Auburn hires Boise State's Harsin to lead football program

Mountain West Championship-Preview Football
Posted at 8:06 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 23:32:13-05

Auburn has hired Boise State’s Bryan Harsin as its head football coach, luring him away from his alma mater and into the powerful Southeastern Conference. The 44-year-old Harsin is 69-19 with three Mountain West titles in seven seasons at Boise State. Auburn fired Gus Malzahn earlier this month after eight seasons, a surprising move after a 6-4 season — and one that cost the school more than $21 million to buy out the former coach’s contract. Harsin had sustained success at one of the top Group of Five programs. He also replaced Malzahn at Arkansas State.