It appears that, after myriad opportunities over the past several years, Chris Petersen is ready to pull the trigger on a move away from the blue turf of Boise.
Joe Schad of ESPN.com is reporting that Petersen is expected to be named the head coach at Washington at some point Friday. This report comes less than 24 hours after news surfaced that Petersen had an interest in the UW opening and was in Seattle to interview for the job.
Schad wrote that, when it comes to Petersen finally deciding to move on from Boise State, the coach “felt ready to leave because the timing was right for professional and family reasons and because he felt Washington was the right fit.”
If the hiring goes down as reported, Petersen is expected to be one of the highest-paid coaches in the Pac-12. Petersen made just over $2.1 million in 2013.