According to a report this morning from Fox Sports, Boise State head football coach Bryan Harsin was among a handful coaches to have interviewed for the head coach opening at the University of Oregon.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 3, 2016
Former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was fired earlier this week after four seasons leading the Ducks. Helfrich led the Ducks to the national title game in January of 2015, but was a combined 13-12 the last two seasons. He finished 2016 holding a record of 4-8, with losses to Washington, Washington State, and Oregon State to name a few.
Harsin, in three seasons as the top man at Boise State, is 31-8 while head coach of the Broncos. He is 2-0 in bowl games, including a victory in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl.
Boise State finished the 2016 regular season with a 10-2 record, with a bowl destination to be announced Sunday. Though the Broncos finished as co-champions of the Mountain division, they finished out of contention for the Mountain West Conference championship game due to their two losses coming within the mountain division.
Other names being talked about for the opening in Oregon are P.J. Fleck of the undefeated MAC champion Western Michigan Broncos, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano of the Ohio State Buckeyes and USF head coach Willie Taggart.
Taggart, according to the report, has also already interviewed with the Ducks. He is 24-25 in four seasons at USF, but is 18-7 over the past two, including 10-2 in 2016.
Florida head coach–and former Colorado State coach–Jim McElwain is a name continuing to float around, but he has continually reaffirmed his dedication to the Gators.
Keep it tuned in to Bronco Nation News for updates, bowl selections and more as football season winds down and basketball season amps up.