The latest on an Auburn offensive line in transition as bowl preparations ramp up
Two veterans won't play vs. Houston, while two others are back at practice. Here's more on the front five and what Bryan Harsin said in Birmingham.
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With Early Signing Day behind him and a bowl game back in front of him, Bryan Harsin went to Birmingham on Thursday for a press conference right across the street from the stadium where Auburn will play an 11-win Houston team.
Harsin’s time at the first press conference for the Birmingham Bowl featured quite a bit of confirmation of expected news involving the game itself.
First-team All-American cornerback Roger McCreary and star linebacker Zakoby McClain opted out of the game, focusing on their NFL Draft futures. Quarterback T.J. Finley isn’t fully 100% in practices after spraining his ankle in the Iron Bowl, but he’s expected to be healthy enough to play against Houston.
Harsin didn’t confirm anything regarding the offensive coordinator vacancy that is expected to be filled by Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach Austin Davis in the coming days. He didn’t say who would be calling plays in the bowl game — an answer that Houston head co…