Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin takes Texas job

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2010 Idaho Statesman

Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin has accepted a job as the co-offensive coordinator and play-caller at Texas.

Harsin, 34, has been on the Boise State staff for 10 years, the past five as offensive coordinator. He also was a backup quarterback for the Broncos for five years and graduated from Capital High.

Harsin, Texas coach Mack Brown and co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite are quoted on the Texas football website.

Harsin: "We've had success at Boise State over the years, but you look at a Texas and it has been a championship program for a long, long time and it's just one of those places you want to be a part of. At Boise State, we always talked about and paid attention to the successful programs around the country, and Texas was a model. The Longhorns set the standard for what you want to be, so it was quite an honor to get that call from Coach Brown. ... I think this whole thing is about the fit. We'll get the X's and O's situated and implement what we need to in order to be successful, but it's all about the fit. In the time we spent with Coach Brown and getting to know him, it fits. Our philosophies, our vision for where we want this offense to go,we're on the same page."

Brown: "Everyone knows of the appreciation I've had for Chris (Petersen), Bryan and the Boise State offense for quite some time. They have had an unbelievable amount of success over the last several years and their offense has played a huge part in that. In my opinion, they've been one of the most innovative offenses in the country, and I enjoy watching them every chance I get. Now that I've met Bryan, I'm really impressed. He has a great passion and knowledge of football.

Applewhite: "Bryan and I had a chance to get together and talk football during his visit to Austin, and I felt like we connected immediately. We talked about personnel, philosophies and getting the best out of this team. The bottom line is we both want to win. Obviously we've all seen what Boise State has done over the years, so I'm excited to get with him, put our ideas together and develop a successful plan here."

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The Denver Broncos have received permission to talk to Jacksonville offensive coordinator — and former Boise State coach — Dirk Koetter about their coaching job, John Elway tweeted this afternoon.

I hope not.

I hope not.

Haha, I hope not?

Are you a moron? Harsin is gone, you fool. Next up, Coach Peterson to Stanford...

Coach Pete to Stanford

I HOPE so!

Boise with NATIONAL EXPOSURE!

In NevadaBowl, ESPN reveals "TCU in not in the same class as Boise and others... I don't think of TCU as one of THEM!" LOL! If Brotz FAILGIMME-KICK had gone straight, you'd be hearing, "Congrats to Boise and their incredible DESTRUCTION of Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl! Boise is in a league of their own! Boise will be a great addition to the Big 12!!!" and tcu? poorfrog would be congrat'n you! really! poorfrog would be beggin' to be yo FRIEND! as it is, know you have a friend in yo poverty. (And believe me ,... you guys are DESTITUTE!) know dat Richfrog luvs u! really!

What kind of a person are you?

You call somebody a fool because they appreciate another person? So sad to be you.

Normally your job. Shouldn't be usurped.

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Happy Jesus Thing and a Chinese New Year

and hows HOPE'n workin' for ya?

ALL YO COACHES JUMPN SHIP!!!! add more seats to stare at smurfturf,... that'll keep 'em from jump'n! lol! Someday I'll re-visit da smurf and get my $3.50 ticket to watch the Broncs play a close one vs. sisters-of-da-REALLY-poor. That'll be a GREAT game!!! Highly entertaining, good...well, fair value for the buck, and maybe the game would have significance... WINNER GOES TO da VEGAS BOWL, since Kraft would prefer Vandals in days to come. Bronco future is SO BRIGHT! (insignificant retards of your world UNITE!) Wow, to think TCU was just a gimme-kick away from tradin' places AND FUTURES with ya! I don't think I could handle all this CHAOS you've been dealt. You all seem to be takin' it all so WELL!!!! and GOOD FOR YOU! good for YOU!

Coach Pete to Stanford

Couch Pete is what is so magical about the Bronco's right now. We cannot loose him. He is not only inspirational to his players but also to the younger generation of upcoming athletes. He and his family represent Idaho values. We are lucky to have him and the boosters should do all they can to keep him.

i hope so

money rules

Not just money

being a coach for a team that has a shot at a national championship, playing big-time teams, and at a real university. Sorry, but BSU will always be an underfunded institution because it is located in Idaho.

Not Just Money

This comment states exactly what I believe about the possibilities of BSU Team, and about the gifted coaches.

JUST SAY

NO

He'll take it

And, why not.

CFB is just entertainment business.

Coaching is part of the business.

Fans are the customers and audience.

Players are the tools, the cast, and the stuntmen.

Why not get as much money as you can, when you are successful in a business.

He would be a fool not to take it and take care of his family and career.

Who on this board would turn down that kind of big money?

Of coure he will take the job.

Good for him. Congrats.

