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Auburn hires Boise State’s Bryan Harsin as next head coach

Auburn University is close to hiring Boise State coach Bryan Harsin as its next head coach,...
Auburn University is close to hiring Boise State coach Bryan Harsin as its next head coach, according to multiple national reports.(KMVT)
Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 5:23 PM MST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA/KMVT/KSVT) (UPDATE: 12/22 — 9:50 PM) - Auburn has announced Boise State’s Bryan Harsin will become new Tiger head football coach.

In the announcement of the hiring by Auburn, Harsin said it would take a special opportunity like Auburn to pull him away from Boise.

“I’m incredibly excited and humbled for the opportunity to be at a place like Auburn University. I knew it would take a special opportunity to get me out of Boise and Auburn is exactly that, the chance to compete at the highest level for one of the greatest programs in college football. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the coaches and players in the Southeastern Conference, but am ready to help build a foundation at Auburn where we can consistently compete for championships. I want our program to make Auburn proud both on and off the field with consistent excellence. I’m very grateful to Allen Greene and Dr. Gogue for this opportunity. Kes, our kids and I can’t wait to meet the Auburn family and get to work! War Eagle!”

Boise State President Dr. Marlene Tromp released a statement.

(UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.)

Auburn University is close to hiring Boise State coach Bryan Harsin as its next head coach, according to multiple national reports.

According to the Associated Press, Harsin and Auburn are finalizing an agreement.

The 44-year-old has a 69-19 record in seven seasons at Boise State.

Harsin’s first head coaching job was at Arkansas State where he replaced Gus Malzahn in 2013.

If hired at Auburn, Harsin would once again replace Malzahn for a coaching job.

Malzahn was fired from Auburn on Dec. 13 after eight seasons.

The Tigers finished the 2020 regular season with a 6-4 record.

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