Auburn coaching search update

In college football, Thanksgiving week essentially means three things: rivalry weeks like Auburn-Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Ohio State-Michigan in The Game, Washington-Washington State in the Apple Cup, and Oregon-Oregon State in the old ‘civil war’; it marks the start of the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs; and it brings coaching queries to or close to their conclusions in many cases.

That’s how things stand now at Auburn University, which fired the ill-fated Bryan Harsin midseason and worked to enlist their next head coach in the Tigers’ ongoing, never-ending struggle to escape Alabama’s elephant-sized shadow.