Auburn coach Bryan Harsin is facing scrutiny from university administrators amid significant turnover within the program.

The program has faced suggestions that Harsin treated players poorly during his first season as football coach in 2021. The high staff turnover has also raised eyebrows, including the abrupt resignation of offensive coordinator Austin Davis less than two months after being hired. Defensive coordinator Derek Mason also departed after one season to take the same role at Oklahoma State.

Pressure increased Friday when defensive tackle Lee Hunter, who transferred from Auburn to UCF during the offseason, claimed on Instagram that Tigers players were “treated like we wasn’t good enough and like dogs.” Hunter also said Harsin “has the true mindset for a winner but has a terrible mindset as a person.”