Andy Avalos, former Oregon coordinator, reportedly fired from position
Andy Avalos has been fired by Boise State, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel.
The former Oregon defensive coordinator (2019-20) replaced Bryan Harsin as the Broncos head coach in 2021 and has been with the program since. He went 7-5 his first year, 10-4 with a Frisco Bowl win in Year 2, and was 5-5 to begin the 2023 season.
Avalos is one season removed from an 8-0 mark in conference play and had won 16 of his last 19 conference games. Boise State beat New Mexico 42-14 Saturday night.
He exits Boise with a 22-14 record in two-plus seasons. In 2022, Avalos won the Mountain West Coach of the Year award.
But the Broncos lost to Fresno State in the MWC championship game last season and lost games to UCF, Memphis, Colorado State, and Fresno State this season. He lost five conference games in three years whereas his predecessor had only eight in seven seasons.
At Oregon, he was a semifinalist for the 2019 Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in college football. That season, Oregon ranked ninth nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 16.5 points a game en route to a Pac-12 championship and a Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.