Auburn has its next head coach, hiring Boise State’s Bryan Harsin to fill the vacancy left by the firing of Gus Malzahn. Ahead of Tuesday’s official announcement, it was widely reported that the two parties had reached an agreement, which led to reactions on social media.

Ironically, this is the 2nd time Harsin is replacing a job left open by Malzahn. Following the 2012 season, Arkansas State hired the then-Texas co-offensive coordinator after Malzahn left for the Plains, with Harsin leading the Red Wolves to a 7-5 mark before being hired as the head coach of his alma mater.

At Boise, Harsin was 69-19.

Harsin will be tasked with boosting the profile of a program that struggled to meet expectations throughout Malzahn’s tenure. Outside of the 2013 and 2017 seasons, the Tigers failed to finish better than 3rd in the SEC West. Against Alabama, Malzahn was 3-5.

Social media reaction was fairly mixed on the hiring of Harsin. Here is a sampling of what was said of the decision: