Boise State coach Chris Petersen could be headed to the SEC.A Mississippi TV station is reporting that Mississippi State University has offered Petersen a contract. According to the report, Petersen received the offer in a meeting with Mississippi State officials in Denver to discuss the offer.It’s easy to see why Mississippi State, which accepted the resignation of coach Sylvester Croom last week, would want Petersen, who has turned Boise State into a national power. But it’s harder to see why Petersen would want the job. Mississippi State is, after all, a program that has lost at least eight games in seven of the last eight seasons, and it won’t be easy to change that against a tough SEC schedule.The answer may be money: Petersen reportedly makes just under $1 million a year at Boise State, and Mississippi State is reportedly offering him more than $2 million.
REPORT: MISSISSIPPI STATE MAKES OFFER TO BOISE'S PETERSEN
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 5, 2008, 2:32 PM EST