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BOISE-- The search for Boise State University's new head coach ended early this week, with former Arkansas State Head Coach Bryan Harsin tapped to lead the program.

Harsin, who graduated from Capital High School in Boise, played for Boise State, and worked alongside former Bronco head coach Chris Petersen, is considered by many to be the perfect fit.

The 37-year-old agreed to a five-year, $6.5 million contract on Thursday, according to Boise State.

Harsin spoke to the media for the first time on Friday about his transition to BSU from Arkansas.

It is great to be home, Harsin said to those gathered on Friday. Thank you very much. It is truly a privilege and an honor to be standing here today.

Importantly, he also detailed much of his motivation for taking the job, and the attitude he wants to bring to the Boise State Football team, sometimes becoming emotional.

Click the video icon above to view Harsin's full, 40-minute news conference from Boise State University on Friday.

Click here to watch KTVB's one-on-one interview with Harsin.

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