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Boise State Athletic Director Departs For Syracuse

Mark Coyle is leaving Boise State for Syracuse.

The Iowa native who moved to Boise after stints and Minnesota and Kentucky, will be formally announced in his new role in New York Monday. 

Coyle took over the top athletic position at Boise State in late 2011. He replaced Gene Bleymaier, who was fired following compliance infractions that landed the university on NCAA probation. Syracuse is facing five years' probation. 

During his tenure, Coyle replaced former football coach Chris Petersen with Bryan Harsin, following Petersen's departure for Washington. Harsin led the Broncos to a 12-2 record and a Fiesta Bowl win in his first season. Boise State's men's basketball team also made strides under Coyle's leadership. 

Coyle's name had been linked to the Syracuse position - and others - for weeks. 

Boise State has not announced an interim replacement.  

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