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Bryan Harsin Releases Official Statement After Getting Fired By Auburn

Bryan Harsin, Auburn Tigers Football

After posting a 9-12 record through his first 21 games as head coach of the Auburn Tigers, Bryan Harsin was fired by the school on Monday. 

Today, Harsin released a statement expressing his disappointment in the decision, as well as sending out his best wishes for the University, coaches, staff members and families impacted by the move. 

Harsin's statement, posted to twitter by ESPN analyst Cole Cubelic, said the following:

"I am incredibly disappointed that I won't get to lead the Auburn football program and these players into the future. I poured my heart and soul into this program and team. We stood together in the face of considerable challenges and outside noise. 

Through my entire time at Auburn we did things the right way, which is not always the easy way. I am very proud of the resolve shown by everyone in our facility and incredibly grateful for those at Auburn who stood by me and my family. I am certain that this group of players will do great things. I will miss you guys tremendously but will always be there for you and do anything I can to help moving forward. Thank you for believing in me. 

Like any coach with the benefit of hindsight, there are things that could have been done differently. I don't pretend to be perfect but I am certain I will be better moving forward because of this experience. 

I truly believe Auburn has the potential to be a championship program once again. The resources, financial support and fan base are in place. There are good people throughout this program and University. With complete alignment, the possibilities are endless.

I hurt for the coaches, staff members and families who are left in limbo. This team and staff came here fully committed to our vision of what we could accomplish in time. That time has been cut short. They will all persevere because of their tremendous character and ability and I will do everything I can to help them with this transition. 

As is life, my family and I will now turn the page and chart our next course, always grateful for the positive relationships formed and memories made on the Plains. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the Auburn Family."

Many Auburn fans appreciated Harsin's statement, which included well-wishes for the program into the future and an offer to help the new coaching staff with the transition. 

While Harsin searches for his next coaching opportunity, the Auburn Tigers will prepare for a matchup with the Mississippi State Bulldogs this Saturday.