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Boise State's New Head Football Coach Says "It's Great To Be Home"

Bryan Harsin
Boise State University

Bryan Harsin was formally introduced as the new head football coach of Boise State’s Broncos Friday. The 37-year-old has a long history with the Broncos. He was a quarterback for the team in the late 1990s and was then an assistant coach from 2001 to 2010. Harsin was also an offensive coordinator under former head coach Chris Peterson from 2006 to 2010.

“It feels great to be home,” Harsin told the crowd at a press conference Friday. “It’s truly a privilege and an honor to stand here before you today as the next head coach of Boise State.”

Harsin accepted the job Wednesday. Boise State president Bob Kustra said “This is one of the most daunting assignments of any division one football program in the country to find a new coach.” That’s after former head coach Chris Petersen left to coach the Huskies at the University of Washington. Kustra said Friday that the university’s football program has elevated Boise State’s profile across the country. “But when that light shines on you year after year after year, then believe me when it comes time for you to select a coach that light gets brighter and brighter and brighter especially when you’re a team that’s known for it’s creativity and innovation.”

Harsin leaves Arkansas State where he was the head coach for a season. He says coaching the Boise State Broncos is a dream job. “You know this program has been known for toughness, preparation, discipline, fundamentally sound football and creativity," said Harsin. "That’s not going to change under my watch.”