One of the most notable coaching searches this year has come from the Auburn Tigers, who spent $21.45 million on firing and buying out Gus Malzahn. After a lot of discussion over who Auburn would turn to next, ranging from defensive coordinator Kevin Steele to the likes of Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze, it now looks like they’ve settled on Boise State’s Bryan Harsin (seen above lifting the 2019 Mountain West conference trophy):
Sources: Auburn is narrowing in on hiring Boise State's Bryan Harsin as its next head coach. A deal is expected soon.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 22, 2020
Sources tell FootballScoop this is a done deal…
Auburn planning to hire Bryan Harsin https://t.co/Kqln81CVh3
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 22, 2020
Boise State’s Bryan Harsin has agreed to become the new Auburn head coach, per source. Harsin went 69-19 with the Broncos.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 22, 2020
It’s certainly notable to see Harsin jump to Auburn. He had served as Boise State’s head coach since 2014 and led the Broncos to a 69-19 mark in that time. And while he wasn’t someone frequently mentioned in the initial discussions of who might step in for Malzahn at Auburn, he certainly has significant credentials from his time with the Broncos. We’ll see how this move works out for him.
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