Whenever a head coaching job opens up at one of the major FBS schools, Boise State’s Chris Peterson is mentioned as a possible candidate.
With the recent departure of Steve Sarkisian to USC, the University of Washington continues its’ search for his replacement.
Adam Jude, Huskies’ beat reporter for the Seattle Times, reports that Peterson will interview for the job on Friday.
Peterson became the head coach at Boise State in 2006 and has compiled a 92-12 record and 5-2 record in bowl games during that time. The Broncos regressed to an 8-4 record this year – their worst under the 8th year head coach.
Peterson has led Boise State to two BCS Bowl berths during his tenure, including a 2010 Fiesta Bowl 17-10 win over TCU and a 2007, 43-42 victory over Oklahoma – again in the Fiesta Bowl.
Boise State won the Western Athletic Conference title four times and the Mountain West Conference title last year with Peterson at the helm.
2013 marked Sarkisian’s best season at Washington with 8 wins and 4 losses. In total, he went 34-29 in five seasons as the head guy in Seattle.
Time to go out on a limb here – ok not really – but if the past holds true, Boise State fans have little to worry about in terms of Peterson bolting for UW.