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‘It’s over’: Finebaum predicts Harsin’s firing, rips ‘ineptitude’

Bryan Harsin’s tenure as head football coach at Auburn will soon come to an end, according to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.

Last Saturday, Auburn pulled off a miracle win against SEC foe Missouri in overtime at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Harsin was subjected to immense criticism after the Tigers failed to convert a fourth-and-one while in field goal range in the final two minutes of the game. Missouri would, in turn, drive the field only to miss a game-winning field goal attempt, sending the game into post-regulation.

The first overtime possession saw Auburn kicker Anders Carlson give the Tigers a three-point lead, handing Missouri its shot to seal the game with a touchdown.

In a bizarre ending, Auburn found fortune as Missouri fumbled the football on the one-yard line into the end zone for a touchback, giving Harsin’s squad a 17-14 victory.

During a Monday appearance on WJOX-FM’s “McElroy and Cubelic in The Morning,” Finebaum railed against Harsin’s “sad” performance.

“I was watching that game on a plane at 32,000 feet, which is good in this sense because there’s nowhere to go,” said Finebaum. “I don’t know what I would’ve done had I been in the stadium in the Auburn section or even worse, on the Missouri sideline. Listen, there’s nothing else I can add in terms of the ineptitude, but I just came away really depressed about both programs and the future of both programs.”

“To me, the Bryan Harsin conversation has nowhere to go. It’s over for Bryan Harsin,” he said. “He’s made no compelling argument to keep his job. You can celebrate a win and scream ‘War Eagle.’ guys, but watch his coaching during that game. It was sad.”

Auburn will look to advance to 4-1 on the year during this Saturday’s at-home matchup against SEC West Division rival LSU.

Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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