The final pieces of Auburn’s coaching staff puzzle are coming together.
On Sunday, Auburn announced the hiring of Brad Bedell. Bedell will serve as the program’s next tight ends coach after spending the last four seasons at Boise State.
“I’m really excited to be a part of a tremendous football program like Auburn, that has had great tradition and success over the years,” Bedell said. “Working with Coach Harsin at Boise State and the culture he created is something special and I look forward to being a part of that at Auburn. The quality of young men in this program has me excited. I can’t wait to get started.”
At Boise State, Bedell was the program’s offensive line coach and served as the run game coordinator during the 2020 season.
“Tight end play is a critical part of our offensive attack and Coach Bedell brings a unique perspective to what we want to do with that position group,” Harsin said. “Brad has coached with me at a couple different places and is a relationship driven coach with six years of NFL playing experience, making him an exceptional recruiter. His versatility as a coach and strong recruiting ability make him a great fit for the Auburn football family.”
Before entering the coaching world, Bedell was a former football player himself. He played offensive guard at Colorado and was drafted to the NFL in 2000.
Bedell spent six seasons in the NFL before becoming an offensive intern at Colorado from 2007-09. His first full-time assistant job came in 2010 at Northern Colorado, where he was the program’s offensive line coach.
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Following his time at Northern Colorado, he spent a season as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at UC Davis.
Bedell spent 2012 with New Mexico State before joining Harsin at Arkansas State in 2013. He then spent two seasons at Texas State as the offensive line coach.
Before joining Harsin at Boise, his final stop was as an offensive quality control assistant and assistant director of operations at Baylor in 2016.
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