Paul Finebaum is as well aware of the inner workings at Auburn as anyone, and the ESPN commentator has a dire prediction for Bryan Harsin’s immediate future.

Finebaum made his regular Monday appearance on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama, and the “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” show and offered his thoughts on the Auburn situation.

“Do you think Bryan Harsin will be the Auburn head coach when you visit with us next week?,” Cole Cubelic asked Finebaum.

“No, I do not,” Finebaum said.

Speaking to a largely state of Alabama audience, Finebaum then described the differences between Harsin’s transition in his first season, and Alabama coach Nick Saban. One of the main reasons is Saban had a track record, while Harsin doesn’t really have one.

“He had success at Boise, but it wasn’t success like a Chris Petersen,” Finebaum said. “Secondly, Nick Saban had a strong boss in Mal Moore, who gave him the green light to let him do what he wanted to do and had the power with the administration and the people that mattered.”

Not only the Alabama president, but also people like Paul Bryant Jr., Finebaum said.

Finebaum explained that Auburn Athletics Director Allen Greene doesn’t have support from the key people who matter, so Harsin is on an island.

“So when he makes mistakes, which he clearly did, there’s no one there to support him,” Finebaum said, and also said recruiting is another factor. “Bryan Harsin wants to recruit a certain way, and that may be great for him, but it may not be great for Auburn.”