BOISE -- If there ever was a homecoming, this would be it for newly named Bronco head coach Bryan Harsin. He was born in Boise and went to Capital High School.
In addition to all of his schooling, his wife Kes is also a Capital High alum, and his parents still live here.
Those at Capital High are eager to have him back and watch him succeed.
During a visit to the school, KTVB found his face plastered all over the 1995 Capital High school yearbook.
Harsin is in the Capital record books - 3rd in career passing yards and touchdowns.
He played basketball, and I'm sure on baseball, but football was his game, said former neighbor Marie Head. He grew up down the street from us, went to school with my kids. He and my son Rodney play basketball together.
The current Capital Eagles football coach Todd Simis remembers him as a good player.
When I first met him, it was coach to player. I was coaching Boise High, and he was a quarterback here at Capital, said Simis. He was a very good player. He followed Jake Plummer here at Capital, and they had a rolling they were really good.
As a coach Simis believes Harsin will do well. In fact, from the beginning Harsin is who Simis thought would replace Coach Pete.
It's going to be great. I'm sure he'll put his own stamp on the things that they'll be doing that he knows the Boise State way he knows the coach Petersen way, said Simis. I think for Boise State football, with the vacancy that came open, I don't think you could have got a better person.
Simis hopes with Harsin at the helm the pipeline from Capital to Boise State will continue. Simis says there are a few Eagles already here.