For the past few years, it seems Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen has been at the top of many coaching hire lists. With the season coming to a close, Petersen’s name once again surfaced in the coaching carousel rumors.
On Sunday, Dec 1, ESPN reporter Joe Schad reported that Petersen and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin were the top two candidates to replace USC interim head coach, Ed Orgeron.
On Monday, Dec 2, Schad reported Petersen had withdrawn his name from consideration for the job following mutual interest.
On Monday, Dec 2, ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy reported Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian interviewed for the job following Washington’s win over Washington State. Sarkisian spent six seasons as offensive coordinator at USC before taking the head coaching position at Washington.
Petersen is 92-12 in eight seasons as Boise State’s head coach.