Film Room: Can Bryan Harsin bring his third-down prowess to the Plains?
For the majority of his time at Boise State, Auburn's new head coach had one of the best third-down offenses in all of college football.
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Back in March 2018, the annual Nike Coach of the Year Clinic was held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
In the midst of the dozens of football coaches who spoke at the three-day event — including headliners Kirby Smart and David Shaw — then-Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin held a talk called “Third-Down Planning and Passing Concepts.”
(The video of the clinic itself is behind a paywall, but anyone can access the transcript that Coaches Insider posted on its website a year and a half later.)
After introducing himself by going through his background in football and then walking through the expectations he sets for practices, Auburn’s new head coach dives into the main topic.
“Our goal this year was 48%, and we actually converted 46% of the time,” Harsin said to open his breakdown of third-down offense. “That ended up being ninth in the country.”
Harsin is extremely detailed-oriented as a coach. He is very thorough about his expectations for his players and…