Boise State’s Bryan Harsin has been named the following head football coach at Auburn, the school reported Tuesday night.
He replaces Gus Malzahn, who was terminated recently after eight seasons with the Tigers.
The 44-year-old Harsin was 69-19 with three Mountain West titles in seven seasons at Boise State, his place of graduation. Harsin was a top objective for Auburn from the beginning of its training search, and in excess of 20 Power 5 schools have connected with him throughout the long term, a source revealed to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
“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,” Harsin said in a statement. “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.”
Louisiana lead trainer Billy Napier and Clemson protective facilitator Brent Venables recently turned down the Auburn work, sources disclosed to ESPN’s Chris Low.
Malzahn’s terminating came as fairly a shock after a 6-4 season, and it cost the school more than $21 million to purchase out his agreement.
Reddish has been an all over program, winning the public title under Gene Chizik in the 2010 season prior to going on a fast decay.
The Tigers went to Malzahn, the hostile organizer for that Cam Newton-drove group. Malzahn drove Auburn to the SEC title and into the public title game in his first season (2013). However, the Tigers have lost in any event four games in every one of the seven seasons since.
In the interim, Auburn’s central adversaries have flourished. Alabama has been an enduring competitor, and Georgia has likewise arisen as a public force, making it much harder for Auburn to make progress on the field and on the enrolling trail.
The Tigers searched out their next mentor from in excess of 2,100 miles away.
“He’s a proven winner whose record speaks for itself,” Auburn athletic director Allen Greene said. “Coach Harsin impressed me with his detailed plan to lead Auburn to consistently compete for championships in the Southeastern Conference.”
Harsin additionally supplanted Malzahn at Arkansas State in 2013, winning a portion of the Sun Belt Conference title in his solitary season prior to getting back to his institute of matriculation.
Harsin has a demonstrated history as a lead trainer, more so than any Auburn mentor in late memory. Malzahn had just one season as a school lead trainer before he took the Auburn work. Chizik had a losing record at Iowa State. Tommy Tuberville was 12-20 in the SEC at Mississippi.
At that point there’s Harsin, who supported the achievement of one of school football’s top Group of 5 projects.
A triumph in the 2014 Mountain West title game checked Boise State’s first by and large alliance title since joining the gathering in 2011, and its first in general since 2009. The lone graduate to mentor the Broncos in their set of experiences, Harsin has won meeting titles as a player, collaborator mentor and lead trainer.
Boise State succeeded at least nine games in every one of his initial six seasons. The Broncos completed 5-2 this year, losing to No. 19 San Jose State in the group title game. Boise State selected not to take an interest in a bowl game.
Boise State president Marlene Tromp commended Harsin’s commitments to the program however communicated certainty the triumphant would proceed under his replacement, for whom she said the school would direct a public hunt.
“Boise State has been on a stunning trajectory for decades and has effectively built on our previous successes,” Tromp said in a statement posted on the football program’s Twitter account. “Each of our head coaches has used his unique talents to enhance the excellence of this program — an excellence we have all come to expect — and we are confident that our next coach will do the same.”
Auburn is set to play No. 15 Northwestern in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day. Cautious facilitator Kevin Steele is filling in as the Tigers’ interval mentor and was at first viewed as a contender for the permanent job.