Auburn’s search for his next head coach ended Tuesday night, with the Tigers landing Boise State coach Bryan Harsin to take over the reins.
Harsin comes to Auburn after seven seasons as head coach of the Broncos, although he also participated in Boise State and spent 10 years as an assistant in the program before a short time as Texas offensive coordinator and Arkansas State head coach. Harsin has an overall record of 76-24 as head coach, including a 69-19 mark with the Broncos, averaging nearly 10 wins per season at Boise State.
While Harsin has never trained in the SEC and has no direct ties to the area, consistency has highlighted his time at Boise State and, as athletic director Allen Greene and Jay Gogue said Tuesday night, when Auburn announced the hiring. , was the basis factor behind the decision. Auburn wanted someone he thought he could “constantly compete” for in the rigorous SEC West.
How was Harsin hired nationally? Here’s a look at what’s being said in the county and in Boise about Auburn’s decision to appoint Harsin as the program’s 28th head coach:
“Did Auburn get it right?” Harsin brings experience and success as head coach, but fitness concerns remain (ESPN)
– At Auburn, Harsin will get everything he asked for (The Athletic)
– By hiring Harsin, Auburn proves that he is finally ready to move in a new direction (CBS Sports)
– Former Boise State players react to Auburn’s hiring of Bryan Harsin (Idaho statesman)
– Bryan Harsin “has a big eye for talent” (247Sports)
Tom Green is a drunken Auburn reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.