Bryan Harsin is going through some things.
A lot of players and staff members are leaving under his watch and it has his job hanging on by a thread.
As university leaders scrutinize the struggles of first-year Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin amid an exodus of players and coaches, Harsin told ESPN he’s committed to the school for the long term.
“I’m the Auburn coach, and that’s how I’m operating every day,” Harsin told ESPN in a lengthy interview late Thursday night. “I want this thing to work, and I’ve told our players and told everybody else there is no Plan B. I’m not planning on going anywhere. This was and is the job. That’s why I left the one I was in, to come here and make this place a championship program and leave it better than I found it.”
“There have been a lot of rumors and speculation about our football program,” Auburn president Jay Gogue said at a board of trustees meeting Friday. “I just want you know we’re trying to separate fact from fiction. We’ll keep you posted and make the appropriate decision at the right time.”
At the root of the inquiry, sources told ESPN, is the overall volatility in the program and Harsin’s treatment of players and assistant coaches.
“It all gets back to people and the way they were mistreated,” one source told ESPN. “There’s a reason so many people have left. You just don’t see that many people at one school leave, not in one year. It’s a mess.”
DNA Sports Talk started the rumor that has social media going nuts that Harsin is having an affair with his assistant Clesi Crochet and that ultimately will be the reason he is fired.
No one has come out to confirm or deny that rumor, but Harsin’s wife did speak about rumors on her Instagram page where she calls people idiots.
Flip the pages for what she had to say and more photos of Ms. Crochet.