A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boise State has hired Arkansas State's Bryan Harsin as its next coach.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not become official.

Harsin will replace Chris Petersen, who left Boise State for Washington last week.

Harsin worked at Boise State from 2001-2010 and was offensive coordinator for the Broncos from 2006-2010. He was offensive coordinator at Texas for two seasons before taking over at Arkansas State, where he went 7-5 this year. The Red Wolves have had three straight one-and-done coaches: Hughes Freeze, Gus Malzahn and Harsin.




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