Jonesboro, AR (Sports Network) - Arkansas State named former Texas
offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin as its new head football coach on Tuesday.
Harsin was hired as Texas' offensive coordinator in 2011 after spending the
previous 10 seasons on the Boise State coaching staff -- the last five as
offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
"We are extremely excited to name Bryan Harsin as our new head football
coach," said Red Wolves athletics director Terry Mohajir. "Coach Harsin has a
proven track record of success, helping produce one of the best football
brands in the country and also working with one of the top programs of all-
time. He has strong experience developing quarterbacks, which was important to
me, and always puts his players first."
Former head coach Gus Malzahn took the Auburn job after just a year at
Arkansas State. He led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record and a Sun Belt
conference title this season.
"This is a tremendous honor to be the head football coach at Arkansas State
University," said Harsin. "I've prepared a long time for this opportunity, and
I'm looking forward to building on a strong foundation already in place here.
I've felt the enthusiasm surrounding this program, and that is very exciting."
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