Auburn hires Boise State's Bryan Harsin
Auburn has officially hired Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin as its next head football coach. He replaces Gus Malzahn, who was fired after a 68-35 record in eight seasons.
Harsin got his start in coaching as a running backs and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Oregon back in 2000. The following season, he joined Boise State's staff as a grad assistant and would work his way up to offensive coordinator by 2006.
In 2011, Harsin left Boise to help run the offense at Texas. He spent two seasons there, before, ironically, replacing Malzahn at Arkansas State. Although he only spent one season with the Red Wolves, the team won the Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Boise State would bring Harsin back as its next head coach in December 2013. He would go on to have great success over seven seasons with the Broncos, winning 12 games in his first season. He also led the team to a total of five seasons with at least 10 wins and won three Mountain West championships.
At just 44 years old, Bryan Harsin is a young, up-and-coming football coach who has experienced a large amount of success over the course of his career. Auburn is looking to compete for SEC and National titles once again. While Malzahn didn't have a horrible run as coach, the Tigers are looking for someone to get the team to the next level. Harsin will get his chance to prove he's the guy.