Nov 23, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen during the first half against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Bellotti says Chris Petersen had been eying Washington job for years

According to former Oregon Ducks head coach Mike Bellotti, Chris Petersen had his eyes on the Washington coaching job years ago. Peterson, who led Boise State to a 92-12 record during his time with the Broncos, was named the Washington Huskies new head coach today in the wake of Steve Sarkisian leaving for USC.

Bellotti, under whom Peterson served as an assistant, spoke about the former Boise State coach to The Oregonian:

Certainly I think it’s a great fit because he’s told me about five to seven years ago that the Washington job held interest for him.

That job was the one that he specifically mentioned to me in the past few years that held interest for him and I think, Pete is a very picky guy in that regard and not about, you know, all the other stuff. It’s more about how does it fit for him and his family.

The Washington Huskies will hold a press conference to formally introduce Petersen on Monday,

[Source: The Oregonian]

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