Former Auburn DT Lee Hunter Says Players Treated ‘Like Dogs’ Under Brian Harsin

AP Photo/Sean RayfordAmid ongoing speculation regarding Bryan Harsin's status as Auburn's head football coach, one former player has opened up about what he experienced playing for the Tigers. Defensive tackle Lee Hunter, who transferred to Central Florida last month, wrote about Harsin in an Instagram post on Friday. "The reason I chose to leave Auburn because we…

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Amid ongoing hypothesis when it comes to Bryan Harsin’s situation as Auburn’s head soccer coach, one ancient player has opened up about what he skilled taking part in for the Tigers. 

Defensive tackle Lee Hunter, who transferred to Central Florida closing month, wrote about Harsin in an Instagram put up on Friday. 

“The motive I selected to depart Auburn on tale of we got treated treasure we wasn’t correct adequate, and treasure dogs,” Hunter wrote.

Per Nathan King of 247Sports, Hunter’s put up has been cherished by several newest and ancient Auburn soccer gamers. 

Hunter’s feedback approach in the wake of a couple of key departures from Harsin’s coaching workers. 

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo changed into fired on Nov. 30. Austin Davis, who changed into employed as Bobo’s alternative on Dec. 18, resigned on Monday for deepest causes. 

Derek Mason announced closing month he changed into leaving the Tigers after spending one season as defensive coordinator. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported on Jan. 26 that Mason will favor the the same predicament at Oklahoma Advise. 

Defensive line coach Nick Eason left the program to enroll in Dabo Swinney’s workers at Clemson as defensive-scoot game coordinator and defensive tackles coach. Eason is a Clemson alum and carried out in 47 video games for the program from 1999 to 2002. 

Per Bennett Durando of the Sir Bernard Law Advertiser, a complete of 19 gamers from the 2021 Auburn roster earn entered the transfer portal. 

Quarterback Bo Nix, who started 34 video games over the last three seasons, announced in December he changed into transferring to Oregon. 

Coming out of National Signing Day on Wednesday, Auburn ranked eighth amongst SEC colleges by 247Sports’ composite rankings.  

Despite basically the newest coach and player turnover, Harsin told ESPN’s Chris Low and Pete Thamel he remains dedicated to the program:

“I’m the Auburn coach, and that’s how I’m working each day. I want this ingredient to work, and I’ve told our gamers and told all people else there is never any such thing as a Knowing B. I’m no longer planning on going anyplace. This changed into and is the job. That’s the reason I left the one I changed into in, to approach here and design this predicament a championship program and leave it greater than I realized it.”

Harsin changed into employed by Auburn in December 2020 to interchange Guz Malzahn as head coach. The 45-year-extinct changed into coming off a a hit seven-year scoot as head coach at Boise Advise the place he went 69-19. 

After a 6-2 birth below Harsin, the Tigers accomplished the 2021 season with 5 consecutive losses. They had been competitive of their closing three video games, losing to South Carolina, Alabama and Houston by a complete of 10 factors.