ESPN's Matt Barrie explains how important Penn State game is for Bryan Harsin
Auburn is 2-0, but the buzz around head coach Bryan Harsin suggests otherwise.
The Tigers have started the season with victories over Mercer and San Jose State, but when you look deeper, there are problems. There’s concern that the Tigers are woefully lacking at the quarterback position with T.J. Finley and Robby Ashford, which showed itself in the Week 2 win in which the Spartans actually led the Tigers 10-7 at halftime.
Trailing a Mountain West team at halftime, at home, wasn’t exactly what Auburn followers had in mind as a quality leadup to the SEC schedule.
Now, as Auburn gets ready to host No. 22 Penn State on Saturday afternoon, ESPN college football analyst Matt Barrie believes the whispers about Harsin’s job security could grow louder with a poor performance, after what he described as an “attempted coup” on Harsin’s job in the offseason.
“Both of them are 2-0. Both of them want an opportunity to say, hey, we are still here. We win national championships at these programs,” Barrie said. “Keep an eye on what this game is and how each team looks. If Auburn comes in and just doesn’t look good, they aren’t even whispering at Auburn anymore. It’s completely obvious what they’re looking to do. I love an SEC-Big Ten matchup. It’ll be a fun one to watch.”