Former Boise State players on Auburn’s Harsin hire: ‘Perfect’

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Former Boise State players on Auburn’s Harsin hire: ‘Perfect’

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Nothing southern about him save that year at Arkansas State… no go-to order at Foosackly’s. To some, Auburn’s out-of-the-blue-field hire of Boise State’s Bryan Harsin might seem an odd choice.

To his former players, it’s perfect.

“It’s an environment that he will fit into really well and a school that he fits into,” former Boise State kicker Tyler Rausa told the Idaho Statesman Tuesday night. “Being the head coach, you have to establish the culture and the winning mentality. There’s a reason he went 69-19 (at Boise State). You don’t do that by getting lucky.”

Rausa says Harsin did it by having his finger on the pulse of his players.

“He was big on getting the heartbeat of the team,” Rausa said. “He knew what was going on and responded to how players were feeling.”

Especially his quarterbacks.

“He’s really hard on the quarterbacks. He demands excellence from them and I think he’ll do a great job with (Auburn quarterback) Bo Nix,” former Bronco QB Jaylon Henderson said.

As for former turned current Bronco QB, Denver’s Brett Rypien?

from The War Eagle Reader

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