaced largely on message boards and local Auburn web sites at the end of last week, and then outgoing President Jay Gogue told the board of trustees that he was trying to separate fact from fiction.
“We’ll keep you posted and make the appropriate decision at the right time,” Gogue said last week.
Harsin has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks following a host of departures from his program, including some 18 players and 5 coaches. An ESPN report noted that Auburn administrators are looking into why those people left, and if there are any trends to emerge.
The defections came after the Tigers lost their final 5 games and finished with a 6-7 record.