Will Boise State Make a Play for Oregon DC Andy Avalos?

The former Bronco assistant and player may be a favorite for the BSU job

With Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin taking the Auburn job, what are the chances the Broncos will make a play for current Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos?


Many believe the odds are pretty good that the Broncos will put the former BSU assistant and player high on their list of prospects.

(See, for example, the Tweets of Bryan Fischer, James Crepea, and Chadd Cripe below)


Avalos spent seven seasons as an assistant at Boise State, where he was the Broncos’ defensive coordinator during his final three seasons (2016-18), and worked as both the defensive line coach (2012-13) and linebackers coach (2014-15) the previous four seasons.

As a four-year letterwinner for the Broncos, Avalos earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors at outside linebacker in each of his final two seasons.


He completed his career ranked fourth all-time with 365 tackles, and led the Broncos in that statistical category in each of his final three seasons.

Avalos was also listed as one of the 30 greatest players at Boise State since the inception of blue turf in 1986.

In his first season on Mario Cristobal’s Oregon staff in 2019, Avalos was a semifinalist for the Broyles Award, honoring college football’s top assistant coach.

— SportsPac12 Staff

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