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Chris Petersen Announces He's Staying at Boise State

Jan 10, 2011 – 6:40 PM
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Michelle Smith

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Chris PetersenStanford's search for a new coach to replace Jim Harbaugh will not include Boise State's Chris Petersen.

Petersen announced Monday that he will remain with the Broncos.

Petersen, 46, was reportedly in contact with Stanford about its open coaching position. He has led Boise State to a 61-5 record and two BCS wins in five seasons. He did not address the Stanford job in his statement.

Brent Pease has been hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, returning to the Boise after leaving last month to take the job as the offensive coordinator at Indiana.

Petersen was the most prominent name to be tied thus far to the Stanford coaching search. It is also thought that Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby is looking in-house at assistant coach David Shaw and associate head coach Greg Roman.

Shaw has been endorsed by some of the Stanford players.

Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti said Sunday that he would be willing to talk with Stanford if it called about the job opening that was created when Harbaugh left to coach the San Francisco 49ers.

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