Auburn football: Bryan Harsin adds another Mountain West coach to coaching staff

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Bryan Harsin’s coaching staff is seemingly always having new additions join the Auburn football coaching staff. Today, he brought in yet another former staffer from the Mountain West Conference.

Already, Harsin has added former colleagues Brad Bedell (tight end), Jeff Schmedding (inside linebackers), and Darren Uscher (recruiting) from his days as the locker-room leader of the Boise State Broncos.

He also hired Bert Watts–who spent a few seasons in Fresno State–to be the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.

Today, he added another MWC veteran in the form of Bodie Reeder, per

"Bodie Reeder has been hired as an offensive analyst and is already in town working for the Tigers, a source told, a former quarterback at Eastern Illinois, joins Auburn’s staff after serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Utah State last season.Reeder was previously the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Texas (2019) and Eastern Washington (2017-18)."

Reeder comes from a Utah State program that largely struggled last season. The Aggies went 1-5, with their lone victory coming against New Mexico. Harsin’s actually Broncos defeated Utah State 42-13.

Besides the New Mexico game, the Aggies failed to score more than 16 points every other game. They scored a single touchdown on two different occasions and scored nine points against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

On the surface, it’s easy to be skeptical about the hire. That said, it is clear that he is looking to hit the ground running, if reports about his worth ethic already for Auburn football is true:

Not only that, but Reeder should be given the benefit of the doubt given his success before his stint at Utah State, given his success at North Texas (his offense ranked 27th in passing with an average of 283.3 yards per game) and at Eastern Washington (his offense ranked third in the FCS in total offense and the team reached the FCS championship game.)

War Eagle, and welcome to the Plains Mr. Reeder!

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