Bryan Harsin made his first extended comments since firing wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams, the first position coach to be fired in the SEC this season.

Harsin elevated Eric Kiesau to be the new position coach after he was Auburn’s lead offensive analyst and a former Boise State offensive coordinator.

Harsin called the Williams decision “not ideal” and he didn’t take it lightly, and said that there wasn’t an incident. But he describes Williams as a very good teacher.

“He understands what we want to do,” Harsin said. “He understands how to do it… He’s a very detailed coach. He has a plan, he has a vision.”

Last season, Kiesau was honored as a Broyles Award nominee, which is an award given to the nation’s best assistant coach each season. Under Kiesau’s coaching, Boise State averaged 33.9 points per game, his fourth season running the program’s offense under Harsin.