Arkansas St. hires UT aide to coach

Updated: December 12, 2012, 1:19 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Texas co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin will be named Arkansas State's new head coach, sources with knowledge of the deal told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ian Fitzsimmons.

Harsin takes over for Gus Malzahn, who's leaving Arkansas State for Auburn after one season. Malzahn led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record and a Sun Belt Conference championship.

The 35-year-old Harsin was interviewed for the Red Wolves' position on Tuesday and will be officially introduced on Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Harsin was hired by Texas coach Mack Brown out of Boise State in 2011 to handle the playcalling for the Longhorns.

Harsin replaced Greg Davis, who won a national championship with Texas in 2005 and played for another in 2009, but resigned after the Longhorns went 5-7 in 2010.

Harsin spent 10 seasons on the Boise State staff, his last five as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was a finalist for the 2009 Broyles Award given to the nation's top assistant coach.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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