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Andy Avalos fired after lackluster 5-5 start at Boise State 

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Boise State Broncos have decided to fire head coach Andy Avalos. He was in his third season as their head coach. 

Avalos was 5-5 on the season. This decision comes after the Broncos defeated the New Mexico Lobos 42-14 on Saturday. 

Former Boise State Broncos head coach Andy Avalos cracks a smile during the first half of the game against the Colorado State Rams
Andy Avalos cracks a smile during the first half of the game against the Colorado State Rams (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

He was 22-14 during his coaching tenure as the Broncos head coach. 

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“I am grateful for the passion, effort, and dedication Andy has given to our community and his alma mater while serving as our head coach,” Broncos Director of Athletics Jeremiah Dickey said. “Andy will always be a Bronco and we wish him and his family all the best in their next steps.”

Defensive coordinator Spencer Danielson will finish out the season as the interim head coach. He has potentially two games left as interim head coach. 

The team has a road game against the Utah State Aggies. Then, the team has a home game against the Air Force Falcons at Albertson Stadium in Boise, Idaho. 

If the Broncos win one of these games, they become Bowl eligible. That means that they could add at least one more game to their schedule should they get picked to go to a Bowl game. 

Currently, the Broncos are tied for third in the Mountain West standings. The Air Force Falcons and the UNLV Rebels lead the standings with a 5-1 conference record and 8-2 overall records.

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The Fresno State Bulldogs, Broncos, and the San Jose State Spartans have 4-2 conference records.

One potential candidate is available. And he just happens to be their former head coach. 

According to ESPN, Bryan Harsin was living back in Boise earlier this year. The 47-year-old served as the Broncos head coach from 2014 through 2020. 

As a college football head coach, he is 85-36, including parts of two seasons as the Auburn Tigers head coach. He also spent the 2013 season as the Arkansas State Red Wolves head coach. 

In his coaching career, Harsin guided his teams to nine Championships. This includes 1 Sun Belt Championship, 3 Mountain West Championships, and 5 Mountain Division Championships. 

Danielson, who has been on the Broncos staff since 2018 in various roles, is getting his first opportunity to be a head coach. 

Avalos has a degree from Boise State University and worked at the school from 2012 through 2018. He spent two seasons as the Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach in 2019 and 2020. 

Before joining the Broncos coaching staff, Avalos began his coaching career with the Colorado Buffaloes from 2006 through 2008. He also coached as the defensive line coach with the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in 2009 and 2010. 

He also spent one season as the Sacramento State Hornets defensive line coach in 2011. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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