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2 Potential Landing Spots Emerge for Bryan Harsin

Bryan Harsin, Boise State Broncos Football

Bryan Harsin's tenure at Auburn came to an end Monday, when the school announced his firing seven games into his second season.

But one prominent college football reporter believes his head coaching career is far from over.

ESPN's Pete Thamel tweeted that Harsin will likely still make for an attractive candidate for several schools with coaching vacancies, and he could find another head coaching job as soon as next season.

"Bryan Harsin could well re-enter college football in this coaching cycle," Thamel tweeted. "His profile of success out West would immediately put him under consideration at Arizona State and Colorado. Even going 9-12 at Auburn, Harsin has won 70-percent of his career games in 10 seasons."

Prior to being hired by Auburn, Harsin spent seven years at Boise State, where he kept the Bronco program rolling after the departure of Chris Petersen. Harsin led Boise State to 10 or more wins in five of his seven years there, as well as a Fiesta Bowl victory in 2014.

Harsin racked up an overall record of 69-19 at Boise State. In the two years since he left, the Broncos are 13-7.

Harsin also spent one season as the head coach at Arkansas State in 2013, where he went 7-5.

Thamel, who's as plugged into the college football network as it gets, believes Harsin's success at Boise State could attract athletics directors out west looking for a coach. He mentioned Arizona State and Colorado, in particular, as potential fits. 

The Sun Devils fired Herm Edwards in September, while the Buffaloes parted ways with Karl Dorrell in early October after an 0-5 start.

That said, it's possible Harsin could choose to take a year away from coaching, especially since Auburn is reportedly paying him roughly $15 million in buyout money.