According to later reports, the rumor that McCarron started was found to be untrue.
AJ McCarron caused a stir Wednesday when he casually revealed on @bykevinclark Slow News Day that Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin has already been told he'll be fired. However, sources tell @nwilborn19 that is not accurate:
— John Talty (@JTalty) September 28, 2022
With his report debunked, McCarron was at the mercy of critics, including ESPN’s Paul Finebaum. Finebaum joked Thursday that this was the second loss McCarron took at the hands of Auburn.
Paul @finebaum joined me on @1055wnsp and, of course, had a response to AJ McCarron's claim, citing sources, that Bryan Harsin has already been told he's out at Auburn.
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— Mark Heim (@Mark_Heim) September 29, 2022
“AJ has fumbled this one terribly,” Finebaum said to Mark Heim of WNSP radio out of Mobile, Alabama. “He’s now 0-2 in his last two encounters with Auburn.” Finebaum even said himself last week that after the Penn State loss that Harsin was done.
McCarron lost to the Tigers in the infamous “Kick 6” game in 2013 when the Tigers ran a missed field goal back for a touchdown.
While McCarron’s story has been dismissed, it’s not without some merit. There have been rumors since the summer that Harsin was about to be fired by the school and there were even rumors saying his job was in jeopardy if he had lost the Missouri game last Saturday.
So while people might poo-poo McCarron’s report, it wouldn’t be too big of a surprise if Auburn decides to go in another direction soon.