Bryan Harsin is "incredibly disappointed" over his dismissal from Auburn on Monday, the former Tigers coach wrote in a lengthy statement one day after he was fired less than two seasons into his tenure. Harsin reflected on his short-lived coaching stint that ended with a 9-12 (4-9 SEC) mark after he replaced Gus Malzahn following the 2020 season.

"I poured my heart and soul into this program and team," Harsin wrote. "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."

The athletic director who hired Harsin, Allan Greene, left his post just before the 2022 football season, leaving Harsin with few allies within the Auburn administration after a rocky first season in 2021.