Bryan Harsin is dealing with yet another rumor of his demise.
Appearing on the “Slow News Day” podcast with Kevin Clark, former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron shared a juicy tidbit about the Auburn coach.
“From what I’ve been hearing from my sources over there, Harsin’s already been told he’s done after this year,” McCarron said.
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McCarron was asked if the decision to move on from Harsin came after the 41-12 shellacking handed to Auburn by Penn State, and answered that that loss “brought a lot of disappointment … It’s not the fact that they lost, because Penn State’s ranked in the top 25, but it was the way they lost.”
“The big money people at Auburn look at Auburn in a whole different level than reality,” McCarron continued. “Especially right now. From a reality standpoint, they’re down here. They’re a middle-to-lower tier SEC school. That’s just the way it is. They still have a Cam Newton-Bo Jackson nostalgia mindset behind it and that’s not the case.”
While it does seem all but certain that it’s a matter of when and not if Harsin will be out, it does not appear that McCarron’s assertion that the coach has been told this news is accurate.
Nubyjas Wilborn at Al.com reports that Harsin has not been informed he’s out.
Harsin entered this season on the hot seat — there were even rumors this past February that his job was in jeopardy.
The interesting story becomes not the fate of what Harsin officially loses his job — but who Auburn will go after next.