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Sorry Stanford: Petersen to remain at Boise State

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It’s official: Stanford can cross Chris Petersen off their to-do list.

Rumored to be the front-runner for the job vacated by Jim Harbaugh, the Boise State head coach has instead decided to remain with the Broncos.  Again.  In a press release issued by BSU, the school announced that Petersen “is staying at Boise State to continue directing the football program.”  Additionally, the school announced two very familiar additions to the coaching staff.

Brent Pease, hired less than two weeks ago to be Indiana’s offensive coordinator, is coming back to the Broncos to fill the same role after Bryan Harsin left for Texas.  Pease has spent the past five seasons as BSU’s quarterbacks coach.

Petersen also announced that Robert Prince has been named wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.  Prince had served as a BSU assistant early last decade, and spent last season at Colorado.

“I can’t express enough how happy we are to have two outstanding coaches back on our staff,” Petersen commented.  “Brent (Pease) has played an important role in our success the past five years and having him take over the direction of the offense is a major plus as we move forward at Boise State.

“Robert (Prince) and I worked closely together 10 years ago in helping lay the foundation of the program and I feel fortunate to have him back on staff.  He is an outstanding coach who I’m sure will be able to inject several new ideas into our offensive game plan.”

As for Stanford and the direction they will now turn for a head coach, it appears very likely they will stay in-house for a replacement.  In particular, offensive coordinator David Shaw is heavily rumored to be the front-runner — especially if the school listens to the players — now that Petersen is officially out of the mix.

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9 Responses to “Sorry Stanford: Petersen to remain at Boise State”
  1. linedrivehit says: Jan 10, 2011 6:59 PM

    That’s because he is afraid to play with the big boys. He couldn’t go undefeated with his pastsy schedule this year, what would he do with a real schedule?

  2. linedrivehit says: Jan 10, 2011 7:00 PM

    What a wuss

  3. floridaconservative says: Jan 10, 2011 7:43 PM

    Since I’m a fan of “Really? with Seth and Amy,” here goes:

    Wuss? Really? What does a BCS coach have to do to retain their job? If you answered “win a national championship each year,” you are correct. The expectations are so ridiculous that I’m not surprised Peterson wants to keep building a program.

    Urban Meyer brought Florida twice as many national championships as the school’s entire history prior to 2005. Some Gator fans were calling for his head after a lackluster year this year. Really, Florida? No one is surprised he’s retiring to look after his health… and his back…

    Really, linedrivehit? You think Peterson couldn’t play with the big boys? Name a 4-star recruit he’s had during his ridiculous string of 10+ win seasons. I don’t like Boise State personally, are you really going to argue about their success in making something big out of nothing. Really? Really?

    Patsy schedule? Really? Whose schedule would you prefer Boise State play? Should they play eight home games in Tuscaloosa? How about never leave the Horseshoe to play other teams from the great state of Ohio? Really? Enjoy your delusions of grandeur, sir.

  4. bordner says: Jan 10, 2011 7:59 PM

    Haters will always hate – even when there is absolutely NOTHING to be gained by it.

  5. linedrivehit says: Jan 10, 2011 8:05 PM

    “Patsy schedule? Really? Whose schedule would you prefer Boise State play?”

    Anybody can get ‘up’ for one game, and win 10 games when you play one quality opponent and the rest are San Jose St-like. No way Boise St has 10 win seasons every year if they had to play Alabama, then LSU the next week, Auburn the next week, then Mississippi St the next week…

    The entire SEC West would have gone undefeated if they had played San Jose St every week, and then one top team. (Hint: The SEC West lost only one game this year that was not against another SEC West team, and that was to the SEC East Champions).

    Your SEC envy is funny.

  6. skinnypigeon says: Jan 10, 2011 8:19 PM

    Petersen is photoshopping a Michigan hat on Les Miles and an LSU hat on himself.

  7. linedrivehit says: Jan 11, 2011 12:16 AM

    SEC wins 5th National Championship in row! Everyone else can continue their SEC envy.

  8. floridaconservative says: Jan 11, 2011 12:33 AM

    Why I envy the SEC:
    (1) “SEC West lost only one game this year that was not against another SEC West team.” Welcome to the SEC West, Ohio State (Arkansas), South Carolina (Alabama), Jacksonville State (Mississippi), Vanderbilt (Mississippi), and Tennessee (Mississippi). I know, math is hard, but if you keep working at it, you’ll get it someday!
    (2) Challenging Out-of-Conference Games. Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, and Chattanooga were all tough contests for Auburn as they prepared for the National Championship Game. The rest of the division is even worse. Case in point: Georgia Southern didn’t even have a football program last year. Roll Tide!!!
    (3) Willingness to Play Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime. To prove it, Auburn scheduled San Jose State on Sept. 4th. Wait, wasn’t someone suggesting Boise State stinks because they play SJSU? Hmmmm…
    (4) Ability to skip 75% of the first eight BCS Championships. Tennessee (1998) and LSU (2003) were both great teams. Sadly, the 2007 LSU team deserved inclusion just like the Seattle Seahawks deserve to win the Super Bowl this year (I hope they do). The SEC’s dominance is unprecedented (the last five in a row) in an admittedly rigged system. Sadly, the SEC’s rise to the top is as recent and meteoric as Boise State’s. See, you do have something in common!!!

  9. floridaconservative says: Jan 11, 2011 12:37 AM

    Ooops. I meant Georgia State, not Georgia Southern. I got a little caught up in the moment. Have a great night!

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