Paul Finebaum noted that Auburn fired Bryan Harsin exactly a month ago during his regular Monday morning appearance on Birmingham, Alabama radio. And that was even after a coaching change was expected for months before the decision was finally made.

“I thought that Auburn would have blown this coaching search if they did not have a press conference for today,” Finebaum said Monday morning on WJOX and “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning.”

Finebaum recalled that the coaching search didn’t start when John Cohen was hired as athletics director.

“Every hour that ticks today I think is a big hour,” Finebaum said. “Back to (Lane) Kiffin, Kiffin clearly got what he wanted out of Ole Miss. I have no earthly idea how close it was, but it wouldn’t have gone as long as it did if it wasn’t close, and if Hugh Freeze was your backup, which everyone seems to think he was, then why haven’t we had an announcement yet. What’s going on there? I don’t know. I know what I read on the Internet, I don’t know if it’s true or not, but at some point today, we need to hear from Auburn.”