Auburn officially announces Bryan Harsin as head coach

Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 10:31:36-05

BOISE, Idaho — Auburn football has officially announced Bryan Harsin as the program's next head coach. The team made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday night after media reports Harsin was in talks with the program.

"I'm incredibly excited and humbled for the opportunity to be at a place like Auburn University," said Harsin. "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!"

BSU President Marlene Tromp wished Harsin luck and said a search for a new head coach "will begin immediately."

“Bryan Harsin has contributed to Boise State University as a student-athlete, as an assistant coach and in his last seven seasons as our head coach. We are proud of what he has been able to accomplish on The Blue, and we wish him the very best of luck at Auburn.

Once A Bronco, Always a Bronco.

Boise State has been on a stunning trajectory for decades and has effectively built on our previous successes. 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. This is an exciting time for Boise State and Bronco Athletics. A national search for our next head coach will begin immediately.”

Harsin spent seven seasons as the Broncos head coach, where he was 69-19 with a 49-8 record against Mountain West competition. During his tenure, the Broncos brought home three conference championships and was ranked in the Top 25 at some point every season.

Harsin replaces Gus Malzahn who the Tigers parted ways with last week after eight seasons.