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What Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin said about LSU

Much like Ed Orgeron, who met with the media on Monday, Bryan Harsin of Auburn held his media session just an hour later. He tackled a bevy of topics including the quarterback situation for Auburn. Harsin was noncommital as to who would start against LSU. Obviously, it would be an interesting topic if TJ Finley got the start against his old team.

When asked about Finley, Orgeron discussed him quite a bit. He discussed when Finley came into his office to let the coach know that he was leaving. Oregon mentioned how difficult a decision it was for the quarterback. On Saturday he led Auburn to the win with a 98-yard drive late in the game.

As far as Harsin, he discussed the LSU Tigers during his media availability.

LSU is very good. I got a chance to watch them a little bit even prior to this game because they’re on TV and so you see LSU playing. Coach Orgeron has done a very good job, very successful with that program, obviously has won a national championship.

One of the players that Harsin spoke about was the quarterback Max Johnson. He currently leads the SEC in touchdown passes along with Alabama’s Bryce Young. Both have thrown 15 touchdowns in four games. Johnson is also the FBS leader in consecutive games with 3+ touchdowns with six, each one of his starts dating back to the Florida game last year.

“Offensively, I think the quarterback is playing well,” Harsin said. “Max Johnson is a very good player. You can see that he’s getting better and has done some very good things. They’ve got some wide receivers — they all are very good and very talented, and they play hard.”

Harsin also was very complimentary of the offensive line, it felt a lot like coach speak. We hear that often when coaches discuss opposing teams not looking to give any bulletin board material.

Their offensive line is very good, so all around on the offensive side you see a lot of very good players. You see a system that these guys are doing a very good job in. We have to be ready for that on the defensive side.

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