Oct 12, 2013; Jonesboro, AR, USA; Arkansas State Red Wolves head coach Bryan Harsin celebrates with wide receiver J.D. McKissic (23) after a touchdown by McKissic against the Idaho Vandals at ASU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State hires Bryan Harsin as head coach

The Boise State Broncos have finally found their new head coach. After reports that Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin had withdrawn his name from the Boise State coaching search, it looks like he has done a complete 180.

Reports on Wednesday morning say that Harsin has been named the Broncos new head coach. Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports passed along the report.

Harsin was in the mix with former Boise State coaches Justin Wilcox and Dirk Koetter.

It comes as no surprised that Harsin wanted to return to the Mountain West, where he had success as Boise State’s offensive coordinator from 2006-10. Harsin joined Boise State back in 2001 as a graduate assistant, before climbing the ladder to tight ends coach and ultimately the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Now, he returns as the man in charge.

For Arkansas State, the departure of Harsin means that they will have their fourth new head coach in as many years. There has been no FBS program in college football that has had four head coaches in four years for at least half a century.

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