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Seven with Boise State ties now on Arkansas State football staff

After hiring former Boise State quarterback and assistant coach Bryan Harsin as their head coach back on Dec. 12, 2012, Arkansas State has slowly assembled a staff with strong ties to the Broncos.

In all, six of the 11 coaches currently listed on the RedWolves website either played or coached for the blue and orange. That number number will grow by one shortly.

Former Broncos safety Gerald Alexander tweeted out this announcement early Tuesday morning:

Proud to say that I’m enrolled and officially a Graduate Assistant at Arkansas State University. #CoachGA
— @GAlexander21

While graduate assistants (or “GA’s”) are normally compensated with a stipend to attend graduate school rather than a paycheck, here is a list of the six that are on the payroll.

Head coach: Bryan Harsin
- BSU QB (1995-99), BSU assistant coach (2001-10)
Assistant head coach, tight ends coach and special team coordinator: Kent Riddle
- BSU assistant coach (2001-05)
Cornerbacks coach: Julius Brown
- BSU DB (2000-03), BSU assistant coach (2007-11)
Quarterbacks coach: Bush Hamdan
- BSU QB (2005-08)
Director of strength and conditioning: Jeff Pittman
- BSU C (1988-1992), BSU assistant (1999-05)
Assistant director of strength and conditioning: Lee Marks
- BSU RB (2002-05)