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Andy Avalos introduced as Boise State's 11th head coach

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 14:35:06-05

Boise State University introduced Andy Avalos as their 11th head coach on Sunday afternoon.

Boise State president Marlene Trump and new athletic director Jeremiah Dickey introduced Avalos in a press conference.

We will have more on the press conference after it finishes.

ORIGINAL STORY

Several reports confirm Oregon's Andy Avalos is expected to be named the next Boise State head coach.

Avalos, the current defensive coordinator for the Oregon Ducks, is expected to be named to the position, as first reported by Idaho Press reporter B.J. Rains.

The Idaho Statesman reported BSU Athletic Director Jeramiah Dickey flew to Eugene Thursday afternoon, suggesting a meeting with Avalos.

Avalos spent two seasons as Oregon's defensive coordinator, where he was a semifinalist for the Broyles Award for college football's top assistant coach. The Ducks allowed just 16.5 points per game in 2019, the ninth in the nation for scoring defense.

Prior to his tenure in Eugene, Avalos was at BSU for seven seasons as the defensive coordinator (2016-2018), defensive line coach (2012-2013) and linebackers coach (2014-2015).

Before that Avalos was an all-conference linebacker for Boise State.

Hiring Avalos would also be the first move by new athletic director Jeremiah Dickey who has been on the job for less than a week.

Boise State has not confirmed the hire as of Friday afternoon. While the university has not confirmed the move, the other top contender for the position did. Montana State coach Jeff Choate confirmed in a tweet he is staying at MSU.