Boise State coaching candidates: Who will be the Broncos' next leader?
One of the best Group of 5 jobs in the country is now open.
Boise State picked a good day to hide.
The Broncos elected to move on from alum Andy Avalos after a 5-5 start to the season, a firing that was somewhat surprising and absolutely overlooked on the day that Texas A&M paid Jimbo Fisher a fortune to go away.
Nevertheless, this is one of the best Group of 5 jobs in the country. Who will get it? Let’s take a look at some potential candidates.
Bryan Harsin. Before getting fired less than two years into his stint at Auburn, Harsin went 69-19 across seven years at Boise State, winning three Mountain West Conference titles, posting four top-10 finishes in the AP poll and winning the Fiesta Bowl. He was a bad fit on and off the field at Auburn, where he went 9-12, but the man did not forget how to coach. There has been some talk in the industry of Harsin’s name gaining traction with other jobs that were set to open — namely Nevada — and the thinking is that Boise State may have moved on from Avalos this quickly because it wanted to get ahead of the rush. Harsin is a former Boise State quarterback, and he would make plenty of sense back at his alma mater again, especially with the best Group of 5 team set to receive an automatic Playoff berth starting next season.