Boise State Finds Coach and It’s Not Dirk Koetter
Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports tweets that Boise State University is expected to hire Bryan Harsin as it’s next head coach. Harsin was a candidate for the vacant position, alongside current Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.
Bryan Harsin is taking the #BoiseState job, source tells cbs.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2013
Both Harsin and Koetter interviewed for the position this past Monday, and reports surfaced that talks between Koetter and the school were heating up after he conducted a second interview with officials on Tuesday.
Harsin is a former assistant with Boise State, who served as their offensive coordinator from 2006-10, before joining the staff at the University of Texas where he shared play-calling duties with Major Applewhite for two seasons. He then was hired last year to become the head coach at Arkansas State, posting a 7-5 record as that team is set to play Ball State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl in January.
Koetter was formerly the head coach at Boise State for three seasons, posting a 26-10 record from 1998-00. He then became the head coach at Arizona State, where he compiled a 40-34 record before joining the ranks of NFL assistant coaches when he accepted the offensive coordinator position with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007. He served in that role for five seasons before being hired by the Falcons in 2012.