VNDL

Why not get as much money as you can?

#1 Dan Hawkins
#2 Rich Rodriguez
#3 Dave Wannstedt / Mike Haywood
#4 Charlie Weis

Money isn't everything

Who honestly cares after 10-15 YEARS of musical chairs?

We keep putting great teams on the turf and pleasing people.

We find new people and keep moving. We appreciate the people who help make us great and we keep striving regardless of who is here.

Stop obsessing over the course of life.

It's gotten to be so superstitious you can hear the bawling at the mere mention of rumor.

It's completely counterproductive to the growth and development of the football program. What is worse is that the sportswriters use it like Goebbels to stir up the flames.

Knock it off!

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Happy Jesus Thing and a Chinese New Year

FO

Congrats on the first lucid, well articulated, intelligent, and spot on post I can ever remember seeing from you! Keep it up, obviously the meds are working well!

You obviouly have a dementia disorder. NEXT

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FO - Here's a good rumor for ya - be the first in the know

Just got this off the BroncoCountry.com site:

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WACedBronco
9313 posts this site
Posted: Today 3:38 PM

Shocking new information...

You'll have to bear with me... this is going to be long.

Everything below is from a source that I trust implicitly and has rarely, if ever been incorrect when it comes to these things. I asked him numerous times how sure he was that these things would happen, and I was told 100% every time. So take it all for what it's worth.

What he told me is conveyed in the exact same order below:

1. Harsin interviewed and will accept the job at Texas because Petersen told him that Pete has no intention on leaving Boise State in the next 20 years and that essentially if Harsin wants to be a head coach (which he does) he would have to move on. This is an incredible opportunity to do so.

2. Robert Prince will be hired as the Wide Receivers Coach and OC however, Coach Petersen will become the primary play caller.

3. Coach Pete, in addition to calling plays will coach the QBs. He has a special relationship with Kellen Moore and wants to be instrumental in his Sr. development. Also, the QB coaching this season will be vitally important in the development of Kellen's replacement.

4. These added responsibilities will cut into Pete's ability to be a 'roving' coach during practices and manage the 'CEO' type things that a head coach would normally be required to do. When I asked about this he told me that he guaranteed that Dan Hawkins would be on the 2010(sic 1) coaching staff. I asked him about the 'ego' issues, 'burned bridges' etc. and he told me that none of that is true, there are no egos in that coaching family and it would be a non-issue. When I told him that I heard differently he assured me that everything I heard was a lie and sour grapes from people that were trying to justify Hawkins leaving the first time. He told me that Hawkins believe that his calling in life is to influence kids and that's all he cares about. Coming back as the Assistant Head Coach and taking over the CEO/player personnel type duties would be right his alley.

5. Finally he told me that Dan Hawkins will be on the staff until Bleymeier retires and at that point, Dan Hawkins would become the Athletic Director and that 20 years from now, when Petersen retires, Kellen Moore will be the next head coach at Boise State.

So, take it all for what it's worth. As you all know I am a Charter Member of the "Hawkins will never be back at Boise State" club, but after talking to this guy, I am backing down and I'm going to let this run its course.

As of now, look for Robert Prince and Dan Hawkins to be returning to the staff.

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Interesting stuff, for sure.

I am very curious how it would work when Coach Pete doesn't want to RUTS and Hawk does. Maybe a reincarnation of Ghandi Meets The Griswolds or The Little Blorange Fokers.?

Place your bets Boys, to see gets the closest to guessing what the Rumor Mill has next.

VNDL

PS - Hawk was with Coach Pete and Kellen, behind the scenes, on the Florida and New York Heisman trip, though. Maybe some truth to this stuff.

Kellen as HEAD COACH...

Brotzman coachin' KICKERS!?! TCU will be at least 10 straight BCS Bowls in-a-row UP ON YA by then? And Brotz'll finally hav'n 'em kick da STRAIGHT and NARROW! good 4 HIM!

Interesting

What that sounds like to me (and please correct me if i'm wrong on my interpretation) is that coach pete will be head coach in name only, while dan hawkins will be performing the normal head coaching duties....and coach pete would be a glorified offensive coordinator with an assistant....is my interpretation correct?

rockmysocks

I think your interpretation is correct.

Somebody, in the know, posted, on these boards, a while back, that Coach Pete would rather be an OC than a HC - as it fits his personality more.

This would be his way to structure it, while still getting the pay for a HC title.

VNDL

The Press-Tribune is reporting that...

Peterson is in talks with Stanford.

Ω Nah ...

... pass.

Good Rumor for you

Heck of a way and manner to begin an informative session. "Everything below is from a source that I trust implicitly and has rarely, if ever been incorrect when it comes to these things.", but hey who am I to complain, you people love to gossip, it is the truth that causes problems.

