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TO THE HOT TAKE CANNON
Who is Bryan Harshin?
That is easily the greatest thing I've ever seen.
Actually, the LMGTFY was funny for about 10 minutes 4 months ago. Now it's just a douchy way of responding to someone genuinely looking for some insight.
Actually, lmgtfy was funny about 5 years ago.
who doesn't google before asking some dumb question these days?
It's douchey when someone does it to a legitimate question that's not readily searchable. However, in this case, all you need to do is google a name and MAYBE add something like "football coach" and you'd find plenty.
I agree. I just think in this situation, the person is clearly looking for more than a wikipedia entry on the guys coaching past. Yes, I can look up and see he was with Boise, then Texas, etc, but obviously theres more too him. Was he considered the guru of Boise's offense? How good was Boise's offense those days? Did Texas offense improve under him? These are things that googling might not tell you as quickly, but maybe, i don't know, someone on a football blog might?
4 months, or years?
Boise's OC during the Kellen Moore years, spent a couple of years at Texas as co-OC with Applewhite and this past season as head coach of Arkansas State. Arkansas State is the big loser here, Harin is the 3rd guy in a row (Freeze & Malzahn before him) to leave after 1 season. I guess to get the best candidate possible they can market the position as a platform for better jobs.
Nice to have a qb alum as hc.
But Denard is busy.
That's who you are talking about, right?
Solid hire. Kind of sucks for Ark State that they can't keep a coach for longer than a year, though.
Here is their story - (LINK)
"The 37-year-old Harsin, who will leave Arkansas State to return to his alma mater, succeeds Chris Petersen who left Boise for Washington last week. Harsin compiled a 7-5 record in his one season at Arkansas State, and led the Red Wolves to a berth in the GoDaddy Bowl."
He played QB at Boise State and was an assistant on the staff for close to a decade, so he is coming home. According to the article, the next coach will be Arkansas State's fifth in about three years too.
Has any of the head coach openings been filled by an African American? I know the numbers are extremely low.
No, Cranston is still playing and is the favorite to win the Heisenberg Trophy this weekend.
Arkansas State is going to put a wicked buyout on the next HC contract.
Harsin had a 1.7 M buyout in his contract. The buyout was only effective if he left before 1/14/14 IIRC.
He has won everywhere he has been. EMU actually hired a guy with a good track record of success instead of a position coach. People thought Dino Babers was the guy, but apparently it is Creighton.
In before Todd Graham to Arkansas State.
It makes you wonder why so many people consider Pat Narduzzi such a hot head coaching candidate. Narduzzi's resume does not compare to Harsin's, and nationally, Harsin is a bigger name.
Not to mention he's had an excellent run as OC at BSU and UT, the guy's got history and knows what made BSU successful.
On the plus side for Arkansas State, they appear to have a very well-run HR department.
I hope Arkansas State hires me for a year. How much does it pay?
When did that happen and how, exactly?
I'm Ron Burgundy?
I get why some might think "poor Arkansas State, 3rd guy in 3 years" but all 3 years have ended in a conference championship, so there are worse situations they could be in.
Still though, it sucks for the seniors on that team. They never had a coach with whom they were able to develop any kind of relationship.
Now he just needs to bring Kellen Moore back as OC.