Andy Avalos promoted to Boise State Defensive Coordinator

It was made official Monday that Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates had taken the same position at Arizona.

Yates will be making $200K more than he made a year at Boise State, signing a 2-year contract with the Wildcats for 530k.

This is a big loss to the program, but when you have success like the Broncos do, it’s hard to keep the Power 5 teams out from poaching your coaches. Coach Harsin had some positive things to say about Yates’ time here as the Broncos Defensive Coordinator.

“I am extremely grateful to Coach Harsin and Boise State for all they have done for me personally and professionally. Arizona is a great opportunity for me to be a coordinator in the Pac-12 at a school and conference I have great respect for. To have this opportunity speaks volumes about my time at Boise State, and how people think about this program nationally.

“The Bronco culture and standard of excellence is as strong as ever. It’s a program bigger than any coach or player, and will be highly successful next year and years after because of the staff in place and the blue collar attitude of the players and program,” said Yates in a press release.

Bryan Harsin & Co. did not waste any time in finding a replacement. Naturally they went with former Boise State linebacker Andy Avalos who coached the linebacker position the last few seasons.

Avalos also coached the defensive line from 2012-13.

“One of the trademarks of our program has been the ability to hire from within and have coaches who are ready to take the next step, and who understand our culture and our commitment to winning both on the field and off,” Harsin said.

“We have one of those in Andy Avalos, who will be our new defensive coordinator. He is more than ready for this as a leader, teacher and motivator of young men, and he brings a passion and intensity for the game that will set the tone for us defensively.”


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