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NCAA: Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin as Football Coach
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NCAA: Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin as Football Coach

Dec 11 2013, 5:33pm CST | by

The Boise State Broncos hired one of their former assistants, Bryan Harsin, to be their head football coach.

The Boise State Broncos have hired one of their former assistants, Bryan Harsin, to be their head football coach.  This was announced by Boise State Director of Athletics Mark Coyle on the Broncos'...

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NCAA: Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin as Football Coach

Dec 11 2013, 5:33pm CST | by

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The Boise State Broncos hired one of their former assistants, Bryan Harsin, to be their head football coach.

The Boise State Broncos have hired one of their former assistants, Bryan Harsin, to be their head football coach

This was announced by Boise State Director of Athletics Mark Coyle on the Broncos' official athletics website on Dec. 11. 

"We are extremely excited in our selection of Bryan Harsin as the next head football coach at Boise State. Bryan is one of the top young head coaches in college football and we are thrilled to bring him back to Boise to lead the Bronco program. 

"Bryan played a key role in the development of the football program as an assistant for 10 years at Boise State and we look forward to his leadership as we continue the ascension of Bronco football."  

Harsin, who was part of the Broncos coaching staff from 2001-10, is coming off stints as co-offensive coordinator with the Texas Longhorns from 2011-12 and head football coach of the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2013). 

He also takes over for Chris Petersen, who became the Washington Huskies' head coach last week after former mentor Steve Sarkisian left for the USC Trojans. 

Harsin couldn't be more thrilled, per the Broncos' athletics website. 

"We're coming home. Kes and I are thrilled about returning to Boise State, it's a special place built by special people. One of the hardest decisions we ever made was leaving Boise. We did that so I couild become a better coach, so I could one day have the opportunity to return as head coach -- that day has arrived. 

"I appreciate the history and tradition of the Boise State program. I embrace that success but won't rest on it. We will build this program every day with a sense of urgency. I can't wait to get to work. Go Broncos!"

His return comes at a time when the Broncos wound up with an 8-4 record -- "their worst in nearly a decade," per ESPN -- and eventually missed the conference title game.   

The same ESPN report adds it was during Harsin's tenure as Boise State offensive coordinator from 2006-10 when the team was at its peak, posting a 61-5 record and emerging as perennial BCS favorites. 

In fact, the Broncos "won two BCS bowls and won at least 12 games in four seasons," the report goes on to say.

The Idaho Statesman also posted some impressive facts about Harsin's prowess as Broncos offensive coordinator in its Dec. 11 update:

"The Broncos ranked in the Top 10 in total offense in three of Harsin's seasons as coordinator and were no lower than 18th in all five of his years, culminating in 2010 with an average of 521.3 ypg, which set the BSU school record and ranked second nationally. 

"In those five seasons, the Broncos offense averaged 459.9 ypg." 

During his lone season at Arkansas State, Harsin led the Red Wolves to a 7-5 campaign in 2013 which ultimately resulted in a Jan. 5 GoDaddy Bowl game against the Ball State Cardinals in Mobile, Ala. ESPN also notes he will not be coaching the team for that game. 

Instead, that duty falls on Red Wolves defensive coordinator John Thompson, per the Idaho Statesman report 

Harsin also has a $1.75 million buyout with Arkansas State in the event that he resigned in his first year as head coach. According to the Idaho Statesman, "The school (Boise State) has not released contract details or how it will pay Harsin's $1.75 million buyout." 

Dan Wolken of USA Today Sports posted a statement from Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir in his Dec. 11 article

"We appreciate everything Coach Harsin did for Arkansas State during his time as head football coach. We wish him and his family only the best in their future. We will now turn our attention to conducting a national search for a head coach to lead our three-time defending Sun Belt Conference champion football program."  

Congratulations to new Boise State Broncos head football coach Bryan Harsin. 

 

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