Boise State Football: Bryan Harsin is MWwire’s 2019 Coach of the Year
The Broncos head coach put together his finest performance yet and is our staff’s choice as Mountain West football’s head coach of the year.
No doubt about this one.
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Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin is our staff’s choice as Mountain West football coach of the year.
Harsin shared the preseason honor and then had to contend with the development of a freshman quarterback, a rash of injuries on both sides of the ball (including the aforementioned freshman QB), and a tough schedule in the defense of the Mountain division title and handled it all with aplomb. Now, on the doorstep of a potential Cotton Bowl berth, Harsin has guided the Broncos with a conference-best scoring offense (37.3 PPG) and a defense that ranks third on a per-play basis (5.24 YPP allowed).
More to the point, Harsin was also the first Mountain West coach since Rocky Long in 2015 to lead a team to an 8-0 record in conference play. It’s his best work yet in a tenure that was certainly already rife with highlights.
Also received votes: Nick Rolovich, Hawaii; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Brent Brennan, San Jose State