Originally written on Madtown Badgers  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Chris Petersen rumors fly anytime a big time program has an opening and so it's hard to take just a normal rumor seriously, however multiple outlets are reporting that Petersen will indeed interview for the Badgers football head coaching position. First the Wisconsin State Journal speculated that it would be happening and then earlier on Friday Madison radio station The Big 1070 began reporting that two sources were telling them Petersen would interview with Alvarez on Monday.  Petersen has consistently shot down rumors of him leaving for other jobs in the past and he has deflected questions up until as late as yesterday. He is a hot coaching name because of what he's accomplished at Boise State where he holds an 83-8 record (.912 winning percentage) in his seven seasons with the Broncos. He is the winningest coach in FBS football since he's tenure began in Boise.  What is interesting is this would be a vast departure for Wisconsin as the last two hires have been defensive c...
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  • Not impossible, but VERY UNLIKELY. Like most coaches, Petersen is required by contract to notify his employer of any interview weeks in advance. Since he's a government employee, that's public information. News outlets requests this kind of notification constantly, so would know and have reported on it already. Can't be unknown and it would be hard news by now if it was going to happen this soon - unless he's breaking his contract. Seems like he's one of the most honorable head coaches in the business, so that's extremely unlikely, too.
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