I've been throwing up and stuff since 8 pm. I'm not biting.

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Jim Harbaugh headed to 49ers

Coach Pete to Stanford rumors will be starting soon....

The only good thing about STANFORD...

Is their punkaxx crazy marching band.

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Ω Watch it, PAL ...

... or you might get turned into NTSC.

Ph.D. Ed., Stanford

I have two digital converters and am ALL NTSC.

Including a 1963 RCA Victor 19" portable B/W 'New Vista' VHF-only portable (yellow cabinet in color).

Wait until the antelope invade my neighborhood. The cops can't even get gangsters out of an apartment without the help of my stereo and Chris LeDoux CD.

They should offer to fix that Sansui.

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Harsin

If he went on a corporate jet and came home on the airlines he didn't get it. If he came home on the jet, he did. Very simple.

He's arriving via the same jet that took him to Austin....

no commercial flights.

Texas source says it's a done deal

http://thesportsjury.com/20110107861/cfb/source-bryan-harsin-to-accept-texas-oc-job

Congrats, Coach Harsin! Sad day for us Broncos though. . . .. . . .

Orangebloods.com says the same thing

He's as good as gone. Normally I'd take something a recruiting website says with a grain of salt...but that site was the first to break just about every major conference realignment story this past summer as well.

gonna be afun

NC game next year! BSU vs Texas....

That's funny.

I needed that.

Good one.

Yeah. As if Texas has a

Yeah. As if Texas has a snowball's chance in, well, Texas to be in the NC game.

I was not talking about Texas.

You are funny though too.

Sorry, but BSU has peaked...

Mark my words. This season they climbed as high as they ever will. They will not be in title contention again in the near future. Teams rise and fall. BSU is on the way down.

If I'm wrong, I'll eat crow.

And you base this on what?

Just another dude with little or no knowledge of what he
s talking (posting) about.

Ω Soothsayer

Remember that Nostracrowus' co-offensive coordinators never found a suitable backup?

All the walk-ons are giving it a shot.

On the way DOWN, yeah, way Down...RainFrog know

yeah, yeah, down, down,yeah, RainFrog never wrong... Brotzman hurt, yeah, hurt bad,... uh-huh Bronc hurt down bad, all bad, all gone... yeah, Harsin gone, down, ...bad, bad, yeah, Brotzman very bad, yeah bad, hurt bad, really really bad,yeah, uh-huh- all gone, all gone, down, bad, way down... Pete gone, bad, yeah

SG

Im sure you would find pleasure in your prediction. It must suck to live here for you. But I think you will remain a bitter likttle man for quite some time some guy. You probably love crow, you hateful redneck. How about this. You only post when BSU loses... that will make all of us happy.

No CROW 4 U!!!

they want proof? ALL YO COACHES JUMPN SHIP!!!! add more seats to stare at smurfturf,... that'll keep 'em from jump'n! lol! Someday I'll re-visit da smurf and get my $3.50 ticket to watch the Broncs play a close one vs. sisters-of-da-REALLY-poor. That'll be a GREAT game!!! Highly entertaining, good...well, fair value for the buck, and maybe the game would have significance... WINNER GOES TO da VEGAS BOWL, since Kraft would prefer Vandals in days to come. Bronco future is SO BRIGHT! (insignificant retards of your world UNITE!) Wow, to think TCU was just a gimme-kick away from tradin' places AND FUTURES with ya! I don't think I could handle all this CHAOS you've been dealt. You all seem to be takin' it all so WELL!!!! and GOOD FOR YOU! good for YOU!

My BCS NC game pick is....

BSU v Carroll College

that cant happen.

Carroll College is in the FCS. Congrats to eastern washington! painting a field really works!

Coaches Good Enough but not Program?

I don't understand how our coaches can be good enough to go to these big schools but the big schools have nothing nice to saw about our football program. If our program it that bad and weak them why do they want our coaches?

FWIW, Mack Brown at Texas

FWIW, Mack Brown at Texas has been extremely complimentary of the Boise program. In fact, de-pantsing Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl has left them feeling quite warm about Boise. ;)

Pete to Stanford?

Harsin, Pease, Pettis, Young....sigh. Martin would be stupid if he doesn't go as a JR running back (he's a lot better than the Fresno kid drafted last year). Looks like the writing on the wall. Good news is, bsu can hire Cable or Hawkins now. Does Cody have a little brother that wants to be a QB? That would be awesome.

Cable to BSU

Cable to BSU has been building up a lot of steam down in the Bay area. He would rock. His offense put up a lot of points at UCLA!

Go Broncos

Not a chance

Boise State doesn't hire DAV.