Auburn Football Coach Bryan Harsin Isn’t Letting His Players Take The Elevator

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Auburn head football coach Bryan Harsin wants his players to earn everything. That even includes getting to where they are going.

According to AL.com’s Tom Green, the 44-year-old has put a sign on his elevator that stops healthy players from getting on board, hitting a button and going up (or down). The elevator, for the Tigers football program, is for injured players only.

Harsin is leaning into blue collar mentality. He wants to instill that driving factor in his players that allows them to wake up early and work long hours without a trophy or a “pat on the back.”

Prior to his transition to the SEC, Harsin had a great career at Boise State. The Broncos went 69-19 during his seven seasons and failed to make a bowl game only once during last year’s COVID-impacted season.

Clearly, based on his time in the Mountain West, Harsin’s hard-nosed, no-stairs approach to football is a winning formula. The question is whether it can translate to the best conference in football.

The reactions to the news of an injured-only elevator in Alabama would believe that it is not a necessary or winning tactic.

Auburn opens its season against Akron on Sept. 4. Can the players take the elevator on game day?

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