Auburn, Alabama-some names Bryan Harsin Realized that some he did not.
Since the 44-year-old was appointed as Auburn’s new head coach on Tuesday, his phone has been buzzing in his pocket every few minutes. From the Boise State quarterback in the late 90s to the current SEC coach, he has established extensive connections throughout his network, and many people in his network have participated. Others found his number and had to shoot.
The biggest college vacancy this season (so far) has been filled, and coaches from across the country have been contacting Harsin for the past 48 hours to inquire about possible vacancies for his assistants at Auburn.
For Harsin, this is an encouraging sign of the sports coach̵
“Let me put it this way: There is no shortage of interest for coaches who want to participate in this Auburn program,” Hasing said at an introductory press conference on Christmas Eve. “My phone keeps blowing up.”
Not long ago, Harsin was an up-and-coming assistant at his alma mater, Boise State.As offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Chris PetersonThe Broncos ranked 61-5 (2006-10) and created some of the most efficient and advanced offensive methods in college football.
He realized the importance of high-quality employees, and Auburn is now the third head coach after Arkansas (2013) and Boise (2014-20). Harsin believes that his hiring will open the door to talented coaches and make them stand out in the high-level work of the SEC.
He compared the decision of the assistant staff to the lessons he learned from his father’s drag racing driver.
“When you plan to drive at 200 miles per hour in six seconds, that thing works better, right?” Hashin joked. “…We work on cars, we are making cars, it takes time, and people become very impatient. “Do you want to do it well, or do you want it now? “That is one of his favorite lines. …”I can make it work, it won’t work as you want. ”
“Therefore, it is very important to find the right talent here. It is very important to find the right coach here. It is very important to let our coach enter here, just like I am now, to understand what Auburn really means.”
No time to waste -Well, the holidays don’t count. Hasing said he is starting to organize the assistant coach’s wish list “now”, even though he told the coach to blow up his phone to take a few days off, enjoy Christmas and return to him this weekend.
Harsin made sure to reiterate that, despite his patience, he will deliberately supplement his staff. Moreover, he will not be frustrated by the people he wants to hire. Auburn University President Jay Gogue said on Wednesday that Hashim will have full control over his selection of personnel. During Auburn’s coaching search, there will be no “rules” regarding assistant coaches for any candidate.
As for the current employees, Hasing met with them at a zoom meeting on Wednesday, although he has learned something from coaching activities and contacts over the years. Harsin conveyed to them the same message as prospective candidates: take time off, enjoy Christmas, and when the players return to campus for bowl practice on Saturday, things will get more and more chaotic.
Speaking of Auburn’s appointment with Northwestern No. 14 (ABC New Year’s Day noon CST), Hashim made sure that Auburn’s current assistant coach knew the team’s attention to him. He said his farewell in Boise and was ready to help the Tigers win a bowl game.
“It’s very simple. What I told them is, what can I do for you? What support can I provide for you?” Halsin said. “What can I do to make sure that you have everything you need to prepare these people to compete with Northwest Airlines?”
According to the annual publication of USA TODAY, Auburn donated $6.76 million to his assistant coach pool in 2020, ranking fourth in the SEC rankings and sixth in college football. The salary database of assistant coaches.
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