Auburn fired coach Bryan Harsin on Oct. 31 with four regular-season games remaining in Year 2, ending his unsuccessful and awkward tenure on The Plains. Harsin finishes with a 9-12 (4-9 SEC) record in less than two full seasons on the job after taking over for Gus Malzahn following the 2020 campaign.  

Harsin will receive $15.3 million (70% of the remaining amount on his contract) for his buyout. Half of that is due within 30 days to be followed by followed by four annual payments of the remaining balance, according to 247Sports' Brandon Marcello.  Auburn is still paying off Malzahn's buyout of $21.5 million as it embarks on yet another coaching search.