Found December 02, 2011 on Rumors and Rants:
PLAYERS: Chris Petersen
Reports had circulated last Saturday that UCLA would target Boise State head coach Chris Petersen to take over their football program. Well, those rumors were correct and the two sides were reportedly in serious talks as recently as Thursday night. According to reports, Petersen was offered a five-year contract worth more than $3 million annually and would have been provided with an additional $2.5 million for his staff. The discussions were apparently very serious but UCLA was informed late Thursday night that Petersen was no longer a candidate for the job. How serious a push was UCLA making for Boise State’s coach? Well consider that the recently-fired Neuheisel’s five-year contract paid him just $1.25 million a year. I’ve talked to two sources who both say that UCLA was hyper-focused on luring Petersen to Westwood and the Bruins expected to get him. This has to be a huge blow, since their other top candidate – Houston’s Kevin Sumlin – has probably already been contacted by...

Petersen out as a candidate for the Bruins' job

Boise State Coach Chris Petersen is no longer a candidate for the UCLA football job, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak on the subject. Petersen had been target by UCLA officials after Rick Neuheisel was fired as the Bruins coach Monday. UCLA offered Petersen a contract that would have paid him nearly 4-million per season, plus nearly...

Source: Boise St.'s Petersen not UCLA option

UCLA inquired about Boise State coach Chris Petersen, but the school has been told he will not be a candidate, a source told's Joe Schad.

Petersen reportedly says ‘no thanks’ to Bruins

On the same day it was confirmed Rick Neuheisel will be out as UCLA’s head coach following the Pac-12 title game, the Los Angeles Times reported that Boise State’s Chris Petersen would be the first potential candidate the Bruins would target.  In fact, the Times reported athletic director Dan Guerrero was expected to take a…

Boise State thinking BCS game after romp

BOISE, Idaho - Chris Petersen broke his season-long silence on his Boise State football team's Bowl Championship...

Wazzu ups the ante for ASU

The Pac-12 dubbed itself the conference of quarterbacks in 2011. Next season, it might be the conference of coaches. With Rich Rodriguezs nameplate mounted on an office door in Tucson, Mike Leach headed to Washington State and UCLA making a strong push for Boise States Chris Petersen, the conferences coaching profile could augment dramatically. Leach will be paid a base annual...

Class of 2006 leaves big imprint on Boise State

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By TODD DVORAK Associated Press It's hard to imagine a recruiting class having as big and profound an impact as the one Chris Petersen and his staff signed five years ago for Boise State. From Kellen Moore and Doug Martin, two key cogs of an offense that put up points at a record pace, to Billy Winn and Chase Baker on defense, the class of 2006...

An outside-the-box choice for UCLA — Steve Sarkisian

The Bruins have already been turned down by Boise State's Chris Petersen, the focus now shifting to Miami's Al Golden. But Washington's Sarkisian would be an inspired choice, despite his USC ties.The Bruins have already been turned down by Boise State's Chris Petersen, the focus now shifting to Miami's Al Golden. But Washington's Sarkisian would be an inspired...

UCLA turns their attention to Kevin Sumlin

Shortly before UCLA fell to Oregon in the inaugural Pac-12 title “game”, it was reported that Boise State’s Chris Petersen, the presumptive top target to replace Rick Neuheisel, had rebuffed a $4 million per year contract to coach the Bruins. So, with those efforts rebuffed, it appears the other Los Angeles school will now focus…

Unquiet on the Western Front: Mike Leach, Chris Petersen, LaMichael James, and more.

 (Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.) I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You) "Mike Leach is the perfect coach for Washington State." Because Steve Kelley said so. (The Seattle Times) I've got a new...

Around the Blue Turf 12/1/2011

  Upon request from bloggers a shorter version of the Coach Pete video.   Today we hate on Craig James and the BCS while taking a ride on the Coach Pete Merry Go Round! Yesterday on facebook and twitter I pass around the below story so for those of you who didn’t get it here it is today.   Boise State vs. LSU I would argue several things about Boise — including...

Around the Blue Turf 12/02/2011

Boise State picks Coyle as new athletic director BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University President Bob Kustra on Thursday named Mark Coyle as the school's new athletic director, describing the 43-year-old as a "rising star" and the right choice to lead Bronco athletics in an era where fundraising and brand development is just as essential as winning games. Coyle...
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