Friday, January 7, 2011
Texas hires Boise State OC Bryan Harsin
By Andrea Adelson
Texas has hired Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to call the plays for a team that struggled last season, coach Mack Brown announced Friday.
Harsin will be co-offensive coordinator with Major Applewhite.
"What a great opportunity to come to a place like Texas with its rich history and tradition," Harsin said. "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."
Harsin spent 10 seasons on the Boise State staff, including the past five as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The Broncos finished this season ranked No. 3 in total offense and No. 2 in scoring offense, and quarterback Kellen Moore was a Heisman Trophy finalist.
This marks the second straight season Boise State has lost a coordinator. Last year, defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox left for Tennessee. The Broncos also lost receivers coach Brent Pease last week, when he left to become offensive coordinator at Indiana.