Boise State to interview SEC coordinator for open head coaching position
We all know by now that Auburn’s coaching search to replace Gus Malzahn ended when the Tigers managed to lure Bryan Harsin away from Boise State after the coach led the Bronco program for seven seasons.
Now it appears there’s a chance Harsin’s decision to leave Boise State could affect another SEC program.
The Broncos have yet to name the next leader of the program and after failing to land Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator and former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, the program is set to interview Florida offensive coordinator Brian Johnson.
That news was first reported by B.J. Rains of The Idaho Press.
“Hearing Boise State has multiple interviews tomorrow for football coach. Could be as many as four. One of them is Florida offensive coordinator Brian Johnson,” Rains reported on Monday evening.
That report was soon followed by Porter Larsen of ESPN radio out of Utah.
“Former Ute and current Florida OC Brian Johnson will interview for the vacant Boise State head coaching job tomorrow afternoon…I’m told there are at least 5 other candidates, several of whom will also interview tomorrow.”
Johnson has ties to the West Coast as he played and coached at Utah before joining Dan Mullen’s staff at Florida. He’s been credited as being instrumental in the development of Kyle Trask in Gainesville.
If the rumors are true that Dan Mullen may be searching for a new job in the NFL, it would make sense that Johnson is looking out for his future and possibly landing a big-time promotion in Boise.