· The Bryan Harsin File
In his first season at Texas, he had the task of putting a new offense in place with a young group that featured 10 different freshmen and sophomores starting for the Longhorns. Despite its youth, the offense was able to put up over 500 yards of total offense four times and rank 21st nationally in rushing offense with 202.6 yards per game. The team ran for over 400 yards in back-to-back games against Kansas (441) and Texas Tech (439), marking just the fifth and sixth 400-yard rushing performances by Texas since 1980. Harsin helped guide three different starting quarterbacks to 2,360 passing yards.
In 2012, the Horns rank No. 24 in the nation in scoring (36.1 ppg) and ninth in passing efficiency (156.2 rating), led by David Ash who is 20th (154.94). Texas is also eighth in the FBS in offensive third-down efficiency. The Longhorns have posted more than 400 yards of total offense in nine games and scored 40-plus points in five contests. They rank No. 24 in the nation in scoring offense (36.1 points per game) and No. 37 in total offense (441.0 yards per game).
He ran an offense at Boise State an during a five-year period where the team posted a 61-5 record that included two undefeated seasons, which were capped by Fiesta Bowl wins over TCU in 2009 (14-0) and Oklahoma in 2006 (13-0). They reached at least 12 wins in four of his five seasons as coordinator and had three Top 10 finishes, including ranking No. 5/6 in 2006, No. 4/4 in 2009, and No. 10/10 entering the 2010 bowl season. In 2008, they finished just outside the Top 10 at No. 11/13.
In the time since becoming offensive coordinator at Boise State in 2006, Harsin's offenses were in the top five nationally in scoring four times, capped by ranking first in 2009 (42.2 ppg) and second in 2010 with 45.1 ppg. They also ranked second in 2006 (39.7 ppg), fourth in 2007 (42.4 ppg) and 12th in 2008 (37.6 ppg). In all, Boise State averaged 41.4 ppg during his time as coordinator.
The Broncos ranked in the Top 10 in total offense in three of Harsin's seasons as coordinator and have been no lower than 18th in all five of his years, culminating in 2010 with an average of 521.3 ypg, which set the BSU school record and ranked second nationally. In those five seasons, the Broncos offense averaged 459.9 ypg.
Harsin's offenses averaged more than 200 yards both rushing and passing twice during his tenure. In 2006, Boise State produced the sixth-ranked rushing offense in the nation with 214.2 ypg, while in 2010 it had the nation's sixth-ranked passing attack with 321.1 ypg, which is the fourth-best mark in school history. During that span, the offense averaged 272.4 yards passing and 187.5 yards rushing per game.
In addition, the Broncos ranked in the top 12 in pass efficiency all five years and was in the top 10 in four of those. They led the nation in fewest sacks allowed in 2009 with just five, were third in 2010 with only eight and were fifth in 2008 with 13.
As quarterbacks coach, Harsin guided Kellen Moore into becoming one of the nation's most productive quarterbacks. In 2010, Moore was named first-team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America and became Boise State's first Heisman Trophy finalist. He was also a finalist for the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Manning Award and was named the nation's top quarterback by The Touchdown Club of Columbus.
In 2010, Moore became the first Boise State quarterback to eclipse 10,000 career passing yards and is one of just six active players with 10,000 passing yards. He also notched his third 3,000-yard passing season in 2010 and owns three of the top four single-season marks in Bronco history. He is the only player in school history to throw for 3,000 yards in three different seasons.
Moore also became Boise State's all-time leader in a number of statistical categories, including total offense (10,811), passing yards (10,867), completions (831), touchdowns (99) and 200-yard passing games (34).
Moore's single-season numbers from 2010 also rank in the all-time top 10. His 3,845 passing yards is the second-highest single-season total in school history, his 245 completions rank fourth, his 383 attempts are fifth and his 35 touchdowns are tied for second.
A large part of the offensive success in 2009 came on the arm of Moore, who finished the season with a school record 39 touchdown throws and just three interceptions. Moore ended the year ranked second in the country in pass efficiency (161.7) en route to setting the NCAA record for interception-to-attempt ratio at .69 percent (3-of-431).
ESPN.com, SI.com and CBSSports.com named Moore first-team All-America, the Associated Press named him third-team All-America, while he also finished seventh in the 2009 Heisman voting and earned Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors. Also earning first-team All-WAC honors in 2009 under Harsin's guidance were wide receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young, and offensive lineman Nate Potter.
In his third season as offensive coordinator, Harsin's 2008 unit was taken over by Moore, who was a redshirt freshman. Moore would compile one of the most outstanding seasons by any Broncos quarterback, finishing the year with a NCAA freshman record 69.4 completion percentage (281-of-405), 25 touchdown passes and just 10 interceptions. He was also named WAC Freshman of the Year.
Following the 2007 season, offensive tackle Ryan Clady became the first player in Boise State history to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft when he was selected No. 12 overall by the Denver Broncos. Clady, who entered the draft one year early, was named a first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association and Sporting News.
In Harsin's first season as offensive coordinator, the 2006 Broncos went undefeated and RB Ian Johnson led the country in rushing touchdowns and scoring. He also set a school single-season record with 1,713 yards. He was named to four separate All-America teams and finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
From 2002-05 Harsin served as tight ends coach at BSU. That unit played a vital role in a Broncos offense that led the nation in scoring twice and finished in the top 10 in scoring in each of those four years. In 2005, four Broncos tight ends combined to catch 27 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns. In 2004, Harsin helped the tight ends contribute to the top-scoring offense in school history (48.9 ppg).
In his four seasons as tight ends coach and one as a graduate assistant, Boise State had a record of 53-11, making the Broncos record in his 10 seasons there 114-16.
Prior to coaching the tight ends, Harsin was a graduate assistant with the Broncos in 2001. He was a member of the Bronco football team from 1995-1999, earning three varsity letters. He served as Boise State's backup quarterback in 1999 when the team went 10-3 and won the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl.
After graduating from Boise State in 2000 with a degree in business management, Harsin entered the coaching profession at Eastern Oregon, coaching running backs and receivers during the 2000 season.
Harsin and his wife, Kes, have two daughters, Devyn Lynn and Dayn Mykena, and a son, Davis. Harsin is a graduate of Capital High School in Boise.